One of my goals for 2014 is to read at least one book per month.
I started early (December 2013) and I will continue to log the books I read on this page (with a brief review).
The Informationist | Taylor Stevens | Really quick read and a guilty pleasure sort of book. Mysteries are always fun. Still unclear as to why she’s so good at what she does.
Wheat Belly | William David, MD | Very science-y. Always find these books hard to read as I tend to glaze over when they get really into the science of stuff. Also, all of their “proof” is always in their favor. Having said that, I’m already gluten free – so I’m going to kick off the new year eating as clean as possible.
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami | Suggested by my magnificent uncle. Fantastical story. People can talk to cats (that’s not why I read it), fish fall from the sky, people leave their bodies to commit murder. Great story telling, one of the best books I’ve read in awhile. Will definitely add some additional books by him to the book list. The pacing and structure of each chapter made me not want to put it down.
The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt | It’s all the rage. All the cool kids have been talking about it. All the libraries have a long waiting list. I’ll help you all out. NOT WORTH IT. I felt like the author really tried too hard to tie up all the loose ends and just went too far to do that. Anyone see AI (the 5000 endings in the movie before the movie even ended?) that’s how I felt about The Goldfinch. The first half of the book was fantastic, but it didn’t sustain and fell apart in the 2nd half.
City of Thieves | David Benioff | Suggested by my Uncle David. Great coming of age story – it was fast paced, vacillated between tragic and humor effortlessly. Decided to read this one this month because it’s set in Russia and the Olympics are going on this month…in Russia. Would suggest this book to anyone.
Bossypants | Tina Fey | Had been in my reading queue for awhile, and while I had started it long ago, never got a chance to finish it. Ended up finishing it on the last day of March! Whew. I think it was so hyped that I had lofty expectations for it and it fell short. Overall decent read, but not the awesomeness I was expecting.