Thursday, December 30, 2010

So, Perhaps this blog needs re-thinking.

Thinking as I am that even if i had the motivation, I wouldn't be able to write decent book reviews if my life depended on them, and considering that i'm reading a new book most days, maybe i'll keep this as sort of a lazy title list of reads for now... and maybe even scores if you're lucky!
y'know... since i'm sure there are hundreds of you out there drooling for my literary opinion ;)

That I can remember from the last week or so, I've read:
Mercy, by Rebecca Lim
teenage angel trapped in teenage human body, solves predictable kidnap mystery along with hot boy.

Secrets She Left Behind, by Diane Chamberlain
sequel to Before the Strom, in which a boy with fetal alcohol syndrome is almost convicted of setting a killer fire. eventually his 18y-o sister is found guilty and spends one year in jail. This book tells the story of the time after her release, the town's response to her, how things have changed, etc.
Twist at the end possibly predictable? But uplifting ending i guess.

Room, by Emma Donoghue
boy born in one room lives until 5 years of age thinking that is all there is to the world. mother tries to explain truth, they escape. they have life on Outside.
bit short for my taste but leaves you thinking.

several by Jodi Picoult
as always, crammed with legal/medical/scientific jargon, which i personally enjoy for the most part. A couple of them did get a little heavy. Mostly I like her books, her writing and the twist that always seems to arrive.

several children's books by Roald Dahl
will always be special to me, the bookworm.
especially 'Danny the Champion of the World', though I couldnt put my finger on why!

and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

First two books in a trilogy that ends next summer. Werewolf-human love story. Will be compared to Twilight saga but this one may have more staying power, though maybe not quite the crazily hyped status, which i think maybe is a good thing! It is what it is, and its lovely for it i suppose. I am looking forward to finding out what happens next.

More soon.

1 comment:

  1. Oooooh I bought 'Room' yesterday and haven't started reading yet! Definately looking forward to reading it now though!