Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January books read

I made a goal for myself of reading 52 books this year - one a week. I am a total bookworm and can read a book all at once if I really get into it. (ahem last Harry Potter book- nobody saw me for a day while I sat down and read the entire thing!)

Being on vacation for the first two weeks of this month really gave me a head start... I read 9 books this month! Here are my thoughts on the ones I read:

1.The Rescue-Nicholas Sparks
 
 
I love anything by Nicholas Sparks, this book was no exception. He is one of my very favorite authors, and I haven't read anything by him that I don't like.

2. The Fault in Our Stars- John Green

This story is narrated by Hazel, a 16 year old terminal cancer patient who was supposed to die when she was 13, but was given an experimental drug which is keeping her alive for an undetermined amount of time. She meets Augustus at cancer support, and this book follows their developing relationship.
Oh my goodness... this was one of the best books I've ever read.  It's a young adult fiction book, so it's a quick and easy read but it really gets you thinking. Warning- it's a very emotional book, if you cry easily make sure you have tissue handy!


3. In Defense of Food- Michael Pollan

I've been thinking a lot lately about what I'm eating and putting into my body, and this book was really informative. It's written in sort of a textbook style with lots of references and stats. I read it on the beach in Mexico while Will was listening to music, and I think he wished that I would have read something else. I kept poking him and making him take his headphones off so I could tell him some interesting fact that I read. A good read if you are interested in nutrition. I have a post coming up soon that was inspired by this book!

4. 13 reasons why- Jay Asher
 
Clay Jensen arrives home one day to find a mysterious package on his doorstep. When he opens it there are 13 cassette tapes inside, narrated by Hannah Baker, a girl who Clay had a crush on that recently committed suicide. on the tapes she names 13 people who had something to do with her death. This was another YA book, and it too was amazing. It's written in a different sort of style, but I really like it and would definitely recommend it!

5.The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson


A little behind on the bandwagon with this one. My mom has been trying to get me to read this forever, and I finally gave in. It was hard to get into, but once I got in I was hooked. Great storyline, made me excited to read the next one.

6.The Girl Who Played With Fire- Stieg Larsson

This one is even better than the first one. Lots of suspense and action!


7. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest-Stieg Larsson


The last book in the Dragon Tattoo series. It's amazing too!


8. If I Stay- Gayle Foreman


Interesting book- This book follows the main character Mia after her and her family are in a car accident. She is outside her body watching the aftermath. Eventually she has a big decision to make. A different type of book from what I usually read, but I really enjoyed this one.

9.Where She Went- Gayle Foreman

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)

The sequel to If I Stay. Also quite good! I don't want to put a summary in case someone wants to read the first one.

Best book I read this month?  The Fault in Our Stars. Hands down. I downloaded it before bed one night and started reading it- guess who was up until 1:00am finishing it?

I have a few books downloaded and ready for February, but I'm always looking for recommendations.. anyone have a must read book (or two) that I should add to my list?

4 comments:

  1. I've read 13 reasons why, If I stay and where she went. Really liked 13 reasons why. Going to have to find that one by John Green

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  2. Wow! I am so impressed with the number of books you have read! I love reading but rarely get the time. The internet takes up all my time!

    I've never been able to get into Nicholas Sparks books. I love the movie versions but the books just don't do it for me. Not sure why... except the NoteBook. Loved that book and movie!

    I recently read Gone Girl and thought it was great! I'm about to read The LIfe Boat for book club but haven't started it yet.

    I'm looking forward to more of your book reviews.

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    1. I've always been a really quick reader, it's definitely one of my favorite activities! I downloaded Gone Girl the other day, I'm excited to read it!

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