Compared to the quiet October, November was far busier, work-wise. I had a lot of projects going on, so I didn’t have much time to read. I only managed to read 2 novels and 1 short story, which isn’t much compared to last month.
I’ll tell you what I liked about this book: the twists. I couldn’t guess right ’til the end. There are many parts in the beginning that foreshadow the later revelations, so I’m thinking of reading this again (usually a book is better when you read it the second time when you realize all the foreshadowing events). What I hated about this book: the writing style.
It’s got to be
the most annoying
as the author
kept chopping up
How do you like reading that kind of thing every few pages? I also felt that Lockhart tried to write dramatic/emotional scenes, but failed miserably. 3/5 stars.
This book has been sitting on my bookshelf for years (I’m not exaggerating, I think I bought this in 2012), but getting the willpower to read this was difficult. I knew this wouldn’t be an easy read. Reviewing this book is a bit tricky, because I know Sylvia Plath was suffering clinical depression and this semi-autobiography wasn’t intended to be published. This book is hard to read and even harder to like. The main character (which is based on Plath herself) isn’t likable. She’s bitter and negative, and I get that, because she’s depressed. But more than that, even before the breakdown, she’s just plain nasty, cynical, and manipulative. The plot leaves a lot to be desired, and the writing style is SO dull. 2/5 stars.
A short story about a girl setting up camp in front of a cinema for a Star Wars premiere. This isn’t a novel so there’s not a lot going on, and I’m not a Star Wars fan so I couldn’t really relate. Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading this, as Rowell’s eloquence was enough to make such a simple story worth reading. As usual, the characters are adorable without being sickly sweet, and they got me smiling, which was a bonus. 3/5 stars.