Currently Reading: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I've been seeing Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, everywhere and always found myself very attracted to the cover. The wallpaper, the expression on her face, her pink just looked so darling. I finally picked up the book and it did not disappoint. This book is a riot. Very fun and a super easy read that made it very enjoyable to read during my lunch break or after a long day. I was a fan of The Office for a long time and catch Kaling's new series, The Mindy Project, when I realize it's on so I enjoyed reading about Kaling's life and how she got where she is. It's also filled with pretty funny antidotes and lists of different things she's learned or decisions she's come to. I actually laughed out loud multiple times while reading!

The book is very lovely. I'm partial to reading about those who follow their dreams, but take an unconventional path to get there. And I find it most interesting when that person is a woman and the path she takes is full of hurtles and diversions. My only regret is that I wish I would have saved the book for the summer, because it would be a perfect beach or pool-side read!

Currently Reading: Night Circus

It's always hard for me to find books I like. I read descriptions. They all sound similar and I don't know if I really would like it. I hear about a book a few times and then I start to see them all over the place, so I decide to just buy it and see how it goes. Night Circus was one of those books.

It was fabulous. One of those books that you can't stop reading. The book has several different related plots that keep your interest thoughout the entire book. Great character development and the characters are relatable and interesting in multiple ways. It has plot twists and turns that you don't see coming. I would say that I don't usually read fantasy book, but Night Circus doesn't feel like a fantasy book. It doesn't feel like you are reading a book geared towards young adults, though it is an easy read, which is something that I tend to think about fantasy books.

So all in all, I really enjoyed it and would highly reccomend it. This would make a lovely summer read, something to read sitting on the beach or by the pool. Happy reading!

See some other books I read during my summer reading last year.

Summer Reading Recap

Now that I'm done school for forever (hopefully), I get to read whatever I want, whenever I want. It's something that I'm still not used to and I love it. So this is what I read last month as one of my July Goals:

Some of these I loved (Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, Fargo Rock City by Chuck Klosterman, and The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau) and the other two were pretty good but not awesome (The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer).

I knew that i would love Fargo Rock City and Survivor, Palahniuk and Klosterman are two of my favorite authors, but I was surprised that The Art of Non-Conformity was my absolute favorite. I actually purchased this for T, but he was reading another book and I decided to read it myself. It completely changed my thought process about my life and what I want it to become. If you are on the fence about your career, job, life....this really makes you think and gives you ideas and motivation to do something.