1.18.2013

Book Club Friday #28

It has been ENTIRELY too long since I linked up with my girls Heather and Katie for Book Club Friday!



Now that the new year is upon us, and I've set a new goal for myself to read X amount of books.. I feel like I'll be linking up more frequently. 

I know I love reading others' reviews of books so I can decide whether or not I want to add it to my ever-growing list.

This week, I'm sharing A Total Waste of Makeup by Kim Gruenenfelder.

I found this one for like 75 cents at a local thrift store. Holla! 


Book description from Good Reads:

Charlize "Charlie" Edwards certainly knows, in theory, what it takes to lead a successful and happy life. She owns a nice house in Silverlake, LA's trendiest neighborhood. She has glamorous and loyal friends who accompany her to the hottest clubs in town. And she works as the personal assistant to Drew Stanton, Hollywood's sexiest movie star. But she's also turning 30, chronically single, and faced with serving as maid of honor at her younger sister's wedding. Charlie finds herself struggling to juggle the chaos of wedding planning (while wondering if she'll ever wear the white dress herself), her all-consuming job for lunatic boss Stanton, and a serious crush on Jordan, a photographer on the set of Drew's latest feature--a man who might actually return her feelings. A page-turner from start to finish, A Total Waste of Makeup puts a fresh face on women's fiction.

My thoughts:

This book was super adorable. A bit predictable at times, but I still enjoyed it. The main character, Charlie, is easy to relate to and I found myself feeling a lot of the emotions with her throughout the book. I would recommend picking this light read up!

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars!

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In 2012, I was a little over ambitious and set my reading goal at 50 books for the year. I only read 30. I was a little disappointed because I knew I could do better. I slacked off a bit towards the end of the year.

So for 2013, I have set myself a goal to read 35 books. Totally attainable, and if I go over, that's just fine too! I've already ready 4 books this year, and we're only 2 weeks in. Sooo, it's looking good so far. Who knows, maybe I'll up my goal by the middle of the year?! :)

Happy Friday, my loves! 

XOXO

16 comments:

Sarah Kil said...

That book sounds like something I would enjoy! :)
I think you can definitely attain your reading goal! If I wasn't in school I think I would totally make one. I usually catch up over break, but never anything over 30... maybe 10! HAHA!

Helene said...

this sounds like a good read and something I would totally enjoy!! thanks for the review :)!

Julie said...

Through you and others I found out about the goal thing via my Goodreads account and I set one for this year. But now I'm obsessed to see that number go up - but I think I'm that way with a lot of things! Have a great weekend :)

Kara said...

Sounds fun! I am adding to my list.

Hugs,
Kara

Ashley said...

I've heard of this book before but never picked it up. Sounds like it would be a fun read though! I need to start reading again. I was book crazy last year but so far in 2013 I haven't picked one up yet!

Teresa said...

I read this and another one of Kim Gruenenfelder's books, and I really liked them!

Nichole said...

Sounds like a cute book!

jennie said...

I liked this one, too! But definitely paid more than 75 cents! Score for you! :)

Mrs. H said...

I read this too. Very cute! What's next on your list?

Shellsea said...

Can't beat that price! 4 books already-nice. I just started a new one today.

Rachel said...

I desperately need to read more. Good for you for setting a goal! :)

Rachel
http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

Lauren @ Love, Water and Wine said...

I'm new to Goodreads and love it! I also got this book on the cheap but have yet to read it.

Heather said...

I own this book and it's on my to-read list...and I've yet to read it! I'm excited to though!

Nicole Gilbert said...

Heeyy! I nominated you and your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out here http://grubnmarriage.blogspot.com/2013/01/versatile-blogger-award-goes-to-me.html!! Congrats <3

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

4 stars for a 75 cent book is pretty awesome :)

Katie said...

75 cents?? Woo hoo! I love cheap books. :) My goal is 30 this year after I read 25 last year. I think 50 would stress me out. Lol

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