Monthly Monkey Mini Review – January

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Well hello! Welcome to my first mini reviews of the year! Now, of course, this only being a few days into the New Year, I don’t have any books from 2018 to review yet. But, being super disorganised, I left a fair number of reviews unfinished from last year. Also I was in a massive slump towards the end of the 2017 (and still kinda am) so there aren’t many on this- let’s get to it!

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November 9– This was funny, quirky and entertaining!! If you don’t like cheesy stories, then look away- but for everyone else that appreciates an extra dollop of cheese THIS IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU.  The romance was really good, I genuinely didn’t expect it to go in the direction that it did and it ended on a high- which is exactly what you want in this kind of book. It also had some great subplot elements and the use of subplots to do with writing and reading made it surprisingly meta. Plus the little poems in between each part were really good. So this will come as no surprise for romance fans: Colleen Hoover strikes again!

Rating: 4½/5 bananas

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Wonder– Wonder really was wonderful. It made me feel *all the feels*. By the end I was so moved I was all tingly. It was very well written, the characters were beautifully crafted and I appreciated all the lots of different perspectives. The only reason why I don’t have a proper review is because I was too engrossed in the novel to take notes! But I will say it had powerful messages about being kind to each other.

Rating: 5/5 bananas

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Bridge to Terabithia– Another one I didn’t write any notes for. I still want to mention it though because it was a very moving book and it’s worth checking out if you haven’t already. I did already know what was gonna happen because I’d seen the film years ago, but it was still impactful and got me to tear up anyway.

Rating: 4/5 bananas

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So have you read any of these? Do you plan to? Let me know in the comments! 

OMG- I Have Something To Confess…


Confession 1: I love a good romance- ergo I loved this book

Confession 2: This book wasn’t just love at first sight though- it made me laugh, it took me on an emotional journey and it kept me entertained till the end.

Confession 3: Plus, it was really well done- the concept was intelligent and the voices in this are really distinct. Really, it was a match made in heaven.

Confession 4: I have to say it: I adored the fact that OMG is an acronym for the love interest

Confession 5: I liked the fact this pulled at the heartstrings just so

Confession 6: And yet I felt like this still had just the right amount of action and drama

Confession 7: As an added bonus, I thought the artwork in this was lovely

Confession 8: I’m ok with him caring more about his work because he’s not totally self-centred- he’s the kind of artist I like best- dedicated but not douchy

Confession 9: I loved the idea of the protagonist’s first boyfriend passes on his gift and then his love- there’s something beautiful about it

Confession 10: I rated this 4/5 bananas


So have you read this book? And do you like a good fluffy romance? Confess in the comments!