Book Review: Dirty Rush

21412138._uy475_ss475_Hello Everyone! Sorry that it has been so long since my last book review. I was in a bit of a reading drought and I really couldn’t focus on any new books. I also realized that I no longer like reading ebooks, so I now have to venture to the book store (or Amazon Prime) to find new and good hard-copy reads! I finished this book last month and I never really go around to writing this review because I was busy, but here we are and here we go! Hopefully, this book is something that you will enjoy and pick up to read!

Dirty Rush is a book about and authored by the same person, Taylor Bell. Taylor is academically superior and she gains a full ride scholarship to the same school that her mom and her sister have attended. Both her mom and her sister were in the same sorority during their undergrad and they expect Taylor to join as well. Taylor is ultimately against joining and intends to spend all of her social time with her gay best friend (I have forgotten his name y’all), however, the sorority girls have other plans for her and they use various tactics to convince her to join. She is also in love with this super attractive and athletic guy (also don’t remember his name) and she eventually gets to date him as this book goes on.

After all of her resistance at the beginning of the book, she eventually realizes that she likes these girls, joins the sorority, and finds her forever friends. Yes, there is a bit of drug selling induced drama but overall, it was a good little read that I enjoyed while riding the subway. My favourite part of the book is when her boyfriend at the time breaks up with her during her weakest moment and the moment of her greatest embarrassment. A fake sex tape of Taylor was leaked and because her boyfriends sorority brothers didn’t approve of the video, he had to break up with her to save his reputation. This action comes full ridicule when he comes back to  reconcile with her, looking dishevelled and acting like a total drunk mess. Sometimes, life is really about how you treat people and Karma is always a big bitch.

Overall, I would give this book 3/5 stars. It was a fun book and it was written pretty well, but the drama came in too late, it lasted too briefly, and while we saw great character growth, the growth of her supporting friends could have been elaborated on to add more strength to the text. Anyways, if you’re looking for a quick and fun read, then this is it for you!!!!

 

Book Review # 5: The List

Its been a while since I have done a book review but this is simply because it has been a while since I have 51jbuzhwipl-_sx323_bo1204203200_read a book that is not for academic purposes. Now, I have just recently taken a break from all of the City Planning texts that I usually have to read to indulge in a little bit of fun and chick-lit.

The List  is the debut novel of Joanna Bolouri. This book tells the story of Phoebe Henderson, a newly single woman in her thirties who is trying to come to terms with her devastating break up. After returning home one day to find her boyfriend of 3 (or was it 4) years cheating on her in their apartment, in the bed they shared, with the perfect 10/10 woman, she was thrown into a whirlwind spiral of self loathing, obsession and simply put, depression.

When she feels that she needs to find a new way to break away from the emotional holds of her ex-boyfriend, Alex, she challenges herself to complete a list of 10 sexual challenges with a willing partner in order to liberate herself and become more introspective where her sex life is concerned. Her best friend Lucy supports her on her quest for sexual domination and supports her all throughout the book while having her own very interesting side adventures as well.

Initially, looking for a willing partner seemed to be difficult until she acquired the services of her best male friend from grade school, Oliver, to complete these challenges with her. He is more than willing and this is essentially where the story takes off. There are other partners besides the friend in shining armor and that’s what makes the story even more eccentric and hilarious at times.

This book was the perfect read for my long subway rides to school. Not only was it light and easy to comprehend, but it was also engaging and comedic. While the sexual encounters can get quite descriptive at parts, its still a worthwhile read for anyone looking to liberate themselves or their imagination. I would give this book a 4/5 just because it is great, but it isn’t literary genius or anything. Also, the ending was a complete halt compared to the general motion of the book. While I overall enjoyed the read, the ending could have been a little bit stronger.