Well, this will be a short post, with only two books. In my defense, I had things to do with my life. More than that, though, I just couldn’t get into the book I was reading this week, so in honor of the new Ally Carter book coming out (on Wednesday, I think), I’ve decided (as of midnight on Saturday) to speedread through the Gallagher Girls series instead of finishing the books I was reading.
Being Nikki is the second book in the Airhead Series by Meg Cabot. It was just as entertaining as the first one and I can’t wait for the final installment, Runaway. The books have a quick pace, great characters, and an interesting concept.
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands is a memoir by Chelsea Handler. She’s been recommended to me on several occasions and I’ve been looking forward to reading this book. It seems like the kind of thing that would perfectly suit me. However, I didn’t love it. Some moments were funny, but I’m not going to mention them here because I’d like my blog to be somewhat family friendly. The narrative didn’t seem to go anywhere, I couldn’t relate to the writer, and the humor, more often then not, crossed the line into crass. In the books defense, it was a quick easy read and mildly entertaining.
Like I said, Only the Good Spy Young comes out this week! So, I’ll end with that happy thought. Also, I’ve updated my list of books on pre-order, since I’ve added three (very different) books. Most of the books I buy on pre-order are for authors who I’ve read before and bought before and usually end up being the next book in the series that I just have to have delivered to my doorstep the day they come out. But my last four pre-order purchases are by authors I haven’t read before and in three of the cases they are first novels. But I follow the YA community on twitter and these books have been getting buzz by the writers and agents I respect. So, The DUFF, realistic, The Replacement, faeries, Matched, dystopian, and Halo, angels. Check ’em out.