What I Read… February 2016

I dropped the ball. I actually double dropped the ball. I missed my Monday morning deadline (SORRY!) and I actually only completed one book this month. In my defense K and I were both home sick on Monday sooo…. let’s blame that.

What I Read...

Ok, back to books! (January’s book reviews, ICYMI) Last month I came up with this rating system:

★- terrible | ★★- I finished it but it was a struggle | ★★★- not bad, not my favorite | ★★★★- a good read that kept my interest | ★★★★★- I’ve already bought the book for my collection & I’m recommending it to everyone

I’ll tell you why I picked it up, what the book was about, and whether or not I recommend it. Like I said, this month I finished 1 book! (I was so pathetic last year so I’m still feeling pretty great about my reading habits so far this year.) Pic links back to GoodReads.


Bossypants by Tina Fey || ★★★★/5
I really, really love Tina. She’s unapologetic and funny and so genuine- that’s probably why I picked up this book. Plus I found it for less than $4 and I’m a sucker for cheap books.

As far as Erin‘s challenge goes, here’s where I’m at… same as last month.

5 points | Any book that is at least 200 pages long: Cinder (Marissa Meyer)
10 points | Begins with the letter “D”: Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
10 points | Four word title: Murder at the Brightwell (Ashley Weaver)
15 points | One of the following words in the title: mother/father/son/daughter/children: Daughter of Fortune (Isabel Allende)
20 points | One of Amazon’s top 100 authors (new to you): The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)
20 points | Set in any country in Asia: The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
25 points | A “Season” in the title: The Winter Queen (Boris Akunin)
30 points | Read a book that will make you laugh from this list: How to Be A Woman (Caitlin Moran)
30 points | A friend or family member’s favorite book: The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
35 points | Published the year you were born: Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton) -originally publish 1990-

I have completed 10 out of 200 points!

Have you read Bossypants? What did you think? What did you read this month?

Get ready because this month I’m gonna kill the book reading game!


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Rebecca Jo says:

    I actually did this one audio book & LOVED hearing it in her voice. I literally was laughing out loud


    1. Louise says:

      I hope she writes another book some day and does the audio for it. I would LOVE to hear this in her own words! Maybe I’ll find some time to listen to Bossypants! (I heard Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling read their books, too! I need to listen to those!)


  2. Mattie says:

    I read Bossypants but it was a couple years ago. I think I might’ve actually bought it for Kindle so I want to go back and read it again! I remember liking it. I’m a big Tina fan!


    1. Louise says:

      I loop her and Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling into the same group… and I really think Tina is my favorite. She’s just not afraid to say it and usually she’s right! Next is “Yes, Please” and then Mindy’s new one!


  3. Heidi says:

    I loved Bossypants so much! Tina is hilarious.


    1. Louise says:

      She really is. I just love her. I want her to come be my bff/mentor!


  4. yeeeees! i loved bossypants A LOT! i sped through it on a long flight and it was one of my favorite flights. i felt like i sat right next to her! and don’t beat yourself up for “only reading one book!” that’s a lot more than a lot of people and other priorities take over sometimes 🙂


    1. Louise says:

      I sped through the first 3/4 and then life happened and I accidentally set it down and I totally forgot to finish it. Honestly, when I picked it up again I had it done in 45 minutes!
      Thanks for the encouragement!! I’m really hoping that I squeeze 2 or 3 into March- at the end of the day I struggle with turning the TV off and cracking open my books. UGH!


  5. kristen says:

    i absolutely loved bossypants! i actually listened to it rather than reading it, because she reads it and i just love her.


    1. Louise says:

      Man, oh man. I really think I missed out on not listening to this book! I won’t make that mistake again! I need a road trip or a commute so I can listen to some of these memoirs in the authors’ voices!


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