I’ve been reading but haven’t been updating… Surprise. But, you can’t blame me. I’m finally in New York (after a wonderful weekend in Virginia with Jack) and just finished the first week of my internship. It’s been quite an adjustment and I have never appreciated my bed more than I do this morning as I have yet to get up. Latest reads:
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: interesting, well-written and relatable, although I found it quite sad at times, which I wasn’t expecting for some reason. Definitely didn’t see the ending coming, making for an unsettled ending that stuck with me for a while after I finished it.
2. Kris Jenner. . .And All Things Kardashian by Kris Jenner: I know, I know. But I can’t help it. I LOVE the Kardashians. I find them hilarious and am extremely intrigued by their relationships and lives. The book, although not the best writing, was a perfect capture of Kris’ tone – I loved her perspective and the way in which she told her story. I admire her much more after reading her memoir and inspired by her every time I watch the show with her words in the back of my mind.
3. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire: I picked this one up in Virginia as it had been on my to-read list for a long time, although I don’t know exactly where I got the recommendation. A captivating love story that I couldn’t put down, even though I wasn’t in love with the characters. Towards the middle it seemed a bit typical, but as it went on there were twists that kept it from being completely predictable. Overall interesting depiction of intense college relationship.
4. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella: I only read this one once so I brought it with me to NYC to read again. Kinsella is just SO funny. I always find myself laughing out loud at every single one of her books. I think it’s such a talent to be able to capture character humor on the page without it being contrived or forced.
I’m currently reading The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks on my new Nook! My parents got it for me as an early birthday present and it’s quite nice on the subway, where everyone has their nose buried in an electronic book. Also, I’m not a huge Sparks fan, but I was in the mood for a good love story. So far, so good.
Next on my list is A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard – if I can actually read it without tears clouding my eyes for five straight minutes. :(