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Hello sassy people!
So today I’ll make a huge effort and narrow all the books I read this year to my 12 favorites.
This was a difficult task and I had a lot more books to mention. These ones were the ones that marked me the most, sometimes not because they were the best ones, or the most well writen ones, but the ones that the story stuck with me.
These books were not all released in 2020, I just read them that year, and I intend to post indivialized reviews of every one of them.
So to make a good start, my ALL TIME FAVORITE was:
1- A Lie for A Lie
Author: Helena Hunting
Series: All In #1
Blurb: Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.
Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.
A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.
This was my first Helena Hunting book (spoiler: now she is my favorite author), and I even read it twice, at different times of the year, to see if it still had the same effect, and actually, the second time was even better!
This was also the book that introduced me to Sports Romances (also one of my new favorite genres) and got me to know so many other amazing books and authors.
So about the book itself, I have pretty much zero complaints, the story is amazingly written, flows and hooks you, and also surprises you. We have Rook, a professional hockey player, and Lainey, a master’s degree (for the third time) who gets anxious in crowded situations. This book has the perfect amount of humor (this author is extremely funny), heaviness (these characters have dept, they have backstories that shape who they are at the moment, you learn about their lives and personalities, they are so well written, it’s extremely convincing) and at the same time lighthearted (because despite having its heavy moments, they don’t overcome the history, you end this book remembering the good moments, because they are the majority of them).
Rook is one of the most respectful male characters that I have ever read, for me, he is an example of how good male characters should be represented (maybe putting aside the protectiveness and possessiveness)
At the end of the day, this book has everything, sweet moments, funny moments, sad moments, heavy moments, but it’s not complex or stuffy, it has just the right amount of everything. So for me, it is the best book I read this year.
General grade: 5/5 (well-written history, developed characters, consistent plotline)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (non-sexist characters, well-balanced relationship, strong female lead)
Final grade: 10/10
Read my review on “A Lie for a Lie” here
Now, the next one is a book example for me, so good, and so right on all instances…
2- The Dugout
Author: Meghan Quinn
Blurb: Let me ask you a question:
If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?
Word around campus is . . . it was no accident.
That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall.
They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way.
One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth — Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again — no matter how good my forearms look.
Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother.
This is another sports romance, but this time, it’s not hockey, it’s baseball, and I realized that my love for sports romance it’s not limited to hockey-themed books (which is funny, being that I never watched a game of either sport…). This book broke a recurrent theme I noticed in sports romances, that was: “The guy plays, the girl is clueless, doesn’t like sports, don’t know anything about it”. In this book, the girl seems to know even more about baseball than the guy, which makes me sooooo happy (even though I am not that girl…), it was so good to see an empowered character like that!
This couple is honest and we see their relationship developing in the cutest of ways. We understand these characters and their choices and I love them just so much, they even seem like real people.
General grade: 5/5 (structured plotline, developed characters, and just an amazing story)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (amazing strong and sporty female lead, a male lead who is just a super nice guy and can realize when he was being a douchebag)
Final grade: 10/10 (I just loved and this is probably not the last time I’ll read it)
The next one is also a Sports Romance:
3- The Deal
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #1
Blurb: She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…
Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice… even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.
…and it’s going to be oh so good.
All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.
I saw this book at the beginning of the year, but the blurb made me think that Garret was gonna be douchey, which made me put this reading off. But when I finally read it, it was so good!
I loved the friendship they built before they started dating and the commitment and responsibility that Garret has regarding hockey.
Some of my favorite parts of this book are SPOILERS, so if you haven’t read it yet, skip this part:
Also, TRIGGER WARNING about sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Hannah tells us right at the beginning that she is a rape victim, which I find a topic that is very important to talk about because I believe that the life of a person who sofers through something so horrible doesn’t end there, they will have to deal with that forever and I love reading stories about how they overcome this tragedy and continue living, being such strong and wonderful people. I say all of this being a person who never went through that, but I completely understand if there are a lot of people who wouldn’t want to read this type of content.
Despite putting this trigger warning, the book does not go into detail about her abuse but speaks a lot about the consequences and ramifications afterward. How it affects her life and her relationships nowadays, how it affected her family and the consequences that happened to her aggressor.
And finally, one thing that made me LOVE this book was how Garret dealt with this fact. How he was careful, and thoughtful, and supportive, which made me love this character even more.
Also, the other reason for the trigger warning was the fact that Garret’s mom was a domestic violence victim, how he dealt with that, how that affected his relationship with his dad, and how famous people (Garret’s dad is a famous hockey player) may have a background that we don’t know (and honestly sometimes we even do know, but a lot of people still idolize them). So this book touches a lot of topics that are so important, in a fun and light way, but still having depth, it’s extremely well done.
General grade: 5/5 (developed characters, a nice and consistent plotline, a nice progression to their relationship, and good rhythm)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (this book, as I said before touches a lot of major important topics in an amazing way and has characters who can serve as amazing role models)
Final grade: 10/10 (amazing story, amazing writing, amazing experience, just amazing)
The fourth one is one that I was so excited to read, I had to drop the other book I was reading, and start this one:
4 – Hearts In Darkness
Author: Laura Kaye
Series: Hearts in Darkness #1
Blurb: Two strangers…
When accountant Makenna James finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator, she can’t help but wonder about the stranger stuck with her. All she noticed about him before the lights went out was a dragon tattoo; all she knows now is his sexy, gruff voice in the darkness.
Caden Grayson is inked, pierced, scarred on the inside and out—and terrified of the dark for reasons he’d rather not remember. Trapped in his worst nightmare, only the sweet voice of the red-headed beauty distracts him from his fear. And, oh, man, as the hours pass and the darkness heats up, that’s nothing compared to her touch.
One pitch-black elevator…
He’s all rough edges and she’s pin-striped skirts, but in the darkness they open up and reach out without any preconceptions to hold them back. But as attraction grows and sparks fly, will they feel the same when the lights come back on?
Just the synopsis made me fall in love with this book, I don’t know why but the idea of this met cute was just adorable and sweet and realistic to me. For the most part, I never like books that have instalove, (you know those couples who met today and tomorrow they are getting married?), because I hardly think they are realistic. This one felt real for me. This is one of the few instalove stories that I actually believe and love. They make such a strong emotional connection inside that elevator it is just amazing. Caden’s story is so hard and we feel his fear inside that elevator. I love stories that can introduce me to an experience that I never went through personally (and want to either), but I love to see these experiences and Caden’s is just heavy and life changing.
The plot of having a couple that falls in love without having to rely on appearance is amazing to me, specially when they talk about preconceptions and how the lack of sight can give you an opportunity that you never would have any other way.
This is the only book I’ve ever seen that happens in hours, but still manages to have the exact right rhythm, to tell the whole story, it’s not full and not lacking of anything, it’s exactly right. We connect and understand and even suffer with them. And all the plot twists come in the exact right time.
So worth it!
General grade: 5/5 (structured plotline, super developed characters, and amazing description)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (Super respctfull male lead, who is even shy at times, strong female lead and just an amazing situation)
Final grade: 10/10 (This book marked me really much, will probably read it again soon)
This one I even read twice, because I just loved it so much!
5 – Twisted Emotions
Author: Cora Reilly
Series: The Camorra Chronicles #2
Blurb: Nino Falcone is genius and monster. As the right hand man and brother of the Capo of the Camorra, his lack of feelings is a blessing, not a curse – until his brother asks him to marry for the sake of the Camorra.
Kiara Vitiello, cousin of the Capo of the New York Famiglia, is chosen to marry Nino Falcone to prevent war with the Camorra, but what she hears about Las Vegas makes her veins pulse with terror. After her father betrayed his Capo and paid with his life, her family thinks marriage is her only chance to bring honor to her name; but only Kiara knows she’s a faulty prize given in return for peace.
A man incapable of emotions and a woman scarred by the past – an arranged marriage with the potential to unite, or destroy…
This one needs to have major TRIGGER WARNINGS (sexual abuse), because unlike “The Deal” this one has explicit details of Kiara’s experience, but it also shows her journey into becoming an amazingly strong woman. This is also one of the few “she changed him” stories that I actually believe. If you’ve read the previous book (Twisted Loyalties), you know that Nino is closed off and seems to not have feelings. But his relationship with Kiara slowly changes him and makes him feel more and more. That does not change his personality or the way he is with other people, especially because he is always respectful with everyone (when he is not dealing with his mob business) but it does change the way he responds to feelings and his interactions with Kiara.
My favorite part of this book is Kiara’s growth. She arrives a scared and submissive girl, and as she gains more trust (to Nino and his brothers) and confidence she regains control of her life, as she always felt was taken from her.
Despite all the monstrous things The Camorra are famous for, they seem to be the most respectful ones in this series and that surprised me a little, but pleased me a lot.
General grade: 5/5 (these books plotlines are normally amazing, and they deal with not only the story of the couple, but with the context of the mob-related parts of the story, so in this part, there are no complaints, really well written)
Feminist grade: 4,5/5 (this being a mob book, we tend to get a lot of sexism and some things we ignore, such as arranged marriage, but this was the most respectful relationship that I’ve ever seen in one of Cora’s books)
Final grade: 9,5/10 (Important and amazing content, fun and heavy at the same time, really worth it)
This one is hard to define my opinion…
Author: L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #3
Blurb: They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right. No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking. He is my forbidden, shiny apple. The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth. He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend. One thing you should know before you judge me; I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first. Eleven years later, he waltzes into my life, demanding a second chance. Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. But my clock is ticking. See, I’m not like the rest. I have an illness. Sometimes I conquer it. Sometimes it conquers me. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.
It was a book that got me really involved, made me sad at some points, and desperate at others, but the worst part was the emotional connection I created with these characters, I was so connected, they felt like real people, that I was actually afraid to lose, which made me desperate to read “Broken Knight” (which is the book about their son) and I cried so much, so much, that I don’t know if I liked it or hated it (Broken Knight, because I loved Ruckus).
It was cute, but heavy and difficult and so real!
It showed me a reality I was not aware of, Rosie being a cystic fibrosis patient, and had a lot of depth and heartwarming and honestly heart-stopping moments.
General grade: 4/5 (The plotline was a little messy at points, especially because there are a lot of “in the past” moments, but overall, well written)
Feminist grade: 4/5 (super strong female lead, but a not so reliable male lead, which he fixes, but it is still worth mentioning)
Final grade: 8/10 (The story stuck with me and marked me, but honestly don’t know if I would read it again)
Now, I loved this book so much, and I don’t even know the reason…
Author: Jana Aston
Series: Cafe #2
Blurb: My childhood was perfect.
I’ve led a charmed life, and I’m not going to blow it now by picking the wrong guy.
I’ve got my sights set on my brother’s best friend.
He’s known my family for years. He’s reliable and kind and handsome.
Sure, he’s been avoiding me since I was six.
I’m a bit aggressive for him, maybe.
But he’s the one… right?
At the beginning of this book, I thought she would end up with the teacher, because we spent the entire book before (Wrong), listening about her obsession, but right at the beginning, you realize that it is not gonna be the case. I love this couple because they just click, they fit together so amazingly. She is crazy, and he is driven and decided, and also romantic and (unfortunately) a little stalkerish…
I love the personality that these characters have and that hooked me so much. This book seemed to drag a bit for me and take a bit of time to get to the plot twists, but it was still something that I loved and it got marked in my brain and it stands out in comparison with other books I’ve read this year (2020).
General grade: 4/5 (as I said the plotline drags a bit at points, but it has great plot twists, they just take a while to happen)
Feminist grade: 4/5 (I love the female lead, she is strong-minded, and I love that, but the male lead can be stalkerish, and I don’t appreciate that even if it seems harmless)
Final grade: 8/10 (I just loved and this is probably not the last time I’ll read it)
This one was by far one of the cutest books I’ve ever read!
8- The Contract
Author: Melanie Moreland
Series: The Contract #1
Blurb: A tyrant by day, a playboy by night. That is the reputation that precedes Richard VanRyan. He lives life the way he wants, no concern for the opinion of others. He cares for no one, is completely unrepentant, and he has no desire to change his ways.
Katharine Elliott works under Richard as his PA. She despises him and his questionable ethics, but endures all the garbage he sends her way, because she needs the job. Her end goal is far more important than the daily abuse and demands she tolerates from her nasty tyrant of a boss.
Until the day, he asks her for something she never expected. A new role with a personal contract — fiancée instead of PA.
What happens when two people who loathe each other, have to live together and act as though they are madly in love?
That’s what happens.
Can the power of love really change a person?
Will they survive the contract?
What do you do when the one person you hate the most becomes the one person you can’t live without?
This was soooo cute! This couple is one of the cutest couples ever. Their relationship builds slowly, especially because they begin kinda hating each other, but the way they slowly fall for each other is amazing. As the synopsis says, we actually see Richard changing, in a very realistic way. I love how in the beginning of the book he finds her looks uninpressive, not ugly, but definitely not pretty or hot, and how their coexistence changes his view and his way to treat people, not only Khaterine, but everyone around him. It is a reading that melts you, warms your heart, and leaves you with hearty eyes.
General grade: 5/5 (love the plotline, the humor, and the slow build-up)
Feminist grade: 4/5 (not a fan of PA romances, but this doesn’t turn into one, so it’s okay. And not a fan of Kat being a virgin, found it a little unnecessary at the same time as a huge cliché)
Final grade: 9/10 (As I said a thousand times, super cute)
This one needs a TRIGGER WARNING: miscarriage and infertility
9 – All Your Perfects
Author: Colleen Hoover
Blurb: “Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.
Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.
All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?”
This is another one that for a long time I didn’t know what to think about. It was so heavy and real that I don’t know if I love it or hate it. The topics in this book (infertility and miscarriage, but also a problematic marriage) are super serious and relevant and the way Colleen describes, it felt raw and so real. I have never been through that (don’t wish it on me or anybody else) but this made me know and understand so many aspects that I would have never thought about. And because it was so real, and moving, I had my hard moments, because I wanted to see happy endings and happiness and that is not how Colleen writes. Today I know that I love this book with all of my heart, but I also know that I have to be careful with Colleen’s books because I may end up depressed.
One more positive side is that this book felt different for me, yes we had the met cute and the beginning of the relationship, but we get to see what happens after the happily ever after that comes after the wedding (which is where most books end), and that perspective is so interesting to me. So yeah, amazing but hard.
General grade: 5/5 (super interesting plot order, we go from past to present in every chapter, amazing out of ordinary writing)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (it shows super detailed facts that I don’t think most people know about, and it shows real struggles in a lot of women lives and marriages)
Final grade: 10/10 (hard but there is nothing like this one)
The next one was also hard but also amazing… If you haven’t read it and don’t like spoilers, I would advise you not to read the synopsis
10- Regretting You
Author: Colleen Hoover
Blurb: Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.
Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.
With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.
While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
This was (I believe) the first book I ever read on kindle and probably the first book on 2020, but not only because of that, but it also marked me forever.
Like I said before, Colleen writes reality, she writes things that are tragic and hard to deal and not always her stories have a happy ending. That is why her books are so difficult for me. I advise anyone who wants to read this book to not read the synopsis, because it kind of ruins some of the surprises and plot twists that come with all her books, and I believe they make the experience even better. Colleen is an amazing writer and if you don’t have a poor heart it’s worth it to read her books.
General grade: 5/5 (this plotline varies between the mom’s point of view to the daughters and as all Colleen’s books, has an out of this world writing style)
Feminist grade: 4/5 (overall nothing to comment, but there were moments where Clara was a bit abusive in her relationship, not intentionally I believe, but she used her boyfriend to deal with her grieve in some moments, and in them, their relationship was not so healthy)
Final grade: 9/10 (Amazing book, but again, so real, it can make you contemplative and sad about the world)
The next one was cute and funny and different, and I need to find more books like it.
11- You Deserve Each Other
Author: Sarah Hogle
Blurb: Naomi Westfield has the perfect fiancé: Nicholas Rose holds doors open for her, remembers her restaurant orders, and comes from the kind of upstanding society family any bride would love to be a part of. They never fight. They’re preparing for their lavish wedding that’s three months away. And she is miserably and utterly sick of him.
Naomi wants out, but there’s a catch: whoever ends the engagement will have to foot the nonrefundable wedding bill. When Naomi discovers that Nicholas, too, has been feigning contentment, the two of them go head-to-head in a battle of pranks, sabotage, and all-out emotional warfare.
But with the countdown looming to the wedding that may or may not come to pass, Naomi finds her resolve slipping. Because now that they have nothing to lose, they’re finally being themselves–and having fun with the last person they expect: each other.
This book reminded me of “All Your Perfects” so much, because like the other, we have a perspective of a couple who was already together (these are engaged) and how they deal with problems that a lot of times are more difficult to deal with than the met cute problems. This is a person you already know you love, but you have to learn to love again and to deal with problems that are deep inside yourself and in your relationship.
Their fighting is amazing and their making up is even better. Fun and deep and completely different from everything I’ve read, but also so cute and adorable.
Absolutely love it.
General grade: 5/5 (amazing plotline, super developed characters and story in general, characters that grow right in front of you, amazing writing)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (amazing relationship role model)
Final grade: 10/10 (I just loved and this is probably not the last time I’ll read it)
Last but not least, this one was not a romantic book, it has more mystery and investigation, but I could not leave it behind.
12- The Good Girl
Author: Mary Kubica
Blurb: I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.
One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.
When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia’s mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter.
I have a weird relationship with this book, when I finished it, I hated it, I trash-talked about it to anyone in my surroundings, (so much that my mom told me to stop because even she was getting annoyed). I was outraged and the ending kept rolling in my mind for so many days. But then the days passed, and I recovered from the surprise and shock and indignation, and I realized that this book is AMAZING.
I won’t tell you anything about this book because, honestly, anything is a spoiler that is definitely going to mess with your experience. I’m just gonna say that this book is not cute, this book is hard and heavy and surprising. I recommend anyone who likes mystery and investigation to read it, and to please share your reaction to the end with me, I don’t want to be alone in this.
General grade: 5/5 (amazing plotline and writing, incredible plot twists, and just a super well-written story)
Feminist grade: 4/5 (nothing good, but also nothing bad to report (that I can remember at the moment))
Final grade: 10/10 (super interesting and engaging)
Now for some bonus books:
Love in the light – Laura Kaye
This is the sequence to Hearts in Darkness and first of all:
TRIGGER WARNING: PTSD and psychological problems.
This book was raw to me, we get to know a lot more about these characters (especially because we spent less than 24 hours with them in the last book) and the author describes very specifically how Caden’s condition affects him and his life, and the ones around him. I cried during this book, I felt so connected to Caden and also to Makenna, and I understood some things that I would never know about because PTSD is not something that I have personally experienced. Amazing read deserves a mention.
“Jeitos de usar a boca” (or Milk and Honey in the English version – by Rupi Kaur)
I absolutely loved this book and even though it is not a fictional storybook, I couldn’t not mention it, because it touched me deeply, it talks about so many things that women go through and also people in general. I will keep this book in my heart (and in my kindle) for the rest of my life because it is beautiful.
Nuts – Alice Clayton
This one, after such hard and heavy readings, is a fun and lighthearted experience. This book is funny and full of personality and cute interactions. It’s not hard to read and it made me smile so much. And also made me want to read the rest of the series, which I need to do as soon as possible.
Filthy beautiful lust – Kendall Ryan
This was different from the other books in the series, in an amazing way. I love stories that have babies in them and nice guys who like babies. This is here pretty much because of this hahaha. This book marked me, but to be fair I haven’t read it since April maybe, so my opinion may be a little blurry, but I remember loving it.
And also I would like to add that any book by these authors I mentioned are going to be amazing because I had so many more books from them, that deserved to be mentioned, but I’ll work on publishing their reviews this year (2021).
Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy these books if you decide to read them. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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