Hello! If you didn’t know, for the month of December there was a reading challenge over on tumblr. The sole purpose of this challenge was to only read books written by women, in support of women. I’m actually writing this as a December Wrap Up to save time and energy.
The books I read this past month have all written by women! I usually read books what are written by females anyway, but still. – These are the books that I’ve read for the Read Women challenge (all books are listed in the order that I read them):
World After is the first novel I read this month. I actually really enjoyed reading this book again! At first I was hesitant because there are scenes in this book that just made me really freaking sad the first time I read it. Reading World After the second time around made me realize what actually happened.
She Loves You, She Loves You Not… is the second book I read this month, and frankly, I still can’t put my thoughts down about this book! – But I still love this book very, very much. You can read my review here.
Some Quiet Place was the third (3rd) book I read for this challenge and I’m pretty sure that this is the first book of it’s kind that I’ve read. The story was a pleasant surprise, and the author shocked me. I enjoyed reading this book. Although, I can’t say I’m too excited for the second book in the duology. I find that I can read Some Quiet Place as a stand alone and be perfectly happy with that.
End of Days is the fourth (4th) book read, AND HOLY SMOKES. This trilogy took a turn that I didn’t see. I still love what happened though!!
Birthmarked being the fifth (5th) book I read. The story in this book is really unique because in this story, with it being set in the future. I think it takes place near Lake Erie (pronounced eerie), either on the Canada side or the American side. Wherever this story takes place, its not all that far from the lake. The people call this like the unlake because well, its not a lake anymore. By the time this story has happened, the lake dried up about 300 years ago. — In my opinion, this book is alright. Not much happened for a wow factor, and I have no idea if I’ll actually get around to reading the second book. If I do read the second book it’ll be when I have nothing else to do. Or if I’m taking the train home.
The Suffering was the sixth (6th) book that I read. You can read my review here. If you haven’t read The Girl from The Well – which is the first book – then you totally should! I mean, I figure that you don’t have to, due to that this second book has little flashbacks to the first. As all books in a series do. The Suffering, though was so freaking creepy!!! I loved it.
Made You Up was the seventh (7th) book I read. The main theme in this book is that Alex, the main character, has Schizophrenia. Alex challenges her Schizophrenia to save the one she loves. And, whats best, is that there’s a happy ending, and gah, I love happy endings.
Soundless is the eighth (8th) book I read was a book I had my eye on for a while. And that book is: Soundless by Richelle Mead ! I really enjoyed her Vampire Academy series last year when I marathon’d them. I haven’t yet picked up Bloodlines, though I do own it. The basic run down on Soundless is that A.) you should read it; and, B.) know that the sole focus of this book isn’t on Vampires. Nope! Soundless is a stand alone that features a deaf community, who are cut off from the rest of the world. Soon Fei gets her hearing back, something no one in her village has had for a long time. And now not only are her fellow villagers deaf, but there is blindness occurring within the community. Fei has to do some pretty unimaginable things to save not only herself, or her sister, but the village; the only people she has known her whole life.
The Invasion of the Tearling is the ninth (9th) book I read this month was The Invasion of the Tearling; you can read my review here. I really liked this second book in The Queen of the Tearling series. There is quite a few things that actually happen in this book that just kept me reading. I do like the trilogy and was sure that I would like this book.
Gates of Thread and Stone is the tenth (10th) book I read was Gates of thread and Stone, and moral of the story is that there’s this girl whose brother gets kidnapped. Then she goes out to find him, and much to Kai’s dismay, learns a few truths and suddenly her whole world is turned upside down.
In Time is the eleventh (11th) book that I read this month and is actually a novella in the Darkest Minds trilogy. In Time takes place after The Darkest Minds, ends (not the end of the trilogy, but the end of the first book). This story is told in a totally new point of view, and I was utterly heartbroken by the last page.
November 9 is the twelfth (12th) book I read this month for this challenge was November 9 by Colleen Hoover, and I absolutely love reading this book! While reading I actually thought to myself that I would reread November 9 right after finishing it, haha. There are so many emotional high and lows in the story, though!!!
Sparks Rise by Alexandra Bracken
– My Review –
Sparks Rise is the thirteenth (13th) & last book I read for the Read Women challenge. The last book I read in the year of 2016!! If I thought that In Time was an emotional read, oh man, then Sparks Rise was way more emotional. In this novella there are two points of view. The first view is in Sam’s point of view (I totally forgot who Sam was to be honest). And that’s all I’m really going to say other than I enjoyed reading this novella so much! Sparks Rise is cry worthy to be honest..
These are the books that I managed to read last month in December. I’m surprised that I managed to read as many books as I did. I thought that with the holidays being around that I would read less, but I actually managed to read quite a few books this month. I’m so excited to participate in #ReadWomen this year!
Thank you for reading! I hope December has treated you well!
Until next time,
P.S. – Happy New Year!!