I set this goal, and then never read anything. I was so preoccupied with things, I told myself that I probably wouldn’t even read anything till the end of summer. That pretty much held true, but now I’m on my way to completing this.
1. The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
I read this super fast, and couldn’t put it down. It leaves you taking a happy sigh by the end, and the whole idea itself is pretty unique.
2. Sundays at Tiffany’s – James Patterson
This one too, had a unique idea to it that I enjoyed, and fell in love with the characters. The ending was anti-climatic, but at the same time, exactly what I wanted to happen.
3. Paddle to the Sea – Holling C. Holling
I know it’s a children’s book, but I came across it, and decided to read it. It kind of started slow for me, but by the end, I thought it was pretty good, and would recommend it to kids of all ages. I’ll probably be reading a lot more younger books, seeing that my new job is in an elementary school library. :)
4. The Bell Jar – Silvia Plath
This, I’ve wanted to read for a while, and finally did. It was VERY well written, and the story is pretty intense. It really showed a side of story telling that I was unfamiliar with and knew little about. I loved it.
5. The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger
I wanted to read something a little lighter after The Bell Jar, and picked up this one. I saw the movie when it came out, which I enjoyed, and kind of always wanted to read the book since then. I enjoyed the book, but because I’m not that into specifics of fashion, some of the descriptions were rough to get through. I don’t recall the movie that much, but I do know that some things were quite different between the two. I’ll have to see the movie again to decide which I like more.