Aug 24, 2011

End of Summer Reading Update


Well, barely a week after I share my obsession with my Borders Rewards membership, Borders goes kaput. Obviously that was $20 well-spent. And I'm now heartbroken over the fact that one of my favorite bookstores is no more. All the empty stores make me sad, especially my favorite one where I lined up at midnight so many times to buy the latest Harry Potter book. I refuse to support Barnes and Noble (they seem so haughty and unfriendly), so I am now stuck with Amazon (and my future Kindle).

But for now, an update on books that I've read, as well as some upcoming ones on my bookshelf:

Bossypants: It's times like this that I wish I was Tina Fey--she's worked hard for what she has and still has a down-to-earth and hilarious perspective. That being said, it's a book I wish I'd waited to buy because its not really one I'd read again. Anyone want to borrow it?


Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks:
Ok, I'm calling this one like it is--boring. And that makes me sad because it had such promise. I'm still not done (been reading it for two months), so there's a chance it could pick up, but, ugh.

The Castaways: My Vegas beach read, but was a lot more serious than a beach read typically is. It's one of Elin Hildebrand's many Nantucket-based novels, and an interesting perspective on a group of friends and the ways they're intertwined.

The Summer Before: Total guilty pleasure--it's the prequel to the Baby-Sitters Club about the summer before Kristy gets her "great idea" to star the BSC. I was so excited when I heard that Ann M. Martin was coming out with this, and it's really good and seemed to be written for an older audience (read: all of us 20 and 30 somethings who read the books growing up). My boyfriend laughed when I told him I was reading it, but I don't care . . .

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: book club book. About as silly as it sounds, but I have to say it was fun to laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of it (plus I feel like I learned a lot about how to kill a vampire).

Heart of the Matter: Emily Giffin must have been cheated on, or be constantly afraid that she's been cheated on, because two of the three books by her I've read have to do with cheating.

Up next on the bookshelf:

Room
The Violets of March
The Year We Left Home
The Weird Sisters


Hmmm, I feel like there's one more I'm missing.

What are you reading?



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