My reading challenge this year is to read 30 books. I've read 6 books so far so I would say that I'm pretty much on track. To keep you updated on what I've been reading lately I thought I would do a reading round up once in a while and also give you a mini review of each book:
1. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad: This is a young adult horror novel set on the moon, sounds pretty original and exciting right? I had pretty mixed feeling about this book, I liked the story line and the concept of the novel but the character building was pretty disappointing. But it was still a fast paced and interesting read. You can read my review of 172 Hours on the Moon on Blogger's Bookshelf here (3 stars).
2. Little Bee by Chris Cleave: I really loved the first chapters of Little Bee so I had high hopes for this book! But sadly I was a bit disappointed. But the book has some wonderfully written passages so I still thought it was worth the read. You can read my review of Little Bee on Blogger's Bookshelf here (3 stars).
3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver: This is a book I had been thinking about reading for a really long time and I have to say that I'm glad that I did! I think that Delirium is one of the better books in the YA dystopian/romance genre. I think that the concept of Lauren Oliver's dystopian world is both original and interesting, a world where love is considered a disease. I also think Oliver did a great job with the characters. There was a few little things that bothered me but overall I think it's a really good book (4 stars).
4. Time Riders by Alex Scarrow: This was a pretty fun and fast read. It's about three teenagers who has to travel through time and fix changes in history made by other time travelers. I thought the story line was pretty interesting but it was a bit too obvious that it was written for a younger audience. A review is coming on Blogger's Bookshelf on wednesday!
5. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch: This was a really well-written and beautiful book about two sisters that are found living in their woods where they mother has left them. I really, really liked this book, the only problem I had with it was that a few details felt a bit un-realistic. But overall it's a great book and I highly recommend it! You can read Erin's review of If You Find Me on Blogger's Bookshelf here (4 stars).
6. Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts: I thought this was going to be a zombie novel but it's about a disease that makes people go crazy and start killing other people (pretty similar to a zombie novel though). It was a fun and exciting read but this was once again a book that lacked a bit in character building. I kind of struggled with keeping the main characters a part, which's always a problem (3,5 stars).
My favorite books so far this year are If You Find Me and Delirium. After that I probably enjoyed Dark Inside the most (I have a thing for reading about people who has to survive some kind of apocalypse, I just can't help it). What's your favorite book so far this year?
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