I have another mini review post for you today. I’ve been doing reviews for 3 books at a time but today I am going to be reviewing the last 4 books I read in 2020. As usual I’m not going to be including the synopsis of the books because I don’t want these posts to end up being too long but I will leave a link to them on Goodreads. Anyways here are my reviews for the last 4 books I read in 2020
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
**** (4 stars)
I buddy read this book with Erin when we were needing a little break from the Anne of Green Gables series. I enjoyed the overall story and found the events to be very realistic which also made it a little predictable because I knew how things would play out but in this instance it’s not a bad thing. I did have some issues with the characters and didn’t like how certain events were resolved between the three friends but overall a great read and one that should be read by everyone.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
**** (4 stars)
I have read this book like 3 times now and I’ve never reviewed it. This is one of those classics that i am sure everyone and their mommas have heard of whether they’ve read the book or just watched one of the countless adaptations of it. I personally watched this long before reading the book so I knew what to expect going into it. I listened to the audiobook every time I’ve read it and enjoyed it so much. I love the overall message this book gives and thank it’s executed very well.
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore
***** (5 stars)
I don’t think I have ever read this before. Of course I’ve heard of it. This was a very quick and easy read and add in the illustrations it was a joy to read and one I will reread every year.
A Class Act by January James
This is one I can’t make up my mind on how I feel about it. On one hand there was so much I didn’t like but on the other I couldn’t stop reading it once I finally got into the story. The author reached out to me asking if I would be interested in reading her debut romance novel and after reading the synopsis I thought it sounded like something I would be interested in.
The majority of the book is about Lottie’s day to day life at work. I didn’t care about everything she had to do at work I just wanted more of the romance. But the romance was a little bit of a let down as well. The hero Marcus who is Lottie’s boss is a jerk and he knows it and Lottie knows it but it turns her on and just no. There were a couple instances where she said she was turned on by the way he was treating her and I just couldn’t get behind that. Lottie is a strong female lead to a point. Anything having to do with Marcus she can stand up to too a point and then she melts and she just wants him so bad.
I HATE cheating and this is on me because I should have realized there was going to be cheating when I read the synopsis the first time but it didn’t click. So yeah there’s cheating involved and when shit hits the fan Marcus just basically leaves Lottie to deal with the backlash because you know it’s all the woman’s fault.
The ending also felt rushed and I didn’t like how Lottie forgave Marcus so easily in the end and I didn’t like the reason Marcus gave for why it took him 2 years. I am just rambling at this point. There was something about it that had me glued to the page and wanting to find out what was going to happen but I can’t say what that something is.