Thursday, March 24, 2016

book report

I'm currently reading The Rosie Effect:
the rosie effect
I can't say that I'm smitten with it like I was with The Rosie Project, but I'm going to finish it and then share my thoughts.

I've read a couple of books in the last 3 months and would like to share my short reviews of them. :)
book report :: station eleven
I read Station Eleven in January. Station Eleven is a science-fiction, post-apocalyptic novel. The novel describes life both before an epidemic wipes out a large percentage of the human population and after. This novel was a serious page turner and kept my attention from beginning to end. I highly recommend this one.

Because I liked the suspenseful qualities of Station Eleven, I decided to read Pretty Girls in February. I also picked it up because I had really enjoyed The Girl on the Train, which is a suspense/psychological thriller novel, as well. I can't recommend Pretty Girls. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, but not in a good way. Some of the scenes were too horrific and over the top for my taste because I prefer light suspense. I had to finish it though. If I had been watching it as a movie, I would have looked away for half of it. :/
march 2016 goals
It was necessary to lighten up my reading after reading Pretty Girls. I read The Rosie Project, which is a contemporary romance novel. I read through this book very quickly because I enjoyed it so much. I laughed out loud throughout the novel. Don Tillman is a quirky, genetics professor in search of a wife. He creates a questionnaire with several, rigid preferences for his future wife. He meets Rosie, who does not meet many of his requirements. Their interactions are hilarious. This is another one I highly recommend.
questionnaire about reading habits
Finally, I read Eleanor & Park at the beginning of the month. I loved this book so much I intend to get my yet-to-own copy of Eleanor & Park signed by Rainbow Rowell, the author, in person. I'll warn you now that, yes, it was sad as it explored domestic/child abuse and bullying themes. The unlikely romance between Eleanor, a full figured, insecure girl with red, curly hair and Park, a half Korean, also insecure adolescent, is beautifully written. I also enjoyed the novel as it was set in the eighties. (I was in elementary school in the eighties, but still). I really think you should pick this one up.

I have to get back to reading The Rosie Effect. Have you read any good novels lately? If you have, let me know in the comments. :)

P.S. I hope you'll join me in reading The Mountain Between Us in April!


  1. I read The Rosie Project and enjoyed it, but not as much as others seem to. I had no desire to read the sequel. I read Station Eleven last year and LOVED it. And I want to read Eleanor & Park but I'm waiting for it to arrive at some point via my postal book club!

    I just finished The Language of Flowers and really enjoyed it, if you are looking for you next read. :)

    1. Thank you for the recommendation. :) I trust anyone who says they loved Station Eleven. It was excellent! I will have to to look into a postal book club. That sounds interesting!