Monday, July 01, 2013

100 Books: June Update

I didn't read a lot after last month's binge.

What I DID do was work on my online class like crazy.  I also rediscovered my love of magazines (which is good because I currently subscribe to 9 of them and hadn't picked one up since Dorothy was born) and HGTV.

I went on an iTunes binge at the beginning of the month and then realized I spent $50 in like 3 days, but I didn't want to go back to judging books by their covers at the library, so I took refuge in glossy pages and crap TV.

Still, the 8 books I read this month were generally pretty darn okay with the top 3 being excellentish. (What an awkward sentence-- you would think I would spend my energy editing it, but instead I'll just comment on in and let it go.)

8.  The Spoiler by Annalena McAffee:  Meh.  I don't really care about the plight of print journalism, but if I did, I would SO be into this metaphor/plot.

7.  Inside by Alix Ohlin:  This book jumped around from character to character-- usually I dig this device, but this time, I felt like it was hiding a lack of character and plot development.

6.  Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan:  Some funny stuff here.  Also some not funny stuff.  Also also, this guy has 5 damn kids.

5.  He's Gone by Deb Caletti:  I bought this book because a random Barnes and Noble email said I should, and it was GREAT.  Good plot, intriguing characters, quick pace-- a good light read.

4.  Revenge Wears Prada: the Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger:  Really badly written and kind of a transparent plot, but I was so happy to see all the characters, and I can't WAIT for the movie which I totally saw in my head the whole time.

3.  The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout:  If you liked Olive Kitteridge, you will like this, too-- grim and lovely.

2.  Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver:  I love her books, and this one is no exception.  If you haven't read it, you really should. and then email me so we can bitch about the end.

1.  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki:  GENIUS!  Beautiful!  Engrossing! Read this book as soon as you can.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the book updates! I liked My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki.

Boo