Let's check in on how my rereading project is going!
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett (2019)
Former best friends Zorie and Lennon have to work together when they find themselves stranded in the wilderness. They might be rekindling their friendship, but their families are still a mess. I first read this book back in 2019 after winning it in a giveaway. I gave it 4 stars then, but unfortunately, I DNFed it this time around, at about page 60. I think this is just another example of my waning love and patience for YA books. Zorie and Lennon came across as such cliches, Zorie as the hipster and Lennon as the goth, and I found myself not really up for all the drama.
The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger (2016)
Charlie Silver is a professional tennis player - after getting injured, she hires a notoriously successful coach to get her to the top. But will all the changes to her personal and professional lives be worth it? I have been a huge fan of Lauren Weisberger for years, ever since The Devil Wears Prada. I first read this book back in 2016, pretty much right when it came out. I gave it 4 stars then, and I concur with that rating today. In my review, I noted how much I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be an athlete at the highest levels - the training, the travel, the highs and lows. Weisberger's writing is always good, but I noticed then (and now) that her stories are a bit predictable (or, at least for awhile there was a stretch of books that were all very similar). For that reason, even though I enjoy this story, I'm not sure I would read it again.
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