Friday, April 29, 2011

Book worm

Even with my work/ school/ domestic goddess schedule I still try to fit some time to read for pleasure. I did start a book club this year, but the book club selections have been lacking in awesomeness! Here are my latest reads (in the order I read them) and the reviews by Becky:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
This book started my young adult fiction obsession 2011. Demons, people who hunt them, cute guys and other things that go bump in the night. It's a must read.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.
Apparently I liked the first book because I ran to the library to get the next one. Also a must read.

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.
Yes, there is a movie and I saw it after I read the book. Aliens are on earth to hide from the evils that destroyed their plant. There are nine of them and they can only be killed in order. This is the story of number Four. I liked it. I was in the middle of the Mortal Instruments series (the two books before) and this one came up on my library reserve list before the third Mortal Instrument book, so maybe that's why I wasn't blown away but it was worth the read. Also, Husband said this was the best movie he has seen in awhile!

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare.
The third book in this series and in was totally annoyed with the main character Clary. Seriously! She was such a whiny baby in this book. Ugh.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
This was our first book club selection. Clones made to donate their organs to people. It was a promising story line but it failed! It was boring and the word "carers" creeped us out. 3 out of the 6 book club members finished the book so that is how lame this book is. Oh, and the movie is just as unawesome as the book.

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani.
I am still wondering how I picked this book. Totally random. West Vaginny girl who was born and raised in coal country discovers her father was not really her dad. Her mama got knocked up before before leaving Italy. This girl then loses her mind sells all her shit and plans to go to Italy.... But maybe I shouldn't tell you the ending. So I would only recommend this book if you are PMSing.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.
I discovered Cassandra had another series started so I thought I would check it out even though that last book pissed me off. This series has the same demon hunters but this book was about a shapeshifter. Interesting. I would recommend it. Maybe even more than the first series.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
Ugh. This was our second book club book. So we are 0 for 2 on good books for this club. I shouldn't have it on the list because technically I didn't finish it but it is horrible. 1/8 book club members finished it. Sad!

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare.
So the third Mortal Instruments book left me with a bad taste in my mouth but a gave it another go with the fourth book. I liked it better than the third and the ending was a total cliff hanger so get ready for the fifth one in another year!!

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