Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that someone monitors their work email (it’s company policy) but that has not stopped them from sending each other endless personal emails. Lincoln O’Neill is the man whose job it is to read those flagged emails and yet he cannot bring himself to send these two funny, smart women warnings. To make things more complicated, he begins to fall for Beth through the emails. How do you tell a woman “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your email, and also, I love you…” Told mostly through Lincoln’s point-of-view and Beth and Jennifer’s email exchanges, Attachments, is delightful. Lincoln is a refreshing protagonist. He’s flawed but also unique and adorable. His authentic insecurities and problems make him relatable and encourage the reader to root for him. Being Rainbow Rowell’s first novel, it is not as fully nerdy as Fangirl or as deeply emotional as Eleanor & Park but do not let that stop you from enjoying the lighthearted fun of this book.
Looking for suggestions to start off your reading resolutions? Here are my top 15 choices out of the 59 books I read in 2013 (as always not in any real order). They are all good ways to spend some time.
My Top 15 Books from 2013
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
- The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
- Revolutionary Summer by Joseph J. Ellis
- The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle
- Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
- For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
- Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole
- The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Review: Can something be both happy and sad at the same time? I feel like this book is a clash of emotions. It was romantic yet antagonistic. It was poignant but unnerving. Moreover, after all the ups and downs, the ending was satisfying but at the same time I wished there was more to it.