More Books

I need to change the name of my blog to Eat: Read: Couch at this point. Sheesh. My reading hasn’t slowed down so apparently I still have free time on my hands. That should change any minute now that school has started again. So let’s get to it.


Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

This one is about a couple that goes to China for the summer so the girl can meet the guy’s family. The family is ridiculously rich and most of his family are gossiping assholes. Soap-opera-y antics ensue. I thought it was cute but not as funny as everyone has made it out to be. The book has a ton of footnotes and I hated that. It especially sucked on a first gen Nook so I skipped those completely. The first half of the book is meh and I considered not finishing. The second half totally redeemed itself and now I’m interested in reading the second one.

The Sinner (Rizzoli and Isles #3) by Tess Gerritsen

This one is about a nun that was murdered and another that was savagely attacked. Enter Rizzoli and Isles to find their killer. It’s your basic formulaic murder mystery. I found it entertaining but it was pretty much the most predictable book I’ve ever read.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I feel like I’m the last one on Earth to read this but I’m glad I finally did! It’s about a nine-year old girl living with foster parents in Nazi Germany. It’s so bittersweet and heartbreaking. I could barely see the last 100 pages through my tears. It’s the best book I’ve read in a year, and this is coming from a girl that hates crying and avoids sad movies/books at all costs.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

This one is a love story between two 16-year olds who are very different from each other. It’s a super fast read and really cute, which is just what I needed after The Book Thief destroyed my very tender emotions. So if you’re looking for something light, I would definitely recommend it. It was also a reader’s choice winner on Goodreads in 2013, so you don’t have to just take my word for it.

BooksBefore the Fall by Noah Hawley

This one is about a plane crash, its two survivors, and the search to find out what caused the crash. The book tells the story of what happened with each character before they got on the plane intertwined with what is happening in the present with the two survivors and the investigation. I thought there was some extraneous information with some of the characters, so the book could have been 50 pages shorter. Other than that, I really enjoyed the writing and would recommend it.

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

I know I’m going to lose some of you on this description, but here we go…this one is about mysterious giant robot parts that are found around the world and a secret group’s quest to find all the parts and put the robot together. Sounds silly but it was surprisingly interesting and a fast read. It was also short and I love short books because they make me feel like I’m a fast reader. So if you like science fiction, this might be for you.

Day Zero by Kresley Cole

This one is part of the Arcana Chronicles series which I LOVE. It’s book 3.5 so it’s an offshoot of the main story, and was written because the books are being made into TV show and the producers wanted some back story on the characters. Well, the book was eh. There were some interesting back stories but also some I didn’t GAF about and skipped, so I would suggest passing on this one even if you’re a big fan of the series. You don’t learn anything new that matters.

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

It’s hard to talk about this one without giving anything away. So, I’ll just say it’s about two sisters that come together after some time to figure out what happened to two of their family members. It’s got some dark content, so much so that there is a warning in the answered questions on Goodreads about it, and one of my friends told me not to read it. Now, this is where I tell you that my soul is black so I quite liked it! If your very sensitive to darker content like torture and rape, don’t read it. If your soul is black like mine, I definitely recommend it.


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10 responses to “More Books

  1. Melissa

    Let me preface this by saying I am 34 AND I LOVE THE ARCANA CHRONICLES. I am reading Day Zero now. I feel closer to you in some (non-creepy) way because we both like the series.

  2. Melissa

    I am sensitive to torture and rape! It’s me! Too much graphic.

    Eleanor and Park made me so sad. Poor awkward teenagers 😦

    Easy, light reads lately: The Royal We, which is ridiculous, but also enjoyable (although it drags at times), and Eligible, which I think Michelle recommended to me.

  3. I read Pretty Girls recently too and liked it- pretty sure I have a black soul too.

  4. Kim

    I loved Eleanor and Park so much. I felt like I was in a John Hughes film or a Taylor Swift song. Her other books are just as good. I have read Fangirl and Landline, both are enjoyable quick reads.

    I just finished The Kind Worth Killing. If you haven’t read yet, drop everything and read it right now.

    • Paula

      For some reason, I didn’t get a notification of your comment so I’m seeing it way late. But I did read A Kind Worth Killing and enjoyed it!

  5. Wendy

    I liked Eleanor & Park – consider Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (I liked it better that E&P). I just read the follow-up book to Crazy Rich Asian, and it was good, but i like the first one better.

    • Paula

      I’m not getting comment notifications for some reason, so sorry I’m replying so late, but I’ll add Fangirl to my Goodreads. I like those fast/light reads!

  6. Michael Woods

    I’m the type of person who can’t live without books!

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