1. Winter of the World. This is the sequel to Fall of Giants, that I read last month. This story follows the families from the first book through the twist and turns of the second World War. I definitely connected with the characters in the first book, so I was eager to continue following their stories. I completely devoured this book, I was sucked in by the history and gaining new perspective about how the war effected everyone, all around the world.
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain. This book depressed the hell out of me. I had a hard time picking it up and going back to it because it kept getting worse and worse. If it had not been so short, I would have been tempted to quit it halfway through. I don’t need my books to be all about sunshine and rainbows, but this book kept dragging me down further and further.
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I am a pretty big Lisa See fan and I have had this in my to-read pile for a while now. I thought it would appropriate to read on the plane ride over to Shanghai. It was a quick, beautiful read. It was rich in Chinese scenery and I loved reading about the culture.
4. The Poisonwood Bible. I received this book from Dorothy, in a blogger book exchange. This book is about a Baptist missionary family in the Congo, it is told from the alternating perspectives of the mother and 4 daughters. This book was intriguing and heart-breaking, but a little dragged out. I feel like the story could have been told in about half the amount of pages. The first 300 pages seemed to drone on and on, the pace finally picked up towards the end.
What are you currently reading?
11/22/63 by Stephen King, and loving it!
I have still yet to read any of Stephen King’s books. Let me know how you end up liking this one in the end, maybe I will check it out!
i could not get into The Poisonwood Bible although I’ve liked other Kingsolver books
That’s good to know, I was wondering about her other books.
I was a huge BSC fan. I didn’t just want to read them though. I HAD to own them all lol. I remember I had a long white book case filled with the BSC books. All in order of course. I have no idea what happened to them =(
A huge bookcase filled with BSC books would have been my dream come true as a kid!
Sorry you didn’t love Poisonwood Bible. I think maybe the “been there, done that” being able to relate to things in the book might have something to do with why some of us loved it so much. Her other books take place in the US so maybe you’ll have more of a connection with them.
I really appreciate sharing Kingslover with me, her writing was beautiful and this was the first book of hers I read. I definitely want to try some of her other books.
I’ve been wanting to read Art of Racing in the Rain for AGES. I’m sad you didn’t like it. I don’t mind depressing books though so I may end up enjoying it more than you… We’ll see whenever I get to it!
Do you have it? I am happy to send it your way if you don’t!