Saturday, November 27, 2010

Recent Reads

Here are some books I've picked up recently...

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Honestly, I had no intention of reading this book. I don't know...I'm not super wild about historical fiction for some reason. Well, that's not true. I enjoy it when I read it. But I don't ever find myself seeking it out or feeling like I want to read it. So when I started hearing about this book, I just zoned out a little bit. I never actually considered it.

I'm incapable of making a decision, so any time I go to Borders with a coupon I ask Twitter what I should buy. One trip a Twitter buddy told me to get Revolution. So I finally decided to read the description and I realized it isn't 100% historical. It looks like it switches back and forth between the past and the present. So, since I loved A Northern Light (also historical...see, I don't hate it), and there's no point in asking Twitter for recommendations if I just ignore them, I picked it up. Since then I've been hearing nothing but raves about it.

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

I'll be honest. About 85% my decision to buy this book was because I love the girl on the cover's outfit. I know that's so ridiculous, because the cover has nothing to do with anything, but, hell, I just love that outfit. Okay, truthfully, I could kind of recreate it. I have a similar t-shirt, and my riding boots are grey, not black, but I could totally rock it.

So, yeah, the book. I really does sound good. And I want to read it. But I really love that cover.

Rich and Mad by William Nicholson

It's about love and sex and it's British. SOLD.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I already own this book, but I saw it at Borders in hardcover and I had to get it. I like paperbacks to read, but when it comes to books in my collection on my shelves, I really like hardcovers whenever I can get them. I rarely see hardcover copies of The Book Thief, so when I spotted one at my Borders I knew I had to scoop it up. It looks so pretty on my shelf! And now I have that brand new, unread paperback to give away as a gift or something.

Have you read any of these? What do you think about them? Did you get anything good recently?

5 comments:

  1. I loved Revolution and The Book Thief even though I am not usually big on historical fiction! I'm starting to rethink that position.

    I wasn't a fan of Rich and Mad, which was disappointing.

    Have heard good things about Five Flavors of Dumb; I might have to check that one out.

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  2. The Book Thief is also on my TBR pile for once NaNo is over in December!

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  3. THE BOOK THIEF has been recommended to me by several people. Unfortunately, my TBR list is kind of scary, so I haven't even bought it.

    I also keep seeing REVOLUTION in the bookstores, and I've been on the fence about it. I hope you like it! If you do, let me know.

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  4. I haven't, but I admit I'm also pretty sold on the outfit on the front of Five Flavors of Dumb. I read and loved The Book Thief. I hadn't quite finished when I got it off the train, so I sat on the station platform until I was done.

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  5. Your description of Rich & Mad doesn't make me feel less mad at myself for not getting it when I was at Borders last week.

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