Sunday, September 4, 2016

Some Goodies I Read This Summer

Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins, etc.

If you like YA even a little bit, get this right now! Or maybe save it for your next trip to the beach. But seriously. All 12 stories feature the heartbreaking, awkward romance you'd expect, but all with wildly different themes. There's something for every single type of reader in here, and all but one or two of them knocked my YA loving socks off. This is such a perfect summer weekend, vacation, beach read with its dreamy, easy to tackle stories!

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I'm pretty sure I'm becoming a huge Morgan Matson fan. For the past two summers, she has given me books that suite my exact reading mood for the season. I loved the summer vacation feel of this story, the exciting jobs of the men in Andie's life, and the easy flowing friendship of her group. It reminded me a lot of my own 4-person girl squad growing up. Such a good summer read!

One More Thing by B.J. Novak

This book started out SO FUNNY - like literally laugh-out-loud funny, and by the end it was painfully hard to finish! I don't know if I just got desensitized to his type of humor as I read, or if the stories really were just increasingly dull, bu something about this really fell apart for me. The first handful of stories, and the quick little anecdote about carrot cake were worth the read, though.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

I had to let this one simmer a little before I could review it, because it was just such a weird reading experience for me. I know it was intended to read as a novel, but even expecting that it just felt so odd. It was more predictable than HP has ever been, and seeing the characters through anyone's eyes other than JK's was just kind of bizarre. I still have issues with a couple of plot points (one being the existence of Delphini, because, what the hell.) But at the end of the was Harry Potter. We were in his world again. Cheesiness aside, this might end up bringing us another movie, and I can't be mad about that. It was fun to hang out with Harry and the gang again, even if it wasn't as perfect as some of the fan fiction I read ten years ago. ;)

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