Mini Reviews # 1

I’ve read a lot of books this year and with the large number of books that I read there is quite a few that I don’t want to review fully but I do have a few thoughts so I thought I would share them with you guys with some mini reviews.


Adulthood is a Myth – Sarah Anderson
This book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.

This was the first book I read this year. I have seen little comic strips of this around the internet so I was intrigued to give this a go. I liked this it was funny at times and totally relatable. It was really cool to see someone who was like me in comic form. It was quick and cute. This is the first in a series I believe. I hope to pick up the second one later this year. I rated it 3/5 stars.

  The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, a three-volume critical edition compiled by Thomas H. Johnson, were readers able for the first time to assess, understand, and appreciate the whole of Dickinson’s extraordinary poetic genius. This book, a distillation of the three-volume Complete Poems, brings together the original texts of all 1,775 poems that Emily Dickinson wrote.

I read this over a course of a few months but finished it in January. Before reading this I would of said I had never read any of her poems before but after reading this I realized that I had seen some of her poems before. I think Emily’s poems I would of liked more if I hadn’t read them all together. I noticed a lot of similarities of her poems the more I read. One of the sections of this book was poems about nature and birds which was mostly her describing a plant or bird  which was so repetitive. I found a few I liked but was underwhelmed. I rated it 2/5 stars.

Life Changing Magic of tidying up– Marie Kondo
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list)

I’ve seen this book everywhere so I gave it a go. I was underwhelmed. I know people who love this book and feels like it has made a difference in their lives, Unfortunately I didn’t feel like I learned anything worth anything here. I felt it was similar to any other tidying book. I rated it 2/5 stars.

  YOLO Juliet
Imagine: What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!

I’m the first to say that I don’t like Romeo & Juliet. So why did I read this? well the premise was interesting! Classics told in a way appealing to people of this generation and I LIKED it! The story was the same but it read well and I think lots of people would love exploring classics in this format. Its perfect for people who want to explore classics but are intimidated by the original text. I rated it 3/5 stars.

n Let It Out, millennial blogger, speaker, and podcast host Katie Dalebout shares the transformative practice that will rocket your life to the next level—journaling. Discovering in her darkest hours that a journal is the greatest tool in finding your purpose, healing yourself, and creating the life you most desire, Katie has assembled the remarkable tools and insights that will elevate your life and get you “unstuck”—for good.

Ok, I didn’t like this at all. I rated it 1/5 stars. I often read art books or writing books to get me out of a funk and that’s why I picked this up. However it felt like everything in here has been said before.  The first 20% was her talking about pitching this idea and the rest was journaling advice.  All the tips were ones I’ve seen in every other journaling book.

Here’s 5 books I’ve read this year that I didn’t have enough to say about them to make a full post. I’m to get through all the books I’ve read in mini reviews or a full review post if I have more thought on them.

Question of the day: What are you currently reading? 

Happy Reading,Arya


12 thoughts on “Mini Reviews # 1

  1. Oh bummer on The Life Changing Art of Tidying Up. I’m on a house organizing/purging mission currently so that looked interesting. Good to know!
    PS– Stopping by from the #GetSocial event that starts today 🙂 A heads up– I had a blip with the sign up linky (it didn’t request email info from anyone so I couldn’t send yall the kick off post ) so stopping by with the link which has the official linky list everyone can use to visit all the blogs 🙂 Hope you meet some fun new friends during the event! Thanks so much for joining in!


    • I was sad it didn’t live up to my expectations but I know it works for so many other people. So if it sounds good to you it might be worth a try.
      Thanks for the remainder! I plan on blog hoping when I get off of work! 🙂


  2. I need to start doing more mini reviews…it’s such a great way to get one’s thoughts out there without spending ages. Life Changing Magic of tidying up is one that was on my rdar…sorry to hear it was underwhelming.


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