A lil of this, A lil of that.
Soo, just wanted to download all of my recent reads onto Bookie so that I can stop trying to store them in my already cluttered brain. I am not adding links because I am a lazy blogger and because google is your friend. (But mostly because I am a lazy blogger)
The Paris Wife – Enjoyed this very much and my obsession with Hemingway continues!
The Glass Castle – I put this off forever because I knew how much I would love it. Sounds wonky but I do that sometimes. Pleasure delay for book nerds?
Room – It was pretty good, I don’t know if it was worth ALL of the hype that it received but I would recommend it.
Trans-Sister Radio – I enjoyed this book right up until the end, which I hated. Why Chris Bohjalian WHY?!!!!!!!!!!
The Art of Racing in the Rain – Not a heartbreaking work of staggering genius, but it was the heart-warming tear-jerking kind of book that everyone loves.
This is Where I Leave You – blogged about this below. Hysterically funny.
How to Talk to A Widower – I enjoyed This is Where I leave you more, but this was a good read as well. Sad though. A bit too sad.
The House at Riverton – Disapointed in this historical fiction. I thought the writing sucked as well. IMO.
Dark Places – Not as good as Sharp Objects, but just as dark and twisted. I am a fan of Gillian Flynn.
Swamplandia! – I was stoked to read this, and though it would probably make me look like more of an intellectual in the world of contemporary fiction to say that I liked it, I’m afraid I cannot. The narrative had promise, and it was certainly original but it just was not my cup of tea. Like a bunch of short stories edited together. Yuck.
A few YA Fiction Reads:
Hate List – I thought this was a great read.
Twenty Boy Summer – No.
Perfect Chemistry – Yes.
I know there’s more but the little scrap of paper I was writing them all down on has disapeered. Shocker. I’m so ADD.
Here are a few that I had to return to the library before I had a chance (or was inclined) to read:
Turn of Mind – Despite all of the awesome reviews, I just couldn’t get tempted enough to start it.
Aunt Julia and The Scriptwriter – This was a book club selection but I knew I wasn’t going to make the meeting (and it didn’t really tempt me), so back to the library it went.
The Tigers Wife – I kind of started on this but never got really involved.
A Discovery of Witches – Just haven’t been in the mood for that sort of thing.
Please tell me if I need to run back to the library to read any of these!!!
My Name is Mary Sutter
Summer Rental – I know, I know, but I love Mary Kay!
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Whew…and that’s all I can recall for now. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them as usual! Ciao!