Sunday, October 11, 2009

Books I've read while here

Eric Brende: Better Off
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Scarlet Letter

The books listed below were found so I could read something like Juliet Marrillier's epic books! I was not disappointed with my findings :)

Jules Watson :White Mare and Dawn Stag--GREAT BOOKS!! Kind of slow at first but they really pick up and then suddenly...they're done. It's almost sad :(
Jacqueline Carey: Kusheil's Dart, Kusheil's Chosen, Kusheil's Avatar...etc. Her books are edgy and not for someone who is sensitive to what they read. There is a lot of war, love, and ugly things about the world. I have only read the first one but I plan on reading the others. I have to know what happens to Phedre!! If anything does (I haven't finished it) But I absolutely enjoyed the plot twists and the dangers in this book!

For fun:

Gregory Maguire: Wicked, Mirror Mirror, Confessions of the Ugly Step Sister

3 comments:

Sara Michele said...

I thought about the Jacqueline Carey books, but I wasn't sure.

What on earth led you to pick up the Scarlet Letter? You don't often find people reading that one outside of a Lit course- nicely done!

Funnyyoushouldmentionthis said...

I like Hawthorne and I never had to read it...so I thought I'd put myself through the 'torture' of it. I actually really really liked it. But then, I'm a strange little biologist who likes to read things outside of the science relm.

I think you would like the books, but I'd recommend borrowing them from the library first. At least the first one so you have more of an idea what you're getting yourself into.
I really liked it, though. It was a slow read for me but enjoyable.

Scott G said...

I LOVE Hawthorne. Nice choice. Nothing like some good ole fashioned 19th century lust gone wrong.