*sings* Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these months I’m still welcome on my own blog. I know I’ve done a very terrible
thing as a self-proclaimed blogger. I’VE ONLY BEEN OUT FOR FOUR MONTHS. Dobby must punish himself for leaving his poor blog.
I’ve completely missed to post my monthly wrap-up starting from September up to last December and I felt deeply horrible. I’ve been really busy with school that I also fail to post regularly on my Instagram. *sighs* I know, I know, I am so bad at this. I tried to squeeze in this book blogging in my sched. but I guess I’m just not the kind of person to stick to her plans. It’s why I am now using the planner I received from my sister hoping it will cure my dobby-ness.
Let’s recap to my ber-months’ reads now, shall we?
I managed to read 13 books in the last four months. I think it’s not a bad number considering how school is being a b*tch to my life. 8 of those books I borrowed from our school library, 3 from my iBooks library and the 2 books from the only 4 books I got since the start of the school. Yep, I’m not just a potato, I’m a BROKE potato. And guess what, those poor 4 books are only gifts I received. Meaning I acquired 0 books since the start of the school year. All my money either went to food or the cinemas instead of books. Let’s have a toast to this book blogger of a potato. 🍻
Enough of my potato-ness. It’s now time to show the few books I’ve read last four months and my few thoughts about them!
BOOK(S) READ IN SEPTEMBER
Firsts – Laurie Elizabeth Flynn ★★✩✩✩
I quite enjoyed this book because I can still remember the day I stood up late to finish it. Though I also remember being in rage with some of the ideas this book imposed. I’m not sure this is a book to recommend. I’ll say read at your own risk. After all, it contains a lot of matured contents most people aren’t in favor of.
BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER
Extraordinary Means – Robyn Schneider ★★★★✩
I find Extraordinary Means a spin-off of The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska. A bit predictable, yes. Also yes, heartmelting and a wrecking ball of emotions. All giggles and sobs. This book was beautifully written and a hundred percent page turner. Heartachingly beautiful and bittersweet. I’d say, EXTRAORDINARY.
Anatomy of a Misfit – Andrea Portes ★★★✩✩
Not that good of a book and not that bad either. Some parts are overly predictable but there are also parts that took me by surprise. If you’re looking for a rightly relatable and fun read, this is it.
A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★
THANK GOD FOR SARAH J MAAS!!! I’m pretty late at this that I’ve heard all the great things about it but I’m in awe that it was still as amazing as I imagined it would be. It even exceeded all of my expectations. An insanely kick-ass retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Just the best! If you still haven’t started this series (I doubt it tho), JUST F*CKING READ IT!
99 Days – Katie Cotugno ★✩✩✩✩
I can’t even begin to express how much I didn’t get on well with this book. Not that I expected anything from it. If Cotugno’s previous book is a thin line between like and hate for me, this book is way past that hate side.
A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
If ACOTAR is insanely amazing, this book is OUT-OF-THE-WORLD AMAZING! That is all you need to hear.
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky – Heidi W. Durrow ★★✩✩✩
I started this novel hating it through its half. After that, I learned to like and appreciate every part and details and ideas that it contains that I ache for more as I get to its end. It’s quite a bore but still a beautiful story that is worth a read.
BOOKS READ IN NOVEMBER
If You Could See Me Now – Cecilia Ahern ★★★★✩
This book was just amazing compared to Ahern’s other books. It’s a bit of a drag but I came to love it so much. On a bit of the other part, I’m thinking that this will be the last novel of Ahern that I will read for I clearly didn’t enjoy the others as much as I enjoyed this one.
What Light – Jay Asher ★★★★★
It only took me a couple of hours to finish this book. I TOTALLY FELL IN LOVE. Once again, Jay Asher has outdone himself with his book. It’s far different from Thirteen Reasons Why except with the part where he still managed to put a thriller atmosphere in a holiday romance novel. Perfect read over the holidays.
Holding Up the Universe – Jennifer Niven ★★★★✩
Holding Up the Universe has almost the same atmosphere as All the Bright Places but unfortunately’s gotten less emotion from me. Though I can say it’s still a beautiful book and a very important one for that matter. This book made me want to buy a hundred copies and give it to people to read (if I only had the money). All praise and love for Jennifer Niven.
Before I Fall – Laure Oliver ★★★✩✩
It took me a week to finish this book. Before I Fall was a great story filled with beautiful metaphors about romance, hope, death and a lot of other things. It’s just that the writing style had been a bit of a drag for me and I was bit bothered and confused about the main idea of the story. It was a very well written book, don’t get me wrong. I guess I just put too much thought on the metaphysical dimension of it that made me end up not enjoying it as much. Can’t wait for the film adaptation though, I’m positive it will turn out great.
BOOKS READ IN DECEMBER
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas ★★★★✩
Right after I returned the ACOTAR series to our school library, I instantly desired to borrow next this series, and I did. I think I still have the first three books in my possession for two months now. Throne of Glass is as amazing as I expected but not that “out-of-the-world amazing” like the ACOTAR series. I’m in deeply awe with Sarah J. Maas. How come she can write an overly awesome series, not to mention, two different series! I BOW DOWN.
P.S. Oh how I hate Celeana Sardothien.
Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas 3.5/★★★★✩
This series is starting to be a drag. Crown of Midnight is great and I still love it but there are parts that I literally dozed off. Won’t stop me from finishing the series though.