What Are We Reading This Week?
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I haven't read fiction in awhile — I've been in a hardcore memoir phase — but I am really loving this book. There's such a strong central female character in this book, while Nick Hornby's books usually tend to focus on male protagonists. Juliet, Naked is a very Hornby book though, as it's about music, or, rather, music fandom and it's really funny if you're at all attune to the diehard nature of some music fans which, by the way, can put Bieber Fever to shame. Anyway, the central plot of the book is about a couple who has been in a ho-hum rut for awhile. The guy in the relationship is a huge fan of an aging rock star who hasn't put out an album in decades — when the musician finally releases an unplugged version of his most famous record, the couple is, uh, kind of torn apart over their disagreement on whether it's brilliant (his view) or just meh (hers).