August Reads

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

 Book 26:
"The Hating Game" by Sally Thorne
"The Hating Game" is about two coworkers who loathe each other and then realize, well, maybe they actually don't.

From the day they started working together, each as an executive assistant to their company's co-CEO, Lucy and Josh have hated each other. Unfortunately, they also sit directly across from each other. Their passive aggressive attempts to annoy the other are the only thing that gets them through the work day. When a new position opens up and they are both up for the same promotion, their hatred comes to a tipping point. Let the games begin.

The beginning of this book is very fast-moving. So much had happened that I was sure I must be two-thirds of the way through and I was only about a quarter of the way. I loved both Lucy and Josh. They're great characters, and the story was funny and sweet. I was actually picturing Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell from "Set It Up" while I was reading, since that movie is also about two executive assistants.

The second half of the book slows down. It took me about three and a half weeks to get through this one, which is unheard of for me. I guess it's the suspense that's the exciting part. ;)

Rating: 3/5


Book 27:
"The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo"
by Amy Schumer
I think I am going to put up an entirely separate post dedicated to how I feel after reading this book. I feel like I have too many notes and quotes jotted down to properly talk about it right now.

I really had a preconceived notion about what type of person Amy Schumer is, and boy, was I wrong. She acknowledges it a few times in the book too, about how onstage she's loud and talks about sex a lot, but in real life, she's an introvert who's only had one one-night-stand and just wants to keep a low profile.

In "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo" (I love that title, by the way), Amy walks us through the events in her life, both good and bad, that have made her who she is. Some are funny, some are touching, and they all teach you a little something.
I've experienced a lot of desperation and self-doubt, but in a way, I've come full circle. I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will. I'll speak and share and fuck and love, and I will never apologize for it. I am amazing for you, not because of you. I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you."
Rating: 4/5


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