Saturday, June 30, 2012

In the Woods

Fiction by Tana French.

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad Series #1)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com

This was a detective story. I liked it but didn't love it.

I guess I had trouble getting into the story; I'm not sure why.

Plot-wise it was good. Also I like the Irish-ness of it.

But I didn't have trouble putting it down. Sorry.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Youth fiction by John Green and David Levithan.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Good book.

This a book for older kids (16+ at least) that seemed very real-life-teen to me.

So when I say it was good, I mean it was engaging, well-written, and also authentic.

Thematically, you might have a problem with your kid reading this. (Example: There was a homosexual character. Okay, two. Maybe more.)

But hey, it's not meant for the moms, right?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Illusion


Fiction by Frank Peretti.

Illusion

Awesome book. Love story and science fiction together.

This Present DarknessI like Frank Peretti, although sometimes he goes too far into the weird. For example, I liked This Present Darkness, an old book (1986), but I remember when it was a new release.

HouseHowever, House, a more recent book of his, was a little too much.

Illusion was just weird enough though. It may be his best.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Remember Me

Fiction by Deborah Bedford.

Remember Me
http://www.barnesandnoble.com

This was a good book.

A quiet non-thriller, it still kept me turning pages. This book was engaging and slightly surprising, and NOT formulaic and contrived. Which is nice. For a change.

I have not read much of Deborah Bedford, but I plan to read more now.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fiction by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Yes. I actually read it.

Everyone, EVERYONE was talking about this book and I just had to see what it was all about.

Well. It was all about S- E- X, but unfortunately without any    P- L-O-T. I mean, when you find yourself BORED by the (many) (explicit) (kinky) erotic scenes....that's a bad sign.

I have been assured that books #2 and #3 of the trilogy are MUCH better.

Thanks, but I think I'll pass....

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pretense

Fiction by Lori Wick.

Pretense
http://www.barnesandnoble.com

This book turned out pretty good, but I had trouble getting into it. It took over a week to get through it, which is a long time for me.

Of course, it was also over 700 pages long.....

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Beginner's Goodbye

Fiction by Anne Tyler.

The Beginner's Goodbye
http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Great book. Reminiscent of The Accidental Tourist in a way.

I love love LOVE Anne Tyler. Love her.