AuthorTomothy Berry

Benefits of Using Online Library Book Reviews

Considered ‘cool’ in your school years, you had to know certain stuff like Superman, Batman, and Captain America. In adulthood you need to know that any book is far better than the movie, long gone are the stereotype that those who love books are nerds.

Since around 2014, the young adult fiction genre has expanded its audience to kids and adults alike and now books are an object of interest in pop culture and even Hollywood. It started already in 2013 when over sixty books turned into films. This was a huge increase since the five years before saw only 27 books ended up on the big screen.

With online libraries and access to book club discussion, it is much easier to read books bound to come up in conversations at the next social event. Eight books voted as the most popular to read include The Divergent Trilogy, The Hunger Games Series, The Fault in Our Stars, The Book Thief, If I Stay, The Percy Jackson Series, Eleanor & Park and The Maze Runner.

If I Stay

At the top of the top eight list is Gayle Foreman’s If I Stay, the book describes an out-of-body experience of an accident victim who gets to watch the reaction of friends and family. In the end, it is the accident victim’s decision to stay or go. This book is straight to the point and a lot is going on in the just over 200 pages. It tackles worries we all have, it’s fast-paced, talks about anxiety about our future, which is why the movie attracted a huge audience.

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green’s, The Fault in Our Stars, excellently written the book portrays the perfect couple, her lungs suck and his leg refuses to do what it’s supposed to, so, all in all, it’s about deeper insight into devastating events. The film is as perfect as the book and if you have not read it, this blend of deep insights with romantic proclamations and funny quips makes it well worth reading.

Eleanor & Park


Reading this Rainbow Rowell book makes you laugh and cry all at the same time. Most feel that the book is so darn relatable that it is a must-read for its rock introduction right down to the passionate romance and sweet gestures. It’s a book that unleashes a whole bundle of feels, it’s a book that reminds every reader of what it was like to be young and in love.

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

As summer is steadily approaching many of you are probably planning your perfect holiday getaway – whether it be by poolside or by a vast beach. Either way, it goes without saying that every bookworm is going to need their personal collection of summer books to keep their minds fully occupied and their imagination active, and this is why Melissa Broder’s “The Pisces” would be the perfect page truing novel for you. It follows the story of Lucy who at one of her group therapy sessions get asked the deep question if you are truly looking for love. Though “The Pisces” is more than its interesting cover, the novel itself is written in a marvellous tone and shows all the different forms of sexual relationships and the effects they have on the main character, Lucy.

The Pieces Book Review


The novel starts off with Lucy breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, which has an obvious and noticeable effect on her. At first, she is bored and tired of being with him and his routines, however, as soon as they break up, Lucy begins to crave her ex like an addict craves a fix. After a while, Lucy’s sister unknowingly helps her by offering Lucy the opportunity to dog-sit at her luxurious Venice home while her sister and husband leave for the summer.

The majority of the novel is focused around Lucy’s time in California. Thanks to Broder’s keen eye for the uniqueness of Los Angeles and the wide array of people you can encounter as it gives the reader a closer experience of Lucy’s own thoughts, actions, and feelings. After some time has passed after a series of uninspiring dates and scathing thoughts about the women that go to group therapy with her, Lucy finally meets someone that stands out. A sweet surfer named Theo. Though there is one thing about Theo that makes their blossoming love affair more complex, and that is he is part fish.

Once Lucy falls into the pit of love or addiction, the reader a given a glimpse into her world as it goes through a process of crumbling before repairing itself slowly. Though at times, the internal battle that Lucy has can be extremely cringeworthy and cause second-hand embarrassment, it is still charming as there is probably someone you know that acts in a similar way.

Broder’s tone throughout the novel is humorous and lighthearted, despite the situation Lucy is going through. The novel follows a theme that will allow the reader to imagine what Lucy must be thinking and going through in a deeper sense than reading it on the page. Though one interesting feature of the novel is that sometimes the author will focus so much on Lucy’s interpersonal thoughts that the focus is taken away from the background and the world and once it comes back, it feels as if so much has changed in such a short amount of time.

Although most of the novel is centred around Lucy’s string of love affairs and confusion, Broder users her connections to poetry and nonfiction to help deepen the reality of the novel, which in turn helps the reader have a more personal connection to what’s going on.

Top 5 E-Book Readers Reviews

As digital libraries are becoming more popular over the last few years – many companies are releasing their own e-book readers to make reading your favourite novel even more convenient and easy. An e-book reader is a tablet that mainly allows the user to read an array of books, no matter if it is a classic novel or a graphic novel. Many e-book readers can give the user access to digital libraries. However, some of them will only allow the user to access certain labours ad book selections. Either way, e-book readers are growing in popularity for a multitude of reasons, which will be listed below.

• Instead of packing over five books for a trip – you can download them all to your e-book reader
• You can have over thousands of books available at a single touch and you usually don’t have to wait weeks to read a certain book
• Saves a ton of money. While some e-book readers are expensive, the total cost saved from having to purchase new books is noticeable
• It’s easily portable. You don’t have to worry about carrying around a bulky book, or books. Instead you can get a nice sized e-book reader that can fit anywhere
• Some e-books have an extremely long battery life. Some can even last for two weeks without a charge
• Can customise the text. You can either zoom in or change the text style, so its easier and more fun to read
Now, here is a list of the top 5 e-book readers of 2018 along with a review about their quality and capabilities.

Barnes and Nobel Nook GlowLight 3


As the name suggests, this e-book reader can glow and gives the user a warm, colour changing light that can be easily changed for the user’s convenience. It features physical page turn buttons and the Barnes and Nobel book selection. However, the interface is a bit award for library books, and there have been constants reports of the interface being sluggish as well. But with its lower price, it is the ideal e-book reader for someone who wants to save a bit of money.
Cost: $99.99

Onyx Book Max2

This e-book is Android created and features one of the larger screen sizes (13.3 inches). It had full Android app capabilities along with a pen and a long-lasting battery life. Moreover, the read has buttons on the front so fingerprints appearing on the screen won’t be an issue. Plus, the pen allows for annotations to easily be created. However, the pen has been reported to not work the best with third-party apps that aren’t supported by Android.
Cost: $799.99

Sony Digital Paper DPT-RP1


\While this e-book is perfect for reading documents, books, and annotating – it does feature a few negatives. One of the major ones being it only supports PDF documents which means certain digital book cannot be read on it. The pen that comes with the e-book reader noticeably lacks pressure sensitivity, and the software is basic and not user-friendly. Through the slim design and the larger tablet design does make it better for editing and review documents.
Cost: $699.99

Amazon Kindle Oasis


This e-book reader is one of the best that was released last year. For starters, its slim, lightweight, waterproof, has a screen that glows, and long battery life. A user can access any of the thousands of books that Amazon has to offer with ease, and they can read even without having a connection to wi-fi. The main con that it is in the middle of the price range fir e-books – though the price is worth the features.
Cost: $249.99

Kobi Aura H20

This e-book reader is perfect for those who prefer a smaller lightweight e-book that is easy to travel with. It has some waterproof abilities and more customisation options to change the text and size of the text. However, it does not feature a memory card slot which minimises how many books you can have saved on the e-book.
Cost: $179.99

Conclusion

While this is not a definite list of the only e-books that are worth checking out – they are some of the best ones that revoked high praise since their release date. No matter if you choose an e-book from this list or one that you find on your own time, the best thing to keep in mind is what your initial purpose of using the e-book is, especially considering e-books come with different features to make it more productive for the user.

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