Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer Reading...Happened So Fast

Why yes, I am channeling my inner Olivia Newton John. Now, where, oh where, is my John Travolta look-alike singing partner? *sigh* Guess, I'm going to just have to fly solo for this song :(


This summer has rocketed by so fast that I didn't realize until just this weekend as I was finishing up the last book on my August list that I didn't post my July reading list. Gasp! The horror! How could I be so neglectful of my followers?!?! I know you all balance precariously on pins and needles each month just so you can find out what I read to fill the empty spaces in my world ;)

Admit it. You live for these lists. Don't worry. Your secret is safe with me! Ahem. Alright. Enough fooling around. Down to business.


July:

  • SIZZLING SIXTEEN by Janet Evanovich
  • BREATHLESS by Dean Koontz...Okay. I am admittedly a Koontz fangirl, but there have been some of his books that I haven't cared for in the past. While this is not his worst work, I can't say as it's his best. A decent enough plot line that kept my interest piqued, but it was more staid than his usual nail-biters. If you haven't read anything by Mr. Koontz before, this is not the one to use as your introduction into his world.

  • HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins...Sheer genius!! I won't say any more here as I've already ranted...well, more like RAVED about this book in an earlier blog post.

  • CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins...Same as the above. LOVED this book. Just as brilliant as HG but I have to say that HG was my favorite of the trilogy.

  • THE SOCIETY OF S by Susan Hubbard...The cover said that fans of TWILIGHT will love this. NOT TRUE! Decent enough storyline with a unique take on vampires but a little slow and dry in spots. Not something I would recommend if you are only a Twi-fan but if you enjoy variety in your TBR list, you might be interested.

August:

  • THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin...see earlier blog post for review

  • MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins...My least favorite of the HUNGER GAMES trilogy. That said, it made me think for a long time after the final sentence. There were many things that I did not like about it, but there were also many things that I did. While not a completely satisfying end to the HG series, it was real and true to life.

  • HEART OF A WARRIOR by Johanna Lindsey...Decent romance....a somewhat sci-fi take on the tried and true historical category. Stellar world-building and just a fun read!

  • NUMB by Sean Ferrell...see earlier blog post where I threaten to stalk the author and beat him up just so I can steal his amazing writing skills ;)

  • THE OTHER TWIN by Hunter Morgan...A fast-paced suspense. I figured out who the killer was right off the bat, but other than the obviousness of the villain, it was still a decent plot.