Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

The book that…let me down.

Synopsis: When it comes to relationships, everyone has a type. Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. He has dated–and been dumped by–19 Katherines. In the wake of The K-19 Debacle, Colin–an anagram-obsessed washed-up child prodigy–heads out on a road trip with his overweight, Judge Judy- loving friend Hassan. With 10,000 dollars in his pocket and a feral hog on his trail, Colin is on a mission to prove a mathematical theorem he hopes will predict the future of any relationship (and conceivably win the girl).

I began this book last week and finally had the time to sit down and finish it. In the end, I rated it 2 out of 5 stars.

Okay, this was my first John Green book ever and I have to say I was a little disappointed. Now, I knew that there would probably be aspects of the book that I wouldn’t really like since contemporary fiction isn’t my favorite genre, though I was intrigued by the synopsis. What I didn’t know was how pointless the book would seem to me. This is a very short book with less than 300 pages but I felt like nothing happened and it took me way too long to read for such a small book.

I thought the characters were likeable but sort of unrealistic and the book just moved very slowly because I didn’t really know what I was waiting for. To me this was just a book about someone who has gotten dumped a lot and doesn’t like the feeling. I didn’t know what the point of the story was.

The one thing that I did like was the humor. John Green is a funny man and his humor came out a lot in this book. This helped make the book much more enjoyable. Overall, it was an OK book but did not live up to expectations.

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Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Wrap-Up

Well, today was the final day of the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon. I am sad to see it go but I am also very pleased to see my results over the past week. In the past few days, I finished Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, read some more in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere and began It by Stephen King. It turns out that I actually read an even amount of pages which excites my slight OCD personality.

So, without further ado…
The totals are…
Neverwhere:122
Bud, Not Buddy:196
It:30
Daily Total:348
Grand Total:1,400

So there it is! I feel extremely proud of this accomplishment, especially with having school and work on top of this. Over the course of this read-a-thon, I read 4 books and am halfway through another. I want to send a big shout-out to MyShelfConfessions for hosting this awesome event and letting me be a part of it. It was a real blast and I hope to try more read-a-thons soon.

To all of those who joined me along this journey, congratulations and happy reading!

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Update: Day #7

Almost there!

We are nearing the end of the read-a-thon with only a few days left. Luckily, I only have one class tomorrow so hopefully, I can get a lot of reading done over the weekend. I have been continuing in Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I didn’t make a lot of progress yet but I am thinking that this will be a pretty quick read once I get into it more.

I also got an assigned book for my Children’s Literature class so I began reading Bu, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. I had no idea what it was about when I picked it up but so far, it has been a truly great book. I will hopefully be finishing these two books during the read-a-thon and then I will be maybe be picking up It by Stephen King and/or An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Well, here is the update:
Neverwhere:18
Bud, Not Buddy:43
Daily Total:61
Grand Total:1,052

Are you still going strong in the read-a-thon? Any plans to help you meet your final goals? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Reading!

The Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Update: Days #5 and #6

Hey everyone!

I did not get the chance to update yesterday so here is what I have been doing the past two days.
First, I finished Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. It was a solid read and I give it three stars. It is not in one of my typical genres as it is a crime story but I did enjoy it. There were some parts that seemed slow but, overall, it was a pretty quick read. Then, I began Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. I have been waiting to read this book for a long time now and am super excited to really get into it. I read about 30 pages in and am super intrigued. I am loving getting to know more about Gaiman and his novels.

I am also going to try to read It by Stephen King. I have a stack of not scary books to read alongside that if it gets to intense. I am a college student so I need my sleep. I will probably not read It during the night and will read the less scary ones before bed. This will be my first ever attempt at reading a Stephen King novel so I am interested to see how I feel about his works.

Well, here is the update:
Look Again:183
Neverwhere:34
Daily Total:217
Grand Total:991

Have you finished any books yet? Were they good or bad? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Reading!

The Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Update: Day #4 Silver Linings

Well, I have two ways to look at my performance these past two days. I have not done that much reading and have not finished as many books as I would have liked to. However, I have read every single day! This is a big thing for me because being in college means I don’t always get time to read for fun.

Over the course of this read-a-thon, I have not only read every day, I have read a chunk of a book every day. No, it is not as big of a chunk as I would have liked to have read today, but still! I am going to look for the silver lining in my progress and pat myself on the back. I have read more in this week than I have in the past two months of school and I choose to be proud of that.

Look Again:64
Daily Total:64
Grand Total:774

Are you having some problems with your own progress or are you flying high? Let me know, below!

Happy Reading!

The Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Update: Day #3

This is a bit of a quicker update because I didn’t finish any books today. Late last night after midnight I began Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. This is a book I picked out of my TBR Jar. I am pretty excited to read this one since I have had it for a while and it is one my mom recommended to me. However, I didn’t get very far in it. So far, it has been a lot slower picking up than The Book of Lost Things but I am going to try and keep pushing through until I get more into the story.

So, I didn’t read very much but for a day three update I think I am doing pretty good. Hopefully, I will finish this book in a couple of days and then, I just found out Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is at the library and so I will be reading that next.

Look Again:60
Daily Total:60
Grand Total:710

If you are participating in the read-a-thon, let me know how you are doing in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Reading!

The Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Update: Day 2

So…I did better today! I had a lot more time to do reading and really pushed myself to sit down with my coffee and get some done.

I finished The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. I didn’t realize that the last 100 pages or so was extra stuff so the ending kind of caught me by surprise but I still loved it. It was an absolutely fantastic book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy, especially fairy tales.

Then, I began reading CLOVER by CLAMP. This is a manga omnibus with all the episodes in one book. I haven’t read a lot of manga but found this one at my library and thought it sounded interesting, so I picked it up. It was a really easy read and I finished it just before 12:00.

So,the final page count for the day is:
The Book of Lost Things:69
CLOVER:512
Daily Total:581
Grand Total:641

Are you participating? Let me know how you are doing down in the comments. Remember, we are in this together!
Happy Reading!