I have really enjoyed reading books as part of my #35Project over the last year. I feel like I’ve read more books that I have enjoyed over the last 12 months than I have at any point in my life and I think that’s a good thing. Problem is, I haven’t done a good job of sharing info about the books I’ve read on the blog like I should have.
Call it what you want but I pretty much just slacked it.
So, to make amends with the tens of readers, I submit to you my list of one-sentence reviews for the books I’ve read over the past year. They are mainly thoughts on what I felt about the book or author. Almost all were good and some came at the recommendation of Stephanie and other friends. Some I read because I love to see what a book is like before a movie comes out.
Whatever the case was, I had fun reading them and have already started on my list of books for 2015.
Without further ado, here is the 2014 #35Project Book List One-Sentence Reviews:
- “Gone Girl” from Gillian Flynn: Holy crap, this couple is really jacked up but that ending… damn!
- “Dark Places” from Gillian Flynn: Poor Libby but I’m a little worried about how Gillian comes up with these stories.
- “Out of My Mind” from Sharon Draper: What an amazing book but I was heartbroken at the end.
- “Sharp Objects” from Gillian Flynn: Holy shit man, great, dark book but Gillian, you have one fucked up imagination… I love it!
- “The Fault In Our Stars” from John Green: I hate when you get sucked in so much you hate the ending even when you know it’s coming.
- “Wonder” from R.J. Palacio: Auggie’s story makes you want to jump up and shout “yes” when the story comes to an end.
- “The Julian Chapter” From R.J. Palacio: I feel for Julian but you were an asshole to Auggie.
- “Divergent” from Veronica Roth: It’s like Hunger Games, but in Chicago and not West Virginia.
- “Insurgent” from Veronica Roth: I like it but where is this going?
- “Allegiant” from Veronica Roth: Well, that was a bit of a twist … hmm, okay.
- “This Is Where I Leave You” from Jonathan Tropper: Well written, almost hit too close to home but I loved it.
- “One Last Thing Before I Go” from Jonathan Tropper: Meh.
- “Paper Towns” from John Green: I couldn’t put this down because I had to find out where Margo went.
- “Looking for Alaska” from John Green: No lie, I actually held my breath when I found out what happened to Alaska and didn’t want to believe it.
- “The Book of Joe” from Jonathan Tropper: Sometimes something big has to happen for you to change your life and I was able to relate to that.