So, I am a little late on my check-in since I was on hiatus on the 21st but I AM participating in the challenge and have been doing my reading like a good girl. I am a reader by nature but this challenge is helping me to be more intentional about what and when I am reading and I love that! Here is my progress so far:
* A YA book (mandatory!) ~ Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
This book was okay. It is a YA book so it is a little different than Sophie Kinsella’s usual writing style. The characters were younger kids and I could not really relate to them. I did not love it as much as some of her other books. My personal favorite by her is Remember Me? If you haven’t read that yet you definitely should!
* Non US Author (mandatory!) ~ Woman With a Secret by Sophie Hannah
* A book that was recommended by a blogger (mandatory!) ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin (recommended by Kristen)
* A book that has been on your TBR list for a year or more ~ The Carrier by Sophie Hannah
* A book with a kickass female character ~ Divergent by Veronica Roth
* A book that is or will be a movie (or TV show) ~
The Martian by Andy Weir UPDATE – I have decided to read Paper Towns by John Green instead. I keep seeing the commercial for the movie and I think it looks great.
* A book written by a comedian or celebrity ~ The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Furstenberg
* A book with a one word title ~ You by Caroline Kepnes
* A suspenseful book – a mystery, a thriller, a book about revenge ~ The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (recommended by every blogger I know)
Okay, so TGOTT…I know that EVERYONE and their Mother loved this book but I was ehhhh about it. I didnt hate it but I was not obsessed with it. I think that Sophie Hannah or Gillian Flynn do a better job at creating suspense.
* A book about Summer, with Summer in the title ~ Summer Secrets by Jane Green
Geez, as I am writing these reviews I am realizing that I have felt lukewarm about all the books I have read so far during this challenge. Unfortunately, Summer Secrets was no exception. It was good but I was not obsessed with it. They style reminded me very much of Saving Grace and I didn’t really find myself relating too much to the main character. I was not emotionally invested in her. It could have ended with her falling off a bridge at the end and I would not have cared.
I am pretty much done with Divergent though and I really love it. Even though I have seen the movie the book doesn’t feel too repetitive.
Next I am going to read Paper Towns.
Where are you guys in the challenge? Have you discovered any new authors or any books that you recommend?