If I have one complaint about my life in the last few months, it’s that I haven’t had enough reading time. But I have been able to sneak in some good books. I hope you like them, too. (Pretty, please!) First up is CINDER by Marissa Meyer. I was predisposed to like this one, because cyborg Cinderella–hello! I think it is an awesome concept. Plus, I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings, and I was intrigued by the idea of a sci-fi fairy tale retelling. Anyway, CINDER did not disappoint. Cinder was an original character, the setting was interesting (a futuristic city called New Beijing) and I loved seeing how Meyer worked the fairy tale details into the plot.
Next up, PLAIN KATE by Erin Bow. PLAIN KATE is one of those books with an enormously strong sense of self, if that makes any sense. As in, it felt like the author was truly telling a tale only she could tell, in a way only she could tell it. Lyrical and lovely with a dash of spooky.
Lastly, SUMMER AT TIFFANY by Marjorie Hart. SUMMER AT TIFFANY was recommended to me by my dear, sweet, classy grandma. It is a brief memoir of when the author lived in New York and worked at Tiffany & Co during the summer of 1945. Reading it was like eating a cream puff–in the best possible way. If you’re going to read it, read it soon while it still feels like summer; apropos the title, it is a perfect summer read. (I’m trying to figure out if I used apropos correctly in that sentence…here’s to hoping I did.)