Sunday, 4 January 2015

December Reading Wrap Up

Hello everyone! Today I'm writing mini reviews of all of the books that I read in December. This wrap up marks one whole year of reading wrap ups! I can't believe I've only been doing them for one year because they're my favourite posts to write. I wish I'd started doing them sooner! I read 7 books this month which is quite good but at the same time I think I could have read more seeing as I had so much free time with my Christmas break. I seem to have gone into a bit of a reading slump!


Girl Online by Zoe Sugg(questionable) -  Well hasn't this book been the centre of attention recently. Whilst I enjoyed this book I found it to be really cheesy and there were a lot of things in this books that I was unhappy with. If you'd like to read a review of this then you can do so here and you can also read my blog post about the whole ghost writing scandal here. I gave this one 2/5 stars.

The P45 Diaries by Ben Hatch - This is probably my least favourite book I read this month. The main character is just sort of floating through life, always getting sacked/quitting jobs. He frustrated me so much and as a result I just really did not enjoy the book. I gave it 2/5 stars and don't really recommend it!

Out Of The Dragon's Mouth by Joyce Burns Zeiss* - This is about a young girl who has to flee her privileged life after the fall of South Vietnam. She ends up living in a refugee camp on an island. I did enjoy this book but I found that when I finished it and looked back on it, not much happened in it. It was quite short and if it had maybe been a bit longer then it would have been much better. I gave it 4/5 stars. 

The Kill Order by James Dashner - After feeling pretty let down by books 2 and 3, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I think I might have even liked it more than the first book. This tells the story of what happens before the Maze Runner and about the sun flares etc. The pace of this book was great, I didn't want to put it down once I'd started reading. Even if you didn't like the 2nd and 3rd books I'd still really recommend this! 4/5 stars. 

My True Love Gave To Me by Stephanie Perkins - I've reviewed this book in full on my blog already so if you want to read that you can find it here. This is a collection of short stories from a load of different YA authors, the perfect book to read in the run up to Christmas. I gave it 4/5 stars because even though I loved it on the whole some of the stories didn't really appeal to me. 

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix - This one is one of the best books that I've read all year. Its set out like an IKEA catalogue which I think just looks amazing on my shelf. The story is set in Orsk(AKA fake IKEA) and every morning the staff arrive to find that things have been broken overnight. A few people stay for a night shift one day to find out what's going on. They get more than they bargained for. SO CREEPY. LOVED IT. 5/5 stars.

The Time Of My Life by Joanna Nadin - This is the latest book in a series that I've been reading since I started high school. They books are set in the form of a diary written by a girl called Rachel who lives in a small town in Essex. I've always found these books really funny and easy to read, even if I'm a bit old for them now I still really enjoy them and I think that this was the best one yet. Although I am so annoyed that they've changed the covers as I have all the other ones in the shiny editions and then this one doesn't match! I also gave this one 5/5 stars and as glad to have it as my last book of the year.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

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