Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For my Wednesday post this week, I decided to post my wrap-up for the #ReadFatPositive readathon. Personally, I’m a little bit disappointed with myself as this week ended up being a lot busier than I thought. Either way, I’m happy to say that I reached my goal of reading 5 books and I’m so happy to talk about all of them.
I usually break this up via certain days but I ended up having a somewhat hectic week so I’m going to be ranking my reads instead. That’s a lot more fun and I personally feel like it gives me more time to talk about these books so let’s get into my five reads for #ReadFatPositive.
The first book I have to talk about is Hefty by Jessa Kane. This book is a short little 80-page novella featuring a romance between a plus-sized hero and the heroine. While I feel like this book had a lot of potential, it seemed a little bit too cheesy for me and a bit too insta-lovey for me which sometimes works but here, it didn’t. Plus this book is set during high school so it’s kind of weird, reading about two teenagers getting it on. While it wasn’t as over-the-top as this author’s other books, this one missed the mark for me. 3/5 stars
4. Being Neighborly
The next book I have to talk about is Being Neighborly by Meka James. This was a case where I’ve loved this author’s other books but this one didn’t work for me. It was steamy and smutty which was excellent but I didn’t feel the connection between these two. I also felt like the third-act breakup was pretty stupid and could have been solved easily. The book could have been so good but it just didn’t work for me. 3/5 stars
3. The Lady’s Champion (Hearts of Blackmere #1)
The next book I have to talk about is The Lady’s Champion by Marie Lipscomb. This book follows a romance between a champion and Lady Blackmere which is slow-burn and does feature some questionable things including the heroine hiding her identity plus a lot of shitty actions by the villain and a few incidences of murder. While I loved their romance and the few steamy moments, it felt like it was a little too slow for me. 3.5/5 stars
2. Miss Meteor
This was the hardest thing to decide and it’s if I wanted to feature this book a second or first place but I decided to feature Miss Meteor as my second pick. This book is about two girls who team up to take down a local beauty pageant and prove that they deserve to be there. It’s such a great story about friendship, falling in love and realizing your place in the world. Plus this book features two friends-to-lovers relationships which is my favorite trope. I also adored this audiobook as the narration was amazing. 5/5 stars
1. Act Your Age, Eve Brown
The final book I have to talk about is Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert. I do have a post coming out about this book next week but I’m sure you all can guess that I loved it. Talia Hibbert just wows me with how well she writes the relationships in her books and these two are no exception. Eve and Jacob were a sunshine/grumpy pairing and I couldn’t get enough of them. I really didn’t want this book to end although I was slightly disappointed we didn’t get to see the festival the book kept hyping up. Either way, I LOVED this and I’m happy I decided to read this one rather than re-read Chloe Brown. 5/5 stars
Books Read: 5
Star Ratings: 5-stars (2), 3.5 stars (1) and 3-stars (2)
Average Rating: 3.9
Favorite Read: Act Your Age, Eve Brown
Those were my reads for the first round of #ReadFatPositive and honestly, I’m really happy with how I did. I’m glad that I was able to read all of the books I had picked out even though I could have read more. Either way, I found two new favorites so I can’t really complain. Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.