Thursday, July 12, 2012
Read a Book a Month: May
Who knew I'd be so bad about posting these on time? Oh well, at least I'm reading! It's July and so far I have actually kept my resolution of reading a book a month. I haven't kept many of the rest of them, but as long as I have this one, I feel good. The second installment of Veronica Roth's series came out on May 1st, so I bought it at the bookstore that day. The first half of it was a little slower paced than the first book (Divergent), but it picked up about mid way! Once the action started, my nose was in the book all day until I finished. I love the way she has ended both of these books. She does it in a way that I am definitely looking forward to the next one, but I am not going CRAZY waiting. Does that make sense? Anyway, if you haven't looked into this series, check it out here. You will not be sorry!
Since I've read quite a bit of young adult fiction, I decided to read a classic that I've had in my pile for a while. I really enjoyed The House of the Seven Gables. It was of course hard to adjust to the writing style, since it is quite flowery and descriptive...more than I'm used to. I would get lost in a paragraph and have to re-read a lot, but the story was so good! I love love love Hawthorne's way of creating characters. I was really invested in the main characters, which I don't get in a lot of the modern books I read. Anyway, it was a good read! If you like classics, or just want to branch out, I highly recommend it.
I'll try to post the June books pretty soon! I just wrapped up one of them, but I'll include it anyway, even though I finished it in July. Have you guys read any good books lately?