This post is going to be two different challenges into one post, since I am going to use the same book for both. I am doing day nine of the 30 day book challenge and a topic from the POPSUGAR 2015 Reading Challenge.
Day 09: A book you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.
Also, A book by a female author.
I’ve heard so many things about Fangirl and noticed so many people loved the book. I read the description and it didn’t really sound like a book I would like, so I never read it. I continued to hear good things about it and I continued to go back and forth deciding if I should read it. I recently discovered that I could listen to audiobooks on an app on my iPhone that connects to my public library, so I decided to listen to Fangirl while working this week. I ended up liking it a lot more than I ever thought I would.
This was the first time I read (well listened in this case 😉 ) a book by Rainbow Rowell (although I do have two other books that have been on my TBR list), so it was interesting to finally see how she writes. I felt like I could relate to Cath a lot, even now. I loved the story and I loved the parts of Simon Snow that were included and the fanfiction that Cath wrote about Simon and Baz. Levi…oh Levi, he was perfect. I love my boyfriend to death (been with him a little over seven years), but I won’t lie, there were times I wish he were more like Levi, lol. All guys need a little Levi in them!
I am glad I finally gave in and read the book. I think that the book is relatable for a lot of people, especially younger people, fresh out of high school, trying to make it in the real world and through college. Finding yourself and what really is important in your life. I never did college like that (small community college in Fort Myers for me), but it was nice getting a small peek into that. Sometimes I did get annoyed with some of the characters and the story, but overall I really liked it.
I am also excited that Rainbow Rowell is releasing Carry On as a real book! I am excited to read more about Simon and Baz. Throughout the book I was wishing I could hear more about them. The little scenes about them were nice, but I wanted more of it. Carry On is supposed to be released this year in October, so that is something to look forward to!
Have you read Fangirl? If so, what did you think and are you looking forward to the Simon Snow story?
- You can check out my previous post from the POPSUGAR reading challenge about a book by an author with my initials over here.
- You can also check out my day eight post about a book turned into a movie and completely desecrated over here.
Off to have dinner and possibly read or find a new show on Netflix. Have any Netflix suggestions?
11 thoughts on “Fangirl.”
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Been meaning to read ‘Fangirl’ ever since I read ‘Attachments’! :Love Rainbow Rowell. 🙂
Oh, I also wanted to add, I love the little GIFs you add to your posts. They always make me smile. 🙂
I want to read Attachments, it’s one of the other books I have on my list to read. Hopefully you can get to Fangirl soon! It was so good and it took me forever to decide if I wanted to read it or not because everyone loved it, but when I read the description I didn’t think I would. Thanks 🙂 it’s fun finding gifs for my posts. Now that I have a working computer at home, I’m so excited I can use gifs. lol. I’m glad they make you smile!
I know what you mean. It happens a lot sometimes that books (or films) are overhyped so much and then when you read or watch them, they do not match your high expectations at all. I usually tend to avoid such books or films but this one has got my attention for sure because I had fun reading Attachments! I am sure you will like it too. 🙂
I usually stay away from them too or read/watch them years later. Like the Harry Potter books. I refused to read the books and movies. This year I finally read the first book and plan to eventually read the rest of them.
Yes me too. I tend to read/watch them much later after the hoo-haa has died down (maybe, I’m just rebellious that way :P) But with Harry Potter, I think I had been away from all the buzz surrounding it and remember coming across the first one in my neighbourhood library and loving it! I then ended up watching the film when it released and I wasn’t too crazy about it. I would wait for the library copies of the rest of the books as they released but I stopped watching the films after the 4th one because I felt the visuals never matched my imagination. 🙂
I haven’t wanted the first movie yet. I kind of want to wait until I’ve read all the books and then just marathon the movies, lol.
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