December 2017 Wrap Up!

December was actually a decent reading month and I am proud of what I did manage to read! I do want to start reading more books each month because if I don’t I won’t reach my goal of reading 75 books, but December was a month for me to relax and refresh so I am not going to be too hard on myself for only reading 4 books.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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This was a book I had to read for school and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I read it on my own time or maybe I wouldn’t. Personally, I just thought that it was anti-climatic and while it does go deep into how we all have “darkness in our hearts”, I just thought it was boring! Maybe it is because I am used to reading current YA, but it was really hard for me to stay interested while reading, and some of the descriptions the author used were just a little much. I am glad I had the chance to read it though, but it just wasn’t for me. 2.5/5 stars

I See London I See France by Sarah Mlynowski 

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I was in desperate need of a cute, summery contemporary and I See London I See France was a great book to fulfill that. It did have flaws and it was cliche, but honestly I was all for it! The main character, Sydney was someone I enjoyed reading about and seeing things from her perspective, but her best friend, Leela was someone I just could not stand! She was so disloyal and disrespectful of Sydney and was incredibly annoying. Apart from that it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed following them around Europe; it gave me a serious urge to travel that’s for sure. 4/5 stars

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

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For a few months I had thought about picking up this up, not really knowing what it was about other than I loved the colourful cover, but just kept putting it off. Finally I did pick it up because I found it in the psychology section of the library when I was browsing and I absolutely loved it! It was a witty and valuable read on how to live a creative life, and was something I really needed. I had been feeling a little discouraged writing wise during the last few months, but reading this definitely made my fingers itch for the keyboard. Any creative person should pick this up because you won’t regret it. 4.5/5 stars

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

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Surprisingly the only re read for me in the month of December, so I call that a new record! I read Eliza and Her Monsters back in July during the BookTubeAThon and just flew through it…just like I did this time! Eliza is an anxious, awkward, creative teenage girl just like me, and it was a story I needed to be reminded of. I am really glad I re read it because I haven’t been feeling that great these past few months but the few days it took me to read this had me feeling a lot better. Another book I definitely recommend! 5/5 stars

Those are all the books I read in the month of December and I hope that you too had a good reading month! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update ūüôā

December 2017 TBR!

November was a busy and stressful month…not only did I give up on NaNoWriMo half way through but it was also hard to read. However, I did read a good number of books and I hoping I can read even more this coming month!

The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You & We’ll Always Have the Summer by Jenny Han¬†

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Re reading the Lara Jean trilogy really made me want so more of Jenny Han’s fun writing, as well as some easy, fluffy contemporaries. So, I am re reading her other trilogy and I am so excited! These books follow our main character, Belly, who returns to the small seaside town of Cousins where she shares a summer house with her mother’s best friend and her two sons, Jeremiah and Conrad. This book is filled with romance and summer fun, which is perfect because I really need a bright book like this as the days become shorter and darker.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding 

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Currently I am reading this book for English class so I thought I would throw it onto the TBR for December. I am over half way done and it is…definitely interesting and I am curious to see how things wrap up as I near the end. Lord of the Flies is a classic, and is about a group of English school boys who are fleeing England because of World War II, only to have their plane shot down and they end up on an abandoned, “paradise-like” island. As always, I am sure I would enjoy this book a lot more if it wasn’t required reading for school, but I am really happy to finally be reading it!

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick 


I put this on my TBR a few months ago but never got around to picking it up. Hopefully since winter break is approaching, I will finally sit down and read this because I have a feeling I will fly through this book. All I know is that it has fallen angels and a romance…but honestly that is good enough for me! I haven’t read an angel book in a long time so it will be interesting to see how much I like them now.

Those are a few books I want to read in the month of December and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: December 2017 Talk!