DECEMBER 2015 Wrap Up

The last time I did one of these was way back in July! For the months that followed, I wasn’t able to read as much as I wanted to just because school requirements really made it hard for me to find time for books. However, during my Holiday break I had enough time to bounce back and read 19 books and ultimately complete my Goodreads reading challenge! Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 10.11.04 PM

Read on for a full list of the books I read in December 2015:

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Review: Better Off Friends

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Title: Better Off Friends

Author: Elizabeth Eulberg

Publisher: Point

Pages: 288

Format and source: HardcoverPurchased from Maxon & Pepper

Buy it here: Amazon


 

GOODREADS SUMMARY

For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?

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‘Tis the Season: December Book Haul

Before anything, I would like to apologize for my LOOOONG absence. As in my 3 month long break from blogging because college and life happened. Obviously in during those months, I also didn’t have time to read at all so my reviews would have been sparce but I’m back and I’ve read a bajillion books (only 17, really) during my holiday break in the hopes that I can end this drought. So, to cap off my hiatus here is my December book haul!

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Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend

18660447Title: The Fill-In Boyfriend

Author: Kasie West

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 352

Format and source: Paperback, Purchased from Fully Booked

Buy it here: Amazon


GOODREADS SUMMARY

When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend’s graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

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Review: Tiny Pretty Things

18710209Title: Tiny Pretty Things

Authors: Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 448

Format and source: Hardback, Purchased from Fully Booked

Buy it here: Amazon 


GOODREADS SUMMARY

Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school.

Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette’s desire to escape the shadow of her ballet star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.

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