Sunday, December 05, 2010

My Library Reads No. 2

My Library Reads is a spotlight on the library books that I have read during the previous week. This is not a post on what books I borrowed but books that I read. Since I don't review library books, this is a way to still be able to showcase them on my blog.

BTW, if anyone knows of another meme that is like this on another blog, could you please let me know? I don't know of any myself, but if there is one already in place, I'd like to give credit where credit is due!


Library books read from 11/28/10 - 12/4/10


Survival Instinct by Rachelle McCalla (Steeple Hill, 2010)

Christian Fiction - Romantic Suspense: Rather surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. The first half was very suspenseful of being trapped on an island with no way to get off and potential killer coming after you. I also liked how the lead characters actually knew each other before and not just fell in love after two days. Read for fall reading challenge.

Alpine for You by Maddy Hunter (Pocket, 2003)

Cozy Mystery: Really enjoyed travel aspect, but my gosh could Emily go through anymore trouble? Got a bit annoyed at how the hotel treated her like crap over and over again. Not sure if I will go out and read the rest of the series. Read for fall reading challenge.

Freefall by Mindi Scott (Simon Pulse, 2010)

YA: I should have realized this from the blurb on back, but I didn't know that the point of view was going to be from a boy. Not that this mattered. I really got into the story and enjoyed all the characters. More YA should be like this. Read for YA Contemps challenge.

Tournaments, Cocoa and One Wrong Move by Nancy Rue (Zondervan, 2010)

Christian Fiction - YA: Rue's books have always been a favorite of mine and she nails it with her YA series. This book deals with the pressures faced from student athletes: from the pressure put on by parents to the temptation of using steroids, it's all in here. The characters are refreshingly real. Even the faith aspects are not over the top. I also love the simplicity in the covers.

Field of Danger by Ramona Richards (Steeple Hill, 2009)

Christian Fiction - Romantic Suspense: To be honest, this book was rather forgettable. The only thing that stood out to me was that the male lead's dad was half Native American. Other than that, I felt it was a rather blah read. Read for fall reading challenge.

Pinned for Murder by Elizabeth Lynn Casey (Berkley Prime Crime, 2010)

Cozy Mystery: Southern comfort. That's how this book can be described. This is the 3rd book in the Southern Sewing series. I really like the group aspect of these books and I love how Tori is such an advocate for the library and reading. The mystery was really good and topics about we view others is a big topic. Very enjoyable and I look forward to more in this series.

Audiobooks:

Darien's Rise: Dramatized by Paul McCusker (Tyndale, 2009)

This is the first book in the Passages series and this audio CD is a dramatization of the book. The story is set in another world akin to Narnia but is based on stories from the Bible. This one is based on the story of David, Saul and Jonathan. The drama is pretty much like a long version of an Adventures in Odyssey episode so it sounds very well done. The only thing I wasn't a fan of was the voice of the new Whit. He doesn't sound anything like Paul Herlinger or Hal Smith but seeing as how both of those actors are dead I supposed I better get used to him.

A Place of Wonder (Adventures in Odyssey) (Tyndale, 2006)

Have been a big fan of the Adventures in Odyssey series my entire life and am relistening to as many as I can get from the library. Really love how even though I am now in my late 20s, the writing is still fresh and funny and still enjoyable for adults.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (Listening Library, 2000)

I relisten (or reread) the Harry Potter series every year and I'm on course to finish the series on audio prior to the release of the last Harry Potter movie next summer. Since this is the umpteenth time I've read/listened, not much is new, just listening for enjoyment.

2 comments:

  1. Those are just the books you got from the library? Holy cow!

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  2. So glad you're taking part of the YA Contemps challenge! I loved FREEFALL!

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