Sunday, October 24, 2010

July, August Book List

I waited so long to type this up I'm sure I've forgotten some. Oh well.

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
I read this one at the Mexico beach house. It was a great vacation read. I completely adored all the characters and it has a happy ending :) I've yet to read anything in the fantasy genre not written by Mr. Sanderson but I can say I'm a fan of his for sure.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This book was an enjoyable read but it left me a little lost in the end. I wanted A LOT more in Skeeter's story. And I really didn't like how she decides she wants to be different from everyone but that equals wearing short dresses and leaving her traditional values behind.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This is definitely going on my favorite book list. I adored the main character and the overall message of the book. I adored his optimism and even when he gets robbed and has to work for a year to make up that money he says that it was okay because he was still working toward his destiny. LOVE THAT!

Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Very political book that's quite tragic. It tells the story of a refugee from Nigeria that's driven from her home because the oil company killed her entire village so they can drill there. It was VERY tragic but it did make me want to ride a bike or buy and electric car!

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Cute book. I thought the main character was likable and I will probably read the rest of the series some day.

The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan
Jeff bought me this for my birthday. We're going to landscape our backyard soon and I really want to get into gardening, maybe get some chickens, etc. This book is an overall guide, it doesn't delve too deep into any topic. It's more of a "you can do it" type book.

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