Another addition of Book Club?! What??
I read a lot, that’s what.
I always have time during my commute to read, plus lunch breaks, and it’s a much needed break from looking at a screen all day. My Kindle doesn’t count as a screen…right?
Speaking of my Kindle- I love it. I’ve really been craving real books lately, but A. it’s expensive and B. I don’t have space for tons of books. I got my e-reader in college when I was craving reading all the time, but didn’t want to carry books back and forth from school and home. Books are heavy! And there’s that 50 pound limit on checked bags…So I became and e-reader. I still much prefer real books, but in terms of convenience it’s the absolute best. Plus, I can borrow books from my library on my Kindle for free and from my bed 🙂
“Funny Girl” by Nick Hornby
I had really high hopes for “Funny Girl,” but I ended up disappointed. Although the writing is good, there was something about the story that made it really slow moving. It may be because it takes places over numerous years, making it seem as though it was never-ending. I did enjoy the story and thought there were some really great parts, but something just didn’t click- to the point where I almost didn’t finish it.
“Orphan Train” by __
“Orphan Train” has been on ‘books you must read’ lists for a while now, hence it’s been in high demand and I had it on hold at the library for at least two months. But it was so worth it. The story was incredibly interesting- going between present time and the past- and there was a mystery aspect to it, making it impossible to put down. I’m pretty sure I read it in two days. I am a sucker for a good historical fiction novel because I love learning about how people lived in the past. “Orphan Train” taught me about an aspect of U.S. history that I’d never heard about. They shipped orphans from NYC out to the Midwest to be adopted/taken into households to help farmers, shop owners, etc. I fell in love with the characters, and their broke my heart a few times, but in the end I came out smiling, just as a good book should.
“The Silkworm” by Robert Gailbraith – AKA JK Rowling
Another amazing book in the Cormoran Strike series. Jo, keep it up 🙂
Also, there are rumors of a BBC “Cuckoo’s Calling” (the first book in the series) TV show!! I have never been more excited!