Wednesday, June 25, 2014

what's on my kindle?

for all of the gross downsides (like rats and pee smell and garbage, etc.), the nyc subway really is an amazing way to get around. i already miss it! ok, not yet. but i think i will someday. one of the best things about riding the train is all of the reading that i got done. i am a pretty voracious reader, and always have my kindle with me... you never know when a few minutes of peace and quiet will present themselves to get a little further in your book. anyways, i wanted to share what i've been reading lately, in case you're looking for a new read!

read it: americanah, by chimamanda ngozi adichie

i LOVED this book. it's about a nigerian-born woman who is living in america, and returns to nigeria after a relationship gone wrong. it turns into a really sweet romance, and it's a fascinating look at nigerian culture (which i admittedly knew next to nothing about before reading this). i give it a hearty endorsement. 

i mean, it was ok: the vacationers, by emma staub

if you're in the market for an easy, fluffy read, then by all means, this book is definitely worth a look. i read it pretty quickly, but didn't find myself particularly enjoying any of the characters, and it wraps up in a really neat and tidy way, which kind of drives me nuts. but it is perfect for a summer or beach read!

true story: i am an historical fiction nut. i went through a good six months of reading nothing but world war II era stories. try getting off the subway and walking into work in the morning after a heart wrenching story about concentration camps. i don't know what i was thinking, that's a terrible idea. anyways. this one did not scratch that itch at all. it feels like it's trying too hard, and i couldn't get into the story at all. disclaimer: i only got about halfway through, maybe the second half is way better? meh. 

what are you reading and loving these days?

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