Books Of The Month: February 2016

Breaking news: I read! I’m surprised I still find time to read, especially considering the amount of time I spend on YouTube.

Just so you know, I finished Oscar Wao last month and The Speedy is a short play. Emphasis on short. And because I want to be honest for once, there was another book I was supposed to read for class. I barely opened it. Now that’s one secret I won’t be taking to the grave.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

One phrase description: Everything you’d never expect in a novel.


And maybe, just maybe, if she’s as smart and as brave as I’m expecting she’ll be, she’ll take all we’ve done and all we’ve learned and add her own insights and she’ll put an end to it.

My general thoughts: I finished this in January because university. If you’re looking for something different, here it is.

Sky Key by James Frey

Sky Key by James Frey

One phrase description: Everything the second book in a series should be.


She knows that doubt is the seed from which failure grows…

My general thoughts: It looks amazing. It is amazing. I can’t wait for the next one.

Soucouyant by David Chariandy

Soucouyant by David Chariandy

One phrase description: Everything you could ask for from an assigned text.


We can only ever live despite ourselves.

My general thoughts: I got through this text fairly quickly, which says a lot. Though I’m sure had I read it even a year ago, I wouldn’t have the capacity to appreciate the writing.

The Speedy by Keith Barker, Chris Hanratty, Shira Leuchter, and Jordi Mand The Speedy by Keith Barker, Chris Hanratty, Shira Leuchter, and Jordi Mand

One phrase description: Everything confusing and puzzling in fifty pages.


In fact, powerlessness was probably the most prominent feeling for all those dealing with the tragedy.

My general thoughts: I don’t think I have the knowledge to fully understand this play and the story behind it.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

One phrase description: Everything a traditional romance story contains.


You don’t always have to solve your problems alone…

My general thoughts: I chose to read this during February to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit. So festive, I know. I’m not against love, but I didn’t love this book.

What’s next?

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Why: I’ve had this book and the others in its series for way too long, and I’m finally getting around to opening them.

I may have abused the word “everything” in this post. Forgive me.

On another note, spend some time reading on the “extra” day this year. You have 24 hours. No excuses!

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