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I’m not sure if I’ve shared this on the blog yet, but I have set myself a summer reading goal! I’m reading a book a week for 15 weeks. I started 3 weeks (and 3 books!) ago and am going through to the first week of September.
Why? Because I love to read, I have a rediscovered love of the library, and the time I commute via bus is more than enough time to get some pages in. That’s an hour a day of reading time! And did I mention I happen to be one of those lucky fast readers? That isn’t to say that I am one of those readers who actually retains the information they read, however….
That’s why I’m going to also start sharing what books I’ve read, and what I thought of them, if nothing else so that I can remember! Your first installment this week is my first book I finished: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.
This book is actually one my Berk Clerb picked for some lighter summer reading (compared to the books we chose prior to this; Slaughterhouse Five and The Portable Dorothy Parker, which, while both very good, were also pretty depressing).
It fit several of our preferred book categories for a quick summer read: Young Adult Fiction, and Queer Coming of Age Stories. It chronicles the intersecting lives of two teenaged boys who happen to have the same name- and is written by two authors in an intersecting, every-other-chapter fashion. Apparently, the authors didn’t coordinate their stories except at the points in which they overlap, and it’s amazing the commonalities in themes that seem to pull through for each Will Grayson.
Overall, this was a fast read, hilarious, and really spoke to issues about growing up in a digital age, growing up queer, and just plain old growing up.