I had a low expectation of how many books I was going to read for this month. I read quite a few books and overall, most of the books I read were okay, a couple were pretty good but most were rated three stars or less. I wrote down below how books I read, what genre they’re from and how many pages that all accounted too.
I included the rating I gave these books, and I don’t plan on giving all these books a book review but if there’s a book you want me to review or hear more about, comment below!
Number of Books Read: 9
Types of Books:
2 Young Adult Fantasy
3 Young Adult Contemporary
2 Graphic Novels
1 Adult Thriller
Pages Read: Approx. 2991
The books I read were:
Flame in the Mist by Renèe Ahdieh
Rating: 3 stars
Summary: Young seventeen-year-old Mariko is sent to meet her betrothed, Raiden but as she travels she gets attacked by the Black Clan. She survives the attack and makes the decision to be a boy in order to avenge those who attacked her. Mishaps occur while she goes on this journey, and she questions a lot about herself along the way.
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Rating: 2 Stars
Summary: Charlie is known as a “wallflower” who writes about his life through his adolescent years, which he must face new experiences as first love and new friends but also face loss and heartbreak. Charlie learns how to manage those new comings in a different light as he grows up.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I actually DNF’d this book. I tried to get through it, but the writing wasn’t for me, and I already knew the plot and the story. I would have been able to do it but the writing held me back from re-reading this book, unfortunately.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Rating: 4 Stars
Summary: Zélie was growing up in Orïsha when magic was still alive. Then one night, magic died, and the king of Orïsha has taken over and has been killing the Maji people all over. As she meets the princess, she discovers she has the fate to return magic back, but along the way, she runs into trouble, love, and power.
Alexander Hamilton by Rob Chernow
*I started to read this book, I only got into this book a little bit, maybe a chapter or two, but I will say that I really enjoy the writing of this book, and it has a pretty good start.
Summary: A biography of Alexander Hamilton, that illustrates not only Hamilton’s life with his life before becoming a founding father and his journey of forming America, it tells the story of America’s birth and what leads from there.
Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Rating 3.5 Stars
Summary: Carolina travels to Italy to visit her father after her mother passes away, and she stubbornly goes there. While she’s there, she discovers secrets about her mother’s journey while she was studying there, and slowly unravels the truth. But Carolina isn’t alone in this discovery, she meets Lorenzo and together they not only figure out her mother’s secret but they also discover love.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Rating: 3 Stars
Summary: Xiomara Batista, who also goes by X, grows up in a Harlem neighborhood, with a very strict religious mother who wants X to do nothing but pass school and be dedicated to the lord. X feels trapped and the only escape she has is through writing in her notebook. She falls for a boy in her Biology class, a boy her mother would never except, and after discovering that a slam poetry club meets after school when her confirmation lessons are, X, must choose the hard decisions of what she wants most, even if that means going against her mother’s wishes.
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Rating: 2 Stars
Summary: Priyanka Das has many questions that are left unanswered when it comes to asking her mother about India, and who her father is. Pri finds a pashmina in a suitcase in one of their closets, it transports her to see a vivid vision of India, but this leads her to question if that’s what India actually looks like. Pri then is able to go see India for herself and discover the truth to the questions she’s been making about India and her family.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Rating: 4 Stars
Summary: In the kingdom of Paris, Prince Sebastian’s parents are trying to find a suitable bride for him to accompany him on the throne, but Sebastian has other plans and a secret. Prince Sebastian likes to put on high fashioned dresses at night, and be Lady Crystallia. He also meets Frances, who becomes his dressmaker, and along the way, they are able to make Frances’s dream come true, but it could mean one of them could be hurt along the way.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Rating: 4 Stars
Summary: A girl named Ashley is discovered dead, ruled as a suicide. Scott McGrath hears this news and suspects some other underlying incident that actually happened, so he makes it his goal to figure it out. Which also unravels secrets about her father, Stanislaus Cordova, a horror film director and a man who hasn’t been seen for decades and is a mystery in of itself. Scott accepts help from two others who somehow have ties with Ashley, and they’re determined and curious to figure out the truth.