I have been reviewing books for a few years now and I’ve read over 200 books since I’ve started. I typically, either on Goodreads or here on my blog, always say at least something about every book I read, but there are some books that I have adored but never wrote a review on.
2020 is off to an amazing start! I decided to set my Goodreads goal to 70 books this year and I am already on a roll. For the first time ever, I read 11 books in one month! I typically read 3-5 books per month so the fact that I read 11 books is mind-blowing to me!
2019 has been my best reading year ever. I am currently at 53 books, passing my Goodreads goal of 50, and beating my record for books read in a year. The most I’ve ever read in a year before has been 27, so I’ve almost doubled the books. I know the reasoning is that my last two semesters of college allowed me more time to get my reading done and also, my mental health is way better than it has been in past years. Since I read a decent amount of books this year, I decided to finally do my Top 10 Favorite Books of the Year.
Not only did I read more books this year, but I’ve also expanded the types of books I read! I typically stick to contemporary or mystery, but this year I was able to read a few fantasy books. I started to love the genre and I hope I’m able to read even more next year!
Special thanks to Netgalley and Text Publishing Company for sending me the digital advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Daniel is a sixteen-year-old drug dealer and he’s going to jail. Then, suddenly, he’s not.
A courtroom intervention. A long car ride to a big country house. Other ‘gifted delinquents’: the elusive, devastating Rachel, and Alex, so tightly wound he seems about to shatter.
So where are they? It’s not a school, despite the ‘lessons’ with the headsets and changing images. It’s not a psych unit—not if the absence of medication means anything. It’s not a jail, because Daniel’s free to leave. Or that’s what they tell him. He knows he and the others are part of an experiment. But he doesn’t know who’s running it or what they’re trying to prove. And he has no idea what they’re doing to him.
First of all, I would like to apologize for my lack of activity. I have been so busy with work and driving home, and last time I was home I forgot my laptop charger, so I literally couldn’t do anything web-related. But, I’m back!
For the month of July, I had extremely high expectations on how many books I wanted to read for the month. If you watch my “July To Be Read”video on Youtube, you’ll see that I wanted to read 8 books this month.
I read this book my 7th grade year and loved it. I read it probably four or five times between then and my freshman year of high school (age 15). So, four years later, I decided to read it again to see if it was still one of my favorite books, and I’m sad to say that no, it is not.