Thursday, September 6, 2007

Summer Read-Fest 2007

As previously stated on this blog, and thanks to my obsessive nature, I spent the summer reading almost non-stop. I read late into the night and when morning came, I rolled over, grabbed my book and started reading again.

I read at the community water fountain while my boys played in the water. I read at the amusement park while my boys rode the Frog Hopper, Kiddie Coaster and Big Pink. I sometimes read at stop lights and once at the swimming pool. I read in hotel rooms, at the beach and at Chuck E. Cheese.

I read a few books that blew me away and others that were purely entertaining. Some of the books were adult level books, but most were juvenile or young adult fiction. There were a handful of books that I didn’t care for at all.

If I were to list all the books I read, this post would go on forever. As it is, this post is already pretty long. So, I guess I will start with the adult books I read and loved. I have included very brief comments that sum up my overall feeling of the book. I will list more books on upcoming posts.

Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon, Historical fiction with time travel and a tall, kilt-wearing Scottish Highlander make a great combo. Will re-read!

Dragonfly in Amber, by Diana Gabaldon, Love this series and love Jamie and Claire.

Voyager, by Diana Gabaldon, Fascinating historical details, great romance.

Drums in Autumn, by Diana Gabaldon, Yea! It’s good.

Fiery Cross, by Diana Gabaldon, not the best, but I still couldn’t get enough.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Diana Gabaldon, I spent no less than 5 days in mourning when I finished this book, can’t wait for the next one.

The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield, Good story, engaging, kept me going, some things a little too neat and tidy at the end and some things not resolved.

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Fascinating, hard to put down, amazing story of survival.

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, Shocking at times, maddening, hopeful, and beautifully written.

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life, by Mameve Medwed, I totally gasped at the ending, GREAT! Fun, quick read about antiques and life and getting a backbone.

Austenland: A Novel, by Shannon Hale, Super fun read, chicklit at its best, laugh out loud funny in parts.

2 comments:

jutes14 said...

To do list:
1) Get library card from Duluth public library.
2) Drop classes to make more time for reading.
3) Get through all the books on your list!

Afton said...

What Senia? You aren't dying to read "Clinical Exercise Testing and Perscription Theory and Application?" It sounds fascinating! How about "Basic Laboratory Studies in General Chemistry?" Those poor textbook authors need someone to read their books!