nikki (nikki_cee) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Books Read in January

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane
The Hardy Boys: When the Clock Ticked by Franklin W. Dixon

I only made it to 48 books last year, but hopefully I'll make my 50 book goal this year :)

The Hobbit and Peter Pan were rereads, The Hobbit in anticipation of the movie (I'm also rereading the rest of the LOTR series, and am currently halfway through Fellowship of the Ring) and Peter Pan was just a childhood favourite I desperately wanted to reread :) Kurt Vonnegut  was an author I wanted to check out for awhile now--and Slaughterhouse-Five a book I've wanted to read for awhile--and I thoroughly enjoyed both novels, but if I had to recommend only one that would Cat's Cradle. Selected Poems was just an ebook I had found and thought would make an interesting read, and it definitely did...Darkness, Take My Hand is a part of the Genarro/Kenzie series, which I started reading last year (and have been reading out of order) and fell in love with quickly (I watched Gone Baby Gone, then read Mystic River, then watched Mystic River, then read Gone, Baby, Gone)...and The Hardy Boys (haha) was chosen solely because I loved the books as a kid and decided hey, let's read some Hardy Boys :P It was an interesting novel, though, with a great plot (I was confused way more than I probably should have been, what with being a 21 year old reading a book written for 12 year old boys). I find that Dixon's writing lacks a lot in description, but he definitely makes up for it in story :)

What I'm currently reading (and will hopefully finish in February): Damned by Chuck Palahniuk, LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring byJ.R.R. Tolkien, Big Sur by Jack Kerouac, How to Write A Sentence and How to Read One By Stanley Fish, and The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as a couple books on how to write cover letters and resumes (needs a job so bad:/)

I'm very open to book suggestions, as well, so if you think there are any books I may like, suggest away! :)

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