I love books (obviously), I’m Portuguese (honestly don’t know why I’m writing in English, I’m just going with the flow) and I have been writing book reviews for the last two years. I basically live in two completely different worlds: I love romance books and I also love my job as an Industrial Engineer. Why are those two things so different? Because I’m also a woman, and because of that I’m supposed to only love romances and not engineering (in Portugal this is not as common but I’m working in Germany for a few weeks and guess what ? There’s no women in the engineering department, not even one). So yeah, books, Portugal and feminism, we should be friends 🙂
Which was the first book you really loved? A Message In A Bottle by Nicholas Parks ( my tastes have changed with time, but this was the first book that made cry and thing about life).
What/Who got you into reading? High school teacher.
What’s your favorite genre? Why? Contemporary romance and psychological thrillers. Contemporary romance because it’s a romance but with a twist: in case you don’t know contemporary romance is defined by the heroine that has a job and/or a successful career, which means the woman has the same rights as the man. Psychological thrillers because they just make think about life and how things can be so different from what we think.
Why do you love reading? To know new realities .
A book everyone should read: Eleanor Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The last book you read that you loved: Bring me Back by B. A. Paris
The last book you read that you didn’t like: The Mister by E. L. James
The book that didn’t live up to the hype: You by Caroline Kepnes
A classic everyone loves and you hate: I know this is bad but I haven’t read a lot of classics, one of my goals for this year was to read one classic per month.
A popular book you just hate: Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
The author you have read the most books from: Christina Lauren
Your five favorite books:
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Love And Other Words by Christina Lauren
Eleanor Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
How To Walk Away by Katherine Center