Marcia is Amused.

Sep 03 2013
What I Read in August:
Splitting the Difference by Tre Miller Rodriguez
Transatlantic by Colum McCann
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
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: 22,406Books so far: 67On pace for: 101 books, 33,609 pages. So… 26 books more than my goal. 
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What I Read in August:

  1. Splitting the Difference by Tre Miller Rodriguez
  2. Transatlantic by Colum McCann
  3. Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
  4. Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  5. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
  6. Code Name: Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  7. 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.

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  1. laurenelizabits said: YES to Attachments and Rainbow Rowell love. Fangirl is great, and also very different from her other stuff. Can’t wait for more from her.
  2. queenieinmanhattan said: I loved McKinley’s Beauty, so now of course I have to check out Spindle’s End. But first: Madd Addam.
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