Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Last of My Summer Reading....

Well, I guess this finishes up my Summer reading. It really just feels like there are so many books I can't wait to get my hands on, and just never enough hours in the day to devour them!! I might have a bit of a book problem :)

Anyways, I read some pretty great things this Summer! Here is my last haul...

Shade of Vampire Series 28 &29, Bella Forrest
I continue to love this series. I think she might only have three more after this, but you never know, and I would be way excited if she kept this series going. However, Bella Forrest is coming out with a brand-new book in September (which I have already pre-oredered) that I cannot wait to get my hands on!

The Girls in the Garden, Lisa Jewell
This book was just ok for me. I had such high hopes for this book and really wanted to love it even before I opened the first page. I think sometimes I look at a cover, read about a book and just get so overly excited that I am often times let down. The storyline was there, but the author just didn't give me an ending that evenly matched the build-up. When a story builds and builds and builds, if the ending isn't an absolute explosion of suspense, then it just ends up sounding transparent, off- handed and a bit disconnected- that was this book for me.

BFG, Roald Dahl
I have loved Roald Dahl since I read James and the Giant Peach way back in the day! His stories are just so colorful and imaginative! I grabbed this book because I knew I would be taking the boys to see the movie and I just couldn't stand the thought of not knowing Roald's version first! The book was for sure better than the movie and I am so glad I read it! Just a cute, quick little read that made my inner child happy!

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
I think most people read this book as part of their high schook curriculum.... for some reason I did not. I don't know if I just didn't read what was assigned or if it was just not assigned at all. Either way, I'm so glad I read it now and not then. I don't think I would have fully appreciated the beauty of this book when I was a teen-ager. I loved this book. It was a book I put down, picked up, slow and steady, nothing crazy, but just good storytelling with lots of thought-provocing relationships. I fell in love with Atticus. He was just so full of wisdom... wisdom that had me underlining his words throughout the whole book!! A book that makes me get up, go get a pencil and start underlining... that's when I know I've found a jewel of a book!! This will be an all time favorite of mine!

This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab
This was part of my Uppercase Subscription. I really enjoyed this book. I think I read it in a couple of days, so it was for sure one of those books that you can't put down. However, as I got closer and closer to the end, I kept thinking, how can this be it?! In my opinion, this should not be a stand alone book. It needs at the very least, a sequel. In fact, I feel like the author could make quite an amazing series off this book. Great ideas, lots of interesting aspects but I really just want more!! I am crossing my fingers that she will continue this story!

1 comment:

Cindy Rector said...

Great job! Your summer reading total is about...uhm...5 years, maybe 10 years worth of reading for me. I admire your passion. I love to read, but the yard work has my heart. Thanks for sharing!!