…but kinda sucky reviews.
So many books, so little time!
I had a staycation (that word does indeed suck but is oh so fitting) and in between packing, unpacking, helping Leaky move and eating ice cream I found some time to read a few books.
I finally dug into the box of ARCs that the wonderful folks at Little Brown sent me.
I devoured The Duff by Kody Keplinger. I am always drawn to stories about ugly(ish) ducklings and I swoon if they are people with weight issues (hello, have you read this blog?). This book touched on a variety of issues that are near and dear: being rejected by a true love, feeling insecure about your looks, the scattered feeling of family life. This was a quick read but I swear my neighbors will probably think I am insane as there were a few moments (OK one) where I literally screamed while reading.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
I seem to recall some type of controversy surrounding the book because the author was white and two of the main characters were black and something about the way she did the dialog. I stalled when reading the book because the subject matter makes me a tad uncomfortable. I absolutely loved this book as well! The wonderful storytelling, the characters were real and wow! It gave me a sense of all of the things I take for granted.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
I am still trying to process this one!
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
I found myself lost in a world of thieves, orphans and New England! What a beautifully written tale of a young orphan named Ren who is wants to be adopted and learn the story of his background.
Scott Pilgrim Precious Little Life
My guy (cartoon star eyes) and I went to see Scott Pilgrim vs the Universe and it was so much fun. The graphic novels are just as much fun. Scott Pilgrim, loser, falls for the mysterious and hot Ramona Flowers. To win her love he must do battle with her seven evil exes.
Foolishly I only checked out the first one. I am actually looking forward to getting my hands on volumes 2-6 (please not be checked out!)
Chew by John Layman, illustrated by Rob Guillory.
Another recommendation by my guy.
Tony ChU is a cibopath. He can take a bit of anything and find information about the thing’s origin. As a homicide cop, this trait comes in handy to solve crimes.
Funny, gross and silly this is not your mama’s comic!
I am trying to finish up Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures so that I can tear into the sequel (thank you again Little Brown!).