Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I’ll review any books I’ve completed that week, as well as share what I’m reading right now.
And by “Each Friday,” I mean “some Fridays.”
This should be a short one since I actually posted last Friday.
|Into the Water – Paula Hawkins
I’m frustrated to say I gave up. Too many POVs means I don’t care about anyone. And the library was due to confiscate my electronic copy in 2 days so forget it. I really enjoyed reading her other book, even if it had some problems, but I’m done with this one. (21%)
|Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson (74/416 pages)
A YA mystery/detective story set at a boarding school in New England. So far, so good, but we’re still setting up the characters and plot.
Next up: (This is largely decided by the library – I’ve waitlisted a bunch of books so as they come available, I have to read them before they expire.)
| Every Day – David Levithan
Also YA. I saw a preview for a movie based on this book and it looked interesting. A teenage girl falls in love. Except every day, the person she’s fallen in love with wakes up in a different body. Sometimes female, sometimes male, sometimes cute, sometimes not. It seems like an interesting story about attraction to personalities versus looks.
Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches – John Hodgman
Sometime within the last year, I began listening to the Judge John Hodgman podcast. It’s a humorous (yet often touching) podcast in which people ask a fake internet judge to settle their disputes. It’s a blast to listen to each week and I’m working my way through his archives. Hodgman has also appeared in the Mac vs PC ads (he was PC), in Pitch Perfect 2, and (perhaps most recognizably) as a correspondent on The Daily Show, back when Jon Stewart was in charge and all was right with the world.
This book is a collection of essays about his life and observations. It’s reportedly both funny and sincere. I’ve been told that if you enjoy Hodgman, you’ll enjoy this book so I have high hopes.
What are you reading?