Recent Reads

We made it to Wednesday! Hallelujah! It’s not usually the case, but this week is FLYING BY. Man. It’s probably because I’m super busy at work right now, so the days are just going by super speedy fast, but even the evenings are rushing by, too! But I’d rather have it this way than what usually happens, which is that the week d r a g s  o n  s o  s l o w l y.

So books. I’ve read a few more books. As I’m sure you’ve guessed. I’ve also read half of like, 3 or 4 books. Let me explain. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I get 95% of my books from the library because I wouldn’t be able to afford food if I bought ALL of the books that I read. Sometimes I just grab books off the shelf that I want to read, but other times I’ll see a book online that’s not available at my branch, so I’ll put in a request on my library’s website! Usually I do this for really popular and new books, so the waiting list can be pretty long. Whenever those requested books become available, I usually have to read them pretty quickly, since you can’t renew a book when people are on a list to read it and there is ALWAYS a list. And that means abandoning the book I was currently reading to quickly read another. I’ve had a lot of book requests come in, which means a lot of abandoned ones. I’ll get to them eventually!

So here are the most recent books I’ve read!

Scrappy Little Nobody || Man I’m a sucker for celebrity essays and memoirs. I just look forward to hearing their stories so much! I listened to this as an audiobook and at first I was NOT a fan of Anna Kendrick’s speakign voice… but then once I got used to it I kind of enjoyed hearing her inflections while telling her stories. I definitely learned a lot about her and man does she have a potty mouth. All in all, it was a fun mindless listen and she was pretty funny.

The Futures || This one was a lot different than I expected! It takes place during the financial crash of 2008 and follows the relationship of Julia and Evan as they move to New York after graduating from college. It jumped back and forth between points of view (with Julia and Evan, naturally) and it really showed that there are two valid sides to every story. Julia would be upset at Evan and you would be just as upset, but then you’d hear from Evan and realize that he was actually in the right and now you found yourself mad at Julia. It was very well written and the ending was a pleasant surprise!

Big Little Lies || OOOOH THIS ONE WAS SO GOOD NOW I UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THE HYPE IS ABOUT BECAUSE I AM NOW HYPING IT UP, TOO! The point of view jumped around from paragraph to paragraph, but it actually wasn’t distracting at all. It was a long-ish book, but I wished it was LONGER! The book starts out first thing letting you know that someone was murdered at a school event, and then the rest of the story leads up to the event and you are guessing who died and who did it throughout the whole story and man, I was wrong on BOTH accounts! They made this into a mini-series on HBO and now I need to find a way to watch it!

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