Playing Catch-Up

Hey, guys! Instead of posting TONS of reviews over the next few days, I thought I’d just give a run-down of the books I read while I was away. Several of them are books that have been out a while, so I didn’t really see a point in giving a full-on review when most of you have probably already read them (I’ll link to the Goodreads description just in case). Some of the books WILL get separate reviews, and therefore will not be included in this post. So without further ado, here’s what I’ve been reading!

 Looking for Alaska by John Green

This summer, I have come to love John Green’s writing. I read The Fault In Our Stars when it was first released, but then for some reason waited until this summer to read anything else he wrote. I really enjoy his writing style and his character development. I always feel so connected to the main characters and I really love that about his books. This book is absolutely amazing. It’s not my favorite John Green (more on that later), but I did love it a lot. If you haven’t read it, I recommend you solve that problem pronto.

Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel

I’m not sure how popular this book is. I honestly had never heard of it before I bought it on a whim from Amazon, so many of you may not have read it. This book is so short that I read it in about 3 hours. The story was good, but I felt like I never got to know any of the characters at all. I would’ve liked it a LOT more if it would’ve been about 100+ pages longer. I felt like the whole thing was rushed, and I didn’t want it to be because I felt like I could’ve really liked it if it WASN’T that way. Oh well.

Paper Towns by John Green

THIS is my favorite John Green book. For some reason I’ve heard a lot of people say it was their least favorite, but I loved it the most. Maybe it was because I connected SO much with the main character, Quentin. I don’t know. But this is another MUST read. Absolutely loved it.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

For some reason, I never read this book until now. We didn’t have to read it in AP Lit in high school, even though every other class before ours had to. I never read it on my own, either. So while I was on vacation, I decided it was time to buy it and read. And I’m so glad that I did. It became one of my favorite books of all time. I just absolutely love it, and there’s no need for any more of a review than that. If you haven’t already read this, then you’re really missing out (even though I’m pretty sure I’m probably the last person on earth, or at least in America, who is over the age of 16 and hasn’t read this.)

That’s all for now, but full reviews for the other books I’ve read while I’ve been away will be up throughout the week! Thanks for sticking with me :)

P.S. I’m SO bummed that they moved the release date of the new Gatsby movie! I was really looking forward to seeing it over Christmas. Oh well. I guess 6 more months isn’t THAT long.

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