Thursday, October 18, 2012

Expanding My Options

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to read! I love to read lots of different kinds of books, even kids' books. There are, however, a lot of books that I haven't read. I decided to take a chance and read some "Literature". I have a list in my head of what I want to try. Here are reviews of some of them I have read so far. I don't give away too much in case you want to read them yourself.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
This is a strange story. It starts out interesting with a group of young boys stranded on a deserted island. I love a good survival story! As the story continues it just gets crazier and crazier! I really sympathized with Piggy and was sad when his glasses broke. This book was okay. I kind of skimmed the end because it got so weird.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
This is  a story about a young girl growing up in the South. The time period was when everyone did not share equal rights, especially in that part of our country. This story was very well written and a favorite in my list so far. I would definitely recommend this book!
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
This story was set in the 1930's right after the Great Depression. Even though this book is a very sad tale, I really liked it. I don't know a whole lot about that time period in our history and I thought it was educational. The characters in the story were very real. They did the best they could with what they had. The ending was a bit strange, but I would recommend this book.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
This is a very unusual story. It was kind of confusing, but I enjoyed the crazy ride. You are just dropped into this girl's life and have to catch up with what is going on. I enjoyed this story, but there was one part I had to put the book down and take a couple of deep breaths. It was a bit overwhelming. After a moment I could continue reading. If you like bizarre books, read this one!
I have also currently tried two Jane Austen books. I'm not sure I am going to get through a whole one of those. I will try again soon. Right now I'm reading Watership Down. Gotta love the bunnies!
Feel free to give me some suggestions if you have a favorite book you want me to read!

1 comment:

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird is a favorite of mine also. It's based on a real case that happened in Monroeville (sp?) Alabama. I've been doing some reading lately also, mostly southern books. (I'm homesick lately.) One that had me laughing is Cake Icing, Butt Budder and Tea Lids by Renee Andrews. It had me cracking up! My Adventures at Wally-World by Mike Devlin was good - pretty much summed up what I had seen when my first husband worked for them. I Called Him Dancer by Edward G. Snipes was a really good Christian read. A Little Housekeeping Book for Little Girls by Caroline French Benton was a cute little read. All of these are on the kindle (you can download a kindle reading app free for your smart phone or your computer) and all were free when I got them anyway. :)