Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Book Club

Hey book lovers! We are now six months into our 2017 book club and I feel like it's been a pretty lit year so far. I think every single month I have been 100% into the reads we've selected, which is a pretty good track record. Of course we always try to pick books we think we will love, but sometimes it doesn't always work out. This month we collaborated once again and came away with The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. She is the author of one of our favorite book club selections ever, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (you can read our discussion of it here!). I follow Ms. Albertalli on Twitter so when I saw her promoting this new release I snatched it up right away. Then it sat on my shelf for weeks before Jen asked for ideas for a June book club selection. So here we are. I think we both have some high hopes for our second read from a kick ass author so let's dive in! 

About the book

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. 

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

1 comment:

  1. I didn't love this as much as Simon, but it was super cute and fun. Hope you enjoy!