Monday, October 3, 2011

Books I Finished in August and September

Well, my reading is picking up a little but it still isn’t up to where is usually is.  Maybe this is the month.

I’d heard so much about this trilogy that I was expecting to like them more than I did.  It was interesting but I was underwhelmed.

Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials by Wayne Douglas Barlowe
A little introduction to various aliens from science fiction.  Fun.

Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
Second in the trilogy.  Much more blatant with the religious allegory than the first one.

That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
Third in the trilogy.  More of the same.

Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich
An interesting story of true crime.  You kind of know what is going to happen from the beginning but there is still some suspense.  I must admit that I was glad he got caught.  (I’m not giving anything away there.  You know he does from the very beginning.)

Before Versailles by Karleen Koen
It will take you back in time.  But pay attention.  There is a lot going on here.  Plots and subplots and lots of people.  I really liked it though.

The Time Keeper by Barbara Bartholomew
First in a trilogy.  A fast read that has some, by now, worn thin plot devices like the angst ridden teenager who doesn’t like her stepmother and it is a little dated.  But it is still a nice little science fiction adventure.

As I’ve said before I like these books.  The stories are quirky and witty and fun and the illustrations are cute.

Child of Tomorrow by Barbara Bartholomew
Second in the Time Keeper trilogy.  Much like the first. 

When Dreamers Cease to Dream by Barbara Bartholomew
Third in the Time Keeper trilogy.  Much like the first two.  You do have to read them in order but they are short so it won’t take you long.

The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Stone Tevis
So much better than the movie.  It is a rather sad story but I liked it enough to look for more of Tevis’ books.

1 comment:

kavyen said...

You definitely finished a lot more books than I did. Way to go!!!!