Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What Did You Read This Summer?

I had a pretty high pile of books from the library living on the floor next to my bed nearly all summer. I put a whole bunch on hold and then found a pile of other books I wanted to read each time I'd take the girls to switch out books or pick up a hold book. I still have quite a pile, but I still made pretty good progress on it. I think I just kinda switched new books out for old books, so the pile stayed the same height just comprised of different books.

I haven't blogged about my reading for awhile, so I thought I'd do a quick summary/review and update my Bibliophile page too.

Not in any particular order, the books I've enjoyed this summer:

 Here (On the Otherside #1) by Denise Grover Swank
I really enjoyed this book, it's been sitting on my kindle for who knows how long, and I finally got to it this summer when I found myself up at the lake and finished with the library book I'd brought. It's a young adult kind of science fiction/dystopian novel, which I have discovered that I thoroughly enjoy. I gobbled it up in only a day and was glad to see that Denise Swank is working on the sequel.

  The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
The sequel to "I am Number Four" (which was also a movie) is action-packed and engaging. Another young adult science fiction/fantasy book. A great read, I enjoy this series.

 Divergent by Veronica Roth and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
This book was recommended for me somewhere because I liked the Hunger Games. Yes, another young adult dystopian novel and the main character is a girl that can fight back, so what's not to love? I totally gobbled up this book and then immediately downloaded the sequel onto my kindle to finish the story. I got to the end of that to find that it wasn't the end, there'll be one more book and boy am I looking forward to that!

  The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
This was a bit different than what I typically read, but a dear friend from college (and fellow bibliophile) recommended it, so I gave it a whirl. Her description,which was pretty accurate, was, "It's a bit difficult to define. It's part fantasy, part sci-fi, part comedy. It's perfect for English majors. Britain is still waging the Crimean War, you can clone your own dodo for a pet, and nearly all crime revolves around cheese and literature. It's hilarious!"
I enjoyed it and am wanting to read more about Thursday Next.

The 11th Hour by James Patterson
Another thrilling detective thriller featuring Alex Cross, typical James Patterson, which I enjoy for a quick, easy read, which describes the other Patterson ones I read this summer:
I, Michael Bennet by James Patterson
Private Games by James Patterson

Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell
Kay Scarpetta is on the case again and this time it includes possible bio-terrorism. This one was a pretty slow starter for Cornwell, I'm kinda wondering if she's running out of steam for good ol' Kay. It was pretty good once I slogged through the first chapter or two of introspection.

A Game of Thrones #1(A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R.R. Martin
Yes, I finally jumped on the bandwagon of the Game of Thrones. It was okay, I like the time-setting of the story, but I could honestly do without all the killing and adult themes. I guess I'm much more of a Ranger's Apprentice type of gal.

Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
Funny, light, entertaining and not very realistic. A good summer read, for sure.

How about you? Read any good books this summer?

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked Eyre Affair, Ken! They only get better! And funnier! ;-)


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