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I'm a fifteen year old high school sophomore with a passion for writing, reading and talking about books!

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November Wrap Up

I'm posting this a bit late, but they do say better late than never, so.....

I read a total of three books this month. Way less than I had planned on, but because I had read an extra book in a previous month I am still on track with my reading goal.  I've currently read 46 out of the 50 books that I want to finish before the end of the year. (Goodreads Reading Challenge)


READ: Wednesday 12th

Cinder- Marissa Meyer {4.5/5 Stars}

I quite enjoyed this book, but I couldn't give it 5 stars for reasons I discussed in my non spoiler review.  I liked the futuristic twist to this classic tale if Cinderella.  Where Cinderella, aka Cinder, is a cyborg.  I think fairy tale retellings can get a bit repetitive if they aren't done a certain way, but Cinder did not fall into this category in anyway.  I found it extremely original, and beautifully written.

 Cinder by Marissa Meyer Book Review



READ: Friday 14th

A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens {5/5 Stars}

I think we all know the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, if you don't, I don't know where you've been for the past 171 years.  Reading the novel was such a different experience than watching the film, seeing as I've only ever watched the film version, though I have seen many different versions of it.  The novel brought about such strong emotions, possibly even more than the movie has ever made me feel. 

Obviously I read this in preparation of the upcoming holiday season.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Book Review



READ: Tuesday 18th

Hopeless- Colleen Hoover {4/5 Stars}

For some reason I though I wrote a full review on this after I read it, but apparently I didn't... I will be getting to that soon.  I ordered the companion novel Losing Hope off of BookOutlet last week so it should be here sometime before next week.  I'll be doing a review on both books, because Losing Hope is the same story only from Holder's POV.

I really loved this book, I always enjoy the contemporary novels where someone is psychologically disturbed in one way or another.  When I began reading this I really didn't know what to expect.  I was an impulse buy.  It was cheap on IBooks.  I was staying away from home for the night and I needed something good and fluffy to read.  But this books was so much more than that.  And I'm glad that it was.