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November 13, 2011

Books 15-17


Book 15
Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan

This book is told through the perspective of four different friends after they graduate from college. The premise intrigued me and I liked the book until about half way through when April's character lost her mind and things started to get a little bit ridiculous for me. It was an easy read, but lets just say I am not saving my copy for the bookshelf.

 Book 16: 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

This was the most recent book for my book club and I think everybody seemed to like it.  The book is unique in that it is told through the perspective of a young boy who just lost his father in 9/11.  The story is not really about 9/11 but more about the boy's quest to find out what an unknown key he finds of his father's unlocks. The book is full of pictures and has a unique writing style.  It wont be for everybody but its definitely worth checking out. 

 Book 17
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling

I ordered this book a week ago and I have already finished reading it.  It is not very long (220 pages) and is an easy read with lots of laugh out loud moments.  Is it Bossypants?  No.  Mindy's humor is much drier then Feys', but the subject matter is uniquely Kaling and I think anybody under the age of 35 must read it. 

Instead of taking her life in chronological order, Mindy instead separates the book into a series of essays.  Here are some of my favorites: 

(1) The essay on the Alternative Titles for This Book, my favorite being "Harry Potter Secret Book #8."

(2) Best Friends Rights and Responsibilities, the most important of which I think is "I Will Try To Like Your Boyfriend Five Times." 

(3) Revenge Fantasies While Jogging wherein Mindy describes her favorite...okay, just read this one.

Oh, and the eulogy for her at the end of her book wherein she dies by getting impaled by a heel of a christian louboutin peep tow slingback is pretty funny too...

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missris said...

Oooh I can't wait to read Mindy Kaling's new book. I follow her blog and I just love it.

agalandherdog said...

I love Jonathan Safran Foer and it seems like everyone I know hates him. Glad you didn't hate this book (Everything is Illuminated is hilarious). I've got to get Mindy's book. She's hilarious!


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