December Wrap-Up

Hey bookworms, and welcome to our December Wrap-Up! Between the two of us, we read 13 books!  Let’s get started!

 

Dawlyn: It was a pretty good reading month for me and I was able to reach my goal of reading 52 books in 2017!  Let’s go ahead and get into it!

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Renegades Marissa Meyer

Rating: 4.75/5 Doughnuts

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Ommgg the one thing I hate about starting a series right when the first book is published, is realizing I have no idea how long I’ll have to wait for the next book to come out! I really enjoyed this! Marissa Meyer has such an awesome way of making things her own and this book is no exception! The ending threw me, but not in the way that I think would be expected. If you’re looking for a unique take on superheroes vs super villains, this is the book for you!

 

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An Ember in the Ashes by: Saba Tahir

Rating: 5/5 Doughnuts

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I just don’t even have enough words. This book is freaking AMAZING!!!! I. NEED. BOOK. TWO!!!

 

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These Broken Stars by: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Rating: 4/5 Doughnuts

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I enjoyed this book overall but it was a solid 4 star read for me. This took me a while to finish so I had that time to think about it. While in the grand scheme of things, there was a lot going on behind the scenes, at the forefront, it didn’t seem like there was a lot going on, which I think is why it felt slow to me a good bit of the time. Still, there was enough mystery to the story to keep me intrigued, and in the end, I enjoyed how this story plays out. I definitely want to read the next book since it focuses on a different couple.

 

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A List of Cages by: Robin Roe

Rating: 5/5 Doughnuts

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“Hate ricochets, but kindness does too.”

This book is so so good! It’s another read that’s left me at a loss for words. If your looking for a heavier contemporary, I’d definitely recommend this.

 

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Binti  by: Ninedi Okorafor

Rating: 5/5 Doughnuts

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I haven’t read many short stories but this one was great! I can’t wait to read the next one!

 

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Brown Girl Dreaming by: Jacqueline Woodson

Rating: 5/5 Doughnuts

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I don’t read a lot of prose but I loved this so much! I hope to read more poetry in 2018.

 

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The Power of Love by: Elizabeth Chandler

Rating: 5/5 Doughnuts

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I picked this up on a whim because I wanted something quick and it was a great continuation of the series.

 

Soulmates by: Elizabeth Chandler

Rating: 5/5 Doughnuts

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Even though I found the mystery to be predictable, I still enjoyed this conclusion and I’m glad to know that Elizabeth Chandler continued on with the series!

 

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The DUFF by: Kody Keplinger

Rating: 3.5/5 Doughnuts

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This was my last read of the year and it ended up being pretty underwhelming. The writing was immature, in my opinion, and I found some aspects of it to be a little problematic. I appreciated the message but I felt that it took too long to get it across. I want to watch the movie now because it seems a lot different. Just from reading the synopsis, I can tell that I’ll probably like it better than the book.

 

 

Krista: I definitely did not get to all the books I hoped to this month, but I did read some awesome books so let’s get into it!

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Renegades Marissa Meyer.

5/5 Doughnuts

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As always, Marissa Meyer did not disappoint for me. I have come to really love her writing in 2017, and Renegades is no exception! I really enjoyed this story. I felt like it was a really great start to a series. I do have a lot of questions, but I don’t doubt that the series will explain everything. I can’t wait for the next book!

 

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I’ve Got Your Number by: Sophie Kinsella.

5/5 Doughnuts

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I loved this book so much! This read exactly like a rom com, and I need a movie ASAP! This story was really cute and so funny. I can’t wait to read more from Sophie Kinsella.

 

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian By: Sherman Alexie.

5/5 Doughnuts

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This was one of my top ten reads of the year! I love this book. It made me laugh and cry, and opened my eyes to a culture that I previously knew almost nothing about. Sherman Alexis’s art throughout the book just made it even more amazing. Definitely put this on your TBR if you haven’t read it yet!

 

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

5/5 Doughnuts

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I really enjoyed this book. It was a really fun and quick read. I loved the pink atmosphere of the book. I really liked the characters as well. I loved going on their journey with them as they experienced their first heart breaks, and navigated what it’s like breaking up and moving on in high school.

 

Thanks for taking the time out to read our post! We’d love to know if you’ve read any of these books and how you liked them! We’d also love to hear what you read in December. Sound off in the comments!

D&K

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