I am embarrassingly late with this post but the last few weeks have been pretty crazy. It looks like it may stay that way for a bit longer too. Not crazy in the way that I’m on the go all the time, but crazy in the sense that my entire routine has been entirely upended and I’m not doing a great job at handling it.
Last month I was able to finish all six books I set myself to read and then even squeezed in a short seventh so that was nice. So the finished list looks like this:
The Sun and Her Flowers | by: Rupi Kaur ★★★★★
I’m not a huge poetry fan. I have no reason why, there’s no real excuse other than I think I’m too stupid to understand it most of the time. Rupi Kaur is a pretty popular author though and I’d seen her Milk and Honey pop up in my Tumblr feed so often I thought I should at least peek at her work and give it a try. I fell in love immediately and so had to grab this when I saw it for sale in Barnes and Noble during one of the post-Christmas shopping trips. Wasn’t disappointed in the least.
City of Bones | by: Cassandra Clare ★★★★☆
This is a series that has been on my TBR list forever and I figured it was about time to get to it. It’s the book I tried Audible with so it was a bit of a new experience since I’ve never tried audio books before. The book itself wasn’t bad either but I have to admit that I enjoyed the prequel series, The Infernal Devices a bit more. It’s only the first of the series though so I’ll see were it goes.
After You | by: Jojo Moyes ★★★★☆
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if this was a book I was even going to pick up. I read the first a couple years ago and then borrowed this one from a friend but never really felt the need to see where Lou went afterwards. It was a good read though and I’m a little sad that it took me so long to finally pick it up. I’m also sure that my friend is glad to have her book back as well.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix | by: JK Rowling ★★★★☆
This was, and still is, the book that has me yelling at Harry t stop being an idiot and actually do what the adults tell him to do. Also, this time around I am really not feeling very sympathetic in regards to Dumbledore’s crap. Oh and Umbridge still gives me nightmares.
Crown of Midnight | by: Sarah J Maas ★★★★★
I really have no idea how to even start about this one, or how to keep it short. This book gave me so many feelings it wasn’t even funny. If by the end of this series Chaol does not get a happy ending I will be so very, very, very upset.
Go Set a Watchman | by: Harper Lee ★★★☆☆
I’m only giving this book three stars because it brings up some good points about racism and white privilege, but it took a long time to get there and I spent most of the book asking when it was going to be over.
Coco: A Story About Music, Shoes, and Family | by: Diana Lopez ★★★★☆
This book is pretty much proof that I am a dork. I saw Coco when it was in theaters and fell in love with it. I was glad my first two choices were already sold out that day. I bought the digital release so i didn’t have to wait for the later bluray editions to come out and now my almost three year old lives it too. I saw mention that the companion novel was pretty good and even had some extra scenes with Coco as she grew up and so I had to give it a try. It was a cute read, and easy being a middle grade novel, but it’s hard to beat the visuals that the movie gives you. However, if you’ve seen the movie, then I really do suggest that you read this to go with it.
Short month but a lot of books, at least for me.
Goodreads challenge: 12/48