Monday, June 1, 2015

Summer 2015 Book Challenge: May Check-In


My expectations for this reading challenge are admittedly low, so I was pretty impressed with myself when I finished two books in the month of May. Usually, that would not be much of an accomplishment, but with being as busy as I've been, I'll take it!



(May 16, 2015) 10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before. (Just go to a shelf and pick a book based on the cover, the title, whatever you want!)I Don't Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer (256 pages, 
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The clever title of this book totally fits the mood of Judy Greer's memoir. You've seen her face, but most likely you don't know much about her. At least, I didn't. She is such a likeable person and her writing so down-to-earth and relatable. Her sarcasm, wit and Hollywood insider stories make this a really fun, light-hearted read. 

(May 12, 2015) 15 points: Read a book by an author you have read before. (No re-reads for this one.)Scary Close by Donald Miller (256 pages, ) 
Blue Like Jazz remains one of those books that changed me as a person. I have loved and followed Donald Miller ever since. I have to admit, though, I was a little disappointed in this one. In a book written about dropping the act and being genuine in relationships, Miller was saying all the right things, but they almost felt forced and not totally sincere. Jury's still out on this one.

PREVIOUS POINTS: 0
TOTAL POINTS: 25

3 comments:

  1. Thanks pretty lucky that you loved the book you'd never heard of! Those categories can be such hits or misses. :)

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  2. I know! Usually memoirs are a pretty safe bet, so I didn't take too much of a risk! Haha

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  3. YES! I try not to beat myself up too much about it. I feel like my biggest issue is not time, but just having the mental stamina to sit down to read and not fall asleep! Lol It's requires far less energy than sitting down to watch mind-numbingly bad reality TV.

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