My Summer Reading: Part I





In the past month I have read three full books cover to cover, which for some people is probably no big deal. For me though, the last time that I accomplished this was in high school, so I am pretty damn proud. 

As a kid, I read so much that it actually got me in trouble. Teachers would write home to my parents that I was "extremely smart and lovely" but that I keep reading in class instead of paying attention and it needed to be addressed. I also loved to use reading as an excuse for not doing my chores, and it would infuriate my mother. She didn't like yelling at me for reading, but also, I needed to clean my damn room. Once I even got in so much trouble that my dad took the entire Harry Potter series away from me and hid it for a week. I cried. 

So, now that I've graduated I've taken my excess of free time to get back into reading and it's been lovely.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411OIY21IxL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/96/Death_on_the_Nile_First_Edition_Cover_1937.jpgYes, this is a kids book. But it was perfect for my travel to Washington last month. I always loved mystery books as a kid, and this was one that I had bought but never got around to reading. I snagged it off my bookshelf at my parents house before leaving and it was a nice quick read for the bus ride and flight. My only complaint is that there were so many different names to keep track of that it got a little confusing. Definitely recommend for anyone who needs a quick read.




Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Another murder mystery but hey, they're my favorite genre (I was a Nancy Drew kid). It was kind of frustrating that no one died until basically half way through the book but it was worth it at the end. I never understand how Agatha Christie always managed to make the murderers impossible to find out, even with all of the proof right there in front of you. I'd make a bad detective. 

 

https://readingforrobin.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/tumblr_ltzpolkrb31qi4tqro1_400.jpg

After finishing up the two mystery novels I wanted to read something non-fiction and related to my recent adultness. I felt that there was no one better to make me laugh while simultaneously feeling nostalgic than Mindy Kaling. I ended up reading the entire book in one day. A wonderful easy read to check off my 20-something reading list.









This post is linked to:
Chapter Chats

Liz Cipriani

My name is Liz and I'm a 22 year old with a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation. I love beer and fashion and exploring the outdoors, and am currently figuring out how to do all of the above on a post-grad budget.

25 comments:

  1. I have Mindy Kaling on my list. Right now I'm reading The Husband's Secrets.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's so good, and definitely a perfect beach read! I'll have to check out The Husband's Secrets!

      Delete
  2. Ok, I totally want to read the Mindy Kaling book!!! Also, I finished up this last school year with a lit circle unit and my 6th graders LOVED The Westing Game. I was like oh heyyyyy loving books, eh? haha. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seriously, kids books are still great as an adult!

      Delete
  3. Thanks for posting! I want to read the Mindy Kaling Book!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely do! It doesn't take long at all.

      Delete
  4. I'm a children's librarian and I love the Westing Game. It was one of my favorites growing up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kids books are great, even as an adult! Especially mysteries.

      Delete
  5. I've read Mindy Kaling's book. It was hilarious. Do you use goodreads at all? I'd love to follow you!
    Jenna at jennaredfield.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't yet but it's definitely on my list of something to do now that I'm getting back into reading!

      Delete
  6. I definitely want to read Mindy's book. I think she's super talented and hilarious. Thanks for the reviews.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Her humor comes through perfectly in the book, so you'll definitely love it!

      Delete
  7. Ooo these sound like some interesting books!!! I need a new book so bad for my poolside chill days

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mindy's book is great for relaxing but I just love Agatha Christie books even though they're a bit more serious.

      Delete
  8. Good for you for taking the time to read! You should be proud. I LOVE Mindy's book.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that I've gotten back into it!

      Delete
  9. LOVED Mindy Kalling's book; it had me laughing so hard! I would love it if you linked up this post to our Chapter Chats link up that went live tonight! It's a great place to share book love

    xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for suggesting your link up!!

      Delete
  10. I'm s Nancy Drew kid too! It's my favorite genre as well although oddly enough I haven't read any Agatha Christie books! Thanks for the recommendations and I hope you had a good time in my home state/WA...unless you were talking about DC ;-).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely try out some Agatha Christie books, they're amazing. And yes, I'm in WA not DC haha.

      Delete
  11. I love Mindy Kaling! I haven't read her book yet but I have it on my shelf! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely read it this summer! It's great!

      Delete
  12. I've been dying to read that Mindy Kaling book!!! haha, your dad took away HP?! that's horrid! I just started Order of the Phoenix this morning, I crushed the first 4 books!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes haha he knew that was the only way he could get me to do my chores!

      Delete
  13. Girl, you did much better than me with reading this month! And Death on the Nile sounds pretty good. I love a good mystery. I like trying to figure out who did it! Thanks for linking up with us!

    ReplyDelete