October 26, 2014

What I've Been Reading

I'm a bit behind on my reading goal for this year, but I'm blaming the weather and the place I live.  I feel like we are barely home.  

I did my first book round up in May and you can find it here if you missed it.  I'm in the middle of 2 books right now and I have a few queued up that I'm pretty excited about, so I'll do this one more time at the end of the year.  Here are my thoughts on these 9 books:

The Rosie Project - If you love the Big Bang Theory (or more specifically, Sheldon Cooper), then I'm sure you will love the main character in this story.  I can't wait to read the sequel that comes out soon.  This is a great book to cruise through and I definitely recommend it.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home - This book was quite heavy.  I loved it and I'm glad I read it.  I think heartbreaking stories stick with you longer than the happy ones when they are well written.  It isn't exactly a beach read, but it's definitely worth reading.

Beautiful Day - Hello Beach Towel.  This is the perfect summer day beach read.  Also perfect for a Sunday morning in your pajamas.  I love a wedding story and I'm also a sucker for big families with their fair share of drama, so this was perfect for me.

My Horizontal Life - I love Chelsea Handler.  I love having a funny book in my rotation at all times.  Hers are great because they are a collection of stories.

What Remains - It's no secret that I love the real housewives and Carole is one of my favorites.  Her memoir was beautifully written.  She has quite a story.

The One & Only - This story was weird.  I love her books and usually cruise right through them, but the love interests in this book were weird and I just couldn't get over it.

Love with a Chance of Drowning - I don't know how I ended up finding this book, but it was a great read.  It made me want to get on a boat and travel the world.  I am a big fan of travel books and stories and this was one of my favorites.

This is Where I Leave You - I read this book a month before I saw the movie.  I loved them both.  Funny family dramas are my favorite.  I loved the casting for the movie too.  I can't wait to read another book of his.

Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore - This is another very strange story.  I was intrigued to find out where it ended, but I didn't love what I found when I finished the book.  It was a little too weird for me.

Have you read any of these books?  What are your thoughts?  Any good suggestions for my reading list the rest of this year?


  1. I read This is Where I Leave You a few years ago and remember not really liking it, though I don't even remember what I didn't like about it-- anyway I was surprised because the movie looks so good & everyone else I know who has read it really liked it. I just finished The Goldfinch and I would definitely recommend it!

  2. I loved The Rosie Project and I have the sequel on my kindle to read next, can't wait. I haven't read any of the others but a couple are on my list! I have heard that about The One & Only, which is so disappointing!

  3. Go on Netgalley and get the sequel to The Rosie Project! It was equally good. I want to read Beautiful Day sometime soon.

  4. I loved Rosie and am looking forward to the second one.

    I loved This is Where I Leave You and most Tropper novels.

    Agree totally on your take on your Tell the Wolves I'm Home experience.

  5. You're the second person to mention that E. Giffin book today- I'm still gonna give it a try, but I've been 'warned' ;)

  6. I adored This Is Where I Leave You. That's the only one I've read. Womp womp.


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