Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book Report: Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar.

If you don't know Kelly Oxford, get to know Kelly Oxford. 
This was my travel book while in St. Louis, Asheville, Denver, and Cimarron. Phew. More on those travels later. 

Kelly Oxford is a screenwriter from Canada. She is open and outrageous. I often say that my favorite genre is "eccentric women" so this book played to my heart. I had been looking forward to reading this book for awhile after years of laugh-crying at all of Oxford's twitter and instagram posts. 

This book is a collection of strange tales ranging from her early elementary days to her recent adult life. The little glimpses give you the impression that all of her life is out of control all the time which obviously is not the case. Still, it's fun to take a break from your own life, however hectic or orderly it may be, and throw yourself into the world of her craziest moments. 

This is a fun light read and I do suggest it. 

BONUS! She's working on a new book! Eek!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Book Report: Summer House With Swimming Pool.

I love to read in the summer. It is one of the things I look forward to the most about school ending because I can pick out for myself what I want to read! Last summer I read about eleven books but this summer I set a goal for myself to read 17 (one for each year of life). I also have extras...

So! Off I am to accomplish my little goal!

I read Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch to kick things off. Immediately I could tell the book was very cynical. It was not at all what I expected but because of that, the twists in the book were even more surprising! I thought it was fantastic.

The book was about (void of spoilers of course) a family doctor from The Netherlands who, in a way, befriends a patient of his who is an actor. The family of the doctor become close with the family of the actor during a summer vacation on the Mediterranean. A whole bunch of complicated mess happens and the plot thickens. 

This book dealt with real world issues, ethics, and morals. It was suspenseful and intriguing. What a great way to start out my summer. 

10/10 would recommend.