I’m linking up with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy to share the books I’ve been reading lately. Formerly known as Twitterature, this link up is now called Quick Lit and the idea is simple:
Share quick and simple book reviews + Link up and see what everyone else is reading = Ensure that your TBR pile is endless.
Sound fun? Let’s get started. Here are some books I’ve read and happily loved since we last linked up:
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
I got sucked into this story pretty much immediately and found myself reading it whenever I could which resulted into staying up all night to finish the second half of the book even though I had to get up early for work the next day. So, basically, it was pretty darn good. I’m not an expert in Greek mythology; I noticed a lot of reviewers were pretty bent that it didn’t follow mythology correctly. I guess they didn’t notice that it was supposed to be a modern retelling that gives the original story a completely different spin. I thought it was extremely well written and found that the characters really tug at your heart strings and make you care. Well done!
THE FEELS: liked, shippable, modern, bingeable
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Another great book by John Green. I held off for a long time on reading more of his books out of an irrational fear that they simply wouldn’t hold up to my expectations after reading A Fault in Our Stars – or maybe because as much as I adored AFIOS, it was a very emotional book that I’d need to be in the right frame of mind to experience. But I finally got over myself and read this one which is told from the pov of a former child prodigy who has graduated high school and just gotten dumped by the 19th Katherine. He and his best friend go on a road trip to cheer him up and obviously epic adventures ensue. I loved the characters and the descriptions and basically everything.
THE FEELS: liked, shippable, bingeable
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
This book was kind of amazing. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into with this book when I started and I loved how the story seemed to kind of unfold itself as I read. The author did a great job of giving you just as much information as she wanted you to have as the story progressed. The characters were wonderfully fleshed out and the story lingered in my mind constantly throughout the day and probably will continue to do so for quite some time. I’m deliberately not saying much in the way of specifics because I like that I went into the book basically blind and I think it might be important that you do, too.
THE FEELS: loved, scary, inspirational, literary, will stick with you
Right now I’m reading Yes Please by Amy Poehler (finally) and I can already tell that I’m going to adore this book like I tend to adore celeb memoirs written by funny, clever women. Even from the introduction, I was nodding along and laughing and going, “YES! Absolutely!” which is always a good sign. I think this will be a nice palate cleanser after the pretty heavy introspective book I just finished. I also love that I can totally hear her voice in her writing so it’s kind of like a Parks and Rec show in my mind or the world’s best SNL skit ever. Also the pictures and little notes add a great touch and additional dimension to the book that is awesome.