Monday, January 5, 2015

December Wrap Up

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December was an interesting month. I apologize that this is going up late, however, as I write this, it's January 1st, so I'm not all that behind.

This month I read a total  of eight books. I would've liked to do better than that, but I'm currently in a reading slump and I needed to start preparing for exams.  But I suppose I should go through what I did read. 

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
3.5 Stars

Personally, I just didn't get this book. I had to read it for my English class, and while I never really found myself bored, I often felt that there wasn't much plot to the story. I'll eventually try to reread it to see if my opinion changes.

The Selection
Kiera Cass
3 Stars

While I did enjoy the story, there was nothing special about it. I didn't really relate to the characters and the plot was just kind However, it was a quick read and didn't necessarily disappoint me.

Amulet Book 1: The Stone Keeper
Kazu Kibuishi 
4 Stars

This was one of my first dips into the graphic novel world, and must I say, I really enjoyed it. The story wasn't fantastic, but it was fast paced and I did really love the artwork in the book. I'd love to continue with the story and read more graphic novels.

Mark Fearing
3 Stars

This one was just alright. While I did enjoy the cute story, the art was just alright, and it was a bit longer than it needed to be.

Dark Inside 
Jeyn Roberts
3.5 Stars

This one was good. I'll give it that. However, there were six different perspectives, and with each there was a whole different cast of characters. I found myself confused frequently, and I just don't know what they were all needed for.

The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate
3.5 Stars

This was a really cute story about a gorilla. I mostly read it for the cramathon challenge, and found it a good fit. It was incredibly fast, and simple to grasp, but I wasn't blown away.

Looking for Alaska
John Green
4 Stars

While both my best friend and my mother despised this book, I actually really liked it. It was interesting and heart breaking and really kept my attention well. Definitely a fan of this one, though it definitely doesn't top TFIOS

Explorer: The Mystery Boxes
Edited by Kazu Kibuishi
3.5 Stars

This one was a hit and a miss. With so many artists working on it, it was bound to happen that I'd enjoy some of the artists more than others, and that was definitely the case. I just found some of the stories fell flat.

xx Kendall


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