Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Reading, check in

I posted earlier about the pile of books by my bed, and this is an update:

I finished Book 1 of the Hunger Games. It was a very compelling read, even though I'm not usually a fan of books written in the present tense. Still, I will go on and read books 2 and 3.

I'm halfway through Gideon the Cutpurse. I got stalled on this one. The action is constant and I like the characters. However, Gideon himself is a bit TOO likable. I've mentioned ad nauseum that I love a flawed character, and I suppose I have a hard time believing that an 18th century thief would act in such a nice, gentlemanly manner. Still, I'll continue to work away at the book, since there are some nice images and concepts. 

The Search for Wond-La has been one of my favorite reads. Diterlizzi created a fascinating world, although he does rip off a certain famous movie at the end. (I won't mention which one, since it would be a huge spoiler.) Still, the illustrations are breath taking, I love the characters, and the action is nonstop. Be warned - there is some disturbing violence.

I couldn't help peeking into Losing Beauty. That peek drew me in and I'd read four chapters before I knew it. Still, I promised myself I'd finish Gideon before I was allowed to read Losing Beauty.

Next up: The Last Guardian by Joan Hazel
The Land of Nod, book 2 by Gary Hoover
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Sykosa by Justin Ordonez
The Veronica Roth novels - Divergent and Insurgent


Jack said...

Sounds like a fun list. I tried to read the Gideon books, but I could never get far into them.
I also tried the Hunger Games...but Katniss, annoyed me..

Johanna Garth said...

oooh you're reading LB!

My daughter and I both read Hunger Games and we both liked it. It's weird when you start reading the same books as your kid.

jenny milchman said...

You will *love* LOSING BEAUTY!! I just finished 11/22/63. What sorrow in that scenario. Enjoy the reads!!