I've been reading a lot recently. I'm living with my mom for a few months to save money before I move again for real. So I'm in a city where I know no one. All I do here is work and read. Without further ado, here's what I've been reading, two books were even recommended by GTers.
Austenland and Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
These books were so much fun. I picked them up because Shannon Hale is coming to my city soon and I am so excited to see her. The stories follow different women who find themselves vacationing at Austenland, a resort where the rich pretend that they are living in a Jane Austen novel complete with accurate costumes (even underwear!), horrible food, and gorgeous actors to play their love interests. Both of them are campy, but they know they are campy. There is also a movie which combines plot points from both books and is hilarious.
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Stitches by David Small
Two very depressing, critically acclaimed, biographical graphic novels. Among other things they deal with: depression, cancer, insanity, abuse, and horrible parents. Though they were good, I wouldn't say that I enjoyed either one of these. They both pulled me in emotionally and drove me to (many) tears, but I wouldn't readily recommend them to anyone.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
I read this in my attempt to catch up on the YA phenomena that is John Green and I didn't hate it. The story follows Miles, an unpopular teenager who decides to start over at a boarding school. I'm writing a longer post on John Green, so I won't write anymore here.
Up Next: Paper Towns by John Green, Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, and The Here and Now by Ann Brashares.
What are you reading GT? Do you like it? Would you recommend it?