Saturday, March 6, 2010

February Books

Ford County - 320
John Grisham
Always love a good Grisham novel. This one was a collection of short stories that he wanted to share.

The Help - 464
Kathryn Stockett
This was set in the 60's in the South and tells of the stories of black women who are the help and how they feel about the situation. I really liked it and found the story to have a lot of depth and made me think a lot.

Dear John - 288
Nicholas Sparks
A fun fluff read. The story was good, the turns and twists were expected. Overall a fun story.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - 290
Mary Ann Shaffer
A good story set just after WWII and tells of the Island of Guernsey and the inhabitants and how they survived and came through the war. The story was good, not my favorite but still an interesting read.

Under the Dome - 1088
Stephen King
I have had a hard time with King for a while because his stories contain so much language and sex that it takes away from the story. This book while it did have a bit of the negative, overall was very good. The story is of a town that is completely isolated inside a dome of unknown origin. It then goes through what would happen to a society and how "human" everyone is. The people quickly go from the kindly neighbors to the hording mob. The story was very well developed and very worth reading.

The Midnight Charter - 336
David Whitley
This was recommended by Amazon based on the books that I was buying. I started it not knowing what to expect and kinda felt that way through half of the book at least. It is to be the first in a trilogy and certainly feels like a set up book. The story was okay, but there is still a lot that needs to be done for it to be good.

Total for February - 2786
Total for 2010 - 4690

4 comments:

Amberly said...

The Help is the next one I'm reading!

Jana said...

I enjoy your book lists. I saw the movie Dear John. Movie was good, but now I don't want to read the book. I have to read the book first then watch the movie. I'm weird like that.

Jana said...

I enjoy your book lists. I saw the movie Dear John. Movie was good, but now I don't want to read the book. I have to read the book first then watch the movie. I'm weird like that.

The Freed Family said...

I don't think anyone can keep up with you except Billie!!! I have hit my record for reading --- I have read 2 whole books already this year!!! :)