Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Books, Books, Baby

I'm currently on vacation, but I couldn't miss Steph and Jana's linkup, especially since it's the one-year anniversary of Show Us Your Books!

Life According to Steph

The Martian by Andy Weir - Man, did I resist this book. Even though SO many bloggers raved about it, I really didn't think I'd even finish it, let alone actually enjoy it. Then my IRL book club selected it for September and I didn't read it before the scheduled meeting, which was then rescheduled so I decided it was a sign that I needed to read this book. I'm so glad I did! Yes, there's a lot of technical/scientific/mathematical shit that I eventually skimmed over, but there's also a lot of suspense/humor/sarcasm and that's what drew me in. I'm excited to see the movie, and knowing that Matt Damon is the star, I could hear him in the narrative. I definitely recommend this one.

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (Audiobook) - Last weekend I took a really long roadtrip by myself, and I knew I'd need something to occupy my mind and pass the time. I listened to this book and it definitely served its purpose. There were times during the book when I wanted more, but by the end I realized I didn't need more. I'd probably give this 3 1/2 stars if I could, but I rounded up because it kept me entertained while driving. I need to pick out another audiobook for the reverse trip.

Next up: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, and the bonus is that I'm reading it on the beach!

What have you been reading?


  1. Big Little Lies is a great book for the beach.

    Loved The Martian, hoping to get to see the movie soon.

  2. Big Little Lies was very enjoyable.

    The Martian was awesome despite all the math and science. Then again, the book wouldn't have made any sense without it. And Matt Damon was a perfect Mark Watney.

  3. I was the same as you - I resisted The Martian just because everyone else was raving about it. But that was dumb of me, because sci-fi is my favorite genre, anyway, and I loved everything about it.

  4. I need to read The Martian so I can see the movie. I will totally have Matt Damon in my head when reading it now that I know he is in it. The science part scares me though.

  5. I just told my guy that he's taking me to see The Martian this weekend. He said "that's not you're kind of movie.", and I said "but I read the book!". He was surprised.

  6. yayyy so glad you liked the martian!! and i hope you love big little lies :)

  7. Yay! I'm glad you read The Martian! And glad that the books I recommended worked for you. :) I'm always afraid people won't like what I tell them to read. Haha!


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