Wrapping up December ’16

The year is pretty much over and therefore December is, too. I am not really one to put too much significance in the end of a year, because one party on the 31st is not going to just change everything. It’s really just another day. Never the less, I do enjoy the idea of being allowed to start over for yourself and so my first point of action is: I forgive myself for not reading everything I had planned to read in December or this year in general. I am also going to forgive myself for being a shit blogger who really never posts much more than wrap ups. I will try to do better, especially because my semester abroad is coming up and I am pretty much required to keep an online diary about that.

I did still read quite a bit and I enjoyed the books I read this month a lot. I also read quite a bit of nonfiction, which was pretty cool. So without further ado, let’s get into it.

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Wrapping up September ’16

More Happy Than Not – Adam Silveraimg_4303

5 stars on Goodreads

Trigger warnings: Mentions of suicide and a suicide attempt; violence; strong homophobia

Bare with me on this summary, I am terrible at writing them.

More Happy Than Not is a book about sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto who lives in the Bronx. It begins a couple months after his father’s suicide and Aaron’s own attempt. He has a scar the shape of a smile on his wrist as a constant reminder of those dark days. It is still hard for him to find happiness again, but with the help of his mother and his girlfriend, Genevieve, he seems to be getting there. Then he meets Thomas, who lives in a different project in the Bronx and when Genevieve leaves for an art-retreat, Aaron and Thomas become inseparable. Aaron’s friends, at first friendly with Thomas, become more and more agitated by this new friendship.

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