2015 Reading Challenge: Part 3

I’ve decided to take on this Popsugar Reading Challenge i found on Pinterest (follow me!). This is the third round of books i’ve read. Missed the last posts? Part 1Part 2 – Part 4 – Part 5
  • A Book with magic – Fan Girl by: Rainbow Rowell
  • A Pulitzer Price winning Book – All the Light We Cannot See by: Anthony Doerr
  • A Popular authors first Book – Still Alice by: Lisa Genova

Fan Girl – After reading Eleanor & Parks last year, i fell in love with Rainbow Rowell. Her books are always so light and fun, always a joy to read. Fan Girl is my least favorite of her books but this doesn’t mean i didn’t enjoy reading it. Cath is a freshman fan fiction writer, pretty famous in her circle of fandom. Her twin sister has decided she wants space as they start this new adventure, leaving Cath (the shy twin) fending for herself with the help of her weird roomate and her fun boyfriend. I did not think this one would have a love story, but of course it did, and in true Rowell fashion everything juicy happens just as the book is ending. She is so good at keeping me awake way past my bedtime, because it’s so hard to stop!

All the Light We Cannot See – I was kind of nervous about picking up this book, because i usually stick to the Young Adult genre (lol) but i am so glad this challenge is helping me branch out. I absolutely loved and enjoyed this book. I especially love when the narrative moves between time, but this book took this to the next level by adding the perspective of two characters to the narrative. The story follows a German orphan boy and a French girl who’s paths cross in the middle of occupied France in WWII.

Still Alice – After seeing the movie trailer and hearing everyone talking about this book i decided to give this one a try before watching the film. I really enjoyed the narrative, because it was a really unique way of seeing the alzheimer disease and put a lot of things into perspective. You actually end up putting yourself in Alice’s shoes because she is the narrator and you are experiencing her decline/regress with her. However i was very disappointed with the book’s ending. I kept flipping back and forth wondering if something was wrong with my Kindle.

Q: Have you read any of these book? If so, did you like them? Also do you have any books you’d recommend me?

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • Kara

    I just finished Eleanor and Park and Attachments and loved them both! I read Fangirl a couple months ago and I liked it too. YA is not something I normally read, so I was surprised at how much I liked it. Read Attachments if you haven't yet. It's probably my favorite of all hers.

  • Yes! I read Attatchments after Still Alice, haha i needed something nice and fluffy after reading such a serious book, and it's one of my favorites!!! 🙂

  • Hannah Curtis

    You already know my thoughts on Still Alice! Maybe I need to go back and read the attachments! I am reading Wild right now, although I have already seen the movie 😕

  • thanks for the recommendation for Rainbow Powell; I've had E&P on the shelf for ages but haven't yet taken it down off the shelf.

  • Oh Rainbow Rowell is amazing! Pick up E&P you won't regret it! 😉

  • Yeah! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Attachments! It's a must 😉