Reading RoundUp #27
Ooops forgot to publish this on Friday! So, to brighten up your Monday and hopefully give you a break from work, here’s my list of books I read lately! Check out my current Reading RoundUp below.
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – I’m going to say this outright, Order of the Phoenix is easily my least favorite Harry Potter book. Harry turns in to such a moody teenager and we’re introduced to the most evil character in the series – Dolores Umbridge. Feel free to argue with me in the comments : )
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman – Backman can do no wrong in my eyes. This is now the 3rd book of his I’ve devoured. The fairy tale aspects certainly set this apart from his other novels, but in both a delightful and thought-provoking way.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – It’s a bit hard to describe why I loved this book so much, but it’s one of my favorite books I read this year. It felt like reading a more modern Jane Austen. The novel is written from the perspective of a teen girl whose poor family lives in a run down castle. Fascinating characters, family drama, and of course a love story are all included.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – If you’re looking for a light-hearted summer young adult read, this series is for you. P.S. I Still Love You in the second installment and it brings us immediately back into the high school world of Lara Jean and her first love.
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid – What would you do if your presumed dead husband turns up alive after 3 years…and you’re engaged to someone else? This book explores the nature of grief, how people change over time, and deciding who is truly the right person for you. It’s also partially set in a bookstore for all you fellow book nerds out there.
From Around the Web:
Book Sale Finder – In case you’re as addicted to used book sales as I am, here’s a handy website with a list of book sales by state by month.
Ready Player One Trailer – The first sneak peek at the movie adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One was just released!!! Here’s a shot by shot breakdown of the clip : )
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I had a hard time getting through My Grandma Asked Me… but I loved Ove. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to read Beartown yet. I do, generally, love his writing style. Capture the Castle was a fun book. I’ve been in a bit of reading funk lately but I just started an entertaining Southern Fiction story (by Fannie Flagg), which will hopefully get me reading again.
Grandma definitely took me longer to read than Ove. I have to admit I’m excited about Beartown because I love hockey : ) This Southern Fiction category sounds intriguing! Can’t wait to see what you think of it.