The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Probably 2~2.5 stars. This book was approximately 80% football (watching live, watching on TV, talking about...) and 20% actually interesting stuff. Definitely a case of 'the movie was better', at least for me.
Below is literally every Goodreads status update I posted while reading this book. As you can see, there was a pattern:
I don't think anything more needs to be said.
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
A light, enjoyable read that gave me a few chuckles. Samantha's exploits in the kitchen (and other housekeeper domains) are highly entertaining, as is watching while she tries to bluff her way through things. Plus, I totally related to her ineptitude at all things domestic! This book kind of reminded me of a cross between the 1980s movies Maid to Order and Baby Boom :)
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Probably around 3.5 stars. I quite enjoyed the first half of it, but found the second half dragged somewhat and wasn't keeping my interest as well. I did really like Clay's voice, and there were some very funny lines in here too.