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Three (Books) for Thursday

I haven’t been reading many books now that I’m running again. I would say 99% of my reading is done while walking on the treadmill. So less walking equals less reading. I can’t sit on the couch and read. I get antsy like I should be doing something else, which doesn’t make sense because I can sit on the couch and watch hours of TV. Anyway, this is what I’ve managed to finish over the past couple months.

1. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

You can find the summary HERE.

Ugh. I hated this book. 80% of it was written in email and letter correspondence, which I guess could be fun and different, but I just found it annoying. A lot of the time, I felt like the correspondence didn’t even pertain to the story. I considered not finishing over and over from page 20 on. It’s one of those books that get just interesting enough for a few pages to keep you going but then goes downhill again. So I finished because I like to torture myself and then didn’t like the ending, of course.

2. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

You can find the summary HERE.

I loved this book. Remember how I said The Fault in our Stars was the best book I’ve read in years? This one is a very close second. Michelle, the book whisperer, recommended this to me, of course. Can she do no wrong? There’s a lot of humor in this one even though it deals with some dark subject matter. I love how Nastya is so self-aware but still has so many problems that she can’t handle. It’s just very real and it has a great ending. I definitely recommend this one.

3. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

You can find the summary HERE.

This is another one recommended by Michelle. I started this one yesterday and I’m already 1/3 of the way through. So far I’m liking it a lot. The main character is so miserable but he’s written in a really funny, sarcastic, self-depreciating way. I feel like if I had enough talent to come up with a story and write a book, this is how I would write it. Something about the humor reminds me of me.

So hopefully I’ll be finished with this one by the end of the weekend. And season 2 of Scandal. And season 4 of Parks and Rec. Big, exciting plans going on over here this weekend.

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