Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Wrap-Up, June TBR

Another month over, and for me that means summer is officially here! Which of course means so much time for reading!

I didn't get a ton of reading done this month, because I was in a very intensive course at school and just didn't have the time. I did manage to finish 2 books, however.

The first was Bossypants by Tina Fey

This was a nice fun read. I didn't know much about Tina Fey, and wasn't a particularly big fan of hers, but it's been on my TBR since it came out. I think I wanted to read it because I read Kathy Griffin's book and really enjoyed it. I gave Bossypants 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. It was a lot of fun and what I wanted at the moment. It didn't blow my mind, though. I felt like she didn't really go too deep into anything, and it felt like she was keeping the reader at a distance. This book is not a "tell-all," if that's what you are looking for. It did, however, inspire me to start watching 30 Rock.

Next I read Carrie by Stephen King

This was my first Stephen King ever! And it wasn't even one that I had planned on reading, but my roommate had it on her shelf and none of my books were calling me, so I decided to pick it up. It was definitely disturbing, but I enjoyed it a lot. As a religion major, I think the theme of religious fanaticism really intrigued me and kept me interested in this book.I think it was a good place to start with King. I also gave this 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

I also got about 100 pages into Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. This book is going to take forever to read, but I knew that. I'm going 10 pages at a time.

June TBR

I don't do full TBR's on a monthly basis because I like to decide what I read based on how I'm feeling and what I'm gravitating toward at the moment. However there are two book that I think I'll get to this month.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

One of my Goodreads groups has chosen Moyes for the author of the month, and I've heard great things about this book. I'm looking forward to reading it, but a little worried that it won't live up to the hype. Also I feel a little weird reading it now because for some reason the cover screams Christmas to me so for some reason it seems like a winter read.

Then, I think I might read my first Jane Austen ever! (I know, I'm the worst English major ever).

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Book Riot's Start Here suggested that I read this as my first Austen, and I'm going to listen to them because I trust them completely. I just watched the movie last night (reader sin, I know, but I'm the kind of person who likes to know about the story before I read it) and it was SO GOOD! I keep thinking about it! It's definitely got me inspired to finally delve into Austen.

So there you go, there's my May wrap-up and June (partial) TBR.


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