Again, this meme was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and the kids' version borrowed from the awesome ladies at Teach Mentor Texts
So, this week I read:
The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I was sorely disappointed. I loved Hazel, but Agustus was just too perfect; so perfect that I didn't even care about him as a person. The plot was predictable and the themes heavy-handed too, I felt. Maybe my expectations were just too high.
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis. I felt the story bogged down a bit, but I just adored Deza. Maybe my favorite character I've read about so far this year.
It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins. I don't know if I'll go as far as to say I "like" Lance Armstrong, but golly, if his story isn't inspiring and fascinating, then I don't know what is.
The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf. I really wanted to love this one. I REALLY did! but, unfortunately, I wasn't a fan. It didn't grab me at all; it was a chore to get through and I didn't care about any of the characters. I thought the end notes were more interesting than the actual text. I readily admit that I am in the minority here as most of the people I know who have read this LOVED it. Just wasn't a good fit for me.
I'm currently reading:
and, no, I still haven't given up on:
This week I plan to start reading:
or maybe even both. Can't decide if I want to read the Shattering since it isn't on any of my "best-of" lists (I know, that's a lame way of deciding what to read, but it's my way and I'm sticking to it), but it really seems like something I might enjoy, and I already have it checked out.