January 17, 2013

Recent Reads

Warriors series and Seekers series by Erin Hunter (various 2000s)--Chapter books.  Maya is deeply into Hunter's books about the Warriors (cats) and Seekers (bears).  I'm not nearly as enamored with the writing style (slow, slow, slow-moving stories), and my disinterest makes for a hard time remembering which unusual name corresponds with which character.  I think Maya enjoys reminding me when I ask, "Who is that again?"  Recommended for the younger crowd.

Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos (2004)--Fiction.  This is next month's selection for my hospital book club, and I hope we can generate a lively discussion at our meeting.  I'm a little "meh" on the book, which is about Margaret, an older, seriously ill, wealthy woman who rents a room to Wanda, a thirty-something artist.    Both women have difficult pasts, including "parent issues," as we learn about through flashbacks, and form a deep friendship.  Okay read.

Semper Fi: An Erotic Romance by Laura Cooper (2012)--Romance.  Mattie, heading to talk to her boyfriend after a break-up text message, and Logan, heading back to his fellow Marines after his father's funeral, meet while stranded overnight in an airport.  Instant chemistry left me struggling more than a bit with Mattie's seeming inability to choose between Travis, the boyfriend, and Logan.  As in, if her choices were Travis and never dating anyone ever again in her entire life, she still shouldn't choose Travis.  Add in a magnetic Logan, and why is Mattie ever in doubt?  Still recommended, just for Logan and the reminder that really smart women can be really dumb about men.

Barely Alive series by Bonnie Paulson (2012)--Science fiction.  A zombie army, war, an awesome heroine, a hero who may have to choose between his brother and our heroine, and the race for a vaccine.  What's not to like?  The series must be read in order, and don't miss the novella about bad-guy Dominic, Viral Intent.  Recommended, especially for zombie apocalypse fans.  

What have you been enjoying reading lately?

1 comment:

sapphireblue said...

I am reading the 2nd Hunger Games book.