November 30, 2017

Reading Wrap-Up // November, 2017.

Heeeeello, everyone!

Although I'm VERY excited for Christmas, I cannot believe November is already over. The year is going by so fast but the best is yet come. I'm so excited to put up my Christmas tree, wrap all the presents and bake my famous Christmas cookies - they're only famous among my family members and close friends, but still.. I'm pumped! I think I'll even share my secret recipe here on the blog!

This month I read quite a lot. I was even a little surprised when I opened my GoodReads and found that I had actually read 5 books and I'm done with my reading challenge. I'll continue to read in December and I'll do my best to read at least 10 more books - but well see, my End Of The Year TBR is already up if you'd like to check it out. This month I read a little bit of everything, I reread a YA contemporary trilogy, I read a dystopian YA and I finished off November with a thriller. I know.. I'm sooo complex! Anyway, let's get to the books!
The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han // I decided to reread The Summer Trilogy this month. I don't know why but I woke up one day feeling like it and I decided to just go with it. As a result, I read the whole trilogy is like week - the first time around I read the whole thing in just one weekend. These books are addictive. You just get emotionally involved with these characters and all the drama that it's impossible to put the book down. 

It's Not Summer Without You - Jenny Han // This book was the worst of the trilogy but it wasn't a bad book. It felt like Jenny Han changed the characters personality and I didn't like that. Jeremiah was a ball of sunshine in the first book and now he's a total jerk. Conrad was distant but strong and caring, now he's this needy, give you all the love that you always needed kinda guy. That really threw me off, but the plot was still pretty good. 

We'll Always Have Summer - Jenny Han // I think this was the perfect conclusion to this trilogy. I loved the ending, I love the fact that Belly took some time off to think about what she really wanted before picking a guy. However, I don't think this book was well planned. It felt like the writer was dragging us on with useless information the whole book and them she decided to wrap everything up in like 10 pages. I wanted more. I wanted to know Belly's like was like after the ending and how everyone kept going after the love triangle was solved. 

Icons - Margareth Stohl // I didn't like this book. I didn't hate it but it's already on my donation pile. I think it's was a mix of me not feeling the dystopian vibe anymore and the fact that it was just too long. I think this book has almost 500 pages, which is too much in my opinion. The story was set in our world, only in a distant future where the aliens came and colonized us in a way. There wasn't any world building to justify all those pages and I didn't really connect with any of the characters nor the writing style. There were a lot of short sentences. The write would repeat certain phrases or words to give a dramatic effect and that got annoying really fast. I would recommend skipping this one. Needless to say, I won't be continuing on with the series. 

Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn // This book was really good. Really dark but really good and very different from what I usually read. This was a murder mystery thriller. We have a unreliable, unlikable narrator and a very creepy family aspect. The plot twist took me completely by surprise, which never happens, and I really liked the ending. This wasn't anything like Gone Girl, but it was still really good. If you're into dark thrillers, I'd highly recommend it. I'll definitely be reading more Gillian Flynn in the future!

Those are all the books I read this month, guys! If you want to keep up with what I'm currently reading or my 2017 Reading Challenge, you can follow me on GoodReads - I'm a little obsessed with it so I'm constantly updating my reading status. If you want a more detailed review of these books as well as my ratings and everything, you can check out my GoodReads account again. And now, bring on the Christmas books. I want the gooey gooey, everything turns out ok in the end books. I want winter wonderlands, magical kisses in the snow and adorable kids opening presents. As always, if you have any recommendations, please let me know. And let's talk about the books you read this month too, I'd love to know!

Which books did you read this month?
Do you have any recommendations?

Let's chat!

Thanks so much for reading and come back soon!


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