Sunday, October 4, 2015
2015 Reading Challenge Progress IX
I got a bunch of Nora Roberts books for really cheap at a yard sale (they were less that 25 cents a piece) so I've been taking them to work for something to read. They are much better than the stuff that's available up there lol. This one fits the category of a book with antonyms in the title. I wasn't sure I'd like this book because I had just read He Sees You When You're Sleeping and that wasn't my favorite, but I loved this book. I don't know how Nora Roberts does it but her books just draw me in and I can't put them down. This had such interesting characters and even the story line was unique and interesting. I definitely enjoyed it.
I was skeptical reading another Nora Roberts book back to back, because normally I don't like that unless it's a series with the same characters, but I loved this one too! The story line of this one was definitely one of a kind and really interesting. I did not guess the ending at all!! This one fits the one word title category.
I think I'm too dumb to truly appreciate this book (quantum physics has never really been my thing lol). I'm putting this in the funny book category because I did laugh out loud at some of the jokes and funny books are hard to find it seems like... I was seriously thinking about reading a Hank the Cowdog book because I couldn't find anything and I loved those books when I was a kid. Once I realized what year this book was written I did understand a little better why everything thought it was so great. It mentions touch screens before touch screens were a thing lol. Still... wasn't my favorite.
I finished the previous book in the middle of the night and didn't have a book on my nook that applied to the list so I just started the next Susan Conant book. Once I start one I have to finish it even if I can't find a category it fits in. I loved this, obviously, it's been one of my favorite series hehe. It seemed like she spent a lot of time explaining dog facts in this one where she didn't do that in the previous ones, but I still liked it. One of the things I really enjoyed about this series is that when I started reading it I noticed how it talked about dogs like the reader already knows a lot about them and is already just as obsessed hehe. :)
The high school librarian at the school where my husband works is helping me find books for the challenge (because I was running out of stuff I already had) and she chose this one for the based in high school book. Unfortunately it's based during summer, so it doesn't apply to that category, but the ending made my teary eyed so I'll put it in the book that made me cry category (I had put one in that category before, but I moved some around so it's still available). The ending was kind of expected, but the way it put you in the main characters point of view so strongly it did get to me more than I thought it would. I didn't care for how it jumped around in the beginning, but once I got into the story I realized how it was kind of necessary to really show me who the main character was. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
Well that's all for September. I'm already halfway through two other books (one I don't think applies... ugh!), but they will go in the October post. :) I seriously need to read more! I'm running out of time!!!!
P.S. I really could use suggestions for the rest of the categories, especially a classic romance, a book I was supposed to read in school but didn't, a book with bad reviews, a book set in the future, a book set in high school and a banned book.