This month, our blogger book club read I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum.
Honestly? It wasn't much fun. It was a guy, being a jerk, and then feeling sorry for himself. You can get that in real life...you don't need to read about it. (My Sweet DL is not like that, though...thank goodness.) It reminded me of a book that someone writes when they think they might get a movie deal out of it. Anyway...you can skip it, unless you have nothing else to read and they give you this one for free.
My fellow clubbers basically felt the same way, but you can check them out and see what else they said:
This is the new feature that Katie at On the Banks Of Squaw Creek inspired me to put together-- the place where I write about other books I've read this month.
Code Name Verity - this book by Elizabeth Wein is a YA book (Young Adult, to those in the biz) and it is one of those that grabs you at the last minute. Holy smokes! I can't believe that happened! The setting is WWII Britain; the protagonists are two strong young women; and the plot can be difficult to follow, but Wein wraps it all up at the end. I liked it!
The Clifton Chronicles (this is a three book set) by Jeffrey Archer: Only Time Will Tell, The Sins of the Fathers, and The Best Kept Secret.
These weren't bad, for books that I wouldn't ordinarily choose myself. My mom gave them to me when I visited this summer, and I finally got around to reading them. The books were well-written, and the characters were pretty interesting. They are kind of predictable, but entertaining. I would consider them "vacation books," meaning you don't have to think too much as you read them.
I'll be honest--I don't care what you read (you can even read all fifty shades of crapola if you like)--as long as you read. It's good for you and your brain and your stress level and everything else. You don't need a lot of money or a special license or lots of space or the right weather. Just read. Want to laugh with your kids? Pick up Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary and wonder who in the heck would use a pink earthworm as an engagement ring. Want to cry? Bridge to Terabithia and get the tissues. Willing to wade through dicey language for a chuckle? Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster. What about having to actually THINK?? Anything by David McCullough, who is (IMHO) the greatest living biographer. Read. Read the dad gum cereal box. Then tell me about it.