Hello out there and welcome back to my hodgepodge blog!
I think I speak for a lot of bloggers when I say that writing book reviews is the bane of our existence. I really admire those dedicated bloggers who write these long, beautiful reviews of every book they read…but that just ain’t me, babe.
Instead, I’ve decided to stick to bullet reviews (for which I’m indebted to the amazing Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books for the idea). Instead of trying to write whole paragraphs or even whole sentences, I’m going to break down the biggest takeaways from each book I read in 2020–including the ones I’ve read prior to this posting. Hopefully this way I can share some of my bookish thoughts without being overwhelmed by reviewing everything in full.
So, without further ado, here are the books I read in January 2020!
- Orange Is the New Black but without the comic relief
- reveals how America’s prison system wastes lives for seemingly no reason
- uncomfortably depressing to read, but an important story nonetheless
- enemies-to-lovers m/m romance feat. the fictional First Son & British prince
- definitely lives up to the hype!!
- will (at least temporarily) heal your soul from the horrors of living in Trump’s America
- amazing Dominican immigration rep set in the 1960s
- harsh examination of the American Dream & the toll it takes
- sparse writing style wasn’t really my absolute favorite
- recommended for anyone interested in exploring immigrant experiences through stories
- YA fantasy with a cast of complex characters who become a family
- I don’t know why I waited so long to read this
- not my typical read, but I got sucked into wanting to know more about the world & the characters
Have you read any of these books? What’s your favorite book you’ve read that’s outside your typical genre? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,