Posts tagged Hunger Games
Posts tagged Hunger Games
Raise your hand if you’re super excited to go the new Hunger Games movie this weekend!
Thanks to HungerNames.com,
My name is Whim Higglesworth
Congratulations! You had the honor of being a District 2 tribute in the 47th Hunger Games!
You were killed by jumping over a landmine and landing on a bear.
You know, I always suspected that that’s how I would go.
From the American Library Association, here is the list of the top ten most-challenged books of 2010:
Personally, I have read four of these titles (all of which I enjoyed), but now, in support, I plan to check the rest out too. Have you read any of these?
There’s just so many great ones out there! Here are some of my all-time favorites:
*If you like romantic stories with great characters and settings, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins is one of the best books that I read all year.
*If you’re into gritty dystopian stories of survival, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, is fantastic. Plus, it will be made into a movie next year.
*For a more realistic but funny road trip story, Paper Towns, by John Green, is great. He captures the voices of his characters really well, and I have loved all of his books a lot.
*If you’re a lover of science fiction, you can’t go wrong with Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, a totally classic and awesome book that I’ve reread at least three times (and I’m not a sci-fi person at all, usually!).
*For historical fiction with a truly unique narrator, go for The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. It takes place in World War II and centers around the story of a teen German who steals books from the burning piles. Oh, and the whole story is told from the point of view of Death. It’s beautiful and awesome.
I hope one of these strikes your fancy, but if not, message me again and let me know what you usually like and I’ll see if I can come up with some other suggestions. Happy reading!
This map puts the whole series into way more perspective.
Day 27 - The most surprising plot twist or ending
The climax of Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins. I’m not into spoiling things for others, especially since it’s still such a new book, so I’m just going to leave it at that. You’ll have to read it for yourself and let me know what you think.
Day 28 - Favorite title
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender. That just tickles me, for some reason, and it’s why I picked up a copy to read when I was on vacation in Scotland last summer. Plus, the cover art is really pretty.
This past year, I managed to read 90 books (not up to my usual 100, but not too bad considering my new status as grad student), and a lot of them were absolutely marvelous. Here’s my top ten list, hard though it was to choose between them all (and yes, I’m counting series as one item on the list…):
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Scout, Atticus, and Boo, by Mary McDonagh
Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
This Book is Overdue!, by Marilyn Johnson
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan
Honorable mention also goes to the Harry Potter series, which I reread for the umpteenth time this year to prep for the new movie. I’ve read it over and over several times, but it still resonates with me powerfully and sweeps me up in the world and makes me cry like a schoolgirl. Well done, J.K. Rowling.
What were your favorite reads last year?
On Display: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
The temperatures are quickly dropping, so why not curl up with a cozy book by the fire?
The Warmest December, by Bernice McFadden
The Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens
Warm and Snug: The History of the Bed, by Lawrence Wright
Heat, by Bill Buford
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins