Paper Towns I don’t think I’m as crazy for John Green as some people are, but I enjoyed this. It reminded me a lot of Looking for Alaska, which so many people looooved, and I just felt kind of annoyed by the struggling female character. (In both books the female character in question was obviously troubled, so that probably makes me a terrible, terrible person for feeling that way.) Still, I would overall say that I liked this book, and am happy to have read it.
The Fault in Our Stars I LOVED this. If you’re wondering why everyone loves John Green so much, read this.
Fifty Shades TrilogyIn the end, I would say that I did not enjoy these books. I became invested in the storyline at the end of book one, liked book two, and just really wanted book three to be over. I was just tired of Christian and Anastasia. This was our book club pick last month and most people liked it, which isn’t surpising as so many people everywhere liked this book. I was just so tired of hearing “good point well made” that I wanted to climb straight into my Kindle and strangle someone. It was a strange combination of needing to know the whole store, and needing to be finished with the books. Needless to say, I’m not joining my friends in their endless searches for the latest information on Fifty Shades of Grey casting information.A Week at the Beach – Occasionally I go on a book downloading spree and search for free books. This was one of those books. I was hoping for something light, beach and brainless. It was all of those things. It was also terrible. It’s the kind of story I might have imagined at age sixteen when I pictured myself as an adult, vacationing with friends, and how that might turn out.
A Discovery of Witches I checked this book out from the library months ago and I never got around to reading it before I had to return it. Recently, a quick Twitter poll told me I should absolutely try again, and I am so happy that I did. I’m not really sure what to say except that I was completely drawn into the story. When I was nearly finished I remembered that it’s part of a trilogy and I felt both happy that the story would continue, and unsure of how I’ll manage until the rest of the books are published. Fortunately, Warner Bros. is making the movie, so I’ll have something to look forward to, and those who are tired of vampires and witches already will have something to complain about.
Up next for me: The Marriage Plot, Devil in the White City, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
What have you read and loved (or hated!) lately?