Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Year in Review

It's that time of year when we go over the best of 2011. I had made a vow to read more, but I haven't kept to my promise. There are a few gems I came across this year that captured my heart.

The Hunger Games Trilogy

I kept hearing about this trilogy and I even tried to read it in February, but was not in the appropriate head space. I borrowed the books from a friend and was instantly hooked. The love story is beautiful, but more than that is the frightening world that Collins creates. It's definite must-read.

Persuasion-Jane Austen

Persuasion was the one Jane Austen novel I hadn't read yet and I'm glad that I finally picked it up. Anne is very likeable and it fills me with the warm and fuzzies. Austen's wit is spot on as usual and its definitely a book that everyone should read.

The Help

I really loved this novel. The movie was good, but it lacked the emotional punch that the book could deliver. I loved how it portrayed such delicate issues of race with tenderness and subtlelty.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

My apologies

I'd like to apologize to all of my readers because I apparently suck at read-alongs. But, in my defense life got in the way especially school. I will be doing my review of each part starting next week. I promise.