Hey there Bookish Babes! Today I wanted to chat about all of the books I read in December. Three of these were from the Emma Watson book club, I was trying to catch up and read as many as I could before the end of the year! I’ll be posting a 2016 reading goals wrap next week so keep an eye out for that.
Memoirs can be pretty hit or miss for me, but I actually really enjoyed this one! Gloria Steinem was a prominent part of the feminist movement in the 1960’s/70’s and continues to be a strong activist for women today. Learning about how the feminist movement started and made headway during that time period was educational and eye opening for me.
I have mixed feelings about this one. After being excited to read this I was disappointed when within the first few chapters of the book I realized this wouldn’t be what i was expecting. From the get go the authors express that their intention is to inspire you to join their cause. While I have no problem with this I found that the intention led the tone of this book to be….off. Most of the stories were written in a shock factor way instead of empowering/educational in my opinion.
This was my first Maya Angelou and after hearing so many good things about her work I found this to be underwhelming. While I didn’t hate it I found the story to be disjointed and confusing in parts. Angelou’s perspective of her mother seemed to change back and forth quite often which left me as the reader confused more often than not. I’m plan to read more of her work in the future and I hope to find them more intriguing/impactful.
It’s not often that I love a sequel more than the original but this one was completely fantastic! I love that this series doesn’t play heavily on the romance but still inserts it into the storyline in a tasteful way. I loved getting to know the characters better and the introduction of great new characters. Plus the games in this were really intriguing and I loved getting to delve more into the magic of the world. A++ world building over here. If you love fantasy in any way, shape, or form I really recommend checking out this series. I can’t wait for the third book to come out in February!
That wraps up everything I read in December! What did you wrap up the year with?? I would love to know!