Introducing a new series to my blog. Every month I plan on writing a Monthly Reads blog post in which I talk about books I read the previous month and books that I plan to read in the current month. I love sharing new books with you all, and I hope that you can share some books with me too! Feel free to comment down below and let me know what you are currently reading.
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Speak, by: Laurie Halse Anderson
I rated this book a 4/5. I think that the message that this book has and the meaning that it emphasizes should be read and studied by all, but the plot and writing style was a little lacking for me. I would definitely recommend this book simply because it is easy to read and can impact your life with meaning.
Gemina, by: Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
This book is part of the Illuminae series which might be my favorite books of all time at the moment. I love the unique style that these books are written in--the story is laid out in a collection of files and logs rather than chapters written in paragraphs. This second book did a lot better job pulling in and rounding out a lot of the details that confused me in the first book. I rank this one 5/5 would recommend.
This month I plan on reading three books and listening to one audiobook.
I want to read A Discovery of Witches, by: Deborah Harness. This book is about a young woman who has been shunning her powers as a witch because she doesn't believe in using them, but when a series of events leads her right into the middle of the magical world full of witches, vampires, daemons, and more, she is forced to accept her powers and handle the issues presented to her.
Another book on my list of To Be Read in February is Wintergirls, by: Laurie Halse Anderson. Is it weird to like a depressing genre? Books about teens and young adults who are faced with difficult situations and are forced to overcome them are probably my favorite types of books. This book is about a young girl and her best friend who are both suffering from eating disorders. At the beginning of the book, one of the friends tragically dies, and the surviving friend is left to figure out how to move on without her BFF and how to conquer her eating disorder.
The last physical book that I am planning to read in February is All the Bright Places, by: Jennifer Nevin. What I am most excited for about this book is that it is set in Indiana (where I am from). I am looking forward to seeing such a popular book discuss a state that I haven't found featured in many young adult reads.
Finally, this month I am hoping to participate in the Perustopia book club and read their book of the month via audiobook. The month's book is The Alchemists of Loom, by: Elise Rova. I'm not entirely sure what this book is about, but I saw the cover and assumed that it is a little out of my comfort zone and was up to the challenge. I think that is something I am going to try to do this year--read more books that challenge me.
Please leave a comment down below letting me know what books you are planning to read this month. You can also find me on Goodreads if you are interested in checking in on what I am currently reading and my progress on my books.