#FridayReads | 13/09/13

This week’s #fridayreads are all on my kindle!

I will be reading the highly anticipated book Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This will be my first Rainbow Rowell book and I am really excited to finally get my hands on it. I have been waiting for this book to come out forever now; the premise of the book sounds really good and so relatable. I am only 11% in right now – it’s a little slow, but it looks like it’s picking up now so I’ll be continuing this for the rest of the day (and hopefully finish by tonight!).

I will also be reading what seems to be one of everyone’s YA contemporary books, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I have read a little bit of this and it’s alright so far. I saw some reviews talking about playlists and ticket stubs etc. so I’m quite excited to read on and get to those playlists. I’m such a sucker for music-related stuff.

These will be my two reads this weekend! What will you be reading?

  1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    Goodreads • Book Depository

    A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

    Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

    Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

    But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

    Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

    Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

    Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

    For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

    Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

    And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

  2. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
    Goodreads • Book Depository

    Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew–just in time for Amy’s senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she’s always known toward her new life.

    Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy’s mother’s old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she’s surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident.

    Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road–diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards–this is the story of one girl’s journey to find herself.

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