Kickin' It: January 2016Friday, January 29, 2016
Kickin’ It is a 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. December's Kickin' It was in the form of a lengthy but awesome survey so I will be including book reviews from both this month and last. Can you believe that January is over? It only seemed like yesterday which we welcomed in the new year. For me, it started a bit rough but I'm working on getting into the swing of things. Here's the cool things that happened this month:
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (4 stars): To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before takes you on a new type of romance, starting with goodbye and ending with hello. Lara Jean will easily become your favorite protagonist. Jenny Han has certainly begun a stunning new series.
Infinity Lost by S. Harrison (4 stars): I find I must finish the ride, no time for roller coaster breakdowns. The next installment is already in my shopping cart.
Love, Lucy by April Lindner (4 stars): Love, Lucy is exactly what it is supposed to be: cute, predictable, and romantic. It made me happy; it is definitely a book for the summer. Love, Lucy will have readers falling for the beautiful setting and the even more beautiful boys.
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom (4 stars): Not If I See You First is a wild, emotional ride which presents the life of a blind girl going through high school. It wasn’t spectacular but it was amusing with some spunky characters.
The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright (4 stars): Despite the story being too short, it was still a cute debut that would tickle any reader’s toes. The Heir and the Spare is a fast read, a bit predictable but a whole lot of fun.
Run by Kody Keplinger (June 28, 2016): I have a deep love for anything Keplinger comes up with so I'm sure that this one won't disappoint.
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky (February 23, 2016): I usually don't read books like this: you know, the ones that you can almost tell it's about mean girls or girls who try to be mean and come off immature but the ultimate fangirls have kidnapped their favorite boy band, what's up with that? I want to find out!
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (February 2, 2016): No, I haven't cracked the spine on my copy of Winter yet but I intend to so I can read the short story collection that is released next month! Can't wait! (Side note: February must be the month of crowns.)
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard ( February 9, 2016): This needs no explanation. It's the sequel to Red Queen which I read last summer. It will be awesome!
January wasn't that spectacular as far as other media discovered. I've been trying to broaden my horizons and read more textbooks. I've been slowly learning a bit more about digital media. It's pretty cool. However, all my research doesn't leave me time for a lot else. I did get to see two movies this month though.
With everyone talking about the Oscars, I wanted to check out Joy with Jennifer Lawrence. And she definitely delivered. Most recently I saw The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey's 2013 hit novel by the same name. It was good and maybe not so good -- I wrote a blog post about my thoughts on it (which strangely features a lot of gifs of an attractive man).