Remember how I said I wasn’t going to read that much anymore? Well, let’s forget that for a bit because I’ve been reading so much this month! Mainly because of Riveted, which allowed people to read 25 books for one day each. That was really fun (and a little stressful). I’ve also read some other books and overall had a pretty great month! Christmas was fun (and I got a few books), and I got some eARCs, and blogging has been great too! I hope you had wonderful days too!
- Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds ★★★ I liked this but it just didn’t make me feel anything and that’s the kind of book this is. It’s about a black boy whose brother was killed. (review)
- Autoboyography by Christina Lauren ★★★★★ This was so cute!! I highly recommend it if you liked Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (review)
- WANT by Cindy Pon ★★★★ WANT is the first book I read that is set in Taiwan and I really liked it! I read it in one day which might have been a bit too little for me to enjoy it to its fullest but it was so good!
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott ★★★★ This took me forever to get through, I started it back in August but only finished it in December. It was really good, though I didn’t really like the ending, the characters were great and there was so much character development!
- Girlhood by Cat Clarke ★★★★ Girlhood is set in a boarding school and is really diverse and exciting but the ending did disappoint me a little. It was really good though!
- The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers ★★★★ This book was so well-written and developed, but it was also a little slow for me. I would definitely recommend it if you like space books! (review)
- Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Bernard ★★.5 This felt so disappointing to me, the characters were mildly annoying, I thought the story was a bit bland and nothing really happened. (review)
- The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart ★★★★ I did not expect that this was a horror novel so imagine my surprise when I found out it was! It was surprising, atmospheric and really different from anything I’ve read before! (review)
- It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne ★★★★★ This was so perfect! Holly Bourne proved herself again by writing such an amazing feminist story! (review to come)
- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert ★★★★ I didn’t know at all what I was getting into when starting this book, but it definitely didn’t disappoint! Magical, dark and fairytale-ish writing and an intriguing plot! (review to come)
- Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin ★★★★.5 This was a perfect conclusion to Wolf by Wolf and I love it so much! I even loved the historical aspect: the alternative history of what if Hitler won the war? was so well-written! The characters amazing and flawed and I love Yael!!
In December of 2017 I added to my tbr:
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody moved from my anticipated-releases to my to-read shelf because I got an eARC and I couldn’t be more excited!! I have added Artemis by Andy Weir to my tbr because it’s a) by the author of The Martian (which was amazing) and b) it’s about a badass woman on the moon and c) I have been told it should be considered New Adult and I want to read more NA! Scythe by Neal Shusterman sounds amazing which is a fantasy about assassins and it’s set in a utopian world. I received an eARC of More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer and I don’t really remember what it’s about but I remember that it sounded interesting! And I got To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey for Christmas which is completely out of my comfort zone but I’m curious to see what it’s about! (
ps this cover is gorgeous, why don’t I have that one?)
I made a list of all the books I had on my physical tbr and I let my twitter friends randomly pick numbers and I’d read the corresponding books. So above you can see all the books I will try to read in January! I added a few myself (By A Charm and A Curse, which is an eARC, and Strange the Dreamer because I’ve been wanting to read it for so long!).