A few months ago (can it really have been that long already?) I shared my current and recent reads to you in a new format, linking up with my friend Anne's Twitterature meme. I've read quite a bit since then!
Here's what I've wrapped up my summer reading with (in no particular order), in quick, tweet-like reviews of each book....
by Mindy Kaling
Entertaining (and of course, funny) and quick (read it in one day thanks to a flu bug). Made me want to start watching The Office all over again as it gave a fun insider's look at a show David and loved.
by Jojo Mayes
Riveting in a way I didn't expect. Captivated my emotions with its great character development and unusual (compared to what I normally read) plot. I did not like the ending, but I do love Mayes' book cover art.
by Jerry Bridges
Life-changing book to help solidify my theology and my daily walk with the Lord. Said my husband who's not much of a reader: "We should read this every year."
by John Green
Sad, yes, but somehow oddly uplifting as well. This one had a twist I wasn't expecting. I wanted to read it just in case I decide to see the movie, still not sure if I will. If I don't normally like sad books, I like sad movies even less. The book was pretty powerful, not sure if the movie will do it justice.
by Gretchen Rubin
I love "stunt nonfiction" books. Had to remind myself that happiness is not my ultimate goal in life as I read this, but it was practically inspiring nonetheless. Lots of nuggets of wisdom that could be applied to my own life.
by Rainbow Rowell
Captivating and eye-opening (in terms of what poverty looks like in a suburban teen's life). I loved the style, the characters, the realism, and the emotion. A little raw at times for me.
by Rainbow Rowell
LOVED this one. Loved the format (part narrative, part email conversation), the characters, the story. Would definitely read it again, and would enjoy seeing it adapted as a romantic comedy.
by Martha Woodroof
Surprised by this one; I requested it to review through NetGalley and wasn't really sure what to expect (I'll be honest, I picked it partly because of the beautiful cover). The main characters were endearing and the story was clever, with a good twist. Loved the academic setting.
by Sophie Kinsella
Super fun story-- read like watching a cute romantic comedy. Much more likeable character than Shopaholic. She was still very flawed, but less annoying. Thanks to those of you who recommended this one last time. :)
- The Rosie Project
- Emma (so close!! I really need to start Northanger Abbey for the book club)
- and few more...
What are you reading? Did you have a good summer book list?
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