I have read well over 20 books this summer and have truly enjoyed quite a few. From heartwarming autobiographies to page-turning love stories, I’ve read quite the variety and experienced quite a few different genres. Of every book I’ve read this summer, however, and every book I’ve ever read for that matter, there is one that stands above the others.

The funny thing is that I wasn’t even planning on reading this book. Prior to my trip to North Carolina, I went to the library and took out a few books for me to read during my vacation. When I arrived at the beach house, however, there was a bookshelf filled with books and immediately, one in particular caught my eye: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. I had seen (and LOVED) the movie and although I vaguely knew it was a book, I had no plans on reading it. I’ve never, in my life, seen a movie and THEN read the book. It’s always the other way around.

Regardless, for some reason I decided to open the book and read the first 2 pages, just out of pure curiosity, and I was hooked on the first paragraph. Even though I knew exactly what was going to happen, I enjoyed every word and anxiously turned the pages, dying to know what would happen.

For a lot of books, I’ll skim through the boring, descriptive parts that are, in my opinion, a waste of time. For Something Borrowed, however, I seriously think I read and absorbed every. single. word. The combination of an amazing plot and Emily Giffin’s off-the-charts writing ability made it absolutely amazing. Irresistible. Delightful. Magnificent. Any and all adjectives that are “good” would accurately describe this book.

If you have time during these last dwindling days of summer, definitely give this book a read! (And let me know what you think!) Although I have no idea how you could think it was anything less than perfect….


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