Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (no spoilers)

Book: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publication: April 14th, 2011
Source: Goodreads First Reads
Summary (from Goodreads):

"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

 Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

 Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

 When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

 By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.

 What would he say . . . ?

My Thoughts:

I read Attachments during Dewey's Readathon and read this whole book in one day.

Attachments was entertaining. There wasn't anything serious about Attachments. It showed the friendship between Beth and Jennifer through their email conversations. At first I struggled to picture them as characters because I was seeing them just through emails. The more involved Lincoln got attached to Beth and Jennifer the more connected I got to them.

Lincoln's job sure was interesting. He is literally paid to read emails and report the people. Lincoln feels guilty doing this job and I think I would too. Especially when his relationship starts to build with Beth. It seems one sided, but it isn't as one sided as it seems.

Attachments was a quick moving, entertaining, light read. I had a lot of fun reading this book and it was the perfect cheerful book that I needed to read. I'm excited that Rainbow Rowell had another winner.


  1. This is the perfect summer read IMO. Great review - glad you enjoyed it!

  2. This is good to hear! I just picked this one up from the library yesterday!!

  3. This is one book I have been wanting to read for a while now. Sounds like it is a great and fast read!

    1. Very fast read. It was good although and I enjoyed it a lot.

  4. From the blurb, it sounds like something funny. I can't believe I only saw this now :D

  5. I need to read this! I loved Fangirl, but that was only Rainbow Rowell book.

    1. Fangirl is the only one I have yet to read. I will be reading it soon.

  6. Just read this book and I absolutely adored it-such a great book! I'm excited to read her other books now :)

    1. I just need to read Fangirl. Glad you enjoyed it.


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