One of my goals for this year was to do more reading. I made a goal to read one new book a month. Well, as of today 2/20/11, I have read six books. I normally don't get into science fiction books, but when I started seeing and hearing things about The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, I decided to add them to my list. I have read all three of them. They were very good!!
The story is about a 17 year old girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in a post-apocolyptic world called Panem. Panem consists of 12 districts, and each year, they have a boy and a girl ages 12-18 chosen to go to the hunger games. The hunger games aren't any typical games, they are games of survival, meaning that the last one standing is the winner. Katniss volunteers to go to the hunger games in place of her 12 year old sister. I don't want to ruin it for those that haven't read it, but it's full of suspense and different twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy and couldn't put it down.
The other books that I've read are Jodi Picoult's Plain Truth and the first four books of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. These books are SO much better than the movie. I have been enjoying them a lot and they are quick reads.
The next three books that I am working on are: Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, and the fifth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events. I like to keep two to three books on my reading list because some days you just don't want to read anything heavy. So, I'm always reading 2-3 books.
Anyway, time to go make dinner. Making pork chops with rosemary and scalloped potatoes.