I’m really intrigued by this book because it’s about an extremely driven girl who, after winning a competitive national scholarship, finds out that she’s an illegal immigrant. I’m a few pages in and, while I don’t find the protagonist’s voice super compelling at this point, am eager to keep reading.
I just got this collection in the mail and can’t wait to sink my teeth in. I’m currently working my way through the complete works of W.B. Yeats, reading a few poems every morning. This is my next project.
I checked this one out of the library on a whim. The reviews on Goodreads aren’t amazing, but several of my friends have given it high rankings… so I’ll see how it goes.
I listened to this one on audiobook during my commute. I found the composition of the book jarring. Moyes jumps between two time periods, linking two stories together. While I liked the two stories, the linking felt forced. Also, the trial at the end goes on for WAY too long.
I’ve been tearing through Matson’s novels over the past couple of months. This one fits the genre of YA summer romance perfectly, but is no less enjoyable for it.
Stanton’s book is a collection of pictures and quotes from his Facebook page, Humans of New York. I’ve been a fan of his work for quite a while. What I loved about seeing the stories in book form was the way that so many of them linked together. It captures the diversity of what it is to be human while tying us all together. While we all are different, on a deep level, we are all the same.
I’ve heard good things about Sittenfeld’s modern day retelling of Pride & Prejudice. I read the book in one sitting in the car and, while entertained, wasn’t blown away. I liked some of the innovations, but a lot of the modern equivalents didn’t feel weighty enough. Also, I didn’t actually LIKE any of the characters.
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