Kickin' It: September 2015Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Kickin’ It is a new feature at The Bucket List where I round-up the whole month in one post, bringing you reviews you may have missed, other awesome bookish things, and even what I’m currently obsessed with in other media besides books. September is over. Where is the time going? I turned 22 this month which was exciting but also something I don't want to think about (another year older?!). I didn't read a lot this month which both surprised me and bothered me. I'm no longer interning so I thought I would have some downtown but between applying for jobs, working, and blogging, I barely have time to read. I have officially dubbed October: time management month--the month in which I hope to figure out how to be Super Woman with my time management and do everything I want to accomplish. Let's do this!
Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler (4 stars): Infinite in Between is the ultimate coming-of-age story. Readers of all ages—but especially high-schoolers—will love and appreciate what Mackler has created.
Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers (5 stars): Unlike any contemporary I’ve ever read, Truest is truly a work of art, leaving readers with a thirst they can’t quench until they read it again.
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (4 stars): This novel will have you reading up late at night, watching for shadows in the dark and huddling deeper into the cocoon of your blankets. The Dead House is certainly not a book for the faint of heart.
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy (4 stars): Dumplin’ is the portrayal of a girl outside of her comfort zone, of a girl who is still trying to figure out the world. It’s a wild page-tuner, hilarious until the very end.
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (2 stars): The Scorpion Rules could have been awesome—should have been awesome. Instead it’s a mashup between Animal Farm and The Bachelor with robots; for me, those ingredients don’t make for a good or even okay novel.
Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers (my review): This book surprised me; I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I do. I could fangirl about the book (and the cute boy, Silas) for hours. After posting the review on Goodreads, I actually received a message from Jackie Lea Sommers herself which was so sweet and awesome, I still can’t describe it in full detail without geeking out.