Monthly Reads {January}

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Hiii! Hope you’re all doing great. If you aren’t, know that you are loved by someone veeeeeery special and awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve decided that I’m just gonna go ahead with my idea of monthly reading updates. I think I’ll try this for about half a year and then see if I want to continue. AHEM If I even remember to continue AHEM

SO WELCOME TO MY FIRST EVER MONTHLY READING UPDATE!!!!

What you will see in these kind of posts include books I finished reading + maybe a small review, books I plan to read or books I am currently reading. Yeah, pretty basic but hey, basic is good right?

Here are January’s reading updates! (although you probably already know what I read because of this post)

Finished Reading

Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Y’all, I had high expectations for this highly praised book and was not disappointed.

HOWEVER! Only in the first book was I excited about this series. The second book was kinda meh-ish, and the third book………. Well, I didn’t really like the ending. That’s because the transition from the middle part to the end went way too fast and I had to re-read it several times to actually grasp something.

Nada. I felt very empty at that point. The real ending was very sweet and nice though, and I’m glad Katniss chose what I felt she should have chosen. (Spoiler-free, y’know?)

I felt like it would have been okay if The Hunger Games has just stopped at the first book and maybe even the second because the third book was basically NOT about the Hunger Games anymore, and I sort of lost my interest there.

By the way, this is just my personal opinion and it’s totally fine to disagree with me in the comments. Just, no hate please.

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Currently Reading

Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. I’m already on the second book and so far so good. It’s very realistic and very young adult. YAY FOR THAT!! It might be deemed a little inappropriate, so I suggest a higher reading level of maybe 15 years old onwards? Depends on your maturity level heheh.

You won’t find me ranting about characters because I don’t tend to attach myself to characters (unless they’re Percy Jackson) since I know they will probably die and reality checkz!

Ouch.

Anyway, here’s a bonus section which you won’t see all the time:

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“School” Reads

In case you didn’t know, I don’t go to school (aka I’m homeschooled) which is why I put school in quotation marks. But I don’t know, maybe this year our schooling system will change.

Anyhoo, for my online English class we are currently reading Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Surprisingly, even though Shakespeare isn’t really my thing, I was pretty captivated by this screenplay. The plot is wonderfully complicated and I LOVEEEEE complicated plots. They just make the whole story more exciting.

I got the side by side edition recommended by my teacher because there is Shakespeare’s original text on the left and the modern version on the right, helping me to understand the story better.

That’s about all for today!

I’ll *try* to take my own pictures next time but I’m kinda lazy and also I already returned the Hunger Games series to my friend. Wait, nope I passed it on to my other friend. Yeah, we just exchange books all around. Thanks friend!! XD

This year I plan to read more YA fiction like Hunger Games and Divergent. Hmm I wonder what series I’ll tackle next ๐Ÿ˜› Look at that, Starling is already thinking of another series before Divergent is even finished. And also looks like she decided to finally have some resolutions.

Thank you so much for reading and have an ah-mah-zing day! ๐Ÿ™‚

What book are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your opinions on them? Do you like Shakespeare? How about complicated plots?

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P.S Chinese New Year is right around the corner, so I probably won’t be posting anything for one week. I’ll try to read some of your posts and work on some of my own, though.

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12 thoughts on “Monthly Reads {January}

  1. I don’t like Mockingjay at ALL, but I like the 2nd one Catching Fire, and the first was really good.
    I never bothered to read Allegiant because I didn’t like Insurgent, only Divergent. And I don’t like the movies for any of the books ๐Ÿ˜
    I’m just re-reading the Michael Vey series becuase I have a collection of the books at home, re-reading the Maze Runner series, and finishing the Kane Chronicles. Lately I’ve been busy so I haven’t been able to read as much at night.
    Good luck on your reading ๐Ÿ˜›

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  2. Awesome reads! I’ve read the three thg books and the first three divergent books. I sort of agree with you on thg that the hunger games themselves were what added most of the interest to the books. The whole war thing was just meh. I read Divergent cause meh I am mature xDD The first book was good but I felt like they got repetitive and each book was worse than the last. Ooh I don’t think I’ve read Much Ado About Nothing! I’ve read a handful of Shakespeare plays but I don’t think that’s one of the ones I’ve read. I’ll have to read that sometime. I love the Shakespeare that I’ve read though ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yess I love complicated plots when they’re well executed.

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