Reading

Books Of The Month | May 2016

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What I Finished:

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

One phrase description: Slow in the beginning, fast at the end.

Quote:

…it isn’t the subject that determines good journalism, it’s the reporter’s attitude.

My general thoughts: I thoroughly enjoyed the Millenium series by Steig Larsson. And even though Lagercrantz isn’t Larsson, reading this reminded me that I still love the original characters. I say that it was slow in the beginning because a lot of time was spent introducing and developing new characters. By the end though, I found myself caring. So I devoured the last several chapters quite quickly.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

One phrase description: Italics.

Quote:

From now until the end of your days, you must lie.

My general thoughts: It was a tad bit too predictable for me. Or maybe I’m just better at seeing foreshadowing when it’s right under my nose. Maybe both? I anticipated the betrayal long before it happened. A fun read regardless.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

First impressions: So far I’m liking it more than If I Stay.

What I Want To Read Next Month:

The Finisher by David Baldacci

The Finisher by David Baldacci

Why: Because Baldacci.

As always happy reading!

Reading

Books Of The Month: April 2016

Reading over studying?

Of course!

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

One phrase description: Wow.

Quote:

Is it right…to do something only because everyone else is doing it?

My general thoughts: It’s so beautifully written. Unlike my stories.

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll

One phrase description: Animals rendered like human beings.

Quote:

We find purpose in our lives by leaving no stone unturned in our search for it.

My general thoughts: I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did. And I did manage to finish it before the exam. I also managed to pass, somehow. I’m still not sure how.

City of Ashes by Cassandra ClareCity of Ashes by Cassandra ClareOne phrase description: Incest!

Quote:

Everyone has choices to make; no one has the right to take those choices away from us.

My general thoughts: I didn’t like it as much as the first. Shame because I planned to finish the series but now I don’t know if I will. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

The Guilty by David Baldacci
The Guilty by David Baldacci

One phrase description: Read it and guess who’s guilty.

Quote:

If you want it done, send a man. If you want it done right, send a woman.

My general thoughts: Baldacci didn’t disappoint. For once I saw the ending coming. Professional reader right here.

What I’m currently reading and hoping to finish next month…

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

Why: Because I love the Millennium series.

Happy reading. Read happily.

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