In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Somehow I have gone through life thus far having never read a Judy Blume book. It felt like high time to remedy that.
In this book we follow a host of characters centered around the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1952 when a plane crashes and their lives rapidly evolve.
For the most part our main character is Miri, the daughter of a single mother, just at the cusp of becoming an ‘adult’. Continue reading “(43) In the Unlikely Event // Bookish Blurb”
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
I’ve read all the other John Green books so I thought I should give this one a try and I actually liked it. Not that I’ve hated his other books but I liked this book more than I was expecting to.
Roughly this book follows Aza who has OCD and although there is kinda a plot, the book mostly is centered around the way her disorder affects her life. Continue reading “(9) Turtles All The Way Down // Bookish Blurb”
Hello! and Welcome! to all the books I read in 2017. I read a total of 64 books (Yay me!) and here’s a list of links to all of them. They are somewhat organized by genre but I find that it is often hard to put books (like everything) into nice little boxes. The numbers correlate with the order in which I read them if you are curious. I wish I could attach a picture of all these books but I get most of my books from the library so I don’t actually have copies of any of these books (with a few exceptions being the books I read on my Kindle). Also hopefully soon I will have my top books of 2017. I really enjoyed looking back at all the books I read. Continue reading “Books I read in 2017 (by genre ish)”
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It’s about Victoria who has spent her whole life feeling unloved and unlovable. She turns 18 and ages out of the foster system and has to live on her own. Although at first she struggles, it is her love and knowledge of flowers which helps her survive. Continue reading “(63) The Language of Flowers // Bookish Blurb”
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
This book has been described as Bridgette Jone’s Diary except that the main character is a Pakistani Muslim woman in London. Hooked yet?
Throughout this book we follow Sofia Khan from a wretched breakup to almost marrying the man of her dreams. She works in publishing and is asked to write a book about Muslim dating which requires her to go on dates. Thus she meets up with random men and starts ‘dating’ except that she’s not actually dating them, she’s doing it for her book (or so she thinks…). Continue reading “(47) Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged // Bookish Blurb”
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
So this is actually Backman’s second book which is set right before Britt-Marie Was Here (which I didn’t realize when I started it). It follows the life of Elsa, a seven- almost eight year old girl who is different. She gets bullied in school and she’s super smart and her parents are divorced and she lives most of the time with her mom and her mom’s partner (and their soon to be born child – her half sibling- Halfie )in the same building as Britt-Marie.
Basically this book follows the events that unfold when Elsa’s eccentric grandmother dies. She was Elsa’s only real friend but when she dies she leaves Elsa with a letter which leads her on an adventure to discover the past of her grandmother’s life and also to learn more about the other people in her building. Continue reading “(38) My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry // Bookish Blurb”
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
I read this book because my mom had to read it for book club and she thought I might like it. It’s a British book about a retired man (Harold Fry) who receives a letter in the mail from an old friend and spontaneously decides that he needs to walk to where she is (on the other side of the country). In doing so he leaves behind his wife and failing marriage and reflects upon all the things that have happened so far in his life. Continue reading “(24) The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry // Bookish Blurb”
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
This is an Australian book about Don, a socially awkward genetics professor who has decided to create a questionnaire in order to find an acceptable partner, and Rosie, a woman who does not fulfill many of the requirements to be an acceptable partner nor is she looking to be, and how they fall in love.
My favorite part of this book was trying to understand the way Don works. He narrates the story and is just such an interesting character. I believe that he has Asperger syndrome. He is incredibly smart but has a very hard time empathizing with people and understanding social behavior. Continue reading “(19) The Rosie Project // Bookish Blurb”