Friday, September 19, 2008

The Ghost of Books Past

Since I do not have the patience to write a whole entry on each book I've read this year, I'm just going to do a few sentences on each. If I can remember... These will be installments until I finish writing about all of the books, most recent, to the first book I read this year.

Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski: Alex and I were talking about books and she reccomended this. I read it in less than 24 hours. It's about this guy who decides to be homeless for a few months to know what it is like to depend totally on God. 3 1/2 / 5

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs: This is not some religious crud book. The guy who wrote this is really funny. He takes the Bible literally for a year, from stoning adulterers to not wearing clothes with mixed fibers. 4 / 5

The Kitchen god's Wife by Amy Tan: This book has a really good storyline about uncovering family secrets, which I have found out is the type of book I really like. I don't know why. It wasn't a page turner, but I liked it. 4 /5

Life of Pi by Yann Martel: This is a quick read unlike any of the survival stories you've ever read. A teenager and a bengal tiger are the only survivors of a shipwreck. Maybe I only liked it so much because it was the first book I read after my daunting AP English summer reading. 4 / 5

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor: My first book by a Russian author failed to impress me. Everyone told me it's great. IT'S NOT. It's a long, long, boring, book about a guy who kills 2 people and can't manage his money. That's all. Don't read it. 1 / 5

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey: Everyone I talked to hated it because of the whole Oprah thing, but I liked it. I understand why there is the odd punctuation style. I counted the book as fiction, not a memoir, so I could appreciate it more. (3 /5)

Othello : This was the first Shakespeare play I read on my own. I cheated. I had the No Fear Shakespeare edition. I'm still not a big fan of Shakespeare. (2 / 5)

So Super Starry: This was a stupid chick lit book I honestly don't remember anything about.

Getting the Boot: Another chick lit book about a girl who goets to study abroad and almost gets kicked out. I wanted to kill her.

Cupcake: I had to read the last book in the series! Gingerbread and Shrimp are the other books. This chick lit series is still close to my heart though.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: I love this book. I overanalyzed everything and it took me forever to read it. LOVE it. That's all I can say. 5 / 5