Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Code Name: Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I thought I would read more on the beach, but then I started a 1000 page monster (that still has 150 pages left to go), so while I’ve read all month I didn’t complete many books.
Loved: Attachments. Rainbow Rowell is such a good writer and the story was so different and there were so many places where the plot could have turned trite and she steered clear. Also it’s vastly different from Eleanor and Park, I love when authors have many different stories to tell. I can’t wait for Fangirl in September. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? an epistolary novel that felt different and fresh and real - and also very unreal - in all the right ways. Code Name: Verity. I usually hate historical fiction and WWII novels, but this novel of best friends: a spy and a pilot, both women, in WWII kept me turning pages. And crying on the beach.
Good if they’re what you’re into: Splitting the Difference is the most real and honest grief memoir I have ever read. Do not read in public - you will cry. And Tre is a fun, fantastic lady who I should have more drinks with. Spindle’s End. Robin McKinley’s spin on the Sleepy Beauty story is much different from what she wrote in a short story that I read when I was younger. It reminded me of The Ordinary Princess and I loved the female-first (as always) plot lines.
Meh: Z. I just hated it. TransAtlantic - after the brilliance of Let the Great World Spin this was just a boring, uninspired novel.
Pages so far: 22,406 Books so far: 67 On pace for: 101 books, 33,609 pages. So… 26 books more than my goal.