I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done last month, I didn’t do much reading this month either. Sometimes, it’s just hard to concentrate on reading and I struggle to finish a book. Also, I’ve discovered Adult Coloring and I’ve spent almost every night relaxing with some coloring books and colors. I’m planning to review the ones I have next month. Stay tuned!
Last month, I read Eleanor and Park. If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, you will love this book by Rainbow Rowell.
It’s an unconventional, coming of age love story about full figured, red headed step child (Eleanor) and a half Asian kid (Park). Set over the course of a school year in Nebraska, the two star crossed misfits struggle to figure out where they belong and end up finding comfort in each other. Eleanor and Park reads like a classic love song, you know those “oldie but goodie” types where the music sounds familiar and it just makes you feel good. Even if you don’t know all the lyrics, you turn it up when it comes on the radio, it still manages to touch your heart and transport you back to a memorable time and place, it just makes you feel.
The other book I read was Ugly Love by self-published author Colleen Hoover. I love self-published authors. One of the things I love about having an e-reader is that I discover self-published authors, ordinary people that wanted to tell a story, people that are talented storytellers but may not have been signed by any publishing house. Colleen Hover self-published her first novel Slammed in 2012 and has had multiple New York Times bestsellers since then. Love stories are my go-to for quick and easy reads, I finished this book in 3 days. I like Hoover’s writing style, the way she told this story kept me interested and turning the page!
That’s it for September and October’s book review! It was a slow couple of months but I hope to bring you more reviews next month, this is what I’m currently reading:
It’s coming out in theaters January 2016. You probably notice a trend with my book choices, I love YA fiction (because I’m still a little girl inside), I like bestsellers, popular titles, so popular that Hollywood makes a movie out of it 🙂