Monday, September 16, 2013

My Stack of Books: August

I'm linking up with Anne again.

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
8/10  Cute story of aspiring actress in New York.  In my mind, this was Lorelai Gilmore, so I was expecting more coffee.  #twodaybeachread

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
9/10 Can't decide if this is exactly how I remember first love, or if it is exactly how I wish it had been.  I really admired Park's parents.  #wistful
The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett
8/10  Enjoyable.  Patchett explains how she writes, gives advice to other writers.

The Other Preacher in Lynchburg by John Killinger
6.5/10  My pastor loaned this to me because he knew I had attended college in Lynchburg where, campus legend had it that Jerry Falwell had referred to us as the "intellectual whores on the hill."  Killinger's time in Lynchburg ended two years before I arrived, but it was interesting to get his perspective on life in town there.  I gave him points off because he misspelled my alma mater a couple of times.

The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
7/10 Her debut.  Told from three points of view.  The story didn't tie itself up neatly at the end. Upon reflection, I suppose that is more truthful than a contrived resolution. 
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
6/10  Not my favorite by Jane.  I finished it a few days ago and I've been mulling it over.  So many characters seem undeveloped or one-note.  

Northanger Abbey is the only book I've read so far in September.  I have loads of nonfiction checked out, but I'm having trouble finding pockets of reading time now that our schedules are shifting.  I think it's time to check out some beach-y type reads to get me turning pages again.


Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy said...

Oh, GOOD books this month! Sounds like you had a great September. :)

Stacey @ Chasing Cloud 9 said...

I've got Lauren Graham's book on hold at the library...can't wait to read it. I liked Eleanor and Park this month too, but I just didn't like the way it ended!

Shana Norris said...

I've heard many say that Northanger Abbey is their least favorite Austen novel. I'm working my way through her books and still have that one, and Mansfield Park to go.

Moira said...

I liked Northanger Abbey much more the second time I read it-the satire can be so over the top that it distracted me and I found a lot more to be enjoyed the second time around :)