Hey there. Just wanted to pop in for a minute and share with you some of the books I've been reading lately. It's been a while since I've shared and since I've been doing quite a bit of reading and not a whole lot else lately (other than getting a few puppy kisses now and then), I figured this was perfect. :)
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The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown - Really interesting fiction story about three sisters who all find themselves back in their parents house dealing with heartbreak and life changes. Their relationships with each other were inspiring and the constant references to William Shakespeare's works were entertaining! Definitely a fast read but one I wouldn't probably pick up again. That's just me. :)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman - This was my book club book this month and when I looked up the reviews, they portrayed it as some sort of adult Harry Potter meets Narnia type story. It was definitely bordering on some Narnia similarities, with this hodge podge gang of schooled magicians who over into a magical land. Unfortunately I wasn't really rooting for any of the characters and by the end was a bit disappointed. There is a sequel so we'll see if I pick that up, as the final outcome definitely left you curious.
When She Woke by Hilary Jordan- This was by far my favorite read this month! A futuristic take on our society with a modern Scarlett Letter type twist. I enjoyed the story and the main character throughout and found the idea of "chroming" as a form of punishment compelling. I'm not even sure a quick synopsis from me could do it justice so just click the link. :) Definitely a keeper to read again.
Just Kids by Patti Smith - Patti Smith's memoir of her life with best friend Robert Mapplethorpe was really intriguing. I enjoyed reading about her life during the sixties and seventies as she found her way as an artist along side Mapplethorpe. Quite an interesting read, even if you don't know anything about either of these artists.
The Radleys by Matt Haig - The Radleys is a more "realistic" if that even makes sense, take on vampires in society. It was a rather quick story spanning only four days and involves a family who's two teenage children discover they have been vampires since birth. Definitely a unique storyline, also a rather quick read. The chapters were also rather short, sometimes just a page or two, which always makes the reading seem faster. Not something I'd read again most likely, but I definitely enjoyed it.
The Pioneer Woman by blogger Ree Drummond- I'm currently 3/4 of the way through this and while a lot of the reviews on Goodreads were negative in terms of this blogger's ability to take her writing to "book worthy" heights, I've found it to be a highly entertaining and honest story! I also love that this is her own love story...for some reason it makes the whole thing more special. Ree is certainly very down to earth and not above making herself look silly, in ways a think a lot of girls could relate to in regards to the beginnings of a relationship and all its ups and downs! I love it and her blog. :)