Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This Video is a Hot Mess: My Bookish Thoughts

Hello, lovelies! I'm still posting my thoughts on all my past 2016 reads. There's a bit of a rant towards the end because I didn't realize how frustrated I was with the novel until I started talking about it. I love discussing books because once you start talking (or writing) you can really understand your thoughts and feelings. ^_^

The Books:
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Hot Gimmick Volumes 1-3 by Miki Aihara 4.5 stars This is my second time rereading this series and I know it's controversial and supports problematic relationships, but I don't care. 
 Hot Gimmick Volumes 4-6 by Miki Aihara 4.5 stars This is my favorite volume bind-up and this is, what I consider, to be the stronger portion of the Hot Gimmick series.
Hot Gimmick Volumes 7-9 by Miki Aihara 4 stars These volumes are the weakest in the series and I feel like a lot of the subplots could've been cut.
Hot Gimmick Volumes 10-12 by Miki Aihara 4.25 stars My ship sailed so that's all I care about. The ending is crazy, but this is a shoujo manga and I expect nothing less.
Go Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut 3.25 stars This is my lowest rated Vonnegut, which makes me sad, because I only want to give Vonnegut 5 stars. Sadly, this essay collection on death isn't my favorite and while it does have a lot of great satire humor a la Vonnegut, this collection doesn't stick out in my mind. Read it if you love Vonnegut, but if you skip it, you're not  missing much.
The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin 4 stars I love the illustrations and I recommend this story for parents looking to introduce fantasy to younger readers. 
The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn 4.5 stars Check out my review! I recommend this for psychological fans and people interested in cults.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins I originally gave this book 3.5 stars, but I don't think that's an accurate rating and I explain why in my rating video. When I write my review, I'll be able to rate this more accurately. 

Have you read any of these books? What are your guilty pleasure "trashy" books? I'd love some recommendations! :D Happy reading!


  1. I've never read Hot Gimmick but it's been on my list for ages! Although I have a love hate relationship with them, Kiera Cass's books are like trash candy for me xD

    1. I have wanted to read The Selection series for a while. I know it's supposed to be trashy, but I sometimes want that in my life.


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