I read some books in September!
For the rest of my reads from this year, visit my cleverly-titled 2012 Books page.
53. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. I wanted a book to read that was mindless and easy and this fit the bill, although the topic is sort of heavy. I was annoyed by the very British slang and familiar speak in the book, though. Definitely wore out my Kindle’s dictionary on this one trying to understand the British-English.
52. The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett. I loved this book until the end. Then I hated it. I NEED MORE INFORMATION.
51. I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson. I haven’t watched the movie yet, but I kind of liked the book. (Ducks as you throw a copy of it at me.) I don’t know. I mean, certainly parts pissed me off and frustrated me. And of course I was annoyed part of the time. But I liked it okay overall.
50. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This book. Oh, man. Are you freaking kidding me? Loved it. Took me until the second section to get it, but WOW.
49. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Excellent. Excellent book. It’s a children’s book, of course, but I would say a mature 6 or 7 year old who isn’t easily scared could read and love this book. (Although! I listened to this on audio and then also checked out the hardcopy from the library so I could see the illustrations. Definitely get a hardcopy or eBook that has the illustrations.)
48. Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness. This was a typical second book in a trilogy book. It was about 10 pages of sludge and filler for every 1/2 page of good book/information. Ridiculous. I trudged through because I want to finish the trilogy. But geez, was this an annoying read.
47. The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper. Oh, this book. I listened to it, and I feel like I would have not finished it if I’d read it instead. It exhausted me! It was okay, all around, but it was exhausting. Someone with an eReader count for me how many times he says “17 years”, because it’s A LOT.
And because no post is complete without a picture of my ridiculous child, here she is after her nap today when I dared tell her that I love her. Silly, grumpy girl.