Monday, July 9, 2012

Hitting the books

Things are moving along with my summer reading, and I'm only getting slightly sidetracked. From my list, here are the 5 I have finished in order of preference...

Fault in Our Stars by John Green - A story about two teens one terminally ill, Hazel Grace, and another, Augustus Waters who is in remission. They immediately hit it off and change each others lives drastically.

favorite quote from the book: "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, than all at once."

I liked this book so much, I immediately downloaded two other John Green books to read!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - When Grace was a little girl, she was attacked by wolves in her backyard, not just any wolves… werewolves. What she remembers most from her attack, though, is the wolf with the yellow eyes - Sam, who lives two lives.

I have to admit, I've been on a little bit of a wolf kick lately, and I didn't just read Siver, I also read Linger and Forever (the other 2 books in the trilogy)

favorite quote from the book: “Books are more real when you read them outside.”

The Giver by Lois Lowry - Jonas, is a 12 year old boy who lives in a world without war, pain, hunger, death, misery or, even, bad weather, where everyone is happy and has their place in society, until he is chosen to become the Receiver of Memory. agonies of war and disease and loss, the heights of human achievement, freedom, music, colour, and the overwhelming power of love. Jonas must keep the memories and not share them with anyone.

favorite quote from the book "Memories are forever."

Thought this book as OK - didn't love it, didn't hate it.

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks - Logan Thilbault served in Iraq. During his service on one of three trips there, he finds a picture of a girl. Carrying the picture makes Logan the luckiest man in the Marines, causing him to break the record of the most car bombs survived. His friend Victor tells him the mystery and “destiny” that he has and he goes out to find the women. When he does, he somehow falls in love with the girl, Elizabeth.

favorite quote from the book "The most ordinary things could be made extraordinary."

Like the other Nicholas Spark's novels, this was a quick and easy read.

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown - When their mother is diagnosed with cancer, Bianca and Cordelia find themselves returning home to join their third sister, Rose, who still lives in their hometown. Bean and Cordy aren't returning to support their mother as much as they are impelled by their own messy life situations: Bianca because she has been fired for stealing from her job, and Cordelia because after years of living irresponsibly on the road, she has discovered that she is pregnant.

I couldn't really get into this book, I basically finished reading it because I started it.

favorite quote from the book: "Sisters keep secrets. Because sisters' secrets are swords.”

I'm part way through Game of Thrones A Feast for Crows (book 4), and The Witch's Daughter and I just started The Book Thief... will let you know what I think of them soon. :)


  1. Wow, you've been doing some serious reading!

  2. the Weird Sisters sounds interesting. I'll have to get a library card one of these days. I'm reading, "Curse of the Narrows", about the 1917 Halifax explosion.

  3. It's crazy to see that you've been reading so many books but I love how they all sound, especially the Lucky One, I absolutely adore the premise of it and that's just from reading your short review on it.

  4. Bloggers that find time to read (books) amaze me. By the time I get to the end of my blog list, hit refresh and boom... more posts to read!

  5. My sons both read The Giver in school. I keep thinking I should read it one of these days! I have The Weird Sisters on my list, but it will be a while before I get to it.

  6. I just finished "the secret life of bees" and now into "that forgotten shore". thanks for more interesting books to add to my never ending reading pile. cheers

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  8. I like some of John Green's books, but haven't read that one.
    I have The Giver and The Lucky One on my bookshelf. I may hold off now on The Giver.

  9. I love The Lucky One! It's sitting on my desk as we speak. I must've read it several times so far (I have an autographed copy Nicholas Sparks signed for me when I met him in Miami. He even offered to pay for coffee! What a nice guy). Every time I get a writer's block, I grab this book and skim it until I get some inspiration. A must have for everybody!