Reading Roundup January {2017} - linkup | Enduring All Things

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Reading Roundup January {2017} - linkup

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You guys I am so excited that Tayler of The Morrell Tale has decided to make her monthly Reading Roundup posts into a link up! And I get to co-host on the last Tuesday of every month this year!

I'm so thankful for this opportunity for many reasons. But one of the biggest reasons is because I think this will help keep me accountable.

I want to read a lot this year. Like 20 books, at least. And if I have to host a link up at the end of each month talking about what I read, I will be motivated to read more!

So while I didn't reach all my reading goals for January, I did read two great books! So here's what I thought of them.

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

You guys, I was so very excited for this book. Lauren Graham is my current woman crush. I've always loved her as Lorelai but I've also loved her in everything she's ever been in. I am currently watching Parenthood and I'm obsessed. I read her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, about a year and a half ago and loved it. And, of course, I was in love with the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls a couple months ago. So needless to say, I was psyched for this book. And I wasn't disappointed!

First of all, I just love Lauren's voice. There is so much dry humor and the book reads like you're literally sitting on her couch having a conversation with her. So much wit. And yet so much wisdom. She laughs about herself. She jokes about the hollywood industry. She's honest about sexism. She's honest about how she couldn't put into words what it felt like to go back and be Lorelai after all these years.

There is an entire chapter where she literally sat down and watched the original series from beginning to end and wrote down her reactions and what she remembered from filming each season. And she also shared a lot of journal entries from her time filming A Year in the Life. Oh my goodness so many feels. And so much information. I feel like I'm a hollywood/Warner Brothers Lot/Netflix expert now. I so admired how she portrayed everything and didn't seem to hold anything back. And I loved the little heart-felt pieces of advice she so humbly bestowed on the reader. I appreciate it, Lauren Graham.

I highly recommend this book to anybody and everybody. Especially if you love Lauren as much as I do and especially if you're a Gilmore Girls fanatic.

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

I'll be honest, I didn't love this book at first. I love dogs. And the movie looks really good. But the whole book is written from a dog's point of view and I didn't need to know when the dog needed to use the bathroom or had the urge to mount another dog. But, that wasn't what the book was all about. And once the dog wasn't a puppy anymore, he didn't talk about those things anymore.

I read the book because my book club decided to read it this month before the movie came out. I didn't finish the book in time for the book club meeting and I didn't go, but I did enjoy the book for the most part. It was interesting reading from a dog's point of view. And it was also interesting that he was born over and over as a different puppy but had the same memories and skills. It makes you think.

I look at Pip differently now. I'm so much more in tune with how in tune he is. Dogs can sense your mood and their entire purpose is to cheer you up. No I didn't just spoil the book. I'm guessing you already knew that was your dog's purpose. But the dog in this book's purpose goes so much more in depth than that.

I do recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs. It's different from your typical novel. It has a great ending. You'll laugh more than you cry, I promise. And it's a very quick read.
So there you have it, what I read in January. Next month, I hope to read A New Map for Relationships by Martin and Dorothie Hellman and My Sister's Keeper by Jodie Picoult.

What did you read this month? Write a blog post and link up below, we'd love to have you!
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