This was actually a pretty decent month for reading, for me at least! I managed to knock out a good chunk of books compared to what I had been knocking out previously. It’s still not a whole lot, but it was enough for me to get my reading goal back on track.
My blog is still under construction, so I apologize for any dust you may encounter as you go. Posts and the blog itself are getting all kinds of revamped, and new book reviews are on their way in as soon as that dust has cleared, so there’s a lot going on! With that aside, I’ll move onto my read books this month.
First up this month was Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. I won’t be saying a whole lot about this one (and a most of the others in this wrap up for the same reason, actually) because I’m going to be doing a review on it and (hopefully) the movie when it comes out later. I enjoyed it, though! Gave it four stars on Goodreads.
The next book I read is actually the only one on this list that doesn’t have a scheduled review coming up, so I’m going to put a small bit of my feelings on the book in here. The book in question is The Giver by Lois Lowry, and, with threat to people’s feelings who adore this book (I mean no harm, I promise, and I’m sorry), I did not think it was that great of a read. I adored the twist that came, I thought it was absolutely brilliant, and I loved the characters, but the way it wrapped up at the end killed it all for me. I won’t say exactly where it started to die for me because massive spoilers, but if you’ve read it, you may be able to pinpoint that moment. Brilliant for a short while, but not my cuppa in the end.
The next two are somewhat of a surprising set for me, since I’m usually not all that great with middle-grade and younger novels, but I downright loved these books and I can’t wait to get my hands on the third one when my library gets their copy. The books are The School for Good and Evil and its sequel, A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani. Again, both of these will each be getting their own reviews, so I won’t say a whole lot, but they are so good. A little predictable, but what children’s book isn’t at least somewhat?
Finally on the list is Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle. Yes, it’s exactly about what you think it is. No, stop thinking outside the box, it is literally what you’re expecting it to be. If you’re curious for more than just that, stay tuned for my review. It should be out before long.
And that’s my wrap-up for this month! Five books might not seem like a lot, but it sure was for me. Hopefully I can keep this up.
Thanks for reading!
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