Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 1

Day One: Best book you read last year

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Things are speeding up around school and work, so we’ve decided to take part in a 30 day book challenge to keep our blog active (don’t worry—we’re still reading!).

Asking me to choose a favorite book, even in the timespan of year, is like asking a mother to choose her favorite child. It’s cruel and impossible (though we all know maybe there’s a little bit of favoritism).

Add that in with the fact that I can barely remember what I ate for breakfast, much less what I read last year, and it’s a little difficult.

But I’ll choose the one that popped into my head first: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by my favorite Mindy Kaling. Seriously, I never laugh out loud when I read. Maybe I snicker. Maybe I smile. But I’ve never read a book that made me laugh out loud like this one.

In fact, it actually kicked me into a humor/biography spree—I grabbed Bossypants and Happy Accidents soon after.

Kaling is hilarious on TV (Mindy Show, anyone? The Office?) and in her book. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering she wrote for SNL and the Office. The book is a hilarious look at her life as “the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright”. So awesome. Highly recommend. 5/5 on Goodreads! Lauren11

THIS WAS SO HARD! I read so many good books in 2013 and it’s so hard to choose just one. Luckily, I organize my books by year on Goodreads, otherwise I would have had no idea what all I read last year! The award of officially goes to (drumroll please) Paper Towns by John Green. I read all of John Green’s books last year after finishing The Fault in Our Stars (and loving it) but this one really stands out in my mind and I remember more of it than any of his others. Runner up is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, just in case you were wondering.



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