My Top Reads of 2018

This year has been great in so many ways. I finally started taking my blog seriously, I graduated high school, and I’m now in a wonderful university. I’ve tried so many new things this year and branched out of my comfort zone numerous times.

Of the 23 books I read this year, I gave nine of them five stars. Click on the titles to be sent to my official review.

My Five Star Reads:

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Movie Review)

I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han pretty recently. The main reason I read the book was because of all the hype the movie was getting.

I had a feeling I would like the movie better and that feeling proved true. I’m not a big fan of teen romance novels but I love the films. I also feel like this concept works better as a film. The movie did a great job of condensing the book and taking its own turns. I loved the way it played out on screen.

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American Street (Book Review)

*Synopsis*

Fabiola has just gotten off the plane from Haiti into the United States. It is her first time back since she was a baby. She is excited to start her new life with her mother as they plan to move in with Fabiola’s aunt and cousins in Detroit. Before they can reach their connecting flight to Detroit, Fabiola’s mother is detained by customs. They don’t believe that she is just here for “a visit.” 

Now, Fabiola finds herself immersed into an American culture that she feels unprepared for. At the corner of American Street and Joy road, Fabiola has important decisions to make. Her fighting cousins, empty fridge, and quiet aunt are just a few of the things this America has in store for her.

*Interlude*

Before we get into the review, check out these pictures I took myself. I’m working on taking more pictures myself. If you have any picture taking advice, let me know in the comments.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts (Book Edition)

Working at a department store has taught me a lot about how people shop. There are the individuals who start shopping for Christmas three months ahead of time and then there are the ones who wait until the last week. I can definitely relate to the latter. If you’re looking for some gifts for the book lovers in your life, look no further!

For that social justice warrior:

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Book Review)

*Synopsis*

Lara Jean is a hopeless romantic. She falls in love with boys that she has no chance with, and when she’s ready, she writes these boys a letter. After she writes the letter, she’s not in love anymore. Then she stores the letters away in her hat box.

Lara Jean never planned for the letters to reach these boys. She just kept them for herself, but one day they get out and Lara Jean has to figure out how to save face. Her misadventures lead her into a fake relationship that leads to some real self-evaluation.

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