1.) Unbearable Lightness - Portia de Rossi - I devoured this book. It was a heavy read for me - not that it was difficult, but that it was a downer. I read it right after another eating disorder book, and I think I'm done reading them. They're mentally draining 3/5
2.) My Horizontal Life - Chelsea Handler - Read this in 24 hours. Hilarious. Not a great piece of literature, obviously. But definitely a quick, enjoyable, light read. 4/5
3.) Helter Skelter - Vincent Bugliosi - I have always been intrigued by the Tate/LaBiana murders, perhaps because of the hippie-culture surrounding it. I tried watching the movie version twice, to no avail. I liked it, but I really don't have an attention span for movies longer than 2 hours. This book, however, I could not put down. And I know it's a good book because it "stuck" with me. Certain books and films do that to me; I'll find them creeping into my mind after I close them. 5/5
4.) Just Kids - Patti Smith Very sad book. It was good, but I was expecting better just because of all of the reviews on Amazon (my mistake to look at them in the first place). I thought it was awesome because I've always had a thing for NYC in the 60s - the whole WArhol/Sedgwick scene was touched upon. Very sad, though :(
5.) Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand - Exceptional true story. It's heartbreaking, and at some points I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep reading because it was very sad. However, I'm glad I pursued. Glad I read this. 4/5
6.) The Book Thief - Markus Zusak - I read 95% of it because I was loaning it on Kindle, and they told me I had an extra day to read it, then ripped it from my Kindle while I was turning a page. Sigh. Anyways. It was a good book, but very sad. For some reason, I couldn't get really, really into this one (perhaps because I was on a limited reading schedule for it). I wish I could have read the other 5% 4/5
- started reading but did not finish Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro. Idk. Just couldn't get into this one. I watched the movie before I finished the book and decided I didn't like it.
7.) Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult Eh. Nothing can really compare to Nineteen Minutes. This kind of fell flat. I understand why some authors leave the ending "up to you," with loose ends, but it really didn't work in this one. 2/5
8.) David Copperfield - Charles Dickens It was really good! It started dragging by the end, because it is a long novel with many Dickensian ramblings, but overall I found it a touching book.
Currently Reading: Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult