It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Journey, and it’s a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well.

This past week I finished Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which I really liked. Rowell has this way of portraying young love that is just so realistic and lovely. There’s a scene in it in which the main love interests first kiss, and it rang so true to me that it was like I had lived it myself. I also enjoyed the way that book treats the subject of fanfiction, and it honestly made me want to run out and write some, although I’m not sure what I’m a big enough fangirl of to write fanfic about. Maybe Veronica Mars? Buffy?

I’m trying desperately to finish Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon for Wednesday, as I have a book tour stop for it on that day. It’s a good book and I’d love to just sink into it, but unfortunately real life (work) is getting in the way. Bah.

Up next is Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell, a writer whom I read years ago and liked. I’m looking forward to reading her work again, this time as historical fiction.

What are you reading this week?

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14 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Jaclyn

    I’m reading Rainbow Rowell too! ATTACHMENTS, for me. And I’m on the library wait list for FANGIRL – hope to get it soon. I’m glad to hear you liked it! That makes me even more excited to crack the spine.

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  2. A.M.B.

    I really enjoyed Fangirl! Rowell’s strength is in her characters, and she “gets” the awkwardness of young love. Lots of it rang true for me, too.

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  3. ocdreader

    Fangirl is on the list, not sure when I will get to it, but I have heard nothing but good things! Awesome. I have enjoyed a few Lisa Jewell books too, looking forward to hearing what you think about it.

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  4. Brooke

    As a recovering fanfiction writer (addiction free for almost a full decade), I know from personal experience that you have to be stark raving mad about a fandom. It has to be practically all you think about to really get into the nitty-gritty of fan approved fanfiction. You will frighten yourself at times. I need to read this book, lol.

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    1. Too Fond Post author

      Brooke, I love this about you–and you definitely need to read Fangirl. The main character is a seriously stark raving obsessed fan of a series that bears a striking resemblance to Harry Potter…

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