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?

6 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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

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  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.

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  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' ;)

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

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