Monday, June 22, 2009

My Reading List

It’s becoming ridiculous, really. My book list is huge. The more I check up on other book bloggers, the longer the list gets. There are just so many good books out there. I was hoping to finish my book list this summer, but I know now that it won’t be possible. There’s just not enough time. It’s safe to say that the list will spill into the school year.

Right now I’m reading Tweak by Nic Sheff. It’s a true story about a drug addict. I’m only eighty pages in and there has already been some very disturbing content. It’s to be expected, so I shouldn’t be too surprised.

The next book I’ll be reading is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I know, I know, it’s an older book. I just got around to buying it at Changing Hands. It was deep discount, which is mainly why I bought it. I heard some goods things about it and just thought, “What the heck. Why not.”

After that, I plan on buying The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I am most looking forward to this. It looks amazing…

Audrey Niffenegger’s innovative debut, The Time Traveler’s Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

The Time Traveler’s Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals—steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

I’m excited to read this. It looks original and fresh.

Anyway, review of Tweak will be coming soon.


pirate penguin said...

Walking through a literary fog is just ASKING for a major headache.

muchas gracias for your wonderful feedback on my review. I was afraid that it might've sounded a little rushed. xD I sat down for a long time trying to gather my thoughts for Betwixt. It wasn't something easy to grade, like a Meg Cabot book for instance. I like the cover for Tweaked; it looks like something I would do if I were using the paint program on my computer, haha. The scribbles! Time Traveller's Wife looks really good...I never got around to reading it because I'm afraid I might not like the way it plays out. So I'm counting on your review! Make me change my mind, lol! Ah dude, my book list is always growing. As intense bookworks, we're just gonna have to accept that the road to reading will never end-but we get a lot of fun adventures out of it!

pirate penguin said...

Oh no! Meg Cabot's books are like cake for your brain! They're the perfect example of fluff...only better.

pirate penguin said...

Meg Cabot=fun, cute AND easy to read fluff. She's mostly known for her princess diaries series...I haven't read all of them but they're fun.

I would definetely recommend her Queen of Babble series. Technically it falls under the "adult" genre, but it's just so cute! and there are some serious moments tied in. Meg Cabot is just a genius. And AIRHEAD. I lurve Airhead. That book is totally YA.

pirate penguin said...

Where did you go??!?!?