Back on Track: 2017 Reading July Recap

I was delighted to get back on track this month with my reading. Fourteen books is much closer to my monthly average. This was probably aided by the fact I read only YA and MG novels. My favorite novel of the month was hands down George by Alex Gino. I also...

Francisco C. Stork’s The Memory of Light (2017 Reading Book #114)

Amongst the streak of YA novels about teens with mental health issues, this was one of the better ones. I especially liked that there wasn’t any romance that acted as a saving grace. However, I didn’t really feel like I connected with Vicky or any of the other characters. That...

David Arnold’s Mosquitoland (2017 Reading Book #113)

I had heard so many high praises for this novel that I was shocked by how much problematic stuff there was in this novel. It’s far from the endearing road trip and engaging exploration of mental health issues. While the narrative voice was engaging and intriguing, I struggled to connect...

Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle (2017 Reading Book #112)

I was excited to read this book as I’d seen part of the Studio Ghibli adaptation and knew it was a beloved story by many. However, I was extremely disheartened by how slow and drawn-out this story felt to me. I struggled to get into it or even get myself...

Tamara Ireland Stone’s Every Last Word (2017 Reading Book #111)

I really enjoyed this story for the most part. Its portrayal of OCD felt mostly true to life and well researched. I loved the inclusion of poetry and the group of friends that come with it. I think these are all strengths of the novel that lead to Sam having...
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