Sunday, March 30, 2014

Laurealism Library: Volume 1

I've set a goal to read at least thirty-six books this year, and I'm well on my way. Here's a quick update on what I've been reading in the last couple of months (in order from least enjoyed, to most enjoyed.)
The House GirlTara Conklin
Pick this up if: You're looking for a quick, easy read and enjoy historical fiction. Similar to: Anything by Phillipa Gregory
My rating: 3/5

Notes: While this book did keep me interested, I found myself liking the historical parts much better than the mystery. I tend to like books that really speak to me, are full of a great writing, or are completely different than anything I've read. I'm not sure that this book falls into any of those categories.

Burial RitesHannah Kent
Pick this up if: You're into history or have a strong opinion (either way) in regards to capital punishment.
My Rating: 3/5

Notes: I'll warn you this is a pretty depressing book. But it does make you think, and may change your opnions.

Pick this up if: You want an afternoon read, or need a little inspiration.
My Rating: 4/5

Notes: Packed with analogies, this little number will really make you think. You'll come out of it with a little pep in your step.

The Bell JarSylvia Plath
Pick this up if: Well, just pick it up if you haven't yet.
Similar to: Girl, Interrupted
My Rating: 4/5

Notes: This was published in 1963, and still managed to speak to me. When an author can connect to readers who won't be born for decades... well, those are the truly talented ones, aren't they?

11/22/63Stephen King
Pick this up if: You love The Kennedy's, history, or are just looking for a long, easy read to curl up with.
Similar to: The Time Traveler's Wife
My Rating: 4/5

Notes: Historical-Science Fiction? And there's romance? There may not be another book that falls into so many different categories. But then again, it is Stephen King.

It's Kind of a Funny StoryNed Vizzini
Pick this up if: You want to learn something about yourself.
Similar to: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
My Rating: 5/5

Notes: This one definitely spoke to me. Which is weird because it's a story about what happens when a depressed teen is checked into an adult psych ward. But you'll just adore the main character. Definitely worth reading.

What have you been reading? Is it something that belongs on my to-read list?

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1 comment:

  1. Love this post!! Keep 'em coming. Thanks for sharing!