Friday, September 30, 2016

BOOKS OF THE MONTH CLUB: SEPTEMBER BOOK REVIEWS



I ALWAYS READ PAST MY BEDTIME

The Good Girls Revolt By Lynn Povich
Genre: Non-fiction

Overall the story and time period of Good Girls is fascinating. Learning about gender discrimination taking place at Newsweek, not so long ago, really blew my mind. I couldn't believe how recent these events were and yet how hidden they are from common knowledge. The topic was extremely interesting but the book fell in some regards. Parts of it read like a laundry list of facts but made it difficult for me to connect with the characters, even though I was trying to. Other parts, left your wanting more details. It lacked consistency. It was still a good read but based on the writing style, I was surprised this was written by an award winning journalist.

Amazon is releasing a show inspired by this book, premiering October 28. You can watch the pilot episode and I highly recommend that you do. It is kinda like Mad Men for women. I think the TV counterpart shows more promise than this book did (and I can't believe I just admitted that).

The Weekenders By Mary Kay Andrews
Genre: Fiction, Suspense

A great beach read, it was quick and intriguing. Parts of the book felt melodramatic and disconnected from reality but it was still interesting. I enjoyed playing detective as I tried to guess the twist, which made this a fun read. Ultimately, I was disappointed in the end, when the twist seemed disconnected from the entire book and one of those cop-out endings. I shut the book and just wanted to bang my head against the wall, thinking "What just happened?" If the ending had felt natural, I would have given this book a higher rating but instead I felt like I just wasted my time.

To All the Boys I Loved Before By Jenny Hann
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Out of all three books I read this month, this was my favorite. If young adult literature isn't your thing, then this isn't for you but I can appreciate the ease of a good YA book. To All The Boys was a fresh approach to the age old story of cool guy or girl agreeing to date less cool individual for some set upon agreement. Think Can't But Me Love or She's All That (depending on your age). Laura Jean was relatable, along with the other characters. Each one was dynamic, yet consistent. I laughed out loud, felt butterflies and even remembered what adolescent doom felt like. I loved the way something "bad" really shaped and pushed Laura to grow as a person. Such an enjoyable and effortless read.

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