Books Reviewed in May 2018
I’ve decided to do my book and graphic novel reviews differently. Like everyone else, I am strapped for time. And there is no reason to spend a ton of time writing lengthy reviews that none of you have time to read. So we are going to keep things short and sweet:
Reviews will be in a format of things I liked for a max total possible being 10.
Books that I really enjoyed will have high scores of 8-10 things that I loved. So-so books will be around 5 to 7. And books that I don’t really care for will rank below 5.
Each review will consist of a list of 10 things or less that I really liked about the novel and why.
I read books and graphic novels for entertainment purposes. I find enjoyment and pleasure from them and wish to continue to experience those joys by sharing what I liked about them, not what I didn’t. So please don’t expect or ask for a list of things I hated about a certain book/novel. Not here to shit talk, just here to share what I liked.
Hoping that with this new format I will be able to review books as fast as I read them!
Considering that my most favorite hobby is reading I decided to blog my thoughts about the books I read. I will always give a brief non-spoiler summary of the book, I will then go into my overall thoughts, favorite scenes and/or characters but I will highlight that area as a possible spoiler zone. I would never want to intentionally “ruin” a book for someone.
So what can you expect on my reading list? Just like my taste in music, my taste in books tend to be a grab-bag, a lot of it depends on my mood, and also my intentions. I sometimes read to learn, to escape, to get another perspective, to feel, and/or to have fun. Pretty typical genres for me would be fantasy, fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, young adult, mangas, comics, romance, and sci-fi. If I had to pick my most favorite genre it would be a hard choice between young adult and historical fiction. I love historical fiction for satisfying my want of learning while usually getting romance and a fun escape from reality.
As for my other top genre, I’ve gotten teased about liking young adult and all I have to say is don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Alright, I understand that young adult isn’t for everyone but I really, really enjoy this genre. One of the biggest reasons why is because I’ve found that young adult novels bring up some pretty serious, tough, and sometimes completely fucked-up things in such a way that I’m not depressed reading through the whole book. Being an empath, I tend to feel deeply for others and yes, when I read I get so caught up that I feel for the characters. I cry with them, laugh with them, and get vicariously embarrassed because of them (hate that!). So while I realize that true life can be cruel, unforgiving, heartbreaking, and tragic and I expect all novels to touch upon these in some way, I don’t want to be reading a novel and feeling hopeless and depressed through the whole thing. I believe that the young adult genre has a nice balance of simple fun bantering between characters, a blossoming romance, overall humor, and character depth while still bringing up tough, worthwhile subjects. Ultimately I find most young adult novels to be fun, enjoyable, interesting, and quick reads so expect a lot of reviews from that genre here.
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