I read some books in August!
For the rest of my reads from 2012, visit my cleverly-named 2012 Books page.
46. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. I liked this book. Mostly. The point of view was weird, and kept throwing me off. And there were unnamed, important characters, which bugged me. But all-in-all, I enjoyed the story. And as a woman with two sisters, I could relate to how we are VERY different and also VERY similar.
45. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Oh, this book. This was a LONG book. I listened to it on audio, and two of the three weeks I had it were the ones Eriana was off from school, and I don’t listen to audiobooks when she’s with me because I don’t want her next word to be a swear word. So it took me a LONG time to get through this one because I hardly had any time away from her those two weeks. But it was okay. It was well-written. (My friend Shalini has hilarious opinions of Franzen (and here, and here, and here), but this was the first I’d read by him.)
44. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. This book was frustrating and exciting to me. I was INTENSELY into it. It was a short read, and kept me intrigued the whole time, but it also regularly pissed me off. Good read.
43. The Imperfections by Tom Rachman. This was a weird book. Every chapter was focused on a different character and they all related together. There were surprises and I was intrigued, but I wasn’t super excited every evening to pick up this book.
42. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. This book was hard for me. It came VERY highly recommended, and it was a disappointment in that regard. I wound up liking it, but I sure had a hard time getting through it. It finally took audio to get me through it, but I started it several times on my Kindle. Thank the heavens for the library and it having several types of this book available.
41. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. This is such a great series. Although, I was CERTAIN the children were British in the first book and in the second they were American. So I guess I was wrong. I’m not sure why I thought they were from England. Oh well. Anywho. If you have elementary-age children it’s a great series, and if you like children’s/YA books, this one’s great.
I have two others I’m ALMOST done with, but I’m not sure if I’ll finish them by the end of Friday.
And because no post is complete without a picture of Eriana, here she is super enthralled in my textbook, Organizing Knowledge. Riveting stuff, obviously. Think she’ll do my homework for me, too?