Decmber 2016 wrap up

Hey!

this month has been very successful when it comes to reading. I’ve done a lot of things I’ve been planning to do, read a lot of books and watched a lot of shows.

I read a lot of good books that I really enjoyed this month and I can’t wait to tell you about them all!


25810226Zodiac Starforce

authors: Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau

genre: fantasy

number of pages: 136

release date: March 9th, 2016

my rating: 5/5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this book it was such a fun read. I loved the colours and the illustrations in this comic. It had strong female characters, friendships, and an LGBT+ relationship. It was such a great read and I can’t wait for volume two to come out!

22628The Perks of Being a Wallflower

author: Stephen Chbosky

genre: contemporary

number of pages: 213

release date: February 1st, 1999

my rating: 4.5/5 stars

You’re all probably shocked that I only just read this book since so many people already have. I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the way this book was written I think it really helped build the suspense.

25903764Ghosts

author: Raina Telgemeier

genre: fantasy

number of pages: 256

release date: September 13th, 2016

my rating: 5/5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this graphic novel. It is considered a children’s novel, and that makes me really happy. I think it’s really important to educate everyone especially younger people on disabilities and different cultures to make the next generation more accepting and more loving.

18710209Tiny Pretty Things

authors: Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

genre: contemporary

number of pages: 448

release date: May 26th, 2015

my rating: 5/ stars

I absolutely loved this book! I’ve never been able to relate to so many little things in a book before, such as; the fact that June couldn’t speak Korean and that she wasn’t considered Korean by other Koreans because she was mixed race. I actually made a mini review on Goodreads if you’d like to find out more of my feelings about this book.

20517739Far From You

author: Tess Sharpe

genre: mystery

number of pages: 343

release date: March 27th, 2014

my rating: 5/5 stars

I absolutely loved this book! Just like Tiny Pretty Things, I found things in this book that I could also relate to. I’ve never read a book with a bisexual character, other than Magnus Bane, and I think it was really nice to see that. Just like Tiny Pretty Things I also have a mini review on Goodreads with more of my thoughts and feelings on this book if you’d like to go check it out.

27969081Labyrinth Lost

author: Zoraida Córdova

genre: fantasy

number of pages: 336

release date: September 6th, 2016

my rating: 4/5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, there were a few things that I wished were stretched out a bit as I felt that they were a bit rushed. I’m really glad that this is going to be a trilogy (I believe) because I really want to see more from these characters.

28686840Holding Up the Universe

author: Jennifer Niven

genre: contemporary

number of pages: 391

release date: October 4th, 2016

my rating: 5/5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I have read All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven and I didn’t really enjoy it, so I didn’t have the highest expectations going into this book. I ended up really enjoying this book and I’m so glad that I didn’t let my opinions on her other novels prevent me from picking up this book. I do have a spoiler free review on my blog, I’m quite proud of it actually if you’d like to see more of my thoughts on the book.

72193Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

author: J.K. Rowling

genre: fantasy

number of pages: 223

release date: June 30th, 1997

my rating: 5/5 stars

I am currently re-reading the Harry Potter series with my younger brother, what we’re doing is we read a couple of chapters aloud each while the other listens. It’s his first time reading the series so it’s really nice to be able to read it together and have conversations about the little things we enjoyed.

31181906Something in Between

author: Melissa De La Cruz

genre: contemporary

number of pages: 384

release date: October 6th, 2016

my rating: 5/5 stars

I absolutely loved this book, it was such an informative and important read. I think this is a book that a lot of people should read especially considering what happened with the USA election and a large amount of discussion about immigration on the news, online and within families at the moment.

25507925Binge

author: Tyler Oakley

genre: autobiography/memoir

number of pages: 303

release date: October 20th, 2015

my rating: 4/5 stars

I listened to the audiobook for Binge and I really enjoyed it. The book was read by Tyler Oakley himself so it was really nice to hear him read aloud this book as I’m used to hearing his voice on YouTube. I think it made it a little bit more personal which is really nice to see as this is a memoir.

30654009The Bone Sparrow

author: Zana Fraillon

genre: contemporary

number of pages: 234

release date: June 28th, 2016

my rating: 4/5 stars

this novel was absolutely heartbreaking, after finishing this book all I felt was anger. I was so angry about the way these innocent people are being treated and angry about the fact that people are punishing them for just wanting a better life. This book really opened my eyes and informed me on what these detention centres are like and the mistreatment of refugees.

23058402The Art of Being Normal

author: Lisa Williamson

genre: contemporary

number of pages: 353

release date: January 1st, 2015

I cannot begin to explain how much I loved this book! This book made me cry and smile, it was so beautiful and was honestly such a good read.Even though the issues this book deals with can be quite heavy the author was able to make this book quite a lighthearted read without taking away from the things that these characters are dealing with.

224912

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

author: J.K. Rowling

genre: fantasy

number of pages: 251

release date: May 28th, 1999

my brother and I have only just started reading the Chamber of Secrets together and both him and I are really enjoying it.

 

 


 

that’s what I read in December 2016! let me know what you read this month in the comments

 

 

Yasmin xx

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8 thoughts on “Decmber 2016 wrap up

  1. Louise / geniereads says:

    You’ve read plenty of wonderful books last December, YAY for you! Far From You and Something in Between are both on my TBR so I’m glad that you enjoyed it. I agree, The Bone Sparrow was indeed so heartbreaking and I wish that it’ll reach more people and spread awareness about such important topics.

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    • readbooksanddrinkcoffee says:

      Far From You and Something in Between are a must read for 2016! One of my favourite things in the entire world is that in Far From You the main character physically says she’s bisexual! It made me so happy bc I’ve never seen that in a TV show (really popular ones) or in any novel before.
      Everyone should read The Bone Sparrow bc so many people need to know!
      – Yasmin

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