Friday, May 24, 2019

DISCUSSION | Cover Trends

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I have a bit of a light-hearted post for you to read. As you peruse these covers I've mentioned today, you can click the cover and it will direct you to that novel's goodreads page!

As I pursue goodreads and see upcoming releases, I've noticed quite the trend with covers. Today I'll be looking at four different trends I've noticed.

The first trend I noticed was that there are so many yellow covers! Now you might be thinking, there's surely not that many yellow covers. But here's three just off the top of my head.

Here are three examples:
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

And here are two others that I found literally two seconds ago on goodreads, when I went to my current read's page and updated my progress.
The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem
The Arrangement by Sonya Lalli

And what do these books have in common? Well, they are all spring or summer releases that are marketed as contemporary romances. I'm not too sure that yellow screams romance - I'll leave that to red, pinks, and purples - but it sure does scream fun and fresh. The bright yellow consistently draws my eyes, and that's undoubtedly what these covers are trying to do, get readers' attention.

Monday, May 13, 2019

An Update | On Reading, Blogging, and My Life!

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be giving you an update on, well...everything! If you haven't noticed, I haven't been to active on this blog, and there are several reasons for why my blogging has fallen to the wayside. 

Since you haven't seen me regularly on this blog in quite a while, I figured I would give you some updates on reader-y things and a little bit of my personal life! 


So, funny thing. I was actually going to write an April wrap up, but when I checked goodreads, I was surprised to realize that I only read two books. I'm not behind on my reading goal (100 books) but I am *gasp* on track! Before this semester started, I was easily 7-8 books ahead of schedule, and it was nice to know worry about that. I try not to give too much weight to arbitrary goals, but I've been reading at least a 100 books for a four (?) years now, and I definitely want to continue on that goal. 
Now that I'm done with school for this semester (more on that later!), I've begun to read a lot more! I'm almost done with one book, in the middle of another, and over halfway through an audiobook. I'm looking forward to getting back on my expedited track! 

Besides the goodreads challenge, I am technically a participant of Romanceopoly, a reading challenge with a romance-themed monopoly board. Out of all the squares (I have no idea how many there are, tbh), I've only completed two. For someone who wanted to finish the whole board, I know that this isn't going to happen. But I hope to put some more attention into this reading challenge! 

As for what specific books I am'll get another post on that soon (imagine me winking, but in a non-creepy way).