Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

9/10 - Really good. I was liking it, and then I got to the last 70 pages and I was loving it. I was really surprised by the ending. I thought she was headed in one direction and I was going to be okay with that, but then she went in a totally different direction which I thought was so much better and different. I wish I could elaborate, but don't want to spoil it for those who want to read this book.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Greatest White Trash Love Story Ever Told by Rhett Ellis

3/10 - Unfortunately, the best part of this book is the title. With a title like that, I'm expecting something witty, humorous. This is actually not a novel, but really a collection of 3 short stories, which in my opinion reads like it was written by a high schooler of modest talent. If you're interested it's only 105 pages long and takes no time to read, but I don't know if you'd want to waste the money.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

7/10 - I don't get Margaret Atwood. I always finish her books feeling like she's trying to impart some pearl of wisdom to me, but I'm too dense to understand it. I like her writing well enough, I just don't get it. I know this will sorely dissappoint Denise, as she is an avid Atwood fan.

Monday, May 04, 2009

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

7/10 - A female friendship book along the lines of Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, although I liked that one better. I felt like this one lacked depth, and I didn't really care for the ending. It was an okay book, and I liked the romantic relationships that were sprinkled through out the book. I just didn't feel like the writer really fleshed out the relationships within the club.