Saturday, August 30, 2014

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

 Mindy Kaling, one of the stars of The Office and The Mindy Project, tells stories of growing up on the East Coast with immigrant parents, and also of the struggles (and perks) of trying to "make it" as a comedy writer and actress in both New York and Hollywood.

This is a great book for the beach, or when you need a break from heavier reading, as it really doesn't use much thinking, or brain power to get through. It was light, and entertaining most of the time, but wasn't really life changing in any way, other than to realize we might have more in common with quirky celebrities than we originally thought.

I give this one a C+.

If you like this book, check out Tina Fey's Bossypants.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Book Review: Cinder

Cinder  by Marissa Meyer

In this futuristic, Sci-Fi retelling of the classic Cinderella story, Cinder is a mechanic working for her step-mother in New Beijing. She also happens to be a cyborg. As a deadly plague spreads across the world, she must help Prince Kai (this story's Prince Charming) protect the Earth's future from the Lunar Queen, while trying to figure out her mysterious past.

I'm not always the biggest fan of futuristic, Sci-Fi stuff, but I really loved this book.  It's descriptive, and exciting, and I can't wait to start the next one, which is waiting on my nightstand right now!

I give it an A-.

The next two books in the Lunar Chronicles series are Scarlett (#2) and Cress (#3). They are available now.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Book Review: Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Camille Preaker is a reporter, who, shortly after a stay in a mental facility, is assigned to cover the murders of two young girls in her hometown. But going back to her hometown means having to face her dysfunctional family whom she has not seen in years, as well as face some pretty big demons from her past.
Oh, boy. This book. It is so well written, and yet such a disturbing, creepy read that I had to read nothing but light, fluffy YA books after finishing it, and I still can't get it out of my head. It's got lots of plot twists and turns, as any good thriller should have, but the story has a way of creeping into your mind and settling there for a while.
I give this book an A, though part of me wants to give it a C- for the fact that I'm still creeped out by it.
If you like this one, try Gone Girl, also by Gillian Flynn