For the past few years, I’ve set myself reading targets on Good Reads. As yet I’ve never achieved one. This year though I decided to dial it right back and as part of my 35 before 35 I set myself a 12 book target. Surely, I can manage that? I’m hoping I’ll go over and above and end the year in the twenties at least. But… baby steps.
I wouldn’t say I tend to lean towards one specific type of book. I love reading loads of different things. But, when I want to unwind and turn off I always reach for trashy chick lit or YA books. I also, often, have a couple of books on the go at once. Right now, I’m reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A Fuck. Both of which I have to feel in the mood to sit down with. So Social Misfits* was a bit of a relief from these.
This is a coming of age story that I’m sure anyone that ever went to high school can relate to. I know all I wanted, when I was in school, was to belong.
In a nutshell, C.J. is thrown into the awkward aftermath after she rejects her best friend, Presley’s, romantic advances. He might be a jock but he’s also a bit dorky which means he goes mostly unnoticed by the female population at school. C.J. decides that the only way to fix this situation is to find him a girlfriend and has her target set on super-shy, introvert Cindy.
I zoomed through this book in just a couple of sittings. It was super easy to read and wasn’t too strenuous a task at the end of a long day. I love books like this, it’s kind of the equivalent of catching up on a few episodes of Teen Mom or something. It doesn’t take a great deal of brain power and I always feel happy and relaxed afterwards.