Reading Challenge – Part Two
December 16, 2013 § Leave a comment
Read review here. My response to this book is no. Just no. I’d give it negative stars if I could.
I can’t remember much about this book except for the fact that I was excited to read it and hugely disappointed by the end of the book.
It was such a struggle to get through this book. I hated absolutely everything except for the prose.
Very similar to Speak but equally engaging and enjoyable to read.
Read this for my Victorian Literature class. A melodrama – pretty funny but nothing too great.
31-33. Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Search
Again, love the art, hate the story. Especially Part 3… just… what?
Isabelle Allende is one of the best writers I have come across in 2013. She could probably write a grocery list beautifully and I would read it. It helps that the book was engaging in other aspects too but seriously, the prose is fantastic.
Often praised as one of King’s best works but I just couldn’t get into it. I didn’t know if it was because I was still hung over from IT, but it just didn’t measure up to many other King novels, or even come close.
Read my review here. Another book to which all I have to say is… no.
Read my review here. A really sweet book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
Really interesting concept but in the hands of an amateur writer. Very poor plot, characterisation and writing.
This was just a really sad story. A well written sad story, but still very, very, very sad.
40-41. The Hybrid Chronicles
Read my review here. This was a beautifully written, wonderful book about a girl’s struggles with being biracial.
Read this for my Monsters of the Market class. It was… strange and disturbing but you couldn’t stop reading it. Many prominent parallels with Dracula.
Had to read this for my Reading Gender and Sexuality Class. I also wrote an essay on the scopic economies in the Blood Chamber and Angela Carter’s subversion of the fairy tale genre. I really loved this – it was engaging and beautifully written with really intriguing insight into ordinary fairy-tales.
Truly wonderful to see Hopkinson address the problems of representation and inclusion of people of colour in sci-fi and fantasy. Her short stories in the book were also engaging, and, as always, beautifully written.
I love Allie Brosh’s blog so it is unsurprising that I found her graphic novel to be just as funny and wonderful.
Not what I was expecting when I originally heard of it but it was an interesting read with great artwork.
Nominated for the Man Booker Prize. It was interesting and really well written but kind of grasping at straws sometimes. It was pretty ambivalent in what it was attempting to portray but that could also be taken as a positive thing, I suppose.
Bridge to Terabithia is another movie that I adore and it was wonderful to find that I loved the book too. Wonderfully written, simplistic and engaging.
I love the ambivalence of the structure of this book – is it a memoir? a collection of short stories? a novel? It’s a mixture of all of those, perhaps. Wonderfully written, beautifully structured and incredibly enjoyable to read.