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Books 32 - 37

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz - I did not know anything about the Dominican Republic at all before reading this, so it was very interesting in that respect. I am glad I knew a little Spanish, or else I would have missed out on a lot of untranslated dialogue. This is also more of a family saga than the story of one dude (Oscar), which is why I found the choice of narrator a little strange - Oscar's sister's ex-boyfriend. I LOVED the use of footnotes. (I am a sucker for footnotes.)

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner - I found myself really liking both the main character, Addie, and the love interest, Jordan, but not the best friend, Valerie. She seemed so one dimensional compared to Jordan and Addie - and I know this is because we have sections written from Jordan's POV & Addie's POV, and the only information we get about Valerie is from Addie's perspective. So I as the reader feel that I do not know her as well. So the "long lost best friend" plot was a little unbelievable. I thought this was an okay book, aside from that, up until the last chapter. I hated the ending. Too perfect & unbelievable!

Soulless by Gail Carriger - I liked this romance a lot - fantasy steampunk, set in a victorian comedy of manners. Loved that. I hope the sequels live up to it.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - Very good. Had to go buy the sequel after finishing this. I had actually never heard of this book before I saw one of my Goodreads friends had read & liked it - I guess there was a lot of hype about it?

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - I liked this one just as much as the first one.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - I read all three of these within 4 days, which is unheard of for me. I liked the end alot. The author really didn't pull any punches, which I appreciated.
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