Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Books I've been reading!

I've been going to the library a lot every few weeks and taking out at least 5 books at a time. I thought I would share some of my favorites that I've read lately!

1. The Lovely Bones

I loved it so much I bought a copy on Ebay. I'm still trying to win the dvd though! The way it is written reminds me of White Oleander or The Virgin Suicides (Other favorites of mine!) It is about a teenage girl that is murdered and how she observes her family and friends from heaven.


2. Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home

Very intriguing! I remember following this story on the news. It is told from each sisters point of view. Laura a journalist held in a North Korean Prison and her sister Lisa and the political fight to bring her sister home. I want to get a copy of this for myself.

3. Shutter Island

Ooooh this book had the weirdest twist at the end, that you would never expect. I didn't see the movie, but I can say the book kept me turning pages. This is a psychological thriller.




4. The Queen's Governess

Loved this book. It is told from Elizabeth I's governess Katherine Ashley's point of view. The story follows Elizabeth from a baby, until she becomes queen. It does take some liberties with the history of certain things but I really enjoyed it.



5. The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

Wasn't even expecting another Alison Weir book so I was excited to see this at my library. I pretty much own almost all of Alison Weir's historical non fiction & fiction books. I'm sure I will add this to my collection soon too. This is a non fiction account of Anne Boleyn's downfall. I haven't started this yet, but I'm excited too!

6. Uprising

I love just about all of Margaret Peterson Haddix books. All of her books keep you turning the pages. My especial favorite book of hers is Running Out of Time. Uprising is more the tone of Ann Rinaldi's books. It is about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 and follows 3 girls that become friends working there. Another book I'd like a personal copy of!

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