November 14, 2014

Twitterature: The Whoa-I-Haven't-Reviewed-a-Book-in-a-While Edition

The problem with a series like 31 Book Pics, is that although it was exceptionally fun, it means that I'm having a hard time making myself blog in the last week or two (as you've probably noticed). I got so used to having a prompt every day, and just sitting down to write a quick caption for the day's photo, that now a real blog post seems suspiciously hard.

It also means I haven't told you much about what I've been reading, so be prepared for a super long round-up! Luckily for you, I'm doing it Twitterature style - so each review will be 140 characters or less.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Ironically, since this is a book about a girl named Cath who writes fanfiction, I'm obsessed. I might have to write fanfiction about Cath.

The Murder of Harriet Krohn* by Karin Fossum. A mystery from the murderer's POV - chronicling his increasing anxiety that he'll be caught, and his guilt for his actions. Interesting!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. For the YABMC. I really liked this one - a novel take on a familiar subject. (The dark, but brilliant, life of a young girl during WW2.)

As You Wish by Cary Elwes. A slow beginning, but I ended up enjoying Cary's stories of life on the set of the Princess Bride. Andre the Giant sounds so charming.

Where She Went by Gayle Forman. Crazy short, really good. I think I read the whole book in about 56 minutes. A nice follow up to If I Stay.

Five* by Ursula Archer. Felt obligated to review, since by a series of strange events, I got mailed three copies of the ARC. Murderer geocaches body parts. #ewww

The Wolf and the Lamb* by Frederick Ramsay. Pontius Pilate arrested for murder. Gamaliel investigates, in the week before Jesus's crucifixion. A fascinating twist on a familiar story.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. BEST THING EVER. Go read it. Creepier than early books in series, but brilliant. So far everyone who's read it, loves it. #blue

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. This series is just so much FUN. And so informative about Greek/Roman mythology at the same time! Wish they'd been around when I was a kid.

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. My first Moyes book! I liked it, but I didn't love it. I'll have to read another before I think about joining the Moyes cult.

Out of those ten books, my favorites were The Book Thief, Fangirl, and Blue Lily, Lily Blue.

What have YOU been reading?

Planning to link up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's Twitterature tomorrow! This post contains a couple of affiliate links. And starred books were reviewed for Shelf Awareness.