Over the past two weeks, life, full of all good but time consuming things, has taken priority of over this space here. Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit was last week, but I’m going to participate today with my latest reads.
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. I haven’t read a ‘self-help’ book in a long time. I tend to start them and abandon them so I stopped trying. Better Than Before was a book worth finishing. I learned a lot about myself and how and how not I should try to change my habits. This one is worth the read.
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. I saw the cover of this book and decided to read it before I even read the flap. It really is just about the coolest cover I have ever seen. The story is about a group of teenagers in the month leading up to what many have predicted to be the apocalypse. A giant asteroid is headed toward earth and it is fascinating to see just how people behave.
The Stranger by Harlan Coben. Harlan Coben lives in our town which made this book with multiple Ridgewood references all the more fun to read. The story was compelling and pretty easy to relate to- scarily enough!
Wreckage by Emily Bleeker. I had heard good things about this book so I decided to read it as soon as we got home from vacation. It seemed like a good idea to read it as far away from the next time I’ll be on a plane as possible. In case you didn’t guess, the story is about a small plane that crashes on a small island and the relationships that develop between the survivors.
Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey. Can you imagine if even the tiniest bit of light made your skin feel as if it were on fire? This memoir was a page turner and equally parts depressing and inspiring.
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This recently released young adult novel has been called the new “Fault in our Stars.” I definitely did not like as much as that but it was a great read and an interesting opportunity to understand how it feels to be a gay teenager in today’s world.