Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What I'm Reading


Since I am currently on a trip, I thought that I needed some reading material for the journey. Although I have not had much time for leisure reading, I have managed to pick out some worthy books that would surely keep me entertained while I'm away.

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
About: This story follows the life of Ezra Faulkner, golden boy, who believes that everyone has their own tragedy sometime in their lives and finally encounters his own. Following his personal tragedy, he meets Cassidy Thorpe and begins to discover what happens after misfortune strikes.
Thoughts: I'll admit, the first thing that I noticed about this book was the amazing cover. I love the design of it and the bright colors and it really just caught my attention. After reading this it has really reminded me of Paper Towns, in a way, because it has the same kind of style to it and the mystery behind the girl. 

Landline by Rainbow Rowell
About: Landline's main character, Georgie McCool is aware that she's having some issues in her marriage with her husband, Neal. When she makes a mistake, she doesn't realize that it will cause him to pack up and take the kids back home to Omaha, instead of staying in Los Angeles. She later a way to communicate with Neal in the past and has an opportunity to fix her marriage. But then, she wonders if it would be better off if she and Neal never got married in the first place. 
Thoughts: The thought of communicating with the past is really what makes this book interesting. I also like the whole concept of whether or not to let go of something.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
About: In Me Before You, Louisa (Lou) Clark realizes that she might not love her boyfriend, Patrick. Will Traynor is involved in a motorcycle accident and no longer has a desire to live, as he is unhappy. His mother is quite aware of this and hires a nurse, who just so happens to be Lou, to care for him and hopefully boost is joy and morale. 
Thoughts: I've heard lots of great things about this novel, so I'm really looking forward to reading it. It's a classic romance book, but it also has some elements of family and the idea of finding joy when it seems impossible.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
About: This book is about a girl named Cath, who is obsessed with a fictional character named Simon Snow, who is from a book that is kind of a combination of vampire books and the Harry Potter series. She finds herself more alone, as she's an introvert and her twin sister is more of an extrovert, who is more into partying and becoming less interested in Simon Snow. The story follows her life as she battles between growing up and sticking to her childhood of fangirling.
Thoughts: I've noticed that I've been seeing a lot of people reading this book lately and I've really been noticing it popping up more and more often. I also see how this book can be relatable because sometimes we like to hold onto things that made us happy in the past and can often get caught up in the world of the internet and with fictional things. It's important to realize that there is a whole world available to us so that we can write our own happy endings.

The Vacationers by Emma Straub
About: The Posts go on a trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their friends and family to celebrate a wedding anniversary and a high school graduation. During the vacation, new secrets and childhood rivalries arise as old wounds reopen. 
Thoughts: I found this book on Lauren Conrad's website and thought that it would be a perfect summer read. The cover just screams summer and it sounds like it has lots of drama and scandal to it, which will surely keep me on my feet.

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