Sunday, January 6, 2013

52 Books in 52 Weeks-Week 1

So it's the end of week one for the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge.  I finished two books this week and have a small list of books to choose from for the next couple of weeks.

Here's the list so far.

The Deathly Hallows- J.K Rowling
The Friday Society- Adrienne Kress
Leviathan- Scott Westerfeld
The Chrysalids- John Wyndham
The Eyre Affair-Jasper Fforde
The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood
The Tar-Aiym Krang- Dean Alan Foster
The Woman Who Died A Lot- Jasper Fforde
Changeless-Gail Carriger

Deathly Hallows was great as usual.  I don't know how many times I've read it.

The other books I read this week was The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress.

I was not really feeling The Friday Society in the beginning when I thought it was just a steampunk detective type novel.   It's hard to describe but the speech was too modern and I felt like the author had a feminist checklist she was trying to fill which made some of it feel a bit cliche. It kept taking me out of the story.  At some point it became apparent that this was actually a superhero origin story and for some reason this negated my previous complaints.  As a superhero novel, it became much more enjoyable.  I look forward to reading more from this series.

I think I'm going to go with The Handmaid's Tale next.  I may put in a rule for myself where I  alternate fluff with more serious stuff.  Maybe. 


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