Monday, January 4, 2010

Update on my book binge

Back in November I shared my list of books I was planning to binge on once I finished my revisions. Here's a little update of what I have read since Christmas.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Left me breathless. Once again, I'm in awe of Suzanne Collins and dying for book three. Ms. Collins you are a L E G E N D.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Soooo good! Such a refreshing take on YA UF with the male POV and the town of Gatlin come to life as character itself. It's no wonder the movie rights were sold before the book was even released.

Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows by JK Rowling (to be fair I only finished this one since my niece and I had been reading it aloud together since June!)
Finishing this series has been eight years in the making, and it didn't disappoint one bit. We sobbed, laughed, held our breath, then cried some more. A lot of tears were knowing this was it.

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
Since we are featured fiction for the month of January on my sister Jenn and I were lucky enough to get a copy early. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about a book written in verse, but I really really liked it. There is such an immediacy in the simple description that worked beautifully for such a haunting tale. I highly recommend checking this one out. Can't wait to read her previous books.

Up next and already in position on my nightstand is Shiver!


JennM said...

So glad you are finally going to read Shiver! Sam & Grace are 'love'! Watch for the bookstore and candystore 2 of my fav scenes :-)

Susan R. Mills said...

Shiver is on my list too. You'll have to let us know how it is.

ElanaJ said...

I'd love to read Shiver. I've got it on my To-Buy list.

I also really liked Beautiful Creatures, the setting was like a character itself. I found it a bit on the (really) long side, though. Did you find that? I actually skimmed to get to the climax. Thoughts?

ali said...

Rebecca, you keep me in the KNOW. If you're reading it, or want to read it, then I know I've gotta check it out too! And I've been wanting to see what a novel in verse is like, so I'll have a look at the one you mentioned. Coolness!

Lisa and Laura said...

Each of these books is on my list. I'm hoping to use one of them for our YA book club. I'm sure the girls would love them!