Monday, August 31, 2009

August Books Read

August was a good month for reading!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- 784
J.K. Rowling
I really enjoyed reading this again and taking a bit more time to digest the story. The first time I read it I had it read in less than a day, this time I think I allowed it to take a full day. I think it was wonderful conclusion to the saga.

Izzy, Willy-Nilly - 327
Cynthia Voigt
This was the story of a girl who was in an accident and lost her leg and how she comes to comes to accept life and the accident.

Silent to the Bone - 272
E.L. Konigsburg
An interesting story of a boy who has been accused of injuring his baby sister and he is now unable to speak to tell what really happened. I had issue with it being a juvenile novel that ends up dealing up with a boy being sexually manipulated by an older woman. Besides that the story was interesting.

The MacGregors: Robert~Cybil - 536
Nora Roberts
The MacGregors: Daniel~Ian - 411
Nora Roberts
The MacGregors: Rebellion - 395
Nora Roberts
A fun set of love stories. I am not a romance reader, but these actually had a fun plot to go along with the love.

The Truth About Sparrows - 288
Marian Hale
This was an okay story about a girl living in the depression and how she copes with life after leaving her home and becoming something that she could never imagine herself to be. I though the story was fine, but it is not the kind of book that I am excited to read again.

American Gods - 592
Neil Geiman
I just finished this story and am still not certain how I feel about it. I enjoyed reading it, but the story was odd. The tale is of a man who becomes a helper for a god and has to help him get ready for a war. The was is to be between the gods of time past and the gods of today (TV, internet, computers, phones...) The story was interesting, and it certainly went places that I did not expect. I will include a warning that the story contains a lot of swearing and some sexuality. The swearing is particularly present at the beginning of the book, it continues throughout but not as bad.

Nothing but the Truth - 213
Avi
This is a fun quick read of how a teenage angst filled kid can take things too far. The kid in the story is upset at his teacher and wants nothing more than to be excused from her class. He proceeds to get into trouble and takes it to levels never dreamed of.

Total for August: 3818
Total for 2009 thus far: 23798

3 comments:

Leserlee said...

I just read all the HP books this summer. I wonder how many pages that is? And two of the four Twilight books. Hmmm. That's a lot of pages. I like E.L. Konigsburg, so maybe I will have to try that one.

Amberly said...

You are a reading machine!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I need to borrow a Hunger Games or whatever it is. Does Billie have one? Your pristine books scare me.