Thursday, 26 September 2013

September Bookshelf

Book # 1: The Rise of Nine - Pittacus Lore
Thought this was going to be the end of the series..the ending of the book tells me otherwise - thank god. Loved this one because of the focus on the legacies and introducing new characters. Finally getting to explore each ones legacies was awesome, its the reason I was drawn to the series in the first place. Wouldn't have minded a bit more love story in there but after reading you will know why they couldn't involve it, I won't spoil.

Book # 2: Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
I loved reading this book. She reminds me of myself in her shopping obsession, except I'm not in debt like that. I actually sped through this book, it was such easy reading and so fun. Also pretty humorous. I will be reading more of her books just for some light weight reading on my overnights at work. Very enjoyable book so I gave it a 4 star.

Book # 3: Haters - Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
About three chapters into this book I realized I had read this a very long time ago when I was in high school. I couldn't completely remember everything so I just went ahead and re-read the book. I am happy that the book wasn't about a typical out cast becoming popular by changing who she was and that's the end of the story.  Paski kept true to herself and still got what she wanted. The addition of the spiritual world was a little bit odd, not sure it fit in too well but wasn't off putting. I was actually shocked by the intimate scenes in the book. You can sort of tell Alisa was originally an adult writer  a little steamy, but great for me. However, this book was probably written for someone 5 years younger than me. All in all good read, but nothing SUPER spectacular.

Book # 4: Frozen Beneath - Brain Horeck
The reason I gave this book 4 stars is because for me, it touched home (not the aliens but the location). The story takes place in a town that I've spent a lot of my teenage time occupying and its not everyday you get a local writer from where we are. It was so awesome to read the story and know what the places & images that the author is trying to paint actually look like. The Riverside Pub is actually a real place, that was an awesome touch. Being an avid outdoors"wo"men myself, it was a fun read. Also, he clearly did a lot of research about NORAD and military tactics and all that stuff, unless he was part of that scene in his past. However, I thought the climax to the resolve of the conflict happened really quickly and almost too effortlessly - I won't give any spoilers. I forgave the author after reading the last paragraph of the entire book. So clever. sequel * hint hint.  

What books have you read this month? Anything worth sharing or recommending?

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1 comment:

  1. I'm still on the lookout at yard sales for Horeck's first book Minnow Trap for you.
    I've been reading a lot of free kindle books on my ipad this summer. Mostly books on how to lose weight by eating healthily.
    LOL...with the cooler snap to the air nowadays, I have been thinking it's just about time to get out my stash of Christmas books to put me in the mood for the snowy holidays ahead :)
    BTW...I am thrilled that my love of reading has been passed down to you! When I was your age, I was working as a library dream job!