Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Latest Reads

This is the best book I have read for a LONG time. It's Lord of the Flies meets Survivor. In a futurist society, two teenagers from each of the 12 "districts" are required to fight to the death on reality-TV. It's creepy, compelling and yet inspiring (and since it's Young Adult fiction the gore is kept to a minimum.) Hunger Games is a major page-turner and I can't wait for the sequel.

From the author of The Notebook, I recently read The Guardian. While I found the plot to be a bit predictable it was still an interesting read. The gist of the story is that lead characters Julie and Mike fall in love in the midst of Julie being stalked. It's an easy, mind-candy type book.


And as I promised, I have finished off the Shopaholic series. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic and Sister and Shopaholic and Baby. My favorites were probably Ties the Knot and Baby. These books are total fluff, but fun. If you turned Lucille Ball into a avid shopper - you would get the Shopaholic series.

Next on my list is a book my sister lent me: T is for Trespass. I'll keep you posted!

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

"The Hunger Games" sounds really good! Call me crazy but "Lord of the Flies" was one of my favorite novels, and any futuristic, utopian genre appeals to me. Thanks for the recommendation :)

Krista said...

I have all the Shopaholic Books on reserve at the library...was it you who read "Keeping Faith" by Jody Picoult? I couldn't remember if it was you or my sister...if it wasn't you, you might try that one.

ganelle said...

Krista: I have read several Jody Picoult books, but not that one. I'll give it a read! Thanks for the recommendation!

Mom of Three said...

First of all jealous over the cruise thing. Second of all, do you have the Hunger Games book? It sounds really interesting. Let me know what you think of the T book.

Jenni said...

I had to go past the first 2 books going "la la la la" because I haven't read them yet, but had to comment on the Shopaholics - I LOVE them and just reread them all actually. Awesome fluff!

Garity said...

I just finished "The Host" following your recommendation (and my mother's constant pleading for me to read it) I'm so not into anything dealing with aliens (you read one you've read them all) but I was completely thrown by the story line (even though her writing bugs me) and absolutely loved it! I will be reading "Hunger Games" once I get it in the mail! Love Amazon.com so I can keep up with it all while here in Me-hi-co.