This meme was created by Reading Marie. It’s a great meme because it’s nice and easy to do.
Here are the rules:
Take your current read and compare it to what you reading this exact time last year. Which one do you like better? What is different about the books? Any special facts/things you want to make note of or bring attention to
This Year I Am Reading…
This is the final book of our beloved Green Creek series. I’m going to take my time because it’s a long book that will break my heart into a million tiny pieces and hopefully, put it back together again. So far, this is slow going with a lot of flashbacks and throwbacks highlighting key scenes from the previous books. Carter just found Gavin’s first note and he has more months ahead of wandering around nothing towns and unpaved roads searching for his timber wolf.
Last Year I Was Reading…
The most important things in Simon Murray’s life are football, friends, and film—in that order. His friends despair of him ever meeting someone, but despite his loneliness, Simon is cautious about looking for more. Then his best friends drag him to a party, where he barges into a football conversation and ends up defending the honour of star forward Declan Tyler—unaware that the athlete is present. In that first awkward meeting, neither man has any idea they will change each other’s lives forever.
Contemporary romance and sport romance are two sub-genres I’m usually not so keen about so it was a pleasant surprised that I enjoyed Tigers and Devils. This is a story about a film fest director meeting a popular football star in an awkward but ridiculously cute meet cute. This was written in 2009 so you could see a different attitude among people when it comes to LGBT couples. The two MCs worked hard to keep their relationship a secret especially with a football career to think about. The book portrayed the highs and lows of dating a closeted celebrity and the repercussions of a public outing.
My 4-star review here.
While both books were set in contemporary times, Brothersong is a paranomal story about werewolves and Tigers and Devils is a sports rom-com about an artist and a jock. Both book are a mix of humor, drama and angst with a closed-knit group of characters who were ready to do everything for each other. The Bennett Pack is a growing found family of queer shifters, all proudly waving the pride flag. Simon and Declan had their snarky best friends to support and protect them as they weather the storm of controversies. Between the two, I like Brothersong more. The jokes were sometimes a bit juvenile but really funny. The characters feel like old friends and most of all, nobody batted an eye at the fact that Carter waved goodbye to his heterosexuality just like that.
I’m ending with post with a book I’m looking forward to reading.
I’m seeing gargoyle MM romances starting to pop up here and there so my curiosity was piqued. Taking His Confession is the first book of the Cloth & Stone series. This is a story about Gideon, a man cursed to turn to stone during the day, and a young deacon in danger. While I’m normally not that enthused with a clergy man as love interest, this has high GR ratings so far.
What were you reading this time last year?
(I hope it’s as riveting as Morticia’s book)