Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Books I Finished in January

The list looks rather impressive at first glance but then you realize how short they all are and then not so much.

The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
Fun to read but forgettable.

Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon
Cute, fun, funny.

Edible Stories by Mark Kurlansky
This is called a novel in 16 parts but it reads like short stories. Short stories are not my favorite genre but I like how these are tied together by characters showing up in more than one story.

What Do You Care What Other People Think? By Richard Feyman
Feyman is very interesting to me. This book is mostly about his time on the committee investigating the Challenger crash.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Spooky.

Eighth-Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Lots of good themes and things I think it is good for kids to hear but it gets awfully preachy.

Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut
I don’t know why I thought I wouldn’t like this book. It turns out that I did.

Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry
A graphic novel with a dark noir feel. I like the art and the complicated plot and even the oversize book format.

Codex 632 by Jose Rodrigues Dos Santos
A lot of research went into this book. And I mean that literally. It is interesting stuff but it gets rather long and slow in parts. And I found a lot of the characters annoying.

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
It was an okay mystery but I have to admit that I don’t get what all the fuss is about.

Nurk by Ursula Vernon
About a shrew on a quest. It’s a cute adventure story.

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
I like superheroes. And I like that this book divides its time equally between the good guys and the bad guy.

1 comment:

fredamans said...

Good month! Happy reading for February!

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