11. Read 30 new books
Here is a little update for you as I work my way through 30 new books, definitely one thing is in common with all of the books that are on this list, they are all being read on this trusty little friend that comes with me everywhere I go now:
so, the books that I have read so far include:
Hunger Games Trilogy
I think there are enough reviews on these books around to not have to re-hash everything here but I have to say, like many people, I devoured the first, meagerly read the second and struggled my way through the third book. I was not impressed with this series the longer that it went on. I have read it now, I should be able to answer the most basic trivia question on them in the future and I know what I am not missing out on.
Sarah's Key, Tatiana Rosnay
This is a book set both during the 1942 Paris roundups and deportation and also present day. It is a captivating book about a young girl in wartime Paris and a mother in present day Paris researching a little talked about subject.
I enjoyed this book mainly due to the fact that I really learnt a lot. I didnt know much about the roundups in Paris, or much of anything that happened in Paris in WWII. It was set around a wonderful story that really kept me reading until well into the evening.
My Life, Bill Clinton
Im not 100% sure why I started this book, but it was easy to read to start with still I am not anywhere near finished. Can anyone help me finish this one? Is it worth pushing through with this book?
Next up I am planning on reading:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Any other must reads?