Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014 Book Reviews Part 2

This is the second part of my book reviews of the books I read in 2014.

7. The  World According to Garp by John Irving

I had a love/hate relationship with this book. While I did enjoy a good portion of the story, there were parts that I didn't care for or felt it dragged on at times. For the most part, I enjoyed Garp's character.


8. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

 I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Like the Hunger Games book, I thought that the characters of Katniss and Peeta were extremely well written. I can't wait to read Mockingjay.

9. Divergent by Veronica Roth

 I got this book because I kept on hearing how good it was and didn't really know what to expect. So I was relatively surprised when I realized how great this book really was. I literally couldn't put it down, as I kept wanting to know what happened next. I have yet to see the movie, but will be sure to see it soon.

10. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells 

This is one of the worst stories I have ever read. There's not much to say except that it left me confused and not sure what was going on during the entire story.

11. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

A good read. While it wasn't the best book that I read in 2014, it is still one of the best classics I have ever read.  I thought how Emily wrote the characters of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw was simply ingenuous.

12. Sophie's Choice by William Styron

As with The World According to Garp, I developed a love/hate relationship with this book. Although it is fiction, I really got interested in how William Styron wrote about what happened in the concentration camps, especially Auschwitz and the gas chamber, as well as mental illness in dealing with Nathan. I did enjoy Stingo's character as well, just because I want to be a writer just like he did. The only negative thing I have to say is that it tended to drag on a little bit at times. I feel like some chunks of paragraphs could have been taken out and the book still would have been good.

There you have it. As of this writing, I have read one book this year (2015). A review will be up soon.

Happy Reading and Keep On Writing!


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