Archive for the 'reading log' Category

The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I wanted to love this book. The title. The cover. Everything. But I didn’t. It was good but not great. The characters were interesting and the story too… but I wanted more. And yes, I guess in some ways that’s the whole point.


Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I hate to say it, but Oprah picked a winner. I couldn’t stop reading this novel. The characters were interesting and complex and I just had to know what was going to happen next. We’re doing it at my book club this month and I’ve actually written down things I want to talk about because […]

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The only non-fiction book I read in 2010 (at least by choice). An interesting tale about the woman behind HeLa cells and the author’s challenge in the present day learning about her. Didn’t find it all that engrossing and was definitely ready for it to be done by the end.

One Day by David Nicholls

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

A window into the lives of two people – the same day over two decades. I didn’t expect to like this very much but ended up loving it! Cried when it was done and talked about it to no one (N who wasn’t listening) on the boat.

The Hunger Games Trillogy

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

BEST BOOKS EVER. I’m turning into quite the little sci-fi teenage nerd, eh? I want to be Katniss. Read all three books in 1 week. They were awesome.

Specials & Extras

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

finished the 3rd and 4th books in the series. they were all fun. the first two were better – or maybe I just liked them more because the world was new to me.

Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

A book club selection for October about an abused woman who escapes from her husband. It’s also the first book I’ve read on paper in awhile.

The Art Of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

One of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in recent memory. I fell in love with Enzo, the dog who is also the narrator of the story. I like him so much I actually might consider getting a dog. But not a Chow.

Uglies & Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Books 1 & 2 in a YA sci-fi series that take place in a world where on your 16th birthday you get surgery to look beautiful. Ate these right up. Super fun. Can’t wait to read the next two (Specials and Extras) but those are on hold until I finish a few library books that […]

The Outcast by Sadie Jones

Monday, September 27th, 2010

A book club selection, that I quite enjoyed. A boy loses his mother at a young age and has a rough go at life. A quick read, but not light as it tackles some pretty hefty subjects like self mutilation and incest. Here’s a more complete review.