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January 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

My mom was in the hospital since December 15th, she finally had the procedure that she needed on January 22nd and they let her leave the hospital today, February 2nd. She’s finally doing ok and that’s the best news!

I was doing so much better in terms of my anxiety, but the last few weeks haven’t been so great. Now that I finished some of the things and my mom is doing better, I hope I can get my anxiety a little under control.

My boyfriend moved away, which was really sad, but long distance hasn’t been as awful as I thought. Although, it’s only been about two weeks since he left, so it will probably get harder with time.

– I officially went through the administrative process necessary to graduate. I’m graduating February 24th. You heard right, I’M GRADUATING FROM UNIVERSITY!! 

I’m one week away from finishing my internship. FINALLY! I’m so happy that I could cry tears of happiness.

I’m writing again!!! Ok, I have only written like 800 words, BUT I wrote something so that counts as good news.

What I read 

 

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (4,2 stars)

I liked the representation of OCD and Anixiety in this book, it’s #ownvoices and it shows. There were a lot of other things that I loved about this, but I did have some problems with it. Read by review to know more.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (4 stars)

When this book focused on living with a mental illness, on how that looks like in the day to day and on the good and bad that comes with it, this book was brilliant. Nonetheless, I had problems with some chapters that were random stories, because they tried too hard to be funny and lost the depth that other chapters had. I feel like there was some cohesiveness missing in this book. BUT, there were times when this was so great that I couldn’t believe someone had the words necessary to explain certain feelings and experiences.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore (4 stars)

The plot in this book is fantastic and unexpected, there’s a mystery throughout the book that comes to a surprising resolution. The plot was definitely my favorite part as well as the main characters, a group of bisexual girls that are cousins and that have lived their lives as if there one, because of the many things that bind them together. The only problem I have with this book is that I didn’t feel connected to anything and it has to do with the writing, Anna-Marie’s writing is beautiful but unfortunately, I feel it keeps me at a distance.
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Roomies by Christina Lauren (3,8 stars)

This story is so much fun; the characters are great and they have so much chemistry.  It’s a cute, fluffy and a fast read. Here’s my review.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren (4,5 stars)

I loved this book, it gave me a lot of feels. It deals with the intersection between homophobia, religion and family. This story was heartbreaking at some points, infuriating at others, but it also had cute and happy moments. The romance is a lovely one and we get a bisexual main character and a gay main character.

Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen (4 stars)

This was a fun, entertaining and steamy read with great characters and it keep me captivated the entire time. Check out my review.

Act Like It by Lucy Parker (3 stars)

I had a hard time getting into this book, but it picks up and then it becomes a good romance full of banter, chemestry and lovely moments. Check out my review.

After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

This was steamy, entertaining and very, VERY ANGSTY. It was a fun read but I did have some problems with it. Check out my review.

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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I really liked this book,  it took me some time to get into it, but then it got so good. I really liked the characters and the romance was so cute, it was kind of easy to figure out who Blue was but that ddin’t take away from the story.

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace

There are a few poems in this collection that I really liked, but most of them were  just ok for me. Check out my review.

On the blog 

Here’s everything I posted this month on the blog:

  1. A Very Late Wrap Up: August – December 2017
  2. Most Anticipated Book Releases – January 2018
  3. 8 Books I Want to Read in 2018 
  4. Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green 
  5. Book Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren
  6. Book Review: Act Like It by Lucy Parker 
  7. Mini Reviews: Grumpy Farmers, Ambitious City Girls & Romance 
  8. Mini Review: Poetry Collection 

  Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Did you enjoy them? Do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments! 

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