Christmas Book Haul and quick update!

Merry Christmas everybody! I know I have been away for a really long time, but I have just been so busy with school. From now on, I am going to try and post every Friday.  However, my blog has been comprised of reviews, but since I don’t have as much time to read I am going to start doing tags, book hauls, and other fun bookish things!

Alright so now on to the books.

1. Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

opposition

Since this is the fifth book in the Lux series, I am not going to give a brief synopsis because I don’t want to spoil anyone!  But, if you have not started reading the Lux series, I highly recommend it!  There is romance, action, and hot aliens… what could be better?!

2.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

perks of being a wallflower

To be honest, the only thing I know about this book is that it is a moving coming of age story, so I’m just going to go into it blind!  Especially since it is a short contemporary I feel like it is the best way to go into this book!

3.  It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

its kind of a funny story

I have been interested in this book for a very long time.  From what I can gather, it follows Craig Gilner, a boy who tries to commit suicide because of the pressures in his high school.  Craig is admitted into a mental hospital after his attempt to take his life and there he meets a variety of individuals who help him on his journey.

4.  A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

a great and terrible beauty

In the summer I volunteered at my local library, and I always had my eye on this book’s beautiful cover, but I never got a chance to pick it up! It follows a sixteen year old girl, Gemma, and is set in Victorian England.  After her mother dies Gemma is sent to a haunting boarding school in England where she joins a clique of girls.  This is supposed to be a dark and complex fantasy with elements of mystery and twists you never see coming!

5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

speak

I read Speak a few years ago so it seemed fitting that I finally own it! Speak follows Melinda Sordino who busts an end of the summer party.  After this party, people at school despise her, and she refuses to speak.  She internalizes her pain and agony because something happened that night at the party.  Something too traumatizing to say out loud. If you have not read Speak I highly recommend it, its a haunting story that you will not be able to put down.

6.  Paper Towns by John Green

paper towns

I hear that Paper Towns has characters similar to Looking for Alaska, which is totally fine with me because I loved Looking for Alaska!  Besides that information that is all I really know about this book so I’m going to go into this book blind!

7.  An Abundance of Katharines by John Green

abundance of katharines

I love John Green, what can I say! I hear that this is many peoples’ least favorite of John Green’s books, but it sounds cute and quirky, so I’m ready to jump into it.  It centers around a boy named Colin Singleton who loves girls by the name of Katharine- in fact has dated 19 Katharines and has been dumped by all 19 of them. He who goes on a road trip with his best friend, but no Katharines in his attempt to finally win the love of a girl.

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