Three Books I Recently Read

Recently Read: Three For Today
It kind of feels weird to admit that it will probably be my last reviews of 2015, time flies! Anyway, here are the books I read during the last two months:

ratings

  • The Rosie Project: 5/5
  • The Bell Jar: 3.5/5
  • The Rosie Effect: 4/5

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

Let’s get this straight. This is probably one of my favorite books of 2015, if not my favorite. I can’t believe how funny and witty this is. Don Tillman is an average guy that supposedly have Asperger’s but isn’t really aware of it. He knows he’s socially awkward but has very specific standards nonetheless. Meeting Rosie will shake up his routines and I absolutely loved the interactions between the different characters.

Being an introvert, disliking small-talk, having that “scientific” side and all, I could really get where Don’s coming from and that made the awkward situations totally believable. The background story of finding Rosie’s biological father comes as a support for the characters development and this is really what is interesting in this book in my opinion.

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

Like I said before, I haven’t read many classics. In fact, until last year, I hadn’t even heard of this one. In my defense, I’m much more familiar with French classics.

Despite enjoying the first and last third of the book, I somehow got a bit lost in the middle. But what I find really impressive about this book, is its ability to « connect » with our present way of life, in the way that it is very modern for a classic, not outdated at all.

I’m not used to reading books that deal with that kind of subjects (insanity, depression, suicide) so it was a bit uncomfortable at first, but I must say it was interesting and very well written.

The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion

Knowing that it wouldn’t be as good as The Rosie Project, I was nonetheless very excited to finally read it and meet the characters again.

So yeah it wasn’t as good as the first book, as expected, but it was far from terrible. The characters have to deal with their own fears / problems / lack of understanding and it’s quite interesting to witness how a quality can become a flaw and how what brings people together can also make them grow apart.


What is your current book?

  • I really want to read something from Sylvia Plath, maybe not this particular book!
    I’m reading Anna Karenina at the moment and LOVING it :)

    • Oh I’ve seen the movie with Keira Knightley but never gave the book a chance, maybe I should ;)

      • I love Keira and I love the aesthetic of Joe Wright’s movie but the book is a whole new level (of course)!

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