I didn't realize I had been away from the bloglandia whole weekend. We had some things come up. We bought a new car this weekend, plus I was scrambling to finish Eleanor and Park, for no reason other than the fact that it was so darn good! Rainbow Rowell is becoming my new favorite author!
I also finished David Rakoff's Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish which, I realized belatedly, was written in verse. It didn't work for me. I could see that the poetry was beautiful and the stories profound. But I just didn't mix too well with it - I think that's probably because it was more a literary verse as opposed to being a narrative verse. So for now, it looks like my foray into the verse genre has ended even before I thought it began.
Next in the list
Today, I'm debating on starting A. S. A. Harrison's The Silent Wife. At this point, I'm a little leery of books that have Gone Girl yelling at me from the blurb. It's not fair to the book and the book mostly ends up disappointing, not because Gone Girl was too good (it wasn't, it was a good read.) but because the comparison raises a different kind of expectations. I'm also looking forward to finishing Quarantine by Rahul Mehta, which I've been reading on and off for a while - the short stories are beautiful! I've also been reading Monsters of Men (Patrick Ness' third book of the Chaos Walking trilogy) - a series that's been a lot of fun reading but getting a bit too long for me.
1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Ah-mazing!)
2. How to be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman (so-so)
1. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff
2. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
3. Can you Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
4. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
5. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
6. The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke
7. The Baby-Sitters Club graphic series by Raina Telgemeier
8. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell