4.15.2014

Twitterature: 2014 reading update

Hey, guys! I'm trying a different approach to posting my reading reviews: Twitterature (inspired by Modern Mrs. Darcy).I've been on a reading streak this year and am already past the halfway point for my annual goal. Without further ado, I present my book reviews in Tweet form, complete with hashtags. #obviously


Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
4 stars, Another reread during the holidays and just as enjoyable as the first time around. I wouldn't recommend this series to anyone under 15 years old. #girlonfire

Lexicon, Max Berry
3 stars, An interesting thriller and look at language. It kept me reading, though in the end, it's unmemorable. #meh

The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
3 stars, An intriguing enough idea, the author tackles a list of resolutions throughout the year. Her methodology provoked some ideas for improving my own life, though I found her tone to be too didactic at parts. #selfimprovement

Alice's Tulips, Sandra Dallas
4 stars, A reread done audiobook style. This is a story that made me want to keep listening and made doing the dishes far more entertaining. Listening to the letter format was a little weird at first, but I adjusted and thoroughly enjoyed this story. #easylistening

Inferno, Dan Brown
3 stars, Another audiobook. Brown's books make me roll my eyes while I keep reading/listening to another chapter. While the Langdon books are formulaic, something should be said for a story that makes me want to keep listening. #poplit

Women and the Priesthood, Sheri L. Dew
5 stars, A book for Mormon women. This book tackles the current women-priesthood issue with grace and directness. Dew draws on scripture to help the reader understand priesthood doctrine. I came away with a much greater understanding of how women fit and contribute to God's work. #requiredmormonreading

The Stand, Stephen King
5 stars, My first King novel didn't disappoint. I loved the complex characters and the epic nature of the book. I still think about it months after I finished. A beast of a book, the 1000 pages are compelling, dark, and inspiring. #apocolypse #athinker

Blackmoore, Julianne Donaldson
4 stars, Surprisingly enjoyable chick-lit. A romance that doesn't go the way you expect and keeps you entertained and engaged with the characters. #twothumbsup #beachread

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
4 stars, Completely, thoroughly, unequivocally delightful. I loved every moment. One of the funniest, sweetest, most entertaining books I've read. #fastandfun

My Name Is Resolute, Nancy E. Turner
4 stars, Historical fiction that started out slow and grew more engaging for me the further I read. Not as good as my favorite Turner book but a good read all the same. #longandgood

The Persian Pickle Club, Sandra Dallas
4 stars, Another audio reread. Easy listening, likable characters, intriguing plot. I always enjoy books that have to do with sewing and textiles, and this book was especially delightful for that reason. #sewingnerd #mystery

Blackout, Connie Willis
3 stars, Another audiobook. I took a while to get into the story, and that may be because I listened to it. Dealing with time travel between 2060 and WWII, this book demands your attention or you lose track of the story. #timetravel

Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
4 stars, A sweet and melancholy book about first loves. Reading about Eleanor and Park's romance sometimes made me uncomfortable only because I felt like I was intruding on something very personal. Reminds you of what it's like to be a teenager. #heartache #goreadit #YAlit

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3 comments:

Jenn said...

Visiting from Life of Bon- you had me at I've stars for the Stand. #skforlife I'm also plowing through some serious bookage this year, it's getting a little ridiculous. Anyway. Nice to meet you!

ashleynicole @ [real life, real love.] said...

Found you via Bon, and I've gotta say, Dang girl! You read like crazy! But I had to comment because you read The Happiness Project. Idk why exactly I loved it, but I did. I just think it's a great idea to strive to make your life happier, instead of waiting for happiness to show up on your doorstep.

Excited to come back and see more of what you have to say :)

ashleynicoleholmes.blogspot.com

Claire said...

My mom had a copy of the Persian Pickle Club laying around the house about the same time I discovered the Harry Potter series. For some reason I thought there was a book Titled Harry Potter and the Persian Pickle Club.

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