#CBR10Bingo: So Popular!
This is my second re-read of Attachments. I first read it back in 2011, and my original review can be found here. Considering how much I loved the book back then (and still do), it’s a fairly short and unenthusiastic review. But it’ll give you the basics of what the book is about.
When it came to selecting a book for the “So popular!” square, all ten choices (among the most reviewed books of the ten years on the Cannonball blog) were ones I’d already read at least once. Some, like Divergent, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, I really just didn’t feel like reading again. Some, I’d already read more than once, and it seemed unnecessary to revisit them. I had decided to reread Eleanor & Park, the only Rainbow Rowell novel that I’ve only read once before. However, only about fifteen pages in, the main reason why I’ve never really wanted to pick it back up (and why it’s my lowest rated of all of her books) started upsetting me too much (Eleanor’s incredibly horrible home life, especially her awful stepfather) and I realised that I just had to pick one of the other books on the list if I was to be able to complete my bingo card.
Hence I picked up Attachments once more. Goodreads helpfully showed me that it’s been more than five years since I last read it and I was interested in seeing if I still loved it. Short answer, yes. I am a huge fan of the romantic comedy as a genre and am so very ready for it to come back into popularity (Netflix seems to be doing what they can to help, I am grateful). This book would make a great film, as long as it was adapted by the right people. I’d be terrified that they’d mess something up and ruin it, but recently, there’s been a lot of good romantic book adaptations, so with any luck, I’d end up with something that was possibly EVEN better than the source material (like Crazy Rich Asians or To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before).
Full review on my blog.
Bingo #9: (Underrepresented: Let’s Talk About Love, Alabama Pink: The Dud Avocado, So Popular!: this, Brain Candy: The Start of Me and You, Home, Something, Home: Tante Ulrikkes vei)
Bingo #10: (So Popular!: this, Delicious: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake, #Cannonbookclub: Between the Bridge and the River, Throwback Thursday: the Kate Daniels series, Award Winner: The Cuckoo’s Calling)