Malin’s #CBR4 Reviews # 94-99: I’m nearly done with a double Cannonball, you guys!
So in the middle of October, I once again took part in the 24-hour Read-a-thon, and I’ve obviously been reading (and re-reading) books since then, but I’ve been falling behind on my blogging. So here’s a big catch-up post, and hopefully, within the week, I will have read and blogged a double Cannonball. I only set out to do a single one this year, and as a result, it seems that completing twice the amount became less of a chore.
94. A Wrinkle in Time by Madelaine L’Engle. I suspect I would have loved this more when I was younger. 4 stars.
95. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. The first book I’ve read of hers. It won’t be the last. 4 stars.
96. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. I know it’s been reviewed so well, so many times on here, and I have no idea why I didn’t pick it up before. 5 stars. By far the funniest book I read this year.
97. A Notorious Countess Confesses by Julie Anne Long. Yet another historical romance, surprising no one, I’m sure. “The one with the hot vicar” as Mrs. Julien dubbed it. 4 stars.
98. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. Unquestionably one of the most anticipated books of the year for me, this turned out to be something completely different from what I’d expected. 4 stars.
99. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. So is it wrong that I was more charmed by the film? The 14-year-olds I teach, love it, though. 3.5 stars.
You know, when I was a kid, I hated A Wrinkle in Time – I just could not figure out the tesseract, was so frustrated. I wonder what I would think about it as an adult.
A Wrinkle in Time was one of my ultimate favorites. Haven’t re-read it in years though! I also really want to pick up Lawson’s book.
Your review of “the hot vicar” was much better written and more detailed than mine, but I see we reached the same conclusions. I’ve decided the Long’s families represent the two hero types of the genre: warrors (Redmonds) and rakes (Everseas). More on that when I review Jennifer Ashley’s Mackenzie books to reach my (pathetic by comparison to you) Half Cannonball.
Looking at you “Shameful” Tally list of romances over the course of the year, it’s not like you haven’t read 52 books, but it’s always the reviewing that’s the big challenge. I love the reading part, I frequently have to force myself to review the books. I’m still amazed I made it to 104 this year, because it was such hard going last year.
Not only did you make 104 books (yay you!), each review reads like a professional submission. Amazing.