I love getting those lists each month in my email of what books are being released that month, or what books made it to the top lists. (I love lists too, all kinds.)
While perusing one of those lists recently I came across an Author that reeled me in just by her name alone.
I love just saying it out loud (Yes, I know that I am a total weirdo, but that is besides the point of this post), but it just rolls off your tongue.
Anyways, so after saying her names a few times, I checked out her website and instantly kind of wanted to be her best friend. Seeing as how that made me seem a little more freakish than I care to be, I did the next best thing. Collected the three books that she has published in the past few years. And I became even more hooked.
Attachments, (Adult fiction), had me rolling with laughter. It reminded me of conversations I used to have with my best friend when we worked in the office together. While you were reading Beth and Jennifer’s conversation, you had that creepy sensation that you weren’t meant to read their conversations. It was taboo, so I kept yelling at Lincoln to stop. But then there wouldn’t have been a story now would there? Then while reading Lincoln’s POV, you felt for him and knew that stopping wasn’t an option. I read the story with a sense of foreboding because i thought I knew how the story was going to end. But RR surprised me, and I liked it.
Fangirl, (YA), might have been my favorite. I couldn’t put it down, I finished it in about a day. I have never read anything Fandom related, I have always thought, It’s just not my thing. But reading Fangirl, I walked away with a whole new appreciation for it. Cath turned out to be one of my favorite characters in general. It might have been because I related to her so much, with her insecurities, her smart-aleck tendencies or her reaction to eating alone in the big dining hall. But in this story we watched Cath start out as this shy, awkward,twin who is just trying to hold on to what she knows and loves as she grows into an independent, confident girl who finally figures out who she is.
and Eleanor and Park. (YA), This one made my heart hurt. In so many ways. It had humor, but the humor was lost on me. Not because of how it was written but because I was too busy wanting to hug Eleanor and tell her everything was going to be alright. My favorite character of all was Park’s mom. Loved. Her. Eleanor’s mom just made me want to spit in her face. RR wrote, once again, another story that sucked me in immediately.
RR has her fourth book, Landline, (Adult) coming out this year and I am super psyched and can’t wait to get my hands on it too!
Go check her out and let me know what you think!
Till next time, AJP