October 26, 2017

What I've Been Reading...September and October, 2017

Since school started this semester, it has been pretty hard for me to read for pleasure. My classes right now have a ton of reading (especially Business Law), and I find a lot of my time is dedicated to that. That being said, I still make it a point to read on my lunch break and to read a little bit before bed every night. It helps relax me after a day looking at screens. 

There are always books that I want to read, and I have a ton at my house that are waiting to be read, and yet I always ask for recommendations. I had to stop going to the library last month and make a promise to read some of the books that I already have. It's hard though! When something gets into my head, I want to read it RIGHT NOW.

Over the past two months, I've been reading a lot of stuff that was lent and recommended to me by co-workers. One of my coworkers reads about as much as I do, so we are constantly swapping books. I love it. Check out what I've been reading below!

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak ★★★1/2
This was recommended to me by one of my student work-studies. She said that this is her favorite book EVER. Since I loved reading The Book Thief which is also by this author, I decided to check it out. The plot is kind of weird, but I got into it more at the end. I didn't really like the character who was narrating, but I understood why I had to not like him. The book was interesting, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart ★★★
This series was recommended to me by my co-worker, who read the first book (this one) in her book club. I enjoyed the plot and loved that it is based in fact. The events in the book really happened, and it was interesting to me to see such a strong woman in the turn of the 20th century. The series is very cute, as are the characters, and they were a quick read.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart ★★★
This is the second book in the Kopp Sisters trilogy. This book gets a little more in depth with Constance's adventures as an almost-deputy. I really thought it was going to turn out that she and the Sheriff were falling in love, but it doesn't take that turn. Maybe in book 3!

Dollhouse by Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian ★1/2
Seriously I felt my brain cells dying when I was reading this. It is basically the story of the Kardashians, but with different names and a few different details. The writing is pretty childish and how the characters speak is annoying (like real life). 

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall ★★★
This was another one of my co-worker's recommendations that took me a while to get through. I don't think there is really a plot to this story, but if you like getting a glance into different ways of life, this is it. I really disliked the father, it seemed like when he was narrating all he would do is whine. Rusty's point of view was my favorite, and I loved that he spoke like an actual 10 year old. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling ★★★★
Reading plays and screenplays is always interesting to me, because you can allow your imagination to act it out. I saw this movie in theaters, but it seemed a little different when I was reading it. I imagined the characters differently and some of the settings. This is a great story, and I can't wait for (potentially?) more from Newt's story.

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