Saturday, February 8, 2014

January Wrap-Up

I only set one solid reading goal for this year: read thirty books. I know compared to some people that's a very small goal, but with all the senior year stuff I've been dealing with, I'll be happy if I can make it. Anyway, here's a list of the books I managed to read this month, and a link to the one review I did.

1. Manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen


Manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen

This one was okay, but I'm actually interested in reading Tom Leeven's other book Party; I've heard a lot of good things about it, but just haven't gotten the chance to read it. Manicpixiedreamgirl isn't bad, it's just very predictable. So if you're looking for a quick and somewhat entertaining novel you should pick it up.


2. Hidden (A Child's Story of the Holocaust) by by 

Check out my review HERE

Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust

Hidden is a graphic novel that definitely deals with subject matter that often isn't used in a graphic novel. If you want to know more please check out my review. :)

3. Skinny by Ibi Kaslik


Skinny

I often find myself, for whatever reason, attracted to books about eating disorders. I think it's just so hard for me to relate to taking such dangerous and extreme measures and not realizing how deadly they can be. People with these disorders often become sucked into their mental illness and find it almost impossible to get out. Skinny is beautifully written and though the "plot" sometimes was a little slow, this book isn't really about the plot. It's about people and their relationships and how anorexia can destroy everything.

Question: What did you read last month? What are you planning to read this month? Feel free to link your post or tell me in the comments. :)

1 comments:

Jess@Fairday's Blog said...

You are off to a great start with 3 books! I think 30 sounds like a fabulous goal considering all that you will have going on this year. Good luck! :)

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