Weekly Recap 1/2/11

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I can’t believe it is already 2011, but I am excited for what this year will bring.  I forgot to post last week… I guess I was too busy watching Veronica Mars on Netflix.  lol

Books Read:

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo – I loved this!  It was definitely a kids book, but it had a lot of depth to it.  It was a great story of love, hope, and forgiveness.  The characters were really well imagined and each one’s story was really interesting.  I loved that there was a good amount of action and things kept moving forward.  Definitely worthy of the Newbery Medal.

Monster High by Lisi Harrison – This was okay.  Parts were really creative, but I was kind of turned off by the brand name dropping and mean girl-ness.  I liked Frankie and her spunk.  I’ll probably read the next book in the series.

Poison Study (Study, Bk 1) by Maria V. Snyder – This was fantastic!  I’ve heard good things about Maria V. Snyder, but this is the first book of hers I’ve read.  I really liked Yelena and Valek and can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill – This was good.  It started out a bit slow, but I liked the end.  I liked Durango, Vienne, and Mimi.  The miners were interesting, but I would have liked to have gotten to know the rest of the davo better and some of the characters (like Jean-Paul) seemed pointless. (Science Fiction)

Sister Wives by Shelley Hrdlitschka – This book was really interesting.  It’s about young girls being forced into plural marriage, so it’s hard to say that I liked the book.  It was interesting to see the three girls’ perspectives on everything going on around them. (Family Conflict)