Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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~What are you reading now?
~What did you recently finish reading?
~What do you think you'll read next?
I didn't get to post last week so this covers two weeks' time.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Summer of my German Soldier by Bette Greene
I read this as my "1973" choice for The Century Challenge and really liked it. Taking place during WWII, it's the story of a teenage Jewish girl who's town is "chosen" to have German POWs stay in a camp there. One of them escapes and as she befriends him she learns that people are not always what they appear to be. A great story!
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
I read this as my "1974" choice for The Century Challenge and I'm not sure why but I wasn't terribly impressed. I know that some people have read this in high school or college and praised it highly. It's the story of a boy in a private school who refuses to participate in the annual chocolate sale with almost a Lord of the Flies feel to it, even with the grown-ups around. I just didn't get it.
The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
This is the story of Queen Elizabeth I, who was thought to be a virgin and her rumored lover Sir Robert Dudley. The only thing that stood between them and getting married was his wife Amy Dudley. when she is found dead, there is much suspicion cast upon both Robert and the Queen. I was disappointed that it took so long to get to the point of the book but right after I finished I found Death and the Virgin Queen in my book club written by a different author which looks interesting. I ordered it and can't wait to get it!
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
This is the story of the girls from the Traveling Pants, 10 years later. While I wasn't thrilled about how it started, it really came around and I was pleased with the ending.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kassey
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See