Friday, April 6, 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I have managed to resist getting a lot of these series that have turned into movies. I wasn't in the slightest interested in reading Twilight (although I'm sure the books were way better than watching the movies). I can honestly admit I only got through one Harry Potter. I know it's good and everybody loves them. I didn't get through the movies either, and I'm sure they were much better than Twilight.

The Hunger Games I know is not the same, but it's still a teen series that has gotten so huge because people love the book, and the movie. I haven't seen the movie yet, and decided to buy the first in the series to see what all the fuss is about. Now I know.

I loved it. I couldn't put it down. I was SO invested in the story, and in the characters. I think I'll probably love the movie as well. It won't be as good, but I think it'll still be okay.

It also left me wanting more. The last two books are still being offered in hard cover, and I don't quite want to pay for them. I never thought I'd say this, but I wish I had an electronic reading device! I've the books are quite a bit cheaper.

I'm not going to get into the plot because it's all over the place. I loved it. I loved the idea of it, and would love to talk to the author. There wasn't a lot about her at the back of a book.

On to my next book. I'm not buying the new one of this series quite yet. I'll make it a gift to myself after going to the gym for a month. I'll stick to the books I have in my room for now that I haven't read yet.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

One False Move by Harlan Coben

I wanted an easy yet enjoyable read after the last book so I chose one I'd never read before by an author I enjoy.

The book was a nice quick read, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed his others. It may be because it was an earlier book. I've noticed with some authors that I've read more than one novel, the books just continue to improve and get better.

This one, although interesting, didn't grab me like others I'd read. I didn't feel quite an attachment to the characters that I had wanted to. That being said, it appears the main character in this novel is in more than one novel, so I'll probably look into those. I may borrow them from the library.

I don't really feel like going through a plot on this one. I think I found that there were one too many plot twists in it, and I ended it not really trusting anybody (except the main character).

So. On to the next book.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

I finished reading this about a week ago, but haven't made time to write about it. Possibly because after a week, I'm still processing what I've read.

I bought this book hard cover on sale, years ago. I loved the idea. A novel written from the viewpoint from a family member of somebody who has done something terrible. In this case, murdered class mates. For some reason, I didn't read it though until now. The reason I read it is because the movie is coming out. Or it is out, and I wanted to read the book first.

Now that I've read the book, I don't think I will ever be prepared to watch the movie. I also don't know if I would recommend the book. Although, I'd love somebody to read it so I can discuss with them. I guess the book had a purpose with me. It's been a while since I've read a book that left me thinking about it for so long.

So all in all, I guess I would want others to read it. Not parents though. Too scary. Not make you jump scary, but reality scary.