Saturday, November 29, 2008

Compromising Positions by Susan Isaacs

7/10 - Along the lines of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, only subtract bachlorette bounty hunter and insert housewife detective. I really enjoyed the Judith Singer character, she was fun and quirky, and I was glad that she didn't back down to her hubby. She was actually pretty 'real' despite her stereotypical upper middle class surroundings. The love interest left much to be desired however and I hadn't realized when I picked the book up it was copyrighted in 1978. Other than that it was an okay read, kept things interesting enough.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

10/10 - Very different from her Twilight series, but still awesome. At first, I was thinking it might be too Sci-Fi for me, but I got over that quickly. Some more great love interests, which really make her books for me. Exciting plot, everything.

2008 Fiction Lover's Genre Challenge

This year for my online book club reading challenge we are focusing on genres. We each picked 12 genres from a list and the challenge is to read at least one book from each genre on the list. Obviously some books can fit in more that one genre, but I will try to pick one genre that I think suits it best and will read 12 different books.

Historical - Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Chick Lit - Love Walked In by Maria de los Santos
Horror- I am Legend by Richard Matheson
Fantasy/Sci-Fi - The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Mystery/Thriller - The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Romance - Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
Foreign - Love Marriage V.V. Ganeshananthan
Young Adult - A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Classic - Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Movie Tie-in - Atonement by Ian McEwan
Memoir - Love is a Mixed Tape by Rob Sheffield
Comedy - Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Birth House by Ami McKay

9/10 - I was so dissappointed when I read Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. It was an okay story, just not what I was hoping it would be. This book is what I was hoping Midwives would be. Stories about womens friendships and how they support each other during childbirth. As an L&D nurse, this topic is especially close to my heart.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich

8/10 - I actually liked this one much more than the first. In the first book, I thought the characters were anh.. okay. Ranger was my favorite. But in Two for the Dough, I really fell in love with Morelli, Grandma Mazur, Lula, and Stephanie. I'm off to order the next now.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

6/10 - I thought I'd read something scary for Halloween. This book had the novella I Am Legend as well as a bunch of short stories. I thought the were all all right. Matheson was definitely ahead of his time. I can see he inspired more movies than just I Am Legend. I'm glad I'm done with it though. Just not my thing I guess.