What I Read: October 2013

Reconstructing Amelia, Kimberly McCreight

Ok – so so so good. Author’s debut novel knocks it out of the park. Teen drama. Teen bullies. NYC rich kid prep school. Teen suicide. (you’ll see a theme if you haven’t already – I’m a sucker for books where people die, whoops) Seriously, this book is awesome if you love my list of awesome things worth loving above. Overworked single Mom with a fabulous high power job tries to understand the life of her now dead teen daughter. It unravels quickly and includes secret societies. It’s currently getting worked into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and will be worth checking out! Read it first, buy it here.

The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith

Alright – so I read this book because EVERYONE on the internet was reading it and I hate being late to a party… I had no idea until the end that it was written by JK Rowling under a pseudonym. So, since I ended the book with a big ‘Ahhhhh!’ I guess you can say I was late anyway.

Whatever – here’s the scoop. Set in London. Rappers. Super Models. Drugs. Murder Mystery. Check, check, check and check. It was ok – I mean I wanted to know who the killer was so I of course read furiously, but truly – it was REALLY long and not totally awesome. If you have some time to kill and want something light- this is your cup of tea. Buy it here.

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