2015 Reading List

Winter is officially over, and it’s finally starting to feel like it!  (Yes, even here in Boston.)  With March, and therefore a quarter of 2015, coming to a close, I thought I should share what I’ve read thus far.  It’s a short list… just wait ’til summer!

Anyway, onward!

Yes Please – Amy Poehler

20910157I like Amy’s feisty spirit.  I think she’s smart and I think she’s fun.  She’s the kind of confident I will never be.  Yes Please is nice if you like Amy Poehler.  It has its sweet moments where she talks about her sons.  It will make you laugh.  It’s not going to teach you how to be Amy Poehler.  I can’t help but compare it to Tina Fey’s Bossypants, which I liked much better and found more literary merit in.  Still, I liked Yes Please and definitely recommend you read it.

 

Not That Kind of Girl – Lena Dunham 

20588698I bought this sometime in January and got through it fast.  I started reading it in Barnes & Noble with little intention of buying it, but I couldn’t put it down and ended up purchasing!  The fact that Lena is relatable is undeniable.  She unabashedly airs her dirty laundry and talks about her mistakes.  I feel like this book is great for college-aged girls and women my age alike.  Definitely read it, ladies.

 

Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

18045891I’ve been holding on to Sharp Objects since the summer.  My mom handed it over after she read it and couldn’t stop raving about it.  Winter storm Juno gave me ample time to devour this one and OH MY GOODNESS was it great!  Gone Girl fans always ask me if they should read this, and the answer is YES, YES YOU SHOULD.  It’s better than Gone Girl.  I called my mom immediately after I finished it so we could dish.  It reminds me of an SVU episode, so I loved it.

 

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

18226389Still reeling from Sharp Objects, I dove into the last Gillian Flynn novel available.  Also handed over by my mom, this one did not come with rave reviews.  I read Sharp Objects and Dark Places in one day, during winter storm Juno.  I didn’t dislike this one by any standard, it just didn’t have the same effect as Sharp Objects or even Gone Girl.  The story stuck with me, though.  If you like crime novels, you’ll like this one too.

 

Girl Online – Zoe Sugg

22510983I struggled with whether or not to read this one.  While I count myself a Zoella fan, I’m older than her fan base… and her, actually.  This book is clearly written for teenagers.  Still, I was curious enough to read, but not sold on buying.  I read about half while sitting in a book store.  I wanted to put this on here because I know there are others like me, who enjoy watching Zoella but want to read things of literary merit.  This is my no means a prolific work; it reads young.  I am considering finishing it, though.

 

A Vision of Fire – Gillian Anderson

21412146Okay, another one that I’m still in the process of reading.  I’ve had a slow season.  There are a lot of moving parts in this story: a lot of characters that I’m not quite sure of how they’re connected.  The main story is very compelling, though.  I’ll liken it to Bloodline, the Netflix series I’m currently watching: you just can’t wait to find out what happened, or in this case, what is going on.  I’ll report back when I’m finished.

 

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: The Official National Pokédex

51q7ogApN8LOkay, you don’t read a reference book like this, but I figured a book review of sorts was in order.  I had the generation 1 version of this and loved it.  I had the generation 2 version of this and loved it.  I have not owned a physical pokédex since.  I wanted this, and the price was right at $12 on Amazon!  That being said, is it everything I hoped for?  No.  Hoopa and Volcanion are missing, although I’m sure I realized that when I bought it.  It has some handy item guides as well, but ultimately you can get all of this information and more online.  I’ll stick with Bulbapedia.  I do like it amongst my coffee table books, though.  It also came with a fantastic poster of all available pokémon and mega evolutions!  Think I can hang this in my adult condo?

 

Can’t wait for some real sunshine so I can real outdoors!  What have you been reading lately?

Happy Friday, guys!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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2 comments

  1. I loved both Yes, Please & Bossypants (Bossypants was actual a key part of my thesis for college…) and I agree that Bossypants was much better, but have you read Girl Walks Into a Bar, which is Rachel Dratch’s book? It outstrips both Tina and Amy’s by a long shot. (Now I’m just waiting for Maya Rudolph’s book to come out and complete the set.)

    Also, I don’t think I will ever stop singing the praises of Not That Kind Of Girl, it’s a fantastic piece of work.

    1. you know, I have the audiobook of Girl Walks Into A Bar. I know I started listening to it, but I’m sure it was while I was doing other things. Will have to give it a sincere go now!

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