Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: December 2013

This month has been my best month for reading! Fifteen books? Heck yeah!!! And a good chunk of them I loved! I know some of them don't have reviews up yet and I apologize. They'll go up later in January. What books did you read this month? Any favorites?

December Reads

The Great Divorce
2 of 5 stars
2.5 stars.

Will I ever read a book I love for school? :/

This book was interesting. Despite the author's claims against this being anything theoretical, this was basically a fantasy story theorizing what could happen after death. It sh...
2 of 5 stars
I would like to thank Delacorte Books for providing me an eARC of Tandem in exchange for an honest review.

Creativity - 5 stars:
This was my first experience reading about parallel universes. Although it took a bit for me to truly grasp...
The Selection
4 of 5 stars
Disclaimer: I was hesitant to read this book because of all the mixed reviews (the bad reviews) it has received. The thought of a YA book like the TV show The Bachelor kind of repulsed me. It took quite a bit of convincing on my friend's...
The Prince
4 of 5 stars
When two people of completely different lives, who have seemingly different personalities are posed to fall in love in a book, there is always that nagging question in my head: “Would this ever happen in real life?” The Selection convinc...
Just One Day
4 of 5 stars
I'm still processing this book so my mind is going back and forth between 4.5 stars and 5 stars. All I know is that my heart is content.
The Elite
0 of 5 stars
Well if it isn't crack...
Blood Will Tell
2 of 5 stars
I held off reviewing this book because I wasn't thrilled about the novel. Now that I'm trying to write it's review, I can hardly remember how this book even ended, even though it's only been a week since I finished it.

I wanted to like ...
Wide Spaces
5 of 5 stars
Oh my godddd, this story was so goooood. so beautifulllllll. Ahhhh I love this so much. my heart can't handle it! Emma and Mason. I want their looooooooooooove. I love this story soooo muchh. Thank you Shelly Crane <3
5 of 5 stars
MY HEART HAS BURST! I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE LOVE IN THIS SERIES AND MY LOVE for THIS SERIES! *breaks down into tears* I love this series so much!
Some Girls Are
3 of 5 stars
Initial reaction:

I don't even know what to think. This was nothing what I thought it would be. Intense. I can't wrap my mind around it. It hardly even ended! It was closure without closure. Gosh, I don't even know what to think right n...
That Boy
0 of 5 stars
And with that, I've officially reached my reading goal for this year!!!

Review to come. :)
Catching Fire
4 of 5 stars
First read through: 2010
Second read through: December 2013

Loved it both times, but I particularly paid more attention to details the second time around and was absorbed more into the story because I didn't get lost this time around. :)
Open Minds
3 of 5 stars

I liked the story and the creativity of it all, but it just felt super long to me. I read through the first half of it thinking it was a pretty good story, but that it should have ended there. I wasn't as engaged after that point ...


Favorite Book of the Month:(This is really hard to decide, btw!)

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