Thursday, September 29, 2011

The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3)The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not as good as the first two but still enjoyable.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A simple but powerful little story

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Friday, September 23, 2011

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Bernard Cornwell is an amazing author. I wish he had been my history teacher as he makes history fascinating......even if he does too eloquent a job in capturing the gory details. I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in this series.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Anna and the French KissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This fun witty book was a delight to read. Anna is being shipped off from her home in Atlanta to go to a private school in Paris. She doesn't want to leave her friends and can't understand why she has to go anywhere....let alone to a school where she doesn't speak the language. I adored this book. The characters were amazingly well developed, genuine and real. The dialogue felt natural and frequently made me laugh out loud.

Anna and the French Kiss is probably one of the most fun books I have read this year. Sometimes you need something light and flirty to read. This book definitely fits the bill.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this 2nd book in the series and will definitely be reading the future books as well. Wasn't surprised to discover that this series is being made in to a movie with the first one set to release in 2012. Not sure if they will be able to do it justice.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Shanghai GirlsShanghai Girls by Lisa See
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a wonderful book with so much depth. I don't know why I had the preconceived notion this was a light book. It starts off with the 2 sisters very spoiled and enjoying life but, quickly shifts from there, not only to the stark realities of having to pay for their father's debt with going into pre-arranged marriages but, the war, communism and so many other facets of their lives. Excellent writing and I will be reading the sequel.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

An Abundance of KatherinesAn Abundance of Katherines by John Green
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While this was still witty and captured John Green's wonderful style, I definitely enjoyed LOOKING FOR ALASKA better. Still, a fun read.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

In the WoodsIn the Woods by Tana French
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don't normally like mysteries but, thought this was excellent - both the plot and the writing. It was excellent character development and I will definitely check out the other books in this series.

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