Guys I'm so sorry for not having 2 different wrap ups for these past months, but I haven't been reading at all and it's really annoying. However, I hope you still enjoy what I read and I'm glad to have a variety to talk to you about!
1) An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
This one is a reread, and surprisingly, I liked it more the second time. The main reason I, and many others, love John Green books is because the characters are so smart and entertaining. I had to tally forgotten that Colin Singleton was such a great and genuine character *cough* book boyfriend *cough*. The plot was interesting and it was a light-hearted read, although I suggest you read this in the summer time! Got me out of a reading slump as well so yay! 4.5/5.
2) Let It Snow, by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle
The Jubilee Express, by Maureen Johnson
There’s no denying that I absolutely LOVED this first short story. This is my first Maureen Johnson read, and I have to say that I was not disappointed. The Jubilee Express was exactly the feel good love story I needed to get my out of my reading slump! Although it was really predictable, it was such a great read and the chemistry between the characters was great. I definitely am excited to read more of her books! 5/5 for this one!
A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle, by John Green
I have to admit that I liked it way less than the first short story. I found it to be repetitive and 90% of the story was just the characters stuck in snow. Although I loved the characters (John Green's characters are always the best), the plot moved so slowly and when the interesting part finally came, it was over before I knew it. I'm giving this a 4/5 because it was still John Green, and it's a Christmas story soooo.
The Patron Saint of Pigs, by Lauren Myracle
This was my least favourite mainly because of the character, but the ending really warmed my heart! It was my first time reading a Lauren Myracle story and I really liked it, and will definitely look more into her books. Her writing is probably my favourite so far, but I did dislike the plot and found it really fast-paced but not in the right way. However, it was nice to see the stories intertwine! 4/5.
3) OCD Love Story, by Corey Ann Haydu
I read this book on the train in China and finished it in one sitting! I absolutely loved it and the characters, and having compulsions myself, I really connected to the protagonist. I would highly suggest this book! 5/5
4) Uganda Crossroads, by Christopher Conte
As I received this book for review from the author, I did not go into it knowing anything except that it was an anthology of various short stories of lives of Ugandan women. I was however so impressed with the way this was written and edited, and learned so much. I would highly suggest this short book to anyone looking for something refreshing and educational! 4.5/5. Full review here.
5) In Real Life, by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
I was super excited to get this book in the mail and read it and finished it almost immediately. However, I had really high expectations for this book and my expectations were not met. I liked the plot, but found that it would've been better as a novel instead of a graphic novel, simply because there was so much content! 4/5.