I hope you are all recovering nicely from Thanksgiving.
I ate WAY too much. Then took a nap. Then woke up and ate some leftovers.
I wasn't even hungry, I am just a sucker for apple pie. Anyway….
Let's talk books!
I was really excited about this novel. It's the first by Miss Julia Holmes, who I believe is an editor at Rolling Stone magazine. And it had a very unique writing style, and such an interesting idea behind it. The premise is this world where the men sort of have to play a social game to win the honor of marriage, otherwise they become laborers. It sort of made me think of The Bachelor gone literary. But in the end I just found it too wordy and difficult to follow. Sorry.
Lucy was an absolutely marvelous read. I truly loved this book! It's almost like a modern-day Frankenstein, if Mary Shelley had decided to make her monster a teenage girl and the narrator of her own story. Gonzales' novel centers around the life a young girl who is half human and half ape, and explores what might happen if such a being were living in modern America. If you read this, you will absolutely fall in love with Lucy, she is charming and witty and is stuck with a life that she did not choose.
It is no secret that I love the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. I believe it to be one of the most addictive young adult series, like, ever. I adored the final book in the series, and in case you too are a fan and have not had the pleasure of reading this yet I won't say anything about how it all ends. I will say that Collins ties up a love triangle as well as a war with such grace and honesty. It's quite bitter sweet. But if it wasn't I think we would have missed one of the main points driving this work of fiction, and that is that war is awful and in the end it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys because war makes us all do terrible and sad things to each other.
So that's what I've been reading lately. I'm in the market for any good recommendations you might have, so please, comment away.
Also, if you like book reviews or recommendations (or just rants:) then click on the little button that says "Books" in red below this post to see some of my past reads.
P.S all images found via amazon and google image search.