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Quarter Four Review

Hi guys! Today I’m going to do my quarter four review. I’ll be covering October, November and December in this post. You can check out my quarter one review here, my quarter two review here and my quarter three review here.

Books I’ve Read

I’m definitely over my 115 book goal, and I’ve actually read over 150 books this year. I can’t believe it. I still don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. I might be too obsessed.

October

October was a very sad reading month, as I was very busy.

We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Gothic/Classic || Age group: Adult

I had been wanting to read We Have Always Lived in a Castle for a while, and I decided it was the perfect one for October– it fit the mood perfectly. I really enjoyed it, her writing was really amazing. Though it’s said to be a horror novel, it didn’t read like that for me.


All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Adventure || Age group: Middle grade/YA

This book fell short for me, but I already had low expectations, so I wasn’t that heartbroken.


The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Mystery || Age group: YA

Another amazing book from Barnes, and a perfect end to the Inheritance Games duology.


The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis

Rating: ★★★★.5 || Genre: (loose) Retelling || Age group: YA

I didn’t know what to expect with this one, and what I got was weird but surprisingly enjoyable.


Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Mystery || Age group: YA

This book was so funny. It had me laughing every chapter, and the mystery element was good, too.


Even though I didn’t get to read that much in October, I was focusing more on my schoolwork, which paid off.

November

Because October was a slow reading month, I went a little crazy in November.

Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Fantasy || Age group: YA

I was re-reading this book, and I will admit, even the first time that I read it, it fell short of Dance of Thieves, but it’s still a decent book.


The Selection by Kiera Cass

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Fantasy || Age group: YA

I get the hype, but it’s not my style.


Rook by Sharon Cameron

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Utopian/Dystopian || Age group: YA

I still don’t know why I picked this up, but it was surprisingly good.


The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Realistic Fiction || Age group: YA

Super cute, summery read (why did I read this in November?)


A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Adventure || Age group: YA

You can check out my review here.


Legend by Marie Lu

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Sci-fi || Age group: YA

Pretty good, especially for a debut.


Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Realistic Fiction || Age group: YA

It was pretty easy to guess what was going to happen. Overall an okay book. Nothing more, nothing less.

Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Mystery || Age group: Adult


Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Rating: ★★ || Genre: Dystopian || Age group: YA

I went into it expecting a lot more than I got.


Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Fantasy || Age group: YA

I loved this book. The writing was exquisite, and the relationship between the sisters was heartbreaking.


Come November by Katrin van Dam

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Realistic fiction || Age group: YA


Shine by Jessica Jung

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Realistic fiction || Age group: YA

You can check out my review here.


The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Sci fi/Fantasy || Age group: YA

This was a weird one, but I liked it.


Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Realistic fiction || Age group: YA

So cute!


Opposite of Always by Jason Reynolds

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Realistic fiction? || Age group: YA


The Memory Key by Liana Liu

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Sci fi || Age group: YA


Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Sci fi || Age group: YA


I read way too many books in November, but a lot of them were good.

December

December was a fun reading month because I got to read a lot on the break.

Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Realistic Fiction || Age group: YA

I loved the rivalry in this one.


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Mystery || Age group: Adult

The plot in this one was just amazing.


The Silence Between Us by Allison Gervais

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Realistic Fiction || Age group: YA


A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Realistic Fiction || Age group: YA

Had me smiling at (almost) every turn.


Half Life by Lillian Clark

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Sci fi || Age group: YA


Life Is Short, and then you die edited by Emmy Layborne

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Mystery || Age group: YA
This was the first YA mystery anthology I’ve seen, and it was really good.


The Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Mystery || Age group: YA


Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Fantasy || Age group: YA

Definitely not as good as Caraval, but still enjoyable.


Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

Rating: ★★★★.5 || Genre: Realistic Fiction || Age group: YA



Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Retelling || Age group: YA

This was probably my fifth time reading this book, and I still loved it.


The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

Rating: ★★★ || Genre: Sci fi || Age group: YA


We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Rating: ★★★★★ || Genre: Fantasy || Age group: YA

An absolute must read! I came in with no expectations, and it wowed me. The writing, world building, and character work were amazing.


We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

Rating: ★★★★ || Genre: Fantasy || Age group: YA

Almost as good as the first book.


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Rating: || Genre: Fantasy || Age group: YA


Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Rating: || Genre: Fantasy || Age group: YA


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Rating: || Genre: Fantasy || Age group: YA

Total Books Read

I read around forty five books this quarter, which is a good amount – maybe even too much during school.

Posts

I wrote twelve posts this quarter, which is a decent amount. Six of them were reviews, which I’m happy with. I also did several general recommendations, which are some of my favorite posts to make (

Top Posts

Here are the top three posts from this quarter:

I hope you guys enjoyed this quarter review. I’m not sure if I’m going to make any more after this, but I liked making them for this year. I hope you have a great new year!

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