I've actually already finished this book. My best friend and I both bought it a couple of days after finals ended because we'd seen it around for awhile and wanted to see if it was worth the read. And it was! I know there's a lot of controversy around certain parts of the book, but I really did love it. It's hilarious and makes you feel better about your own life while mildly making fun of both herself and women in general. It's a good "purse book" since it's easy to read and you don't have to get extremely focused to understand what's going on.
When I was on my way back from Edinburgh last year, my best friend handed me If I Stay to read on the shorter flight back from New Jersey to Memphis. Normally, I'm not much of a fan of these types of books. I don't read Nicholas Sparks and have no desire to, nor are any kind of romance novels my thing. I'm more of a supernatural/horror/thriller/mystery fan if I'm going to read fiction. However, I devoured the first book. I finished it in one sitting and I've been wanting to read the second book ever since. However, if you haven't already seen the movie, just know that you will cry crocodile tears near the end. It made me cry more than any book has in quite awhile. In any case, I'm sure the second one will be fantastic as well.
If you haven't heard of the Morganville Vampires, you should check out the first book named Glass Houses. I'm pretty sure I bought it because it was a super cheap paperback book you could find at any drugstore and just wanted something to read, but I got so invested in these books. One of the reasons I haven't read the next one is because the author is going in a direction that my reader-self does NOT want her to go in (I think. Guess I'll have to read to find out. Oops.) It follows a super smart girl named Claire who's technically too young to be in college but old enough that she tested out of high school. Because of such, she's bullied like crazy and finds a place to move into off campus. When she does so, she finds out about the secrets of the town - which involve vampires. But I promise it's not as cheesy as it sounds. And if you like science and alchemy and the possibility that the two together can basically make magic, these books will be interesting to you for just that reason as well.
I'm not even sure if I have to say anything about why I want to read this. I mean, Amy Poehler wrote it.
This is also a series that I put down awhile ago, but this one didn't make me mad. Instead, I just got extremely busy and didn't have time to focus on it as much as I wanted to. No vampires in this series, but witches abound. it's based on Wicca, which I find incredibly interesting, especially since it stays pretty close to actual facts about Wicca.
This just seems like a good idea, since I graduate in May and am
overly slightly terrified about joining the real world outside of college. I happened to find it on Pinterest one day and it looks interesting enough that I figured I would give it a try.
The Maze Runner movie just came out and I LOVED that book, so obviously The Scorch Trials is next on my list to see what happens. They're pretty easy reads so they don't take up too much time. Then again, I'm not sure how many are out either. In any case, the movie follows the book pretty well too. So you should also watch it. If you like dystopian novels, these books are definitely for you. It follows a kid that gets sent up into a closed off field surrounded by a maze that no one can figure out. No one remembers anything but his name. However, once Thomas gets sent into the Glade, everything starts going crazy.
This is really just to support a fellow blogger. I think it's insanely awesome when a blogger can put out a book as well. We write so much on a regular basis, so why not make a book out of it too? I can't find the book anywhere around here though, so I downloaded it on my kindle. Which means this book is probably next. :) Who knows, maybe it'll inspire me to write my own book.
What's on your reading list for the break?