Sarah Reads Books - Chapter 2

Without further ado, my second installation of Sarah Reads Books. Here are the last three books I've read:

Onto the reviews!

Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell (2013)
Review: It was love at first sight with this book - literally. I love the simplistic cover, and I adored the story. Set in the 80s, this love story is different from other traditional YA love stories. There's no annoying love triangle and the characters are believable and well-developed. An unlikely pair, I found myself rooting for both Eleanor and Park. And with an author's name like Rainbow Rowell, I knew this book had to be worthwhile.
Pages: 328
Rating: 5/5 stars
Recommendation: I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an easy, adorable, believable love story. I think John Green fans will love this book.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan (2012)
THIS BOOK GLOWS IN THE DARK!!!! However, besides that exciting tidbit, I was rather underwhelmed by this book. I heard from so many people that this book was wonderful and perfect and everything I needed in a book. Nothing really grabbed me, though. I didn't feel a connection to the characters (they were under-developed) and the story was a bit boring. I was disappointed. The writing was great, though, and I did finish it, so that says something.
Pages: 288
Rating: 3/5 stars
Recommendation: I recommend this book to anyone who loves bookstores.

The Bling Ring - Nancy Jo Sales (2013)
This is a wonderful piece of journalism. Seriously. I hope to one day have a chance to write something like this. Nancy Jo Sales is great at her craft and keeps her opinion out of her stories, something I occasionally struggle with. Being obsessed with pop culture and the Bling Ring in general, I couldn't put this book down. It was awesome to delve into the minds of these criminals. If you plan on seeing the movie, I would say see it before reading the book (the book is way better and sort of dulled-down the film for me).
Pages: 259
Rating: 4/5 stars
Recommendation: I recommend this book to those obsessed with pop culture. And Lauren.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Any books you’ve read lately that you’re dying to talk about? Please share in the comments. I ADORE book recommendations.

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