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Book Reviews: Short Stories, Love Stories + Horror Stories

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I have officially woken from my no-reading slumber. As I’ve said previously I get into habits where I either binge-watch or binge-read. I’m currently in the binge-reading. There have been a few factors contributing to this, one being that husband and I have made a “no more TV after 9pm” rule. (This rule was put in place due to some serious Homeland-bingeing.) Another factor was mom gave me a perfect book to start off my reading list …

Wonder – This book is it’s title, a wonder. I laughed. I cried. I laughed some more. I cried a lot more. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but just go read it. The ending is really perfect and will re-invigorate your faith in humanity.
Grade: A

The Fault in Our Stars – I love, love, loved this book. I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile after seeing the trailer for the movie. I thought it would be an easy, predictable young adult read, but it had so much more depth than any other YA book I’ve read. The characters, the plot, the writing – it was nearly perfect. I also bawled like a baby at the end.
Grade: A+

One More Thing – I’ve never read a collection of short stories before, but I’m now officially a fan. Since I never watched The Office, I didn’t know B.J. Novak’s style or sense of humor. What I did know was he created a trailer for his book and it was one of the best things ever – seriously, go watch it right now. (It also doesn’t hurt he’s bffs/secret boyfriend to Mindy Kaling) The stories were short, hilarious, witty, unique – I loved them all. He’s a talent I will continue to watch.
Grade: A

Dark Places – This is my current binge-read. A huge fan of Gone Girl, I have very high expectations of this book and they have not been met as of yet. Granted I’m only a few chapters in, but it hasn’t captivated me nearly as much as GG had at this point. I also do not like the main character at all, which is a big problem. I’ll keep you posted on my final analysis.
Final Grade: B-
What have you been reading lately? xo xo
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3 responses

  1. Anna C.

    Binge reading is a beautiful thing. Enjoy!

    April 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm

  2. From an ink smeared page

    Getting lost in the allure of books is a mesmerising thing 🙂

    April 10, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  3. Pingback: Book Reviews: Malcolm Gladwell, Mothers and Daughters + Mysterious Bookstores |

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