Saturday, June 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing Wrapup

I didn't have much of a list to start with here is just the recap of what I did read:

The Shack by William Paul Young
--interesting read - my prior reading of Frank Peretti made it pretty easy to embrace the imagination of a different perspective of God

--I have loved watching Heath Ledger since 10 Things I Hate About You - it was an interesting read with lots of fun pictures

Tribute by Nora Roberts
The Villa by Nora Roberts
--definitely found a new favorite author. saw the TV movie of Tribute not long after I finished it and was reminded why I prefer reading books to seeing movies of books (it was a lot different with lots of missing pieces)

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
--another new author for me....not sure what I think. Her books take me longer to get into than I ususally prefer, but they are not bad.

Amazonia by James Rollins
The Last Oracle by James Rollins
The Judas Strain by James Rollins
Excavation by James Rollins
--another new favorite author, courtesy of my Phillip-in-law......mystery, thriller, medical, spy stuff, etc

Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch
--chick lit, but not very uplifting and had more language and sketchy scenes than I usually prefer

Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
--I love the TV show Bones, which is based on these books. I like the TV show better.

Memory in Death by J.D. Robb
--Nora Roberts writes under this nom de plume.....this one was a futuristic cop drama. Didn't love it so much. Probably will just stick to Nora Roberts writing as herself.

Currently I'm reading The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan Burrough. It was recommended to me by a friend at church and since I work for a descendant of one of the 4 men profiled in the book, thought it might be especially interesting. So far so good, though it is a slower read than normal for me.

That's it for now.....tune in come Fall for more book reading posts!


That Girl said...

I've just finished the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. I really liked them.

Nise' said...

You did great! I love the In Death series.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Good job! I've never read any books by James Rollins, but they definitely sound like my kind of novels. I'll have to check them out.

Thanks for being part of Spring Reading Thing '09!

Keri said...

How you described the Shack is perfect. You didn't gush and say it was the best, most wonderful book ever. You realized it is someone's imagination. While it can be a good read for sure people need to be careful of what is considered fiction and nonfiction. I just appreciate your view and not going overboard with a review of it. :)

kimberly t. bowling said...

I've read several of these on your list, but am glad to find some new authors and titles to try as well.

Did you read My Sister's Keeper by Picoult? It was one of my book clubs first reads last year...and then we went to see the movie of it a week ago. Just thought you might enjoy vs. movie.

Also, agree with Keri on your description of the Shack.