Friday, April 1, 2016

Books I read in March

March went by extremely fast. I don't know, I literally didn't do much but sit around and watch Netflix. Okay I did more than that but that is what it feels like I did sometimes and then all of sudden today is April 1st. Maybe that's why they call it April fools day, like fooled you March didn't exist at all. Anyway I only got around to reading two books this month.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins


This book. So Lola is this eccentric girl living in California. She already has a boyfriend who is 22 and she is 17 so naturally her parents aren't pleased about that relationship. Her parents are gay, which made an interesting dynamic to the book. Lola always dressed the way she wanted to, wearing wigs and outfits that matched them. I pictured Lola as your quirky teenage girl, not quite normal enough to fit in but not quite out of the box enough to truly stand out and not have any friends at all.
Her boyfriend plays in a band, so he lives that whole band life and she is into it. Her next door neighbors return to the neighborhood after an absence and all these old feelings come back for the boy Cricket who she grew up with. His twin sister Calliope complicates things a bit and of course her rocker boyfriend, but she faces the truth and figures out what she wants in life.

I liked this book. I gave it 4 stars. I liked how Cricket liked Lola the entire time and she just didn't know that.  I liked they grew up together because I thought that I would always have a romance like that. Mine was not like that and for me it was better. Anyway I didn't identify with Lola but I did enjoy her quirkiness and how she embraced it. I would recommend this book if you are into young adult romance novels.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I went into this book not knowing anything about it. I didn't read the back of it like I usually do I just jumped right in. Also I found myself really wanting to skip to the last chapter and see how it ends but I didn't. I actually read this one cover to cover. I really liked it. I gave it 5 stars. It was an awkward love story but ended up being really cute perfect. Sometimes that is how real life is though, awkward. I think that is what I like most about Rainbow Rowell and the books she writes. That she writes about situations that are sometimes awkward in life, not a lot of authors touch on those types of subjects or characters and I appreciate that.
So here is the synopsis in case you want to read it but I highly recommend just diving into it, it's a great novel.
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.
By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.
What would he say . . . ? (from Amazon)

On my list for April:
Quiet: I am about half way through this book
To all the boys I've loved before: this one is for the paper and glam book club
Something off my bookshelf: I have so many books just sitting around I need to read one of them so I have it on my list of books to read for April.

XO
Caitlin


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