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The Incredibly Deadly Viper

I make embarrassing videos about books and put them on the Internet. I'm twenty-one years old which means I can legally tell you how much I love beer also I am literate somehow.

Currently reading

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #2)
Ann Brashares
The Rules of Attraction
Bret Easton Ellis

Hysteria

Hysteria - Megan Miranda Seriously, what the fuck did I just read?

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet - Reif Larsen Damn.

The New World (Chaos Walking, #0.5)

The New World (Chaos Walking, #0.5) - Patrick Ness More like 3.5

Why We Broke Up

Why We Broke Up - Holy shit I am rarely this speechless.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews This isn't the deepest or most meaningful or even most original book I've read - but it is damn funny. Part of me knows that this is painfully unoriginal, what with the rise of YA 'alternative' cancer books (à la TFiOS) and also apathetic and uncomfortable and also crude male narrators (King Dork)...but I loved both of those books and this book. You know why? Because if someone I knew had cancer, this is exactly how I would fucking act. It's not meaningful, there's no earth-shattering conclusion, no emotional roller coaster, just some guy who can't even come to a conclusion at the end of the book about how he feels or what he's doing. And that's awesome because it's disgustingly real and honest.

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling And it only took me a month and half!

Elza's Kitchen

Elza's Kitchen: A Novel - Marc Fitten I received this as a goodreads giveaway.The first five or six chapters are pretty meh, I paused after that for about four months before picking it up again. But I'm glad I did! It goes a lot of unexpected places, although I would have loved if the character of the Critic was more prominent, he was the most interesting one. I also like how most of the characters have titles ('the Sous-Chef', 'the Professor of Sauces') instead of names. It's not a long book, so it can't hurt to read. I wasn't for it at first, but I was pleasantly surprised by where it went! As an 'aspirational chef', it was enjoyable.

The Anthologist

The Anthologist - Nicholson Baker Easily the best I've ever read from him.

Shine

Shine - Lauren Myracle Have you ever wanted to read a Lifetime movie? Have I got the book for you!

The Red House

The Red House - Mark Haddon More 3.5-ish.

Divergent (Divergent Series #1)

Divergent - Veronica Roth Rating to come when I figure it out.

Stunning (Pretty Little Liars Series #11)

Stunning - Sara Shepard This is probably the creepiest of any of them yet. Can't wait for the last one!

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green It's redundant of me to just leave another gushing review, but damn, John Green, you have ripped out my cold, icy heart, whittled it into a nail, and then hit that nail on the head. Boom.

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals - This is one of the most important books I've ever read. If you are a human being who eats food, then you should read this. The only complaint I have is that he uses the word "boon" too much that it starts to get irritating.

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Sideways Stories from Wayside School - Delightfully wacky.

Middlemarch (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Middlemarch - George Eliot, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Megan McDaniel, Lynn Sharon Schwartz Just ask yourself this: when was the last time you read a book where EVERY character was multifaceted, EVERY character was fully developed, and EVERY character had a fully realized character arc? Even a third-person narrator?Yes, it is long and daunting, but absolutely rewarding and absolutely worth it. It's rare to find such a gripping novel that isn't plot-driven (don't think for a second that there isn't a plot, though, because there is absolutely an intricate and wonderful plot). A brilliant portrait of a town of "regular people".