Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Nonfiction, Humor, Biography
If you’ve picked up this book (or even if you’re just reading this review), I’m guessing you know who Mindy Kaling is. She’s our dusky, exotic customer service rep. (And if you don’t get that reference, you should definitely binge watch “The Office” right now.)
Maybe you’ve seen “The Office” and “The Mindy Project” and wondered what she was like as a teenager. How she got started on “The Office.” And just general things like what diet she prefers. (Just kidding on that last one. I’d never thought about that, either.)
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Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Genre: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance
Alex and Rosie are best friends. They have known each other since they were small and have a deep bond. Rosie is plucky and opinionated, while Alex is handsome and slightly brooding. They’ve always regarded each other as nothing more than friends until they start to think of each other romantically as teenagers.
And in the manner of all crappy timing, Alex’s family decides to make a transatlantic move to Boston. Rosie is left in Dublin, feeling despondent and heartbroken to be without Alex. There are lots of emails back and forth and she plans to move to the United States for college to be with Alex again. And then she finds out she’s pregnant. Baby Daddy is some douchey guy who leaves Rosie high and dry. (You saw that coming, right?) Rosie has to stay in Dublin to raise her child while Alex continues on with his life.
I wanted to love this book. I really did. And at first, it’s fun. It’s simple without being stupid. But as the years (and pages) pass, so did my patience.
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