August 6, 2018

Jenne’s Joyous July (of books)

Books read this month: 8

Books read so far this year: 76

My favorites:

Armada by Ernest Cline- As previously raved about, I love Ready Player One, the first book by Ernest Cline. I was prepared to be disappointed with Armada, since it wasn’t chock full of 80s reference (because I’m a cynic like that). But much to my surprise, I got sucked into to the story and while I didn’t love it as much as Ready Player One, it was still a great read, especially for sci-fi nerds and video game fans.

The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby- I liked this one because it was pretty unique. While it had some YA angst in it, it also dealt with some very real issues, like having a drug addicted parent, but in a zany way that I found intriguing. The alternating views of Charlie Dean and John gave added dimension to the story. Charlie Dean makes the best of a number of bad situations, while still maintaining her spunk, and John learns a lot about himself while faking his way through a fashion design competition.

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli- I have mixed feelings about this book. I sometimes find YA books pretty cringeworthy because it’s just a bunch of teens being angsty and having drama. This is a lot of that. But it was still a good story and it kept me interested- as long as I took occasional breaks so I wouldn’t get my eyes stuck from too much eye rolling.

 

July reads:

 

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