Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spring Books

I mixed up my numbers at some point, but even I am not OCD enough to go back and fix it nor will the 2 people who read this blog ever care, so it is what it is.

I skipped The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, a classic book and entertaining read. Enjoyed it thoroughly. That was about #13-ish.

18. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire

19. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I loved and hated this book in equal measure.

20. Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen. This is the author of the Rizzoli & Isles book series and TV show. I like the show a lot so I thought I might enjoy her work, but it wasn't awesome. The story was okay but predictable in some parts and lame in others. Meh.

21. The Shock of The Fall by Nathan Filer. Reminiscent of The Bell Jar but with more swearing and weed.

22. Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen. This was a Rizzoli & Isles title and again it was good enough to keep me reading but I probably won't read her work again. I'm not a fan of using God's name as a swear word.

23. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. Very twisty story, good stuff! The ending was weird though, it leaves you wondering what the what??  Looking forward to when the movie comes out and the ending may be cleared up.

24. My Story by Elizabeth Smart. Heartbreaking, terrifying, redeeming. I knew her story from the news but this filled in a lot. Her attitude towards what was done to her is inspiring.

25. The Mom's Guide to Asperger Syndrome & Related Disorders by Jan Johnston-Tyler.

26. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King. Fantastic! Pretty sweary but incredibly insightful and brilliant.

27. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This book really drew me in, intriguing storyline. Was disappointed as it grew more and more vulgar and I hated the ending.

28. The Eternal Wonder by Pearl S. Buck. I had looked forward to reading this recently found & published lost book but was sadly disappointed. I will say that it is clearly an unfinished book that wasn't ready for publication. That said, it was a Forest Gump-esque story of a young man who is insanely smart with no ability to read people. An unsatisfying read.

29. Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung. Absolutely fantastic book and a must-read for any Christian.

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