As always, you can stalk my literary selections here.
When I was a little girl, I loved fiction. I spent most of my summer days reading in the sunshine, dreaming of pirates and dragons. Somewhere along the way, my wild imagination conked out, and I no longer found fiction enjoyable.
In retrospect, I think I just had difficulty finding well written adult fiction. It was always easy for me to find excellent YA lit. However, at first glance, the grown up literary world seems to mostly consist of bad romance paperbacks. (Side note: what is up with that whole Amish romance phenomenon?!)
Ergo, I swore off fiction at the tender age of 17. I also basically stopped reading after high school.
However, I have made it a goal to read at least 3 novels this summer. So far, I’ve been pleasantly surprised.
The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
I read the Rosie Project in 2 days. I can’t even remember the last time that happened.
Even though it’s a romance book (heaven forbid) it’s incredibly engaging and cleverly written. It’s about a geneticist with Asperger’s, who begins a scientific endeavor aptly titled “The Wife Project”. Simsion has managed to create a completely unique novel, and I highly recommend it.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Okay, I’m not sure if this counts as one of the 3– it is, after all, a YA book. Even so, I’m really enjoying it. It’s kind of an anti-The Fault in Our Stars, and it’s refreshingly written.
Then We Came to The End by Joshua Ferris
This one’s been on my list for a while, and I’ve heard wonderful things about it. I’m looking forward to beginning it.
What are you reading this month?