Looky here, I got my act together far enough in advance to review a few books I read this month. These have quickly turned into my favorite posts from other blog friends because it gives me great fodder for Goodreads to-read list! Seriously, now every time I go to the Library
Seriously, now every time I go to the Library I pull out my list and actually look for books instead of just picking up the first 5 books that interest me.
Let’s dive right in shall we!
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. 3 stars Unfortunately, I’m not quite sure why this is on the bestsellers list except that it’s a super super dense read….The storyline was alright, but I found myself getting bored and just wanting to get it over with. Books should Not be torture to read.
The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes. 5 stars Yay Jojo has redeemed herself in my eyes. I wasn’t such a fan of the last book I read from her, but this one is sure to please!
Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close 4 stars. This book is like a requirement to read if you’re single and approaching wedding season. It gets such a high rating based purely on the fun read it was. I wouldn’t say it’ll be the Next Great American novel or anything, but I could relate to the characters and breezed through ti rather quickly.
Lovers & Players by Jackie Collins 5 stars. I’ll forever and always be a Jackie Collins fan. I always feel as though I’m reading the fictional equivalent to the Enquirer, but a juicy read is a juicy read. Plus she does such a good job of developing her characters and entwining their lives in ways you don’t see coming (ok well fine I did see it coming but it took me like 3/4 of the book to figure it out)
Bernadette Where’d You Go by Maria Semple 5 stars. I’ve been wanting to read this for ages and it was totally worth the wait. A super quirky book with uber quirky characters that will keep you immersed in the pages and kinda wish you had a Mom or Aunt as fun as Bernadette.
A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein 3 stars. I put this on my list because Lauren Conrad recommended it, and by Lauren Conrad recommended it I mean her website minions did. A good read I guess, but I found it hard to sympathize with the characters and kinda thought it was pretty unrealistic and not as dramatic as promised….It’s really a 2 star but, but my love for LC runs deep.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell 4 stars. I was actually looking for Elenor & Park, but library’s are notoriously fickle in what you can find if it’s popular, so I grabbed this one instead. 1 star for the cute cover. 2 stars for the great female relationship in the book. 3 stars for a non-typical love story. And finally 4 stars because for not being even remotely attracted to the guy, I still found Lincoln a pretty good dude. The fact that he plays Dungeons & Dragons just solidifies that there’s someone for everyone. (apologies to anyone who plays D&D)
Yes Please by Amy Poehler 5 stars. Parks and Rec is one of my all-time favorite shows and one of only a handful that can make me giggle out loud in an empty room. (Here, I’ll list them; The Office, Parks & Rec, Friends, the end) So therefore Amy Poehler is one of my favorite people so this book was automatically going to get 5 stars, duh. I will say I think she ended it pretty oddly, and the fact that she said herself she wasn’t far enough removed or along in life to write about them, but overall a great read and she’s still da bomb.
I read a handful of other books this month as well and am currently ???/100 for my 2015 goal. Instead of watching Netflix when I get home in the evening I’ve been reading which has been nice. Light a Yankee candle, snuggle under the covers and lose myself in the pages. It also doesn’t hurt that I’m allowed to get in bed at 8pm with no disturbances…..
Also if you have any suggestions (hint; I’ll read just about anything) please, pretty please leave them in the comments and I’ll love you forever.