May Wrap Up

Wow! May was a pretty productive month for me reading wise which is great because I know June is going to be a very sad reading month due to my move! I Read/Listened to a total of 9 books in May which added up to about 3,000 pages! I am very excited to share with you all the books I loved and or hated this month. Make sure to check out my full review for the books, I will have links placed below the books I have a review for. So lets dive in!

Physical Books

“I Kissed Shara Wheeler” By Casey McQuiston

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Chloe has one thing on her mind: being Valedictorian. She is so close she could taste it! All that’s standing in her way is her rival Shara Wheeler. Shara is the most popular girl in school, not to mention the principals daughter, but Chloe lives and breathes beating Shara in all that they do. But when Shara kisses Chloe out of the blue and then vanishes, Chloe’s main goal is to find Shara so she can beat her to Valedictorian fair and square.

Chloe quickly realizes that she’s not the only one Shara kissed and ditched. There’s Smith, High school quarterback and Shara’s long term boyfriend. Then there’s Rory, the class bad boy and Shara’s next door neighbor. Together, they must work to solve cryptic clues left in some very creative places in order to find Shara and get some answers.

Along the way, new friendships are made, and old friendships are put to the ultimate test.

“Book Lovers” By Emily Henry

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Nora’s whole life has been centered around books and her little sister Libby. They basically grew up in a book store so it was no surprise to anyone that she became an agent for authors, helping them get the best editorial and publishing deals. But unlike most book characters she’s not that happy go lucky girl who gets the dream guy. Instead, all her relationships fall apart because she is too focused on taking care of Libby and making a career for herself to really focus on her personal life.

Libby is a lot different than Nora. She has always been a romantic and she thinks her sister needs to experience that small town romance all romance book characters get to have. So her and Nora pack up for a month long trip to Sunshine Falls, the small town featured in one of Nora’s clients books. With a bucket list of book tropes to complete will Sunshine Falls finally help Nora find her true self?

“The Change” By Kirsten Miller

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Nessa has always known she had a special gift to hear the dead but when she got married and had kids her power seemed to go dormant due to the craziness of every day life. But with her husband dead and her two kids off at college she finds her life finally slowing down and one day she wakes up to the sound of a dead girl calling for her help.

Something inside of her tells her that she won’t be able to help this girl on her own and so her intuition brings her to find two other women with special gifts as well. Jo, a retired business woman who now owns a local women only gym who is filled with heat and rage. Then there is Harriet, the local “Witch” who knows the secrets of the wildlife and plants around her. Together these three women will bring justice to the girl calling to Nessa.

“HeartStopper” Volumes 3&4 By Alice Oseman

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I have not made a full review for these books yet but now that I have read all four (Book five has not been released yet) I will be posting hopefully this week a full blog post about my thoughts and feelings to kick off pride month!

I absolutely love these books and honestly probably like these two better than the first two. Now that Charlie and Nick’s relationship is official you will see them struggle to find the best time and way to announce their relationship. You will also see them struggle with mental health and eating disorders which are already a really tough topic but were written in a great way.


Audio Books

I have not written full reviews for the Audio Books that I listened too and honestly I don’t really plan too so if you would like a synopsis for these books I recommend checking good reads. I will post my rating and Initial thoughts for these books down below.

“The Honey Don’t List” By Christina Lauren

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I love Christina Lauren and the way she portrays her characters! I really liked this book and felt like the relationship was cute but the ending was kind of a let down which is why it is only getting 4 stars and not 5 stars.

“Shipped” By Angie Hockman

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I am not really an enemies to lovers fan but this book handled the trope pretty well. I also really liked the sister relationship this book offered. Only four stars for this book just because it was enemies to lovers and the start of the relationship was rough but over all the book ended perfectly!

“In Five Years” By Rebecca Serle

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This book started off so good! I was hooked immediately! However, it was not the book I thought it would be. It got really sad and made me cry, which was great! But the ending was just terrible and I really wish it had a different ending. Also the main character was very annoying!


Poetry

“F%#k it! why not?!” By R.S Green

Rating: 1 out of 5.

I read this book at 3 am one night when I couldn’t sleep. I am not one who typically reads poetry or really even know what good poetry is. But honestly this was not great poetry and I couldn’t relate to anything that I was reading. I highlighted maybe two passages but the rest was just not great. Maybe if I knew more about poetry I would have enjoyed it but I really don’t recommend this poetry book to anyone and I think it could be a waste of your time.

Wow, that was negative. I apologize but honestly don’t waste your time on this one.


DNF

I don’t DNF (Did Not Finish) books. I almost always either read two chapters and decide its not the right time for the book and come back later or I push through the book because I am already halfway so why not just finish it and give it a review. Well the book Down below made me realize life is too short to force yourself to finish a book you just can’t stand. This is my opinion on the book and if you loved it, great! If you hated it, great! If you want to read the book please read it cause you might enjoy it!

“Darling Girl” By Liz Michalski

(Synopsis is pulled from GoodReads)

Life is looking up for Holly Darling, granddaughter of Wendy–yes, that Wendy. She’s running a successful skincare company; her son, Jack, is happy and healthy; and the tragedy of her past is well behind her . . . until she gets a call that her daughter, Eden, who has been in a coma for nearly a decade, has gone missing from the estate where she’s been long tucked away. And, worst of all, Holly knows who must be responsible: Peter Pan, who is not only very real, but more dangerous than anyone could imagine.

Eden’s disappearance is a disaster for more reasons than one. She has a rare condition that causes her to age rapidly–ironic, considering her father is the boy who will never grow up–which also makes her blood incredibly valuable. It’s a secret that Holly is desperate to protect, especially from Eden’s half-brother, Jack, who knows nothing about his sister or the crucial role she plays in his life. Holly has no one to turn to–her mother is the only other person in the world who knows that Peter is more than a story, but she refuses to accept that he is not the hero she’s always imagined. Desperate, Holly enlists the help of Christopher Cooke, a notorious ex-soldier, in the hopes of rescuing Eden before it’s too late . . . or she may lose both her children.

This book was just a chore to read. I went in thinking this would be a dark, mysterious, Peter Pan retailing where he is in our world and less of Neverland. Well, yes that is the book but literally nothing happens in this book! I made it a little over halfway and I had no clue where this book was going. I had no connections to the characters and honestly didn’t care how the book ended. When I looked at this book sitting on my nightstand I was just not excited to read it. I have so many books on my TBR and it just didn’t make sense to keep reading something that did not bring me joy. So with this book I have started to DNF!

I Posted a TikTok video explaining why I DNF’d this book in more detail so if you’d like go ahead and check that out!


Favorite Quotes

“Every recipe is a spell and all cooks are witches”

From “The Change”

“Yes, you’re afraid of me because I’m better than you are. And if you give one talented woman the power she deserves, another will follow. Then another. And together they’ll show that their way is better. Then your whole fake f*cking world will come tumbling down.”

From “The Change”

“You’re in books. Of course you don’t have a life. None of us do. There’s always something too good to read.”

From “Book Lovers”

“She feels like the spine of a book about to crack and spill out all the love story guts.”

From “I Kissed Shara Wheeler”

Coming Up

Ok, I have a lot of stuff coming up in the near future! We are just a few weeks from my one year blogging anniversary and I have some fun stuff planned for this so stay tuned! June is Pride Month so I will be posting my June TBR and I bet it all will be LGBTQ friendly! I also will be moving this month so blog posts might be few and far between but I will be back once life calms down.

QOTD: Please recommend me some good LGBTQ reads!

April Wrap Up

In April I read a total of seven books and I was seriously surprised! However, two were graphic novels I finished in like an hour and another was an 80 paged short story, I guess all those combined might equal one total book but I am still counting them individually. I had an amazing reading month and I read so many amazing books! This year has been full of five star reads, I think it will be really hard to pick my end of the year favorites.

Remember to check out the full reviews for my initial thoughts on the books!


The Books

“The Hate U Give” By Angie Thomas

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Starr is a sixteen year old girl that lives in a poor neighborhood but attends school in the suburbs. Living two separate lives proves to be a big challenge but only gets worse when she witnesses her childhood friend get shot and killed by a police officer. Being the only witness to the murder, it quickly becomes Starr’s word against the officer’s.

The officer thought Kahlil had a gun: he didn’t. People believe Kahlil is a drug dealer: he had nothing on him. The officer thought Starr was a threat and kept his gun on her: she was compliant.

It is up to Starr to break the misconceptions and bring justice to her friend.

“Talking As Fast As I Can” By Lauren Graham

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lauren Graham is everything you expect her to be and more. In this memoir she breaks down her life from where she lived when she was little to her struggle to break into the world of acting all the way to the end where she is asked back for “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life”. Unlike most memoirs I can guarantee you will be laughing and crying from the turn of a page!

”The Existence of Amy” By Lana Grace Riva

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Amy lives no ordinary life but this isn’t by choice. She is burdened with a really bad case of OCD and Depression that makes every day tasks nearly impossible. Amy has been missing out on many social situations because her disabilities hold her back. This causes stress between her relationships and it only gets worse because she doesn’t think her friends will understand where she is coming from or why she is always flaking out on plans. But when the opportunity to travel to Australia for work arises she takes ahold of her life and makes the trip. Can this trip help break some barriers or will they only make situations worse?

“Lucky” By Merissa Stapley

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lucky has lived a life on the run. Having a con-artist as a father, Lucky never got to experience an ordinary life, just one of crime and fake Identities. All Lucky ever wanted was a shot at some normalcy: a house, a stable job, some kids and a dog. She thought she would finally get this life when she and her boyfriend decide to settle down in Idaho. But when one last con goes horribly wrong, Lucky is found all alone and forced to stay hidden from the cops with a multi-million winning lottery ticket tucked away in her wallet. Her whole life could change, but is it worth cashing in the lottery ticket just to get caught by the cops? Or should she continue to stay on the run?

“HeartStopper” By Alice Oseman, Books 1 & 2

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This Graphic Novel series just came out with a show on Netflix and so I decided I needed to pick them up real quick. For the TV show right now you only need to read the first two books. I am still waiting not, so patiently, for book three and four to be shipped to my house.

I am not typically someone who likes to read graphic novels but I quickly fell in love with the characters and their stories, not to mention the illustrations! The pictures in this book were so beautiful! I loved how much emotion this book had in such a small amount of pages, the art work really brings those emotions alive!

I had my boyfriend reads these books right after I finished so that we can watch the TV show together. We can’t wait to see how well the TV show holds up to the books! Stay Tuned!

I only bought the first two books like a dummy and now books two and three are sold out! I have an order placed but I don’t think they will arrive for another few weeks. I will be posting a full review on these books soon, I will keep you posted! In the mean time get your hands on these cute books!

“Evidence of the Affair” By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is a quick 80 paged book full of Letters between two spouses who have been cheated on. they have found letters between their spouses that reveled a secret affair. Read this book to learn the heart breaking story of how these two strangers found a glimmer of hope in their darkest times.

This was a super cute and really heartbreaking story. I can’t believe so much hurt could come from a few letters. My heart aches thinking about the horrible situation these characters were placed in. Taylor Jenkins Reid has really wrote some amazing books and I need to deep dive into more of her unpopular releases real soon.

Favorite Quotes

“The world’s like that. What matters in one moment, it doesn’t matter the next. Things that fall apart eventually come back together again. Everything passes. You can be sure of that.”

Direct quote from “Lucky” By Merissa Stapley

“That’s the problem. We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us. What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

Direct quote from “The Hate U Give” By Angie Thomas

“Because here’s the thing: I was fine on my own, and so are you. But it can be hard when you feel ready for Happy Couplehood and you seem to have missed the train.”

Direct Quote from “Talking as Fast as I Can” By Lauren Graham

“You can’t tell whether people are gay by what they look like. And gay or straight aren’t the only two options.”

Direct quote from “HeartStopper” By Alice Oseman

QOTD: What was your favorite April Read?

March Wrap Up

I was really motivated at the beginning of March to read because I had just came off of a three week reading slump. I only read three books but I typically read between 3-5 a month so that isn’t too bad. Lets see what I rated these books.


March Books

“The Ex Talk” By Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Shay was raised to be a radio host, her dad said she always had a face for radio. After college she got a job as a producer at the local radio station in hopes to one day get to host her own show. However, she was always afraid her voice wasn’t something people would want to listen too.

After ten years a new hotshot journalist winds up finding himself on the air telling a political story only after a few months of being in the station. Animosity grows between the two over time. But when the station is at risk of going under they fight to keep their jobs by offering to host a hit new show called “The Ex Talk”.

They are suddenly forced to work hand in hand as co hosts who supposedly used to date and now are somehow qualified to give out relationship advice. Can they keep the peace and make their listeners believe they had previously dated or will all the charades come crumbling apart?

“A Flicker in the Dark” By Stacy Willingham

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chloe Davis is the daughter of a known serial killer who kidnapped and murdered 6 teenage girls and left his family to deal with the aftermath of his decisions.

Fast forward 20 years and Chloe is now a psychologist in a happy relationship finally getting a grasp on her new life in Baton Rouge. But when two teenage girls go missing there are too many coincidences to ignore. How could her farther be murdering these girls when he is behind bars? There is only one answer, it must be a copycat killer. Chloe then takes things into her own hands to help any future girls from becoming the next victim. Can Chloe find the copycat killer before he gets ahold of another girl?

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” By J.K. Rowling

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I don’t think this one needed a synopsis or even a full review so I will just leave you my thoughts here.

I felt like this book was a really slow read for me and that is only because I had recently seen the movie and so I just didn’t vibe with all the scenes. I did however really like all the stuff about S.P.E.W and also anything that wasn’t in the movie. These things made the book worth the read!


Favorite Quotes

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that, in the process, he does not become a monster. If you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”

From “A Flicker in the Dark”

“But maybe that’s what we all are—halfway-broken people searching for things that will smooth our jagged edges.”

From “The EX Talk”

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

From “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

QOTD: Have you read any of these? What did you rate them?

February Wrap Up

February was a rough month for me. I went two whole weeks without touching a single book. I just hit a deep reading slump as soon as I got House of Sky and Breath in my hands! I had to take some time off from reading so I could find my love for it again. I made reading a chore rather than something I can do for fun. Even though I took the two weeks off I still read five books, which is amazing! Lets see what I read and what I rated them.

What I Read

“Weather Girl” By Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ari is working her dream job as the weather girl for the local news station and her boss happens to be her childhood hero, Torrance Hale. The only issue is that Torrance isn’t the best mentor, she is way too focused on making her ex husbands life difficult rather than to help Ari grow in her profession. The problem with this is that it creates a hostile work environment.

When a work Christmas party gets out of hand, Ari and her sports reporter co-worker Russell devise a plan to get their bosses back together and to bring happiness and structure back to the news station.

Now that Ari and Russell are working so closely together maybe more than just one relationship can blossom.

“The Last Thing He Told Me” By Laura Dave

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hannah’s life gets thrown for a loop when she receives a note from her husband saying “Protect Her”. Hannah knows she is meant to protect her step daughter Bailey, who has already had a troubled life and most importantly who hates her. Why can’t her husband just tell this to her face, why send a note? Protect her from what?

When her husbands boss gets arrested and the FBI start knocking on her door and her husband is no where to be found she decides to start taking things into her own hands.

Taking her scared step daughter all the way to Texas, they start to unravel a very unsettling truth. Is her husband really who she thought he was?

“The Unhoneymooners” By Christina Lauren

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Olive is the complete polar opposite of her twin sister Ami. Olive is just unlucky in all aspects of life where as her sister who is getting married to a nearly perfect guy can now get married for practically nothing when she wins contest after contest to help her plan her dream wedding.

However, on the wedding day everyone comes down with food poisoning except for Olive and her arch nemesis Ethan, the grooms brother. This leaves the Honeymoon up for grabs and there is no way unemployed Olive is going to sit and mope in her lonely apartment while her enemy gets to enjoy an all paid trip to Hawaii.

The catch? They have to put all hatred aside to put on the perfect show of a happily newlywed couple so they don’t get caught committing fraud. Can these two put their hate aside to enjoy a once in a life time vacation or will they get caught in all their lies?

“Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark” By Ridley Pearson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

When five kids get the opportunity of a life time to be hologram guides in Disney World they find out quickly that this was more than what they bargained for.

When they go to sleep at night they wake up in main street Disney World and they see some strange characters moving around after hours. It turns out this isn’t just a dream. Wayne, an old guy who used to know Walt Disney, tells the kids that the park is in danger and they are the only ones who can save it.

These young kids are faced with the challenge of finding The Stone Cutters Quill all while fighting Disney Villains with every twist and turn. Can these kids save the fate of Disney World or will the Villains run amok for the rest of time?

“It Ends With Us” By Colleen Hoover

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lily had a rough childhood in Maine, watching her father abuse her mother and her mother never doing anything about it. She vowed that she would never let a man mistreat her.

She moved from Maine to Boston and quickly met a very attractive Neurosurgeon name Ryle on the top of an apartment building. Both had a lot on their minds so these two strangers decided to open up to each other revealing their naked truths. They quickly got along but this would need to be their first and only time meeting because Ryle only does one night stands and Lily wants a life partner.

Fast forward six months and Lily and Ryle’s paths cross again but this time they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Lily is kind, sweet and caring while Ryle is hot headed, arrogant and extremally stubborn. The most unlikely pair but what do they say? Oh yeah, opposites attract.

Life seems to be going pretty well for the happy couple, until a man from Lily’s past comes racing back into her life. How will this affect their relationship?


Favorite Quotes

“All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”

Direct quote from “It Ends With Us”

“And as hard as this choice is, we break the pattern before the pattern breaks us.”

Direct Quote from “It Ends With Us”

“I can appreciate my body in a bikini and still want to set fire to the patriarchy.”

Direct quote from “The Unhoneymooners”

“This is the thing about good and evil. They aren’t so far apart—and they often start from the same valiant place of wanting something to be different.”

Direct quote from “The Last Thing He Told Me”

“That’s the thing about depression. You can know it’s there, know it’s part of you, but you can go ages without seeing it. It lives with you, an invisible roommate, up until the time you start sinking, and then it sprawls itself across your couch and kicks its feet up on your coffee table and uses up all the hot water. Never pays its half of the rent, either.”

Direct Quote from “Weather Girl”

QOTD: How many books did you read last month?

January Wrap Up

The beginning of 2022 treated me pretty well book wise. I found a new book to love and a new book to despise! I read a total of four books this last month and I would say they were all very different from each other which made for a pretty diverse reading month for me.

I will post a quick thought on each book and also the link to the full review so you can easily find my full thoughts on the books. If you have read any of these please drop your rating below!

Books

Lets start from my favorite read all the way to my least!

“Crescent City” By Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is my new all time favorite book! Just barley beating Verity and One Last stop out.

I loved this book with all my heart! The world building was well… Out Of This World!

I fell in love with all the characters as well.

Sarah J. Maas really knows how to captivate her readers and transport them into her worlds, that is what really made the book my all time favorite!

“The Maid” By Nita Prose

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I really thought this book would have been a quick five star read for me, but it wasn’t! It took me about 100 pages to actually get into this super short book and then towards the end I finally fell in love with the main character Molly.

I felt like this book was over hyped but to be honest it was still a book that maybe one day I would give another try to see if maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for that week.

“Malibu Rising” By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is another over hyped book that I read this month. I had heard so many great reviews for this book but I just don’t see why?

I felt like the book moved really slowly, if you like books that have a lot of background history into the characters this book would be for you.

The main issue was that they introduced too many characters and nothing ever paid off!

“Leave The World Behind” By Rumaan Alam

Rating: 1 out of 5.

This will be a mini Review

I HATED this book with all my heart. It made Anxious People sound pleasing to read again which was previously my least favorite book before this one.

I listed to this on audio and the only thing I enjoyed about the book was the narrators voice. It took all of me to finish listening to this book.

All it was is listening to people say “I wonder what is causing the black out?” “What was that noise” over and over again. I felt like every chapter was the same thing just written a tad different than the first.

I really don’t like to be a negative person but I really didn’t have a positive thing to say about this book. I guess they are going to make a movie out of it and I am wanting to know how? We will just be watching people sit down and drink and freak out over the world possibly ending? I am not sure if there is enough content to make a movie, but to each their own.

I highly recommend not wasting your time on this one.


Favorite Quote

“It sucks that everyone just…moves on, and forgets. They expect me to forget. But I can’t.”

From Crescent City

QOTD: What was your favorite read for January?


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December Wrap Up and Mini Review

December was a pretty good month for me reading wise. I finished four books and I actually enjoyed them all! I feel like each month I typically have an outlier with a low rating but this month I actually had all above 4 stars! I also finished my reading goal for this year which I really didn’t think I would do!

I will also be posting my mini review for Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban in this post.

December Reads

“Crave” by Tracy Wolff

When Grace’s parents unexpectedly pass away due to a car crash she must leave hot and sunny California and move to cold and snowy Alaska to attend her uncles Boarding school. But when she arrives she can tell something is off about this school. Every student belongs to a clique but she just can’t seem to fit in to any of them. She can’t even make it to her first class without her life being threatened. The worse part is that everyone seems to be keeping secrets from her. How could a boarding school be so mysterious and dangerous?

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I didn’t have high hopes for this book but it definitely made my list for best fantasy book I have read, so far at least. Check out my full review with the link below.

“The Collective” by Alison Gaylin

Five years after her daughters death Camille is still struggling through her grief. The one thing that keeps her going is knowing that her daughters killer is still living a happy and normal life and that her daughter needs justice.

After a drunken misstep at a college awards ceremony for her daughters alleged killer a video surfaces on the internet and brings light back to her daughters case but bad publicity isn’t ideal.

When a strange lady hands her a card with one word “Niobe” listed on it, she goes down a rabbit hole that leads her in the end to the dark web. She finds a community full of grieving mothers looking for justice for their children but when fueled hatred meets a sisterhood, words become action.

Walking a thin line of justice and criminality, Camille’s forced to face the truth of how far is too far?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was so worth all the hype! Everyone needs to pick this one up! Check out my full review with the link below.

“Verity” by Colleen Hoover

When famous author Verity Crawford gets in an unfortunate accident rendering her incapable of finishing her series book contract with her publishing company her husbands seeks out Lowen Ashleigh to finish the last three books in the series Verity started. Lowen had just lost her mother, money wasn’t coming in from her previous books and she was about to get evicted from her apartment, so even though she felt uneasy about finishing such a famous authors books she really had no other choice.

In order to get in the headspace of Varity, Lowen has to go through Varity’s home office and sort through piles upon piles of notes from her years of writing. But when she stumbles across a manuscript for an autobiography everything changes. In this manuscript lies everything from innocent sexual fun to the omission of murder. Does she show this to Verity’s husband or let him continue to love a possible psychopath?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

All I can say about this book is “WOW”! This was such a good book but it was insane! Definitely pick this one up. Check out my full review with the link below.

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling (Mini Review)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Like my other mini reviews for Harry Potter I am not going to write a synopsis because I feel like everyone who wants to read this book have probably already read it. I am just going to skip to my review.

I received this book as a gift from my brother for Christmas and I immediately had to dive into it! I knew it would be the best book to end my reading challenge for the year, and I was right!

I feel like I gave this four stars instead of five because I had already seen the movie and it just felt kind of long and drawn out. I did love the details of the book and thought it was well written, I just felt kind of bored in some places. I wish I hadn’t seen the movies before I read the books because it has ruined my thoughts of the books. I think I will continue to read the books but I am kind of sad that I have ruined it for myself.

QOTD: What was the best book you read this December?