Yeeeeeessssss! I made it! I reached my 2016 reading goal of fifty-two books, and passed it by five. Since I usually only read twenty a year, this was an important goal to me. Hooray for imaginary points!
December ended up being a strong month, with my favorite read being The Martian Chronicles. A great sci-fi collection of short stories that exposes the dangers of human expansion.
Along with three reviews, I also talked about my favorite books and movies of 2016. Gems among this relentless year. Hoping for a better 2017!
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead 9/10
(Read in Nov, reviewed in Dec)
Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami 7/10
The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon 6/10
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates 9/10
The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury 8/10
I love the holiday season, and one reason (out of many) is that I’m swimming in new books. Between the family and gift cards I now have a tower of new books. A great motivation boost for the new year.
Along with some Austen swag, I got two books that I’ve been looking forward to for months!
(I have other pictures from my Christmas book haul that I’ll be posting on Instagram.)
This Month in Movies
In my last post of 2016, I discussed my decision to start reviewing more movies. All the reasons and details are here.
A Monster Calls is finally getting a wide release on the 6th and I can’t wait! I was so bummed when the movie got pushed back from October. Hope it’s been worth the wait.
The other movie I’m intrigued by is M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. M Night has done the audience wrong multiple times, so I was unsure about seeing this movie in the theaters. But after a couple of positive early reviews I think I ‘ll give M Night one last go.
It can never be as bad as Avatar: The Last Airbender…. right?
This month’s pick is The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Hooray! Finally getting to my first play for this challenge. Since I’ll be gone for vacation this month, I thought a play would be better, instead of driving into a thick book.