VIBE CHECK: did my five recent reads pass the vibe check? πŸ‘€

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog!

I took a small break from blogging because a) I didn’t read much in September, and b) I had nothing to blog about. But here I am now, with a new post for you guys! I will be writing about five of my recent reads and let you all know what I thought of them, and I they passed the vibe check.

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Bloom

Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau

I loved this graphic novel. I read it in one day and I found it so soft and pure. This is a love story between Ari, the son of bakers, and Hector, the new employee at Ari’s parents bakery. I thought the characters were adorable. I loved Hector’s love for baking, Ari’s desire to visit some new place, and his complex relationship with his parents.

This book totally passed the vibe check. I want MORE from them.

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Daddy

Daddy by Emma Cline

Daddy is a short story collection written by Emma Cline. I’d say the main theme throughout these stories is: random white people doing boring ass stuff. I dnfed this book after a few short stories. None of them captivated me. The characters were meh and their lives were pitiful.

This book did not pass the vibe check. I want to sell it lmao I hate that I bought it.

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Fence, Vol. 1

The Fence Series by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, and Joana LaFuente

I LOVED this series so much! Read all four volumes in two days and I absolutely fell in love with these characters. This series follows the lives of fencers at an all boy academy. The main character is Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a great fencer who goes to the school on a scholarship to fence. Throughout the series he makes friends and gets better at fencing. There’s also a great slowburn romance with his rival, Seiji.

This series PASSED the vibe check. It contains so many of my favorite tropes (grumpy/sunshine, player/reserved, friends-to-lovers, etc.) and the drawings are so adorable. I can’t wait to read the next instalment in the series: a novel!!!!!

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Tout comme les tortues

Tout comme les tortues by Marie-Christine Chartier

This is a French-Canadian book about two people getting over a break up. Ariane went to South America to escape everything and her ex, Samuel, got into a new relationship. The story starts when Ariane comes back to Quebec and she and Samuel see each other. We follow them and learn why they broke up and learn about their past together.

Despite me finding this book cringy and giving it 2.5 stars, it did pass the vibe check. The themes in this book are really good and it’s a pretty good fast read. There’s a massive lack of diversity (which isn’t surprising in French Canadian books sadly…) and that annoyed me.

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La bouche pleine

La bouche pleine by Elisabeth Massicolli

Another French Canadian book! This one is about Camille, a twenty-something girl navigating dating life in Montreal. That’s it. That’s the plot. It’s just her going from Tinder dates to Tinder dates, dealing with her best friend, and going to see her therapist to rant about her life. Camille is a very self-centered character, she’s pretty egocentric in my opinion, but still pretty fun.

This book passed the vibe check. I loved it. Massicolli is a fresh new French Canadian voice and I loved the way she wrote Camille. It was fast paced and good and relatable.

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What are your five recent reads? Did they pass your vibe check?

10 commentaires sur « VIBE CHECK: did my five recent reads pass the vibe check? πŸ‘€ »

  1. I recently checked out Daddy from the library because I like The Girls…but based on all the reviews I’ve seen including this one I think I’m just going to go return it and not waste my time. I just read Shadow of the Wind and I think that saying it did not pass my vibe check is the perfect way to explain how I felt about it. The way the author wrote the women in that book…no matter how enthralling it was I couldn’t get past all the gratuitous violence against almost all of the women. Yeah no thank you.

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  2. Aahhh, Bloom was so cute! I read it earlier this year in one sitting and the art made me so soft πŸ₯Ί
    I remember I read Issue #1 of Fence cause I intended to binge the comics but I stopped at the first one lmao, so I definitely need to get to the volumes asap πŸ‘€

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  3. Aahhh, Bloom was so cute! I read it earlier this year in one sitting and the art made me so soft πŸ₯Ί
    I remember I read Issue #1 of Fence cause I intended to binge the comics but I stopped at the first one lmao, so I definitely need to get to the volumes asap πŸ‘€

    J'aime

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