Happy Sunday, guys! Although I’m still behind on my reviews I thought it would still be fun to do a quick wrap up of the month of January to share my ratings and just upload the reviews as I get to them! Let’s get into it!
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
My personal life definitely dampened my enjoyment of the book, but I still can appreciate the beautiful story between sisters. I also, liked that Prue was having her own journey of self discovery, and Mary too. The family and friendships were one of my favourite aspects of the book. My rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars
After I do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
As a referred to earlier, I have been having a hard time in my life and when I picked this up I was hoping for some insight or something. That’s what I got. I feel like each TJR’s book I have read speaks to me directly. I cried so much throughout the whole book because of the content and me just being sad, but the book made me laugh despite being so upset. I loved the family dynamic, they felt like a real family. My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Of course I had to pick this up! I absolutely loved The Final Empire that I had to pick this up as soon as I could. Wow, so much had happened in this! I’ve never read a book let alone a series with so much politics and then enjoy it too. Sanderson crafted such an excellent story, complex characters, and mind-blowing twists. My ratingL 5 out of 5 stars
Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
You bet your sweet butt that I read another TJR’s book in January. I was partly motivated by a read-a-long , but I’ve been enjoying her work so much I didn’t need much to pick up another book by her. Again, I felt like she was writing this book directly to me. Maybe things just have to happen like how they do for a reason and we don’t always know that reason. This book taught me about acceptance. I enjoyed every character, although I think my favourite was Gabby. My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
I’m feeling very meh about this book. I didn’t like the use of the word ‘cripple’ and hated the enforcing of gender roles. The story was intriguing and I wanted to find out what will happen, but I didn’t like the ending very much. I have yet decided if I will continue the series or not. Mustang should have had more of a role in the story. She felt like a means to an end, a plot device. A way for Darrow to get over a loved one and use to build a new army. My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
I’ve been interested for 6 months or so to go through the Shakespeare’s plays. Now this one is my first one so I course got confused at times, but I think that’s to be expected. I watched a video on youtube that broke down the story, but also themes and meanings for it. I also read summaries of each act so I could know what’s going on if I don’t understand the text. I enjoyed it a lot. I listened to a fully casted audiobook and read along with my physical copy, which I would highly recommend doing for anyone wanting to get into Shakespeare’s plays. My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Don’t forget I’ll be putting out full reviews for each very soon! Also, most photos are my booksagram account! Link below to see more photos and follow!
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