One Line Book Reviews: July, August, September, October

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Mini Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella
This was the only one of the Shopaholic books I hadn’t read. It was cute. Now there’s new one.

Austenland – Shannon Hale
I loved, loved, loved the movie, so I thought I’d give the book a go, and it’s a cute, fun read. Love the movie more.

The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith
Even better than The Cuckoo is Calling, which I enjoyed very much.

Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Want to cry forever? Read this.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Süskind
So good, so dark, makes you want to shower.

Fifty Shades of Grey – EL James
This  made me want to die because it’s just SO. AWFUL. I have a blog post about just how much I wanted to die queued for when the movie comes out.

The Secret History – Donna Tartt
It’s a good thing I enjoy reading about fucked up people so much because so many people hate reading books with unlikable characters.

Attachments – Rainbow Rowell
Can she write books that are less adorable? Let’s hope not.

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
Pretty sure I got dehydrated from crying about this book.

The Giver – Lois Lowry
Never read this in school, but wanted to read it incase I got around to seeing the movie. I think I might be over the dystopian thing for a while.

Landline – Rainbow Rowell
Nope, she’s incapable to writing things that are not adorable.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling
The references to weight are witty and funny, the internalized racism and rape references are not.

If I Stay – Gayle Forman
The end was so disappointing it ruined what was only an okay book.

We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
Very good, tight mystery. Glad I went into it spoiler free.

Frog Music – Emma Donoghue
I actually didn’t like this until I found out it was loosely based on real people.

American Gods – Neil Gaiman
I read it because almost everyone I know loves it, but I didn’t. Not that it was bad, but it’s not the Gaiman I enjoy reading.

The Girls From Corona del Mar – Rufi Thorpe
It started out beautifully, and then… it got bogged down in convolution. An interesting look at female friendships.

Beloved – Toni Morrison
Beautiful and haunting and difficult to read.

One Line Book Reviews: February 2014

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So, February was an exceptionally slow reading month for me because I spent most of my reading time being sick, helping with my cousin’s wedding and battling with books that I couldn’t finish.

NW-Zadie Smith
I read this on my e-reader, but I think it would be much better read in actual book format. I think I’d have liked this more if I read it in book form because it was frustrating not being able to go back when I wanted to.

Wedding Night-Sophie Kinsella
This is the first Kinsella book I did not enjoy; it was not fun and the characters weren’t very likeable.

Soulless-Gail Carriger
LOVE. This was so fun and hilarious. I wish the audiobooks were narrated by Emma Thompson because it was her voice I heard while I was reading this. I’m currently reading Changeless, the second book in the series.

I started reading Wicked, but I could not, for the life of me, get into it. The premise was interesting and all of my goodreads friends gave it 4 or 5 stars, so I was initially excited to start it, but I found it cumbersome and boring, frankly. I did find out that I was not alone in that assessment, and a lot of my friends (the ones who happen to not be on goodreads, natch) hated it as much as I did.

Anyway, that’s it for this round of One Line Book Reviews. This blog has been more book blog than what it’s supposed to be (a blog about things that are fabulous) so my next post is going to be about one of my favourite things: lipstick!

One Line Book Reviews: January 2014

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So, this post is a bit late, but I have a good excuse! The tl;dr version is my cousin got married and it took up all my time and that’s why I haven’t posted in longer than I care to admit. But, without further ado, here are my book reviews for January 2014.

The Coldest Girl in Cold Town – Holly Black
A refreshing and unique vampire story that’s free of sparkle brooding.

The Divergent Series – Veronica Roth
Hunger Games 2: Faction Boogaloo. The surprise/controversial ending was just kinda meh for me, but I like the series over all.

The Fire & Thorn Series – Rae Carson
Oh, this is good! Probably due to my undying love for The Paper Bag Princess, I will always love stories where the heroine is the one to save the day.

Carrie – Stephen King
This was a long over-due reread for me and I liked it just as much as I did the last time I read it in grade 9.

Life After Love – Kate Atkinson
Heartbreaking, frustrating, really quietly beautiful.

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
I finished this two weeks ago and I’m still sad that it’s over.