Books Of The Month: December 2015

Rounding out the year with some awesome books!

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

One phrase description: A beautiful collection of short stories.

Quote:

Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept.

My general thoughts: I read the stories for class. That being said, I wouldn’t mind reading them for fun. What’s more, the endings are realistic. If you aren’t a fan of happy and unrealistic endings, you’re in luck.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

One phrase description: A strange, strange, strange novel.

Quote:

If you must fail…fail spectacularly!

My general thoughts: I love the photographs, I love the story, I love the characters, I love everything about this book. Especially how the pages feel under my fingertips.

Modern and Normal by Karen SolieModern and Normal by Karen Solie

One phrase description: A beautiful collection of short poems. 

Quote:

…you’re wondering how you hoped/to find peace in a place that doesn’t want you.

My general thoughts: I wish I was a better poet so I could appreciate these poems more. This happened to be the shortest book I read all year, which explains why I finished it within a few days.

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

One phrase description: A dystopian novel with multiple points of view (which threw me off in the beginning).

Quote:

We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.

My general thoughts: It’s a fun, fast read. Well, it would have been fast if I didn’t have school and exams to worry about.

Now onto what I hope to read next month…

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Why: Because these “Books of the Month” posts keep me accountable. And I’m deliberately deciding what to read next so I don’t have to decide once I finish the book I am currently reading (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl). I plan on finishing that book before this year finishes, but since I need to publish this today, I’ll include Me and Earl and the Dying Girl in next month’s post.

I hope you had a fantastic reading year. And if not, you can always make next year amazing.

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11 thoughts on “Books Of The Month: December 2015

  1. Still have to read The 5th Wave (guilty) but hope to get to it soon! I tried to listen Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on audio book and will have to try again with the photographs (what was I thinking?!). You mentioned Me and Earl and the Dying Girl–also on my list. Who could deny a title like that?

  2. I heard 5th Wave is becoming a movie (or TV show?). I think movie, The Mortal Instruments is being turned into a TV show. Either way, I’ve never read it but it seems good.

      1. The movies never really do the books justice.
        I watched the Harry Potter movies before reading the books. The fourth movie was my favorite. Then I read the book. Now the fourth movie is my least favorite, lol.

      2. I love the fourth book, but now I realize the movie didn’t do it justice.
        I had a hard time reading the books when I was younger that’s why I started with the movies first. Now I know better. 😉

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