March Book Reviews: YA/NA Contemporary and Sherlock (!)

I had a fun reading month! Not only did I read 3 books, which I consider to be wonderful, but I found them all exciting in their own ways.

Boomerang by Noelle August / July 8th 2014 / William Morrow Paperbacks /  ★★★

I started reading this in February, but it took me a bit longer to finish than I would have liked. Overall, I liked the characters and thought that the relationship was cute and funny and sometimes frustrating like the best ones, but I felt like the book was a bit longer than was necessary. Something I loved was that it was written by two people! I’ve never read anything by either of the writers, but their writing styles worked really well together.

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick / April 15th 2014 / Dial Books for Young Readers / ★★★★

As soon as the weather began to warm up, I started craving some contemporary YA, and this one just so happens to be set in a beach town. There’s something about that setting that I love! Maybe it’s the perfect weather or the tension of the romance… Hmm, or both. There were a lot of things in this book that I really liked, including Gwen’s job, her family life and relationship with her cousin, and finding out some things from her past. Loved almost all of the characters! I’ll definitely be looking forward to more of Fitzpatrick’s books.

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle / 1887 / ★★★★

This was a big deal read for me. My expectations were high considering how much I love the BBC series and the Sherlock stories that I’ve studied before. Thankfully those expectations were met! I was surprised by certain parts, which I wasn’t expecting to happen, and I had a lot of fun reading this book. I absolutely loved learning more about the origin of these classic characters and stories. I started the second book almost immediately after finishing this first mystery.

January Book Reviews: Sophie Kinsella, The Walking Dead, and Rad Women

I’ve read 3 books so far this year, which is an accomplishment for me at this point, and I’m excited to share my thoughts on them. Instead of doing individual review posts for each book I read, I decided to try out something a little new where I take a few books at a time and give a short summary of my thoughts. I’m hoping that this will make it easier for me to keep up with writing reviews and also posting.

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What I Read & Watched in January

The last time I did an actual summary of what I read in a month was, well, months ago. I didn’t read much in January, but I would say that my reading challenge for the year is off to a decent start. My reading was a little slower when it came to novels, but I did read two graphic novels and I finally watched a couple film adaptations of two of my favorite reads.

January 2016

Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes #5-8) – ★★★★
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel #1-5) – ★★★★

At this moment in 2016, my resolution to read more graphic novels is going the best out of any of them. I promised myself I would finish my current read before starting the next Ms. Marvel, but it’s hard to stop when they’re so easy to read! Okay, I did read one issue. Read More »

What I Read in 2015

They say the way you spend the last day of the year is how you’ll spend the next year. For me, I spent New Year’s Eve reading and with family. If that’s how I’ll be spending 2016, it sounds pretty good to me.

In honor of 2015, and saying goodbye to the good and the bad of the year, I decided to make a post about what I read in the last year. I’m a huge fan of Goodreads and I have been making a reading goal for myself through them for the past few years. In 2015, I read 30 books. My goal was 30 and, honestly, I was reading until around 6 last night. The important thing is that I finished my goal (for myself) and enjoyed the reading while I did it.

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