What I read from
September 12- October 13
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Contemporary, Young Adult, Metal Illness
Laurie Halse Anderson has a knack for writing real and raw topics and doing them well and even beautifully. This is a story about a teen dealing with an eating disorder, anorexia. It is told from her perspective so we see glimpses into a possible reality for those who suffer from this disorder. It's heartbreaking and haunting and dark and even a little hopeful. This book has some language
Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson
I reviewed this a few posts back. You can find it here.
But in short, it was fabulous.
The Thing About Jane Spring by Sharon Krum
Adult, Romance, Chick Lit
A hard as nails woman lawyer doesn't know what she's doing wrong, why she can't get a man. So she finds someone it's worked for and uses her strategy. It just so happens, this person is Doris Day. From rough around the edges to simply sweet, does it end up working? Interesting plot idea but I thought the characters were a little weak. This one to me dragged on and on.
Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman
Dystopia, Middle Grade, Childrens
After World War III this little town is trying to sustain themselves by encouraging everyone to invent something every year. Hope is 12 and kinda stinks at this big time. She's brave and risk-taking though and enjoys jumping through the Bombs Breath (the off limits gas left over from the war). When bandits come into town Hope is determined to help any way she can. A cute dystopic story for young kids. I really think my 10 year old would love this one.
Update on my 2013 goal:
Current total 87/100 books (8% ahead of schedule).
I gotta sprint to the finish line to hit my goal.
Did you set a goal this year?
How are you doing with it?