Monday, July 30, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This weekly meme is hosted by Book Journey. What you do is list the books you read last week, and then list all of the books you plan to read this coming week.

What I read last week:

I started reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, but only got 150 pages into it before I decided the book wasn't for me. My review of my progress can be found here.

I read and finished The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer this past weekend. I really enjoyed it. My review is here.

I also read another Young Adult sci-fi novel, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. It was my first experience with L'Engle, and I enjoyed it, though I could sense some anti-Communist ideology thrown in there. I'll write my review later this week.

 What I'm currently reading:

 I'm just about to start William Golding's Lord of the Flies, another classic YA novel I have never read. Hopefully it's as good as the hype.

 What I plan to read next:

 I won the novel, The Angels' Share by Rayme Waters, from a giveaway hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. The novel comes out at the end of the month, and I'm hoping by next week to host my own giveaway of the novel, after I've written a review.


  1. I've never read L'Engle (gasp!) but I did like The Lord of the Flies. I hope you do too!

    Happy Reading!

  2. I thought Catching Fire was the best book in the Hunger Games because at least there was some flame of hope. But by the third book, that flame had been snuffed out and I was left feeling disappointed and jaded. But hey, it is dystopian fiction, and that usually means submission to a harsh time and place.

    A Wrinkle in Time I found difficult too, for similar reasons. Chilling and disenchanting. No magical Narnian type lands there! Give me Narnia any time!

    I've never read Lord of the Flies, but I think you could be setting yourself up for disappointment again!

    Aah, dystopian. So intriguing, yet so depressing!

  3. Aww I liked Catching Fire - the entire Hunger Games series. But, yay for finding 2 other books you liked.

    Tanya Patrice