I have been reading books from my reading list and thought I would gab about them for a brief moment before inundating you all with more cross stitch and horror stories about moving.
I'm thinking there really is no need to do some windy report on each book I cracked open and read cover to cover. I'm not a critic anyway. But I will try to find one word that describes how I feel about each one so far.
A Christmas Carol: YES
A Prayer for Owen Meany: YES
Alice in Wonderland: YES
A Game of Thrones (all the books so far): MAYBE
Charlotte's Web: YES
Diary of Anne Frank: (read probably a gabillion times now plus 1) YES
Ender's Game: (the series, not just one) YES
Finnegan's Wake: wait...what?
Jane Eyre: YES
Robinson Crusoe: I resolve to say YES
Sophie's Choice: YES
The Book Thief: YES
The Catcher in the Rye: NO. (you will probably ask why and I am prepared to tell you)
The Count of Monte Cristo: YES
The Glass Castle: YES
The Grapes of Wrath: YES
The Handmaid's Tale: YES
The Lord of the Flies: YES
The Princess Bride: I want to say YES, but it truly ISN'T the movie.
The Road: YES (so much better than the movie)
Wuthering Heights: MAYBE (seriously, could this have been any darker?? Did the sun ever shine??)
Just started Cold Comfort Farm which is so wonderfully light hearted ESPECIALLY after reading A Prayer and The Catcher back to back...please don't do that to yourself.
The 301 list isn't all I have been reading! There are so many good things I cannot help throwing in something NOT on the list just to convince myself there really are no rules going on here.
I received a tweet on Twitter (apparently that is what happens when...) from Tim McBain. He co-authored the Scattered and the Dead series with L.T. Vargus. So I gave the first book a read which is really a 0.5 book before the actual Book 1 (strangely it fits for these two) and found it to be very awesome.
So you are now thinking, "ANOTHER zombie apocalypse series??" YES. But there really aren't very many zombies (there is Mitch, but he kind of didn't do it right). So try Book 0.5 and see what you think. It's a short read. Then read the Book 1...you will kind of want to at that point.
Let's see, for book club I read Above the Waterfall. If you like poetry (which this book isn't) you may enjoy it.
There are more books crammed in, but for now this might get you thinking about picking up one or two at the library or wherever you like to grab books from and have a read.
Friend me on Goodreads and make sure you point out all the OTHER great books I need to read ha, ha!
Until next time.....Keep on Reading!