Books I've Read So Far In 2016
Also, how I feel about them.
- •A Man Called OveBy Fredrik Backman. If the first fifteen minutes of UP were a book, it would be this book. I adored it.
- •The Profession of ViolenceBy John Pearson. A very interesting biography of the Kray brothers-a good train read.
- •Love DoesBy Bob Goff. I didn't love this as much as I wanted to, honestly. It was a little cheesy to me, but there were parts that inspired me.
- •A Little LifeBy Hanya Yanagihara. This book absolutely devastated me. Every single page crushed me, and I'll probably never read it again, but I'm so glad I read it at all.
- •Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?By Mindy Kaling. Light and breezy, I finished this one in a few hours. I enjoyed it, and there were parts where I actually laughed out loud.
- •When You Reach MeBy Rebecca Stead. This book openly references A Wrinkle In Time, and it invokes the same feeling-enchanted, but still not totally sure what happened. A great children's book.
- •Strumpet CityBy James Plunkett. This one took me FOREVER, and it could definitely be slow paced. Beautiful passages were scattered through, though, and I feel like Plunkett gave a full spectrum view of Dublin before the War.
- •AttachmentsBy Rainbow Rowell. Cute, but I can't make the plot line- a man falls in love with someone through reading the emails she and her friend exchange without their knowledge- seem not creepy, no matter how hard I try. Love Rowell, though.
- •WildBy Cheryl Strayed. Again, I didn't love it as much as I wanted to. There are a few moments of insight, though, that I really enjoyed.
- •The Art of FieldingBy Chad Harbach. I appreciated the full range of characters and how they interrelated to each other, but sometimes I feel like the plot got lost.
- •Howl's Moving CastleBy Dianna Wynne Jones. The book is not the movie, and this might be the first time I enjoy the movie better though. The book was still great though- an endearing fairy tale I wish I had had as a kid.
- •This Is Where I Leave YouBy Jonathan Tropper. An easy read that had me laughing out loud at parts.