Bite Size Reviews

August 18, 2015 Bite Size Reviews 14

Happy Tuesday Bookworms!

You know how sometimes you read a book and you don’t have a ton to say about it? It seemed like a good time to catch up on some of my latest reads with some bite size reviews. Also, I made a graphic with a cookie on it. A cookie, you guys! This is how much I love you. I hope the cookie helps make up for the whiny pants post in which everything is “meh” and I love nothing. Just focus on the cookie, okay?


1. Plan B by Jonathan Tropper- My IRL book club chose this as a recent read because This Is Where I Leave You (review) was a pretty big hit with the group. Plan B was just okay for me, I mean, I guess I have a low tolerance for movie star kidnappings or something? That and that fact that I’m 32 and the characters made me feel extra old when they were all “OMG I AM 30. WHAT HAPPENED TO MY LIFE?!” I am two years OLDER than you, fictional people. IT DOESN’T GET BETTER. Sorry. Minor existential crisis there. Moving on…

2. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire- This wasn’t quite what I had expected. It was Cinderella turned on its head making the “ugly” stepsisters less villainous. It also made Cinderella significantly less mentally balanced and she totally couldn’t charm forest creatures into doing her housework… I liked it better than I liked Mirror Mirror (review) but it lacked that Wicked zing. Unlike most of Maguire’s work it didn’t really have any weird mystical elements and stuck pretty closely to the historical fiction angle. It was enjoyable, but again, not my favorite.

3. Paper Towns by John Green- I’m afraid I’ll never love any John Green book the way I did The Fault in Our Stars (review). After the Paper Towns movie came out I thought it was time I picked up this highly rated John Green novel. The top John Green novels according to the universe are The Fault in Our Stars (obvi), Looking for Alaska (review), and Paper Towns… Am I too old for YA? Why can’t I empathize with these characters? I wanted to shake the resident manic pixie dream girl and tell her to quit taking herself so seriously. College is for reinvention, MARGO, there is no need for these insane “adventures” of yours! Now GET OFF MY LAWN!

Sooooo Bookworms. Do you like cookies? What’s your favorite kind of cookie? Focus on the cookie…

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14 Responses to “Bite Size Reviews”

  1. Heather Frase

    Uh – who doesn’t like cookies? My personal favorite cookies are chocolate chip… or possibly peanut butter blossoms. They kind of tie in my opinion.

    However, I had to comment that I felt the exact same way about Paper Towns!!!! I loved Fault in our Stars, and I really did enjoy Looking for Alaska… but Paper Towns just didn’t do it for me. Neither did an Abundance of Katherines, now that I think about it, although I did like that better than Paper Towns.

    • Words For Worms

      Mmm cookies! I’m so glad I’m not alone in Paper Towns! I just COULDN’T with Margo. Gah! And Katherines wasn’t among my faves either. Alaska was alright, but TFIOS is where it’s at.

  2. Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf

    I have Paper Towns sitting on my piano – a student brought it for me to read – but I haven’t started it yet out of a fear that I’ll feel exactly what you describe (not as good as TFIOS, wondering if I’m too old). I’m sure I’ll get to it soon, though. We’ll see!

  3. Michelle

    Cookies – Oreos, chocolate chip. Although I’ve been dreaming about making peanut butter cookies and inserting a peanut butter cup into the dough ball or putting it on top…

  4. Amy @ Read a Latte

    I see what you mean about Paper Towns. I loved it when I read it, but that was in high school and I think if I went back to it now, I wouldn’t like it as much!

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