About one month since my last book post. Twelve books. Not bad!! All audiobooks while working.

  •  Beauty Queens – Libba Bray (kinda funny, about a plane of beauty queens that crashes on a remote island)
  • The Giver – Lois Lowry (never read this as a kid)
  • Going Bovine – Libba Bray (didn’t really like this book, got bored, about a kid who gets mad cow disease)
  • I Am The Messenger – Markus Zusak (this book was weird, I didn’t really like it)
  • If I Stay – Gayle Forman (a book about death)
  • The Kitchen Gods Wife – Amy Tan (makes me miss my mom’s side of the family)
  • The Lovely Bones – Alice Seabold (another book about death)
  • Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka (I always thought this book would be so hard and intimidating, but it wasn’t at all! It was funny and interesting and so short!)
  • One For The Money – Janet Evanovich (Scott tells me they are making a movie of this too. I have no interest in seeing it)
  • Room – Emma Donoghue (this book was SO GOOD. I thought it was so fascinating and interesting and sad. I felt so emotional, I nearly cried at work. Really, read this, please.)
  • Saving Francesca – Melina Marchetta (aussie, ok)
  • She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb (a book about a girl who gets totally messed up by some horrible things that happen to her as a child)

Seriously Room was so good. I already kinda want to listen to it again! It’s a weird book to have as a favourite but it is definitely way up there on my list.

I have been churning through the audiobooks lately. A good story really makes the work day pass quickly!!

Books I Listened To:

  • the rest of Something Rotten – Jasper Fforde
  • First Among Sequels – Jasper Fforde
  • The Help – Kathryn Stockett (interesting)
  • Water For Elephants – Sarah Gruen (liked it, haven’t watched the movie yet… the movie might ruin it for me)
  • Assassination Vacation – Sarah Vowell (did not find this very interesting since i have little interest in american presidents)
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson (liked much more than the first one in the series)
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest – Stieg Larsson (good in some parts, incredibly boring in others)
  • Divergent – Veronica Roth (yes yes! very similar to hunger games, but i think i liked it better. read this!)
  • One Day – David Nicholls
  • Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer (i recommend this one as well. about post wwII, in letter format)
  • The Death Defying Pepper Roux – Geraldine McCaughrean (would be a good story to read to your kids at bedtime)
Books I Read:
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier – Ishnael Beah (very interesting! this guy has gone through the unimaginable)
  • Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
  • She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
  • ???

Books I Read:

  • 2/3 of Something Rotten – Jasper Fforde (The fourth book in the Thursday Next series)
  • Super Sad True Love Story – Gary Shteyngart (Takes place in a near-future dystopian New York where life is dominated by media and retail)

Books I Listened To:

  • Bossypants – Tina Fey (A funny biography of/by Tina Fey)
  • The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (A YA novel set in post-apocalyptic North America about a deadly competition)
  • Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins (The second book in the series)
  • Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins (The third and final book in the series)
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson (Swedish crime novel)

I liked The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo eventually, but the slow start was ultra ultra boring and the names were confusing in audiobook format. Will the sequels be the same? I zipped through the Hunger Games trilogy in a week. I loved the first one, the second was ok, but I thought the third one dragged a bit. I can’t wait for the movie though!

What should I read/listen to next?? I need recommendations! Something funny please?