Summer ReadingWednesday, June 06, 2012
My first real week of vacation has awakened my summer time habit of reading my little heart out. The only time I feel I can really read something other than textbooks is during the summer so I started this week with the 50 Shades trilogy by E.L. James.
|Credit: Classy Southern Wife|
My review in a nutshell: Oh. My. God.
I honestly had no intention of reading these despite all the buzz surrounding them but I was at my parent's house on Saturday and my sister had her copy laying on the kitchen counter so I started reading...45 minutes and 100 pages later I couldn't put it down. I will say that they love story throughout the three books is what kept me reading not the graphic sex scenes.
Overall I really liked the stories but did it need to be three books? Heavens no! The author could have easily made this one book had she not been so repetitive both in language and with the overly indulgent sex scenes.
Would I read them again? Maybe. I liked 50 Shades of Grey and 50 Shades Darker but I loved 50 Shades Freed because it was more fast paced and had more action (besides the raunchy kind.)
I was curious to see what others thought about the book so before purchasing the second I started reading some reviews on Amazon, they may have been more entertaining than some parts of the trilogy, especially this one and this one. I like my "literary crack" thankyouverymuch!
Did I mention I read all three books in four days? Yeah, when I read, I binge. But now I have a thirst for more. Here's what I'm thinking of reading:
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
- Joan Rivers - I Hate Everyone - Starting With Me
- Most Talkative - by Andy Cohen (STL native!)
- Something Borrowed - Emily Giffin
- Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris (bought this after reading "When You're Engulfed in Flames" and then never read it...oops)