My friend is in a book club and has passed on some great books recently.
I did jump on the bandwagon for The Hunger Games. I must say I was hooked. However, as quickly as I read through the 2nd and 3rd books in the series, neither was as good as the 1st. I think The Hunger Games was written very well, but would most likely preferred to stop there and come up with my own ending in my head. It didn’t help that I was Team Gale, but that does not comprise my whole opinion.
I recently read Unbroken, which I have already posted about. Love it! Amazing man, amazing testimony, amazing amazing amazing!
I borrowed Like Dandelion Dust from the library along with the movie. Unlike myself, I watched the movie first and could not bring myself to read the book. I got a little fired up when a little boy would potentially be ripped out of a life he lived for 6 years with his adoptive parents, the only parents he knew, to live with his birthparents and perhaps never see his adoptive parents again. I am sure it was beautifully written, I think I am too close to the situation to be able to handle it though. So, that is just me, nothing against the author.
I am desperately waiting (for another year and a half) for the 3rd book in the Divergent series. I equally liked the first and second book in this series and am glad Veronica Roth is taking her time for the 3rd book, though I can’t wait! She is a talented author…very good books. The second one started a bit slower than the first, but soon proved quite readworthy.
Because of Unbroken, I am currently reading Seabiscuit by the same author, Laura Hillenbrand. I am enjoying learning history in an entertaining, yet true, fashion. I have just started this book and like it so far.
Has anyone else been reading anything especially good this summer?