At the beginning of this year I made a goal of 12 books in 2012 on my Goodreads profile. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’m reading them on a Kindle, but for some reason I’ve been speeding through books faster than usual. I’m on a roll, 9 books read, and it’s not even halfway through the year yet!
I posted earlier on ways to read on the Kindle without breaking the bank. And recently a bestie of mine (Jenny shoutout!) gave me the best trick of all. First, you need to know how to download PDF ebooks online. Next, you send them to your kindle like a PDF. You need to know your kindle email address, which you can find at: http://www.amazon.com/myk. You register your personal email address as an email address that can send emails to your kindle account. And send the pdfs to your kindle with the subject line: convert. The pdfs convert to book form and appear on your Kindle. It’s the best.
Recently I’ve read:
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson
I didn’t love this book. But the book ties up the series and all the open storylines, so I’m glad I read it. It was really slow, and just like I’ve mentioned in my reviews for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Girl who Played with Fire. All the Swedish names just get mixed up in my head and I start forgetting who’s good and who’s bad. I read it on audio book so that I could zone in and out of the boring parts. My favorite part of the book was the trial. I loved that role Annika Giannini played, she teamed up with Salander and kicked some butt.
I did recently watch the American movie version of Girl with the Dragon tattoo and I was shocked by how good it was! After turning off the Swedish version halfway, I wasn’t planning to like it. But they did a tremendous job turning a book with so many details into a suspenseful thriller anyone who hasn’t read the book can watch and enjoy.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I’ll admit it. I have a YA dystopian novel addiction. I just love how fast paced they are and the different perspectives on the effects of our current society on the future. My inner nerd just loves it.
This book takes place in a society that views love as a serious disease: amor deliria nervosa. The society goes as far as to give every citizen a surgery on their 18th birthday to remove all sense of emotion. The best part of this book is the author’s writing style. I’m not one to analyze writing skills, but her descriptions are beautiful, yet without crossing the line of going to far into “fluffiness.” (Yes, that’s as technical as my terms get.) But it follows a girl’s months before her 18th birthday and the inner struggle between the good and the bad of this “disease.” It’s very interesting. I would not compare this to Hunger Games. Hunger Games was by farrrrr better. But if you are into the dystopian themes, this is another great book to read.
Now I started reading Still Missing.
This book had me spell bound from the first sentence. I’m not even halfway yet, but I highly recommend it due to the way it’s got me hooked and keeps me up at all hours of the night unable to get away. Review to come soon!
What are you reading? Do you have any other good book recommendations for me?