Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another book review

I made it my goal for 2011 to read 50 books. To say I am falling short is a vast understatement, but I think I'll be able to do it. Can't give up hope yet! I've read 27 books thus far....so I have a little bit of slack to pick up!

The last book I read was Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. I think I bought it on sale on Amazon so that I could get free shipping on my GRE Study Guide, but I am so glad I did.

I think I loved this book so much because of the way it wove a tale about the complicated relationships of sisters, of being the "perfect" older sister, of the struggles that younger sisters deal with, and how parents are so oblivious to how their involvement and encouragement can feel like too much. It may sound like I can relate to the story, and in a less serious way I can. More than anything I think I could have seen my life playing out similarly, although make no mistake about it, I'm not running away to the big city with a man any time soon. I think this book offered me perspective and understanding that I had been looking for. So, maybe it really was a great book, or maybe it was the book I needed at the time, but either way I truly loved this book and couldn't put it down!

So now I need to pick my next book. What are you reading?


  1. aw, that looks good. I just put a request in for it at the library. Thanks!

    I recommend Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones. I think you'd really like it!

  2. I am sloooooowly making my way through Little Bee (almost done, but damn it's taken me a long time), and it's great. I would highly recommend it. Also on my list: various biographies about motorcycle clubs :), Harry Crews' Karate is a Thing of the Spirit, Cutting for Stone, and lots lots more. My reading list is SO LONG!