Friday Book Club: Fangirl and Black Dog

Friday Book Club: Fangirl and Black Dog

Friday Book Club! (I know! Last week I totally missed it. Too busy with macarons? 🙂 What are you reading?

I finally dove into FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell this week, and oh, the charm of this book! Such a big love for the narrator (third person heroine) and the hero, and the pure charm of the narrative all combined with a powerful but sweet emotional punch. This light, but entirely delightful, funny but rich and deep touch to the author’s voice. Did I mention I love the hero yet? Love. He does do one of my least-favorite kind of screw-ups at one point, but we get over this because he’s such a good guy. So highly recommend this book! Yes, I am downloading all her others now.

Here’s a link, if you’re interested: Fangirl



Beyond that, my reading has included things you probably don’t even want to know about (Equal Ardour: Female Desire, Amatory Fiction, and the Recasting of the Novel, 1680-1760 — it’s quite fascinating actually!), and next up on my list of books to read is BLACK DOG, a new release by Rachel Neumeier, who writes young adult fantasy novels.

Here’s a link:
Black Dog

She has said some really wonderful things about my own books, and a lot of reviewers who like my books love hers, too, and I know that probably seems shallow or self-centered but in my experience it’s often a really good sign that we just like the same kind of story and I’ll respond to hers as well. So I’m looking forward to that pure pleasure of sinking into a rich fantasy world and a strong voice this weekend.

Now your turn. What about you?

  • I am half way through FANGIRL and I am absolutely loving it. Rainbow Rowell is such an amazing writer, I’m sure you’ll live ELEANOR & PARK and ATTACHMENTS.

    I’ll definitely look out for BLACK DOG, sounds good.

    February 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm
  • I already had Black Dog on my wishlist, but I went ahead and bought it when I saw your mention of it in this post. It’s not so much that you’re reading it as hearing that she’s a fan of yours. Any author with taste that good is worth a look-see!

    February 16, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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