Friday, 3 March 2017

February Reads

February was a really busy month, what with my 25th birthday, Valentine's Day, friends birthdays, friends and family visiting from out of town, an Amy Schumer show, and the fact that there were only 28 days to fit all of that in to! Somehow I still managed to read 3 and a half books, which I feel really good about.

February Reads

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

I read Mary's The Good Girl a year or two ago, and absolutely loved it, so I had high hopes for Don't You Cry. I did find this book hard to get into as the beginning was fairly slow. However, after the first few chapters I was hooked, and flew through this book in just a few days. This book is a thriller about a missing roommate, a small town, and a pair of twins. Was this story better than The Good Girl? No - but I still think that it's worth a read.

Mary Kubica Don't You Cry

Elena Vanishing by Elena and Clare B. Dunkle

This memoir offers a raw look into the life of a young woman with an eating disorder. Written by Elena and her mother, Clare, this novel does anything but glamorize eating disorders, and highlights the very real and scary consequences of this mental illness. I found that this memoir was beautifully written, and again it was something that I finished in just a few short days. If you or someone you know if struggling with an eating disorder, then I'd consider Elena Vanishing a must read, although as mentioned by the authors, this memoir isn't meant to offer medical advice for anyone suffering. 

Elena Vanishing by Elena and Clare B. Dunkle

Bossypants by Tina Fey

For a bit of a lighter read, I turned to this memoir by the hilarious Tina Fey. I mean, who doesn't like Tina Fey? This book gave a behind the scenes peek into the sets of SNL and 30 Rock, which I really enjoyed. However, I did find that some chapters were a bit lackluster, and kind of dragged on a bit. So, this wasn't my favourite celebrity book ever, but it was still enjoyable for the most part. 

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Have you read any of these books? Right now I'm reading Big Little Lies, after seeing the never ending promos for the new show on HBO. I'm only about half way through, but you'll be sure to get my full review in my March Reads blog post!

What are you currently reading?

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