May 2018 Wrap Up

When I looked back at what books I read in May, I was pleasantly surprised because I had read a lot more than I thought. I read a grand total of four books in the month of May, and while I am still four books behind on my reading goal, I still managed to get a good chunk read this month. Anyways, here are the books I managed to read!

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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During April I had jumped back into To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, the first book in the trilogy, and afterwards I just had to continue on. Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the third and final book in this trilogy which follows Lara Jean, a teenage girl who writes love letters to all the boys she has loved before as a way to say goodbye, right before sealing them away in a teal hatbox forever. One day these letters get mysteriously sent out, and Lara Jean’s worst nightmares suddenly come true. I LOVE these books, and the first book is actually a movie which is being released on August 17 so yay! 4.5/5 stars

 

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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I had to read this play for English class and well, it’s Shakespeare, which is all I really have to say. Without a doubt I can see the genius behind it and how it acts as a template for hundreds upon hundreds of books and plays and TV shows that we see now. However, it wasn’t something that really gripped my attention and I probably wouldn’t have read it if I wasn’t forced to. 2.5/5 stars

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

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My initial plan was to read this book when it first came out back in March, but not only is this book pretty big, but I was also terrified that I wouldn’t love this book as much as the first three in the series. Spoiler alert: I did. This book was everything and more, and I was so happy to not only get to read from Juliette’s point of view, but Warner’s as well. Anyways 10/10 recommend and I cannot wait for the next book! 4.5/5 stars

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

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Ugh I love all the books in the series so much that all I want to do is read them over and over again, and it has been a long time since I found a book series like this. Sapphire Blue is the second book in the Precious Stones trilogy by Kerstin Gier, which follows Gwenyth, a teenage girl who comes from a family of time travelers. Everyone believes it is her cousin Charlotte who inherited the gene, but when Gwen is thrust back in time secrets unravel about herself that she didn’t even know. This book was originally in German, and there is even a movie (in German but with good English subtitles) which is a lot of fun, just like the book! 4.5/5 stars

Those are all the books I managed to read and I am happy to say that I adored 3/4 of them which means it was a very successful month! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post and social media accounts, all which are linked below 🙂

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April 2018 Wrap Up

Wow, I barely remember April because it went by so fast…and that will be my excuse for why I didn’t read as many books as I had hoped. However, I did read a grand total of 4 books so here they are!

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

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This was an unexpected read, because I just happened to be in San Diego during the time of Gayle Forman’s signing for this new release. Obviously I went and picked up the book, managing to read it in about two days. I Have Lost My Way follows three characters; Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel, all whom have lost their ways. One day in Central Park their paths connect, and suddenly each becomes an important part in each other’s worlds, and finding their ways once again. It is definitely a feel good book that I really enjoyed, and recommend! 3.5/5 stars

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Okay, this book took me forever to get through, but once I was finally finished it, I felt incredibly accomplished. It is a big book, at just over 500 pages and also a historical fiction which are some of the reasons it took me a few weeks to get through. While I enjoyed the first 400 pages, it was really the last hundred that gripped me and had me obsessively flipping to the next page because they were amazing. If you didn’t know, this book is told from Death’s point of view, who follows a young girl named Liesel who is off to meet her new foster family. Along the way, her younger brother dies abruptly, and they have a quick funeral which is where she steals her first book, claiming her new title of the “Book Thief”. We follow her as she grows up as a young German girl when World War II begins, and how her relationships between her foster parents and new friends grow. 4.5/5 stars

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before + P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Obviously I adored these two books, considering it was my…fourth re read? Maybe even fifth! I just love these books so much because they are the books I go to when I want a smile and to feel all warm and mushy on the inside. The first book follows Lara Jean, a girl who after she is done loving a boy, writes them a letter and then seals it in a teal coloured hatbox her mother got her, the ready to move on with the rest of her life. But one day those letters mysteriously get sent out, and she finds herself digging a hole of lies to keep her true feelings for her sister’s recent ex-boyfriend, and the boy next door, a secret. If you haven’t read this book, read it, especially since the movie is coming onto Netflix on August 17th, which is a day after my birthday! Both: 5/5 stars

That is all for my April wrap up and I hope you all had a fantastic reading month as well! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post linked below, as well as follow my social media accounts so I can follow you back 🙂

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