I don't know how but I managed to read eight books in the last week of September. Actually being sick with a bad cold and not having enough energy to do much, but also not being able to sleep well, probably helped a bit with that.
It reminded me a little bit of The Night Circus in that it was such a beautiful book. However, other than that, it is nothing at all like The Night Circus. Just the beauty of the book felt similar, if that make sense. I would also compare this to Where The Crawdads Sing. Combine those two books and you get this one. Ha! (Does this make you want to read it yet?!)
I waited a very long time for my library to get this book in. It was a very quick read but I have to say, the ending was a little ambiguous to me and I didn't like how Ayoola manipulated Korede. Although by the end of the book, it was hard to tell who was being manipulated. I'm glad I got to read this but I think this would be a good book club book because I'd love to talk about it with someone!
This book was okay. It was a romance told partly in the past (the summer the main character was sixteen or seventeen) and partly in the present. I think I need to stop reading romances now though because I just didn't buy into the "love at first sight" concept of this one. While I was never a counselor, this did bring back fond memories of my weeks at camp as a teenager though :) (Just to clarify, my teenage weeks at camp were much less wild than the ones described in this book.)
I picked up this book the other night, hoping to get into it a bit before I fell asleep and, the next thing I knew, I'd finished it. I've never read Gourmet magazine but now I want to find all the issues and pore over them. This book was so fun/heartbreaking to read. I'd heard so much about it from a few other people and, since I never read Gourmet, I didn't know if I would love it. I am now on the bandwagon telling you all, "READ THIS BOOK!" as it totally lived up to the hype.
Have you read any of these? Do you feel differently about them than I do? Have I inspired you to pick any of these up? You know me, I'm always up for talking about books!