Friday, May 11, 2012

recent reads

i thought i'd do a post on some of my recent reads.

i've been kind of a book worm since school started to slow down a bit. and now that i don't have school and work, i've been reading a lot. i start back at work the 21st and school the 29th, so i'm trying to get all my reading in before then.

1 - 3 // mr. grey

i had NO idea what these books were about. i had seem the name tossed around on blogs and twitter, and i thought it'd give it a go.

well, i was definitely shocked!! but i loved the books. i read all 3 in less than a week.

just a warning for those who haven't read it and haven't heard anything about it...they're, um, how do you say? dirty. yes, that. and probably a bunch of other words that i don't want to say because i know my dad is reading this.

i've told all my friends about the books, and i've gotten a few of them hooked. you're welcome, friends!

4 - 5 // divergent & insurgent

i heard about divergent right as i finished the hunger games series. i was looking for something else to read that was similar to the hunger games, and this hit the nail on the head.

it's really different from the hunger games, but still kind of has that feel. lots of exciting stuff. action and love.

the second book didn't come out until the beginning of may {so just a few days ago}, so i had to be patient and wait for it.

i don't like waiting.

as soon as it came out, i bought it. i decided to re-read divergent so it would be fresh on my mind.

insurgent didn't disappoint! it was even more action than the first.

definitely a good read, especially if you liked the hunger games.

6 // the vow

i read this just because of the movie. i thought it would be interesting.

it wasn't really all that great. at least not to me. i enjoyed learning about the story, but nothing really beyond that.

i'm curious about the movie. i haven't seen it yet, but i'm going to watch it and see how well it portrays the book.

7 // water for elephants

i never saw the movie, but really wanted to. i knew it was a book, but i forgot until just recently.

i thought it would be a good book to read by the pool. i started it the other day, and will hopefully finish it over the weekend.

so far, it's pretty good. it's starting to get more exciting. i can't wait to finish it and watch the movie!!

8 // the lucky one

yes, i'm all about books that have movies based on them.

my friends told me this book was really good, and i'm all about nicholas sparks, so it's next on my list of books to read. actually, it's the only one that i haven't read in this list.

i already bought it, so as soon as i finish water for elephants, i will be starting it!

the movie doesn't really look all that good to me. not sure if i'll go see it. but i'll definitely read the book!

so, those are all of my recent reads {and a to-read}.

any book recommendations for me??


Diana said...

I thought the same thing about The Vow. I thought it was going to be about the movie..and it wasnt. It was an o.k book but the movie was way better.

Thad said...

Your dad saw the SNL skit last week about 50 Shades of Grey too. I'm glad you have a Kindle......
Thanks for not sharing the details.