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Book Review – Attachments

Attachments book coverAttachments 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.

Best Books I Read in 2014

Looking for some books to read this year? Here are my 15 favorite books from my reading list in 2014, ordered by date finished.

1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl

2. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

4. The Death Class: A True Story About Life by Erica Hayasaki
The Death Class: A True Story About Life

5. Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere by Lauren Leto
Judging a Book by Its Lover

6. The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin
The Nethergrim

7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
Looking for Alaska

8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars

9. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Stormdancer

10. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
A Share in Death

11. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Isla and the Happily Ever After

12. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
Stuff Matters

13. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus

14. Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Seconds

15. The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer
The Salinger Contract

 

Book Review – Fangirl

FangirlFangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Simply put: Wonderfully done. I thoroughly loved this coming-of-age story about a nerdy, awkward college freshman who spends most of her time writing fanfiction for a Harry Potter-like canon. Intermixed with the plot were little snippets from Ms. Rowell’s version of a magical school teaching a boy destined to overcome a great evil along with excerpts from the heroine’s own fanfiction. It was imaginative and impressive. Classify this one in the “Can’t Put it Down” category.