Read It or Skip It? (September books)

It’s time for the inaugural edition of ‘Read It or Skip It!’ This is my new way to review books. I simply tell you to read it or skip it. Easy right? There are some I tell you not to skip, they’re that good, and others I tell you not to waste your time on. I know how valuable time is. Think of this as like a book PSA! 🙂

‘A Working Theory of Love’ by Scott Hutchins

Read it if you like fiction, second chances, love, and meditating on the difference between logic and emotion
Skip it if none of the above sounds appealing

‘The Disreputalbe History of Frankie Landau-Banks’ by E. Lockhart

Read it if you like boarding school books, P.G. Woodhouse, pranks, and sassy main characters
Skip it if you don’t like third person narration or YA books

‘Prodigy’ by Marie Lu

Read it if you like YA adventure/dystopia books or you read the first one
Skip it if you’re burnt out on post apocalyptic and speculative fiction

‘The Spectacular Now’ by Tim Tharp

Read it if you like YA, romance, charming narrators, or if you’re going through a change in life
Skip it…well, actually don’t skip it. And see the movie!

‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn

Read it if you like meticulously plotted books that are a little gothic
Skip it if you hate corny dialogue or you’re tired of affairs

‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern

Read it if you like descriptive writing, romance, whimsical settings, magic, or the circus
Skip it if you want a more gripping plot

‘Siege and Storm’ by Leigh Bardugo

Read it if you like Russian history, magic, action/adventure
Skip it if fantasy is not your thing

‘The Devil in the White City’ by Erik Larson

Read it if you like crime fiction, non-fiction, cool tales about America, and Chicago
Don’t skip it! 

‘Tender is the Night’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Read it if you like F. Scott Fitzgerald and the lost generation
Skip it if you don’t like “old books”

‘The Glass Castle’ by Jeannette Walls

Read it if you like memoirs and stories about the underdog
Don’t skip it! 

‘September Girls’ by Bennett Madison

Skip it.

‘The Imperfectionists’ by Tom Rachman

Read it if you like newspapers, character studies done in vignettes
Skip it if flawed characters, non-happy endings, and inconclusiveness frustrates you

Phew! That was tiring. I obviously read a lot. What have you been reading? Want to know why I rated them how I did? You can leave me a comment below, tweet me @EmHof, or follow me on GoodReads. Until Friday, I’m out!

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