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Book Five, part iii

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

So I actually finished this book two days ago, I just have not had time to write about it. Sorry!

So finally, I have finished the Hunger Games Trilogy. It was AWESOME. I really am not a “series” person, but this book was great and kept me wanting to read all the time! I am really happy I read these books because they were so great although I was extremely disappointed in the ending of the trilogy. I was happy for the country of Panem, but as for the protagonist, Katniss, I felt it wasn’t exactly right. I kind of feel like Suzanne Collins just threw it in there with next to no details, where as the rest of the novels give intense detail about everything that happens. I never found myself questioning the plot except for the end.

I don’t want to ruin the novel, as I said in my last blog because if I tell you, it literally will give away the entire novel. I already knew what was going to happen, it was actually quite obvious. It was just a matter of finishing the novel to see what happens!

Well I strongly recommend this novel, you will not want to put it down!

I think that’s all for now, I will not ruin the book but you must eat it!!

Next book: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Book Number Four

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I literally JUST finished this book (not even five minutes ago….) and I am sorry it took sooo long to finish.

This book is a slower read, just because it is a bit harder to understand in the terms of who is speaking. The book is under the narration of one of the masters of the houses near Wuthering Heights but it is a story told by the housekeeper of Thrushcross Grange and the Heights, Ellen Dean (confusing..). There is one main protagonist, Mr. Healthcliff, who I would like to say is the main character in the book because besides the housekeeper and the master of Thrushcross Grange, he is the only person that remains in each chapter. The book is about the events that occur at Wuthering Heights from when Mr. Healthcliff is a young boy to the master of the house. It entails three love stories, but all with grim endings. This book is extremely depressing and slow-moving. Although it is a larger book (415 pages) it is a good book. A great classic if you are interested in those types of books, but you have to be willing to sit there and really understand the book in order to grasp the overall concept of it.

I did enjoy the book, but I probably won’t read it again for many years to come. It’s one of my mom’s favorite books. This one does not quite make it to my favorites list!

The next book(s) I will be reading is the Hunger games (the trilogy, so all three). My brother read these books in three weeks, so I hope to accomplish the same!

Book Number Three

Room by Emma Donoghue

This book is one of the best books I have ever read. I will saythat it is ONE of the best books, because there are others that are up there. But this one still makes the list. Once getting past the terrible grammar, you find yourself so wrapped up in the character that begin to BELIEVE that you are the protagonist. It has this sort of awe about it because the protagonist is not just a person, it’s a little boy and it is from his perspective. I enjoyed this novel so much that I just could not put it down! Every free second I had, I was reading that book. But anyways… about the book:

The book is based in the United States (as far as I know) about a five year old boy and his mother who are in this Room. There really isn’t anything more I can say about this Room, or else it would ruin the entire plot. It really does give you a different perspective from the eyes of a young boy who has been raised by one person, the only person he comes to know. And everything in this Room are the only things he knows. It’s a bittersweet story because there are so many tragic moments that make your heart yeild to this young boy, but at the same time the amount of good that reigns makes the story that much more of a page-turner. And the story is so real because it takes place in a society that we live in, it could happen to any one of us and we could be so oblvious to this fact. The book ends with bravery and triumph and leaves you feeling satisfied, which is one thing I look for in a good book. This is a phenenomal story of heartbreak, curiosity and adapting to new surroundings. This book is a must read! You won’t be able to put it down.. Not even kidding.

Next book I will be reading is a classic, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The only book she wrote, which ended up being one of the most famous classics. It’s kind of strange that I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I will now! See you in about a week.. maybe less, maybe more :)

Book Number One

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I read this book because everyone else did and because it became a movie with my favorite actor, Emma Stone. If you are looking for a book about change, this is one. The book is located in the southern part of America in the 1950’s, between the time of segregation. One of the protagonists is a young girl who has dreams of changing the world, changing how people see white people and dark people. The other protagonist is a black woman, who has been a servent to white people her whole life.. or as it is called in the novel, ‘the help’. Each chapter is a different person telling it from their perspective as it moves on through time. The progression from darker skinned tones with no rights, to having rights.

In my personal opinion, this book was slow-moving. Normally it does not take me long to read novels, but this book took me two months. It was good, don’t let me discourage you from reading it, but it was just a very slow book. I thought I would enjoy it, but I really didn’t. Although I don’t give it a total thumbs down, I think it makes a great plot! But I like it better as the movie than as the book.

Read on my friends, read on.

The Books I Will Read

These are in NO particular order. Except for the books that are from bottom to top, left to right in the picture I posted earlier. It goes as follows:

Oryx and Crake - Margaret Attwood

Jane Austen in Scardale (Or Love, Death, and the SATs) - Paula Marantz Cohen

Sarah`s Key - Tatiana De Rosnay

The Prophet of Zongo Street - Mohammed Naseehu Ali

Some Girls (My Life in Harem) - Jillian Lauren

Republic - Plato (an attempt to read and fully understand this book… wish me luck?)

My Sister’s Keeper - Jodi Picoult

Shopaholic Takes Manhatten - Sophie Kinsella

Lost December - Richard Paul Evans

Fear and Trembling - Soren Kierkegaard

The Social Contract - Jean Jacques Rousseau (I have already read most of this… but it was over a year ago. I have decided to reread this one and finish it)

Room - Emma Donoghue

(Second Row - bottom to top)

Generation A - Douglas Coupland

The Prophet -

Appointment With Death - Agatha Christie

Sad Cypress - Agatha Christie

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

The Catcher in the Rye - J.S. Salinger

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - Ken Kesey

The Help - Kathryn Stockett

Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult

The Penelopiad - Margaret Attwood

Player One - Douglas Coupland

Snow Falling On Cedars - David Guterson

MISSING FROM PICTURE:

One Day - David Nicolls

The Hunger Series (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay) - Suzanne Collins

Here are all the books I plan on reading and blogging about. I know it is a LOT to read.. and there are four missing from there.. Oh well I shall enjoy. Besides I’m already two down!

 Oh and yes, that would be my cat attempting to jump over the books.. Oh Mr. Bean, you are so silly!

Here are all the books I plan on reading and blogging about. I know it is a LOT to read.. and there are four missing from there.. Oh well I shall enjoy. Besides I’m already two down!

 Oh and yes, that would be my cat attempting to jump over the books.. Oh Mr. Bean, you are so silly!

What I’m all about

Well I’m not really talking to anyone right now… but hopefully soon somebody will read this and think that it actually isn’t as stupid as you may think! I love books. Yes the kind with pages and words on it. I could read day and night besides the fact that I need to sleep and eat to survive. I’ve always wanted to start a blog, but I never really knew what I should do it on. So now I know! Over the past six months my mother and I have been collecting books because they were so cheap everywhere we went! We assumed that we would read them. I have yet to start reading them. Well that’s a lie. I have started to read some books, but not many! So far this includes: The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Penelopiad by Margaret Attwood and I am halfway through Room by Emma Donoghue. The whole point of this blog is to read ALL of these books, and blog about each one after I have read it and give my true thoughts (without spoiling the story of course!). I hope you enjoy this as much as I love writing about it. I will post a list and i picture of all the books I plan to read between now.. and whenever!