02 February 2017

Reading Challenge - Book Three

My third book read this year was actually finished in January. So that's like THREE books in one month! Woo-hoo!!

I read Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson as my 'book that's been on your TBR list for way too long.' I don't technically have a to-be-read (TBR) list, but I remember seeing this mentioned previously and wanting to read it, so close enough.

I spent the beginning of reading this book literally laughing out loud. And to show just how out of touch I am, I was thinking to myself, "This sounds JUST like the story about Beyonce the metal chicken," the page before she said something referencing giving Victor the metal chicken. Yay for the Bloggess! I had never realized her 'real' name before.

The parts toward the end that talked more about mental illness, depression, and some similar themes made me a little more uncomfortable, mostly because I prefer denial. I've done my share of depression counseling and anti-depressants after a few particular life events, but I seriously just want to be done with that. Great idea, eh? LOL

The raccoon? Was really what made so much of the book for me. I was almost sorry to be reading this on my Kindle, as I would have LOVED to see the cover around my house during my reading time. And to think, she actually has TWO raccoons like that? What a lucky, lucky woman.

I look forward to reading Jenny Lawson's first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened. I hope it's as funny as Furiously Happy was, and I'll also try to stop by the blog when I need a laugh ;)


7 comments:

Elizabeth Parker said...

I haven't read this one, but I read her first book for BlogHer Book Club a while back (while they were still doing a Book Club lol) and it was great. I love her blog, too.

Jenn said...

I tried to read this book. I really, really wanted to like it. I did, it's not that I didn't, but I had a hard time staying interested. it took me a while to finish it.

siteseer said...

Jenny Lawson. I just did that so i might remember it 😂

Christina Strickland said...

Looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Wachoski said...

Is it a kids book? It looks interesting!

Becki said...

Definitely not a kids book :) She goes a lot into functioning with mental illness in the second half of the book, and her humor at the beginning is still definitely grown-up :)

Amber Battishill said...

The cover of this book definitely makes me laugh. I'm adding to my must read list now! thanks!