TBR Thursday [10]

Posted April 7, 2016 by Kim in TBR Thursday / 16 Comments

Happy Thursday! You know what that means… time for a new TBR Thursday!

My feature was totally influenced by Teresa @ Readers Live a Thousand Lives and her On My Shelf posts. I love love love the idea of spotlighting a title from my shelf (or, you know, my eReader) and seeing what you think about it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? Sometimes it seems like everyone is reading the same books at the same time and older titles have a way of just fading from the radar. I love this way of featuring an older title and, of course, getting a chance to talk about it with other bloggers and readers. And I want to force myself to do it regularly, hence the TBR Thursday title.

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Now, let’s talk about this week’s pick, shall we?

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TBR Thursday [10]City Love by Susane Colasanti
Series: City Love #1
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon

Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives.

Sadie is a native New Yorker. She is hopeful, romantic, and an eternal optimist who is ready to find her soul mate. Then she meets her dream boy: cute, funny, and quirky in all the right ways. The chemistry between them is unreal. Could he be the one?

Darcy is a free spirit from SoCal with rebellious tendencies and unlimited financial resources. Moving to New York City is just another adventure for her. Darcy wants this summer to be all about boy adventures—nothing serious. But how much fun is too much?

Rosanna leaves Chicago for NYC so she can put her past behind her and reinvent herself. The only thing standing in her way is the grand total of seventy-three cents she has saved. Then she meets a guy who wants to show her the glamorous side of New York—a side that she would never get to experience on her own. If Rosanna doesn't resist, she may find herself in city love.

Told from alternating points of view, City Love captures the moments in each girl's life when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once . . . in a way it will never be again.

If I’m being totally honest, the main reason I was interested in this book AT ALL was because I’m obsessed with NYC. And that cover. (Especially gorgeous on the hardcover version.) *heart eyes* The story has promise, but I’ve seen so many bad reviews, I’m afraid to jump into it.

So…

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Have you read City Love?
Should I read it or put it back on the shelf?
Why?

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16 responses to “TBR Thursday [10]

    • Kim

      I got a signed hardcover at BEA last year and it’s gorgeous. I’m afraid to read it because the reviews I’ve read make me think the cover might be the best thing about it… and I don’t want to be disappointed!

  1. I haven’t heard of this one, but I agree the cover is gorgeous!
    I tend to listen to reviews more than I probably should. It’s a terrible habit.

    • Kim

      I do too! It’s a really bad habit sometimes. Especially since I don’t alway seem to follow the pack on highly rated books… I can’t help but wonder if I wouldn’t like the low rated ones more?

  2. I love the cover too, but the bad reviews bother me. Typically, if a book has less than three and a half stars on Goodreads, I don’t read it. I know I probably miss out on some good books that way, but there’s just way too many other good books out there to take a chance on a book with bad reviews. Happy Thursday!

    • It’s a real struggle! This one has an average GR rating of 3.45 and some of the people I follow and trust rated it low or DNF’d. But I also had friends who loved it. But, I’m with you … even if I see a book with an average rating under 3.9 or so I’m hesitant to pick it up sometimes. I already don’t have nearly enough reading time in my life! I don’t want/need to waste it on “meh” books.

  3. I’VE SEEN THIS HARDCOVER AND IT IS AMAZING! I almost bought it just for that lol I’m always wary of NYC books though because I tend to nitpick since I live here but I do like the sound of this one. I’ll be interested to see what you think if/when you get to it.

    • Kim

      The hardcover is gorgeous! I got a signed copy at BEA last year and I’m almost afraid to read it because what if it’s not very good and ultimately ruins the cover? LOL I’m super nitpicky over DC books/movies/TV shows so I totally get what you mean.

  4. Hmmm. That is a nice cover. But, if it were my, I would probably put it back on the shelf. I like focusing on one, maybe two MCs. Following three roomies. I don’t know if I would enjoy it much. 🙂

    Obsessive Book Nerd posted our first TBR Thursday today! Whoop!

    • Kim

      Yeah I’ve definitely been hesitant to pick it up. The cover is gorgeous, but the ratings aren’t really motivating me to give it a try. And, if it’s not well-written, more than two MCs are hard to follow. Maybe one day… 🙂

    • Kim

      I’ve read a couple of her books in the past and they’ve been ok. Neither of them stood out as particularly good or bad. I’m definitely willing to read more of her books… this one just makes me nervous.