#8: Charmed Thirds (Jessica Darling, Book 3) by Megan McCafferty – I don’t even know why I continue with this series. Jessica Darling annoys me so much. But I just can’t help needing to know if she makes a recovery of the trainwreck of her life. So far, not so much. Charmed Thirds covers Jessica four years of college. Sadly, her boyfriend Marcus Flutie is absent for most of it, as they are off having very different college experiences. And in typical Marcus fashion, he joins a freaking commune. Jessica does a plethora of stupid, obnoxious, and/or selfish things, and I still hate her. Then, at the end, Marcus reappears and I’m reeled in again.
#9: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – So I loved Pride and Prejudice, right? LOVED. Then went on to watch the five hour BBC production and loved that too. I remembered liking the Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet version of Sense and Sensibility when it came out, so surely I would like reading it too? No. Many times NO. It took me forever, was so very boring and contained obscene amounts of gossip about how much money people have. So crass. And the Dashwood girls are no Bennett sisters.