I don't know exactly what is happening lately that made me miss out on this weekly blog post for two weeks in a row. I guess it was due to the busier Sundays in the last few weeks, which have actually felt like Spring (FINALLY).
This will be a little longer list than usual since I am writing about 3 weeks worth of books.
Books I Finished:
The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal was a Printz Honor book this year. While I recognized the literary value of this book, it took me a long time to get through it. I found myself not exactly avoiding reading, but not too excited to pick the book up again. It was an interesting premise, but I was not able to really like any of the characters and that made it difficult for me to enjoy. I would definitely still recommend this book, because it is a good story and well-written, it just wasn't to my liking. (I think the Printz committee from this year and I have different tastes. This is the second Honor book that I did not really enjoy all that much).
I enjoyed Ruthless by Sara Shephard as much as I have enjoyed any of the other Pretty Little Liars books. It is fascinating to me how this author is able to keep the story going. I have fun with the twists and turns.
The Dead and The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer was just as compelling as Life As We Knew It. I liked reading about Alex and his sisters and how they were trying to survive in Manhattan after the moon was pushed out of orbit. I read this book almost in one sitting. I highly recommend this series.
Heartbroken is a thriller by Lisa Unger. I enjoyed the mystery and how the stories of three women were woven together. It was definitely one that I had a hard time putting down towards the end of the book.
I was so excited on Tuesday when this book showed up in the mail. I thought it was coming out later in May so I was pleasantly surprised. Then, the power in my house went out on Wednesday about 10 minutes after I got home. All there was left to do was to read by flashlight all evening. I was almost finished by the time I went to bed. Then, I brought the book to school on Thursday. My students enjoyed watching my reactions to the events in the last 20 pages or so. I was happy to finish so soon so I could pass the book on to the student who I celebrated with when I received the book. I can't wait to talk about it with her.
One of my students was really enjoying this series earlier this year. He was quite insistent that I should read the books when I had the chance. I did enjoy the story, but it is not really my cup of tea.
I liked how This World We Live In brought together the characters from Life As We Knew It and The Dead and The Gone. This series really has a bleak world, but the characters do their best to make the most of what they have. Post-apocalyptic books are so depressing, but I really enjoy the way Susan Beth Pfeffer imagines the scenarios that might happen.
Books I am Currently Reading:
I am still listening to Rotters. I will most likely finish this book this week. I also am reading Perdido Street Station by China Mieville and Ashes by Ilsa Bick.
I will probably read The Shade of The Moon this week to finish the series. Then, I am not sure what I will pick up to read next.