Saturday, November 8, 2014

Book Review: Wedding Night

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Lottie becomes the queen of bad decisions after any breakup, so when her boyfriend asks her on a business trip, instead of proposing like she thought, she gets mad, meets up with an old ex boyfriend, and they decide to get married right away. But Lottie’s sister, Fliss, has constructed a scheme to stop the wedding night before anything can happen, hoping to make Lottie see reason and annul the marriage.

I just love when a book is truly just an escape from everyday life, and this one is just that. Nothing I had to think too hard about. It’s just a fun, fluffy read that left me feeling refreshed and happy, and ready to take on the heavier stuff.

I give this one a B.

Sophie Kinsella is also the author of the Shopaholic books. The seventh book in that series, Shopaholic to the Stars, is now available. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
It’s 1986, and Eleanor, (Stereotypical “Red-Headed-Stepchild” who comes from an abusive home), is the new girl in school. Park (good  family, good grades, good life) is the only one who feels sorry enough for her to let her share his seat on the bus. Little does he know that when he does, his whole life will change. First love, man.

I read this book in about two days. It was sweet, and smart, and even cringeworthy and abrasive (Warning: LOTS of F-Bombs!) at times. It took me right back to high school, when I thought my clothes and taste in music were what defined me, but eventually realized it really is what’s inside you that truly makes you who you are. Also, if this book had a soundtrack, I’d totally buy it!

I give Eleanor & Park a B+.

Also by Rainbow Rowell:  Attachments, Fangirl, and Landline