Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Books I read in February...

I feel like February was a slow reading month for me. Maybe because it's a shorter month or I just didn't have as much time or something, but none the less here's what I read this past month.

1.) Delirium by Lauren Oliver -- I'm a sucker for Dystopia books always have been ever since I read The Giver in junior high school. Delirium did not disappoint I loved it.

2.) Silver Bourne by Patricia Briggs -- These continue to be a series I really love and discovered in a totally unexpected way. During a reading challenge for my on-line book club we had to have someone with totally opposite tastes in books pick something for us to read. The person choosing for me picked the Mercedes Thompson series I was honestly dreading the book. It looked and sounded like something so outside of my norm (which was the point) and I fell in love.

3.) Trapped by Michael Northrop -- This book was just okay for me. I read it during a snow storm which helped add a little something to the book, but I was left wanting more at the end.

4.) This Child Will be Great: Memoir of  Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf -- The reason behind reading this book actually has kind of a long story (But I'll try to make it short). Last year at my graduation was yale President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was given a honorary doctorate, and I had no idea who she was. Aghast at myself for not knowing about this incredibly woman I set about correcting that wrong. This book was amazing. An incredibly strong woman.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at my graduation May 2010
(How it was possibly I didn't know about her until that moment I don't know). 

5.) Room by Emma Donoghue -- This was the first and only book I've ever read on a Kindle and I wasn't impressed with the kindle experience but I loved this book. Incredible, haunting, amazingly written from the perspective of a 5 year old. 

6.) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson -- This book did a good job at showing how an event can shake and affect the whole being of a person. (And how awful high school can be). 

7.) Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush -- Although I was not a fan of her husbands politics I have always admired Laura Bush and I really enjoyed her book and hearing her perspective on all that happened during her 8 years in the white house. I also enjoyed learning about her early years before her marriage to President Bush. 

8.) Juliet by Anne Fortier -- Amazing book. I loved the intersection of the past history with the present. Some of it was a little to unbelievable (I know it's a work of fiction) but I still loved it.

9.) Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekkanen -- Loved this book. It went a totally different direction than I was expecting.

10.) Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins - A quick fun read. I'm already looking forward to the next book.

Total Pages read this month - 3,335
Total Money Save by using the library or borrowing books - $76.70 (using Amazon prices)
New books bought - 4 (oops my book buying ban failed this month)

Here's a link to last months list

1 comment:

~Jess said...

Rather an impressive list...I think I managed to read 2 lol