The Hunger Games
I did not expect this to interest me at all. But, one day when one of the boys put it down in the car, I picked it up and started to read it. It had me, I looked forward to reading it each time and I finished it.
The Lovely Bones
This was a book club read. It wasn’t horrific, but it wasn’t my cup of tea. I’ll be honest, the whole “heaven” thing threw me off a bit and didn’t jive with my vision of it. Not that that is the end all, be all, but it seemed more like she was in purgatory. That said, it should bring about some interesting discussion amongst the ladies at book club.
A Heart of Stone
This is probably not the book to follow-up with after reading The Lovely Bones, as it deals with… some similar circumstances. Sort of. Stand alone it was still probably a “two” for me just because it was OK. I wouldn’t stop someone from reading it but wouldn’t gush over it either. It would have made a good discussion book, though, for a book club.
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
This was an interesting book. I didn’t have the stellar reaction that some people had, but I liked it enough.
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
If you liked The Hunger Games like I did, this is worth a read. I was told the second and third book were the best. I haven’t read the third yet, but I would say that the second book in the trilogy is at least as interesting as the first. I plan on reading the third book, too, after a little bit of a “book break” from the series.