Another month, another list of books! I only read six books this month, but between having family in for D’s birthday and a few books taking me a while to get into, I’m pleased with that number! As of time of posting, I’ve officially read twenty-one out of my goal of thirty books for the year.
This month seemed to have the theme of storytelling, as I only ended up reading one nonfiction book. I love getting wrapped up in a good story, so without a doubt, you’ll notice in this series that I just generally read more fiction books.
The Girl On The Train
I was so excited about this book after I read the description of it. It took a while for me to get it through Overdrive (I started out on a wait list of over a hundred people), so by the time I got it I had forgotten the description. With that said, I forgot a little of what the book was about, but I still really enjoyed it. I didn’t see the ending coming, but the book was so good I read it in two days! Some people are comparing this book to Gone Girl, and I just want to put out there that I don’t feel like it’s a fair comparison. I didn’t really see how the two books were that similar.
Orange Is The New Black
I got into the Netflix series after the first season had been out for a while, and I’d been hearing good things about it. Needless to say, I really enjoy the series, so I was anxious to pick up the book. I knew it was a memoir type book, so I wasn’t expecting it to be exactly like the show. Oddly enough, I could pick out some characters that I remembered from the show based on the characteristics or similar names. I really enjoyed the book, overall, and I thought it was really interesting to see what Piper took away from her stay in prison. It was also pretty interesting how dated the book was in that it was talking about Martha Stewart going to prison.
Anatomy of a Misfit
So, this book. It took me a while to get into. I remember telling D that the teen language in it was far too strong for my taste even as an avid young adult genre reader. However, I stuck with it. I hate the idea of just not finishing a book, so I kept waiting around to see if it got better. I was really surprised at the ending, and I definitely was taken aback by seeing that the book was based on actual events after I finished the book. Even though it was a hard one to get through for me (and many others, apparently), I’d recommend it to those into the YA genre for the ending, if nothing else.
Other books I read last month:
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
It’s Not How Good You Are by Paul Arden
Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan
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