Sorority Girls... WAYRW

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

What Are You Reading Wednesdays - Sorority



Who believes Sorority Girls are all crazy??

Who avoided Greek Row like the plague while in college??

Anyone??

This might surprise you, but I was totally a Sorority girl while in college... Delta Zeta...

While part of me felt like it was strange because so many of my before college friends were not in sororities, and they claimed it was "buying" friends... I got over it.  It was fun.  There were some amazing learning opportunities available to us.  And I am still great friends with a few of them.

But I know "those" girls get a bad rep usually... and I'll admit, I enjoy the silly comedies that blow the whole idea into crazy levels as much as the next person.



Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane - What Are You Reading Wednesday on Reading List



Today's share is a new... I mean BRAND NEW book, and so far it's interesting... but I'm not too far... I can't say for sure if it will be a more realistic look into a fictional account of Sorority Life, or the over the top kind...




Where This Idea Came From...

The idea is that each week all of us book bloggers can write a post where we talk about the book or books we are reading for the week - and yes if you are still reading the same book for a few weeks in a row that is totally fine.  Just be sure to include the answers to the five questions for What are you reading Wednesday in your post.  Then hop over to one of the host sites and share your link!

Of course, this will be even more fun if you leave the host a comment, and then jump around to another post or two, or five, and gush with them!

We cannot wait to see what you are reading.



What Are You Reading Wednesday - the nitty-gritty

Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover... and then answer these questions for at least one of them.
  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
  3. Will you finish this one?
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

What are you reading Wednesday book blogger meme



Marissa's Current Reads

It's book review and new release season... so many of these are ARCs

  • The Wish Granter  by CJ Redwine
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion
  • Select Few  by Margit Wiesenberg

Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane

Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane’s deliciously addictive, compulsively readable exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what goes on in a sorority house…

Margot is dead.

There’s a rumor she died because she couldn’t take the pressure of being a pledge. You may not ask what happened to her. It’s not your business. But it wasn’t a suicide, if you’re wondering.

Spring Fling will not be cancelled. The deposit is non-refundable. And Margot would have wanted the sisterhood to continue in her absence, if only to protect her sisters’ secrets: Shannon is the thinnest girl in the house (the other sisters hate her for it, but they know her sacrifice: she only uses the bathroom by the laundry room); Kyra has slept with twenty-nine boys since she started college (they are all different and all the same); Amanda is a virgin (her mincing gait and sloping posture give it away); and while half the sisters are too new to have known Margot, Deirdre remembers her—she always remembers.

With a keen sense of character and unflinching, observant prose, Crane exposes the undercurrents of tension in a world where perfection comes at a cost and the best things in life are painful—if not impossible—to acquire: Beauty. A mother’s love. And friendship…or at least the appearance of it.



Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?

Content!  I am always curious where authors take the sorority idea in their books.  I can't wait to know all the secrets. 

Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

I have only barely met the characters in this story, but Shannon seems interesting as well as Deidre.  I hear this is a character-driven book, not much about plot advancement and more of a look into the issues of humanity... so I'm super curious

Will you finish this one?

I do enjoy the short story vibes of each section... we hop between each sister's vantage, and it makes for some intrigue because each person sees and deals with the aftermath of Margot's death differently.

Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)

So far this is very unique... I can feel the same writing style vibes of Margaret Atwood.

What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

Interesting.  The short-story feel makes it change in pace often depending on who's perspective you are reading.  




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Many of the other reviews on this book complain about the lack of plot, but these more realistic looks into humanity don't always need a plot because the characters run the show.  So are you a character driven reader?  Or do you need a solid plot line?

If you didn't know, I'm usually a plot dependent reader... but this time it might be an exception.

I have to know where you in a sorority??




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***Oh and a small note about the link up - please leave a bookish link.  I would love to hear about what you are currently reading. If you want to answer these five questions great!  If you'd rather just share what you are reading, I'm up for that too.  If you have a question, feel free to ask it!***



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2 comments

  1. Ooh, it's really interesting that the sorority book reminds you of Margaret Atwood - I thought it'd be quite fluffy! Is it quite layered then?! Would love to know!

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    1. So it reminds me because it's a look into the minds of these girls in the sorority and what they struggle with and how different each girl is... so in that way yes... it's not fluffy at all... but I haven't finished it yet... so...

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