Monthly Wrap Up

January Wrap Up

January 2008 Wrap Up
Well. I did a lot of reading this month. I was able to get in 14 books! Wow! I also have two more going, but will not get them done by the end of tonight. Here’s my end of the month wrap up:
  1. Nancy Grace, Objection! –> I was not impressed by this book. I was slightly disappointed in it actually. I felt that it was incredibly repetitive and highly opinionated (which is Grace at her best, but I felt that this book was lacking a lot). I could have skipped this book completely. 2/5
  2. Harlan Coben, No Second Chance –> This was an excellent book! It was extremely fast paced and enjoyable. Plus, the ending was quite a shock! 4/5
  3. Michael Fleeman, Laci –> This book was slightly disappointing. It is definitely not the best Laci book out there. It was just a re-hash of the information that everybody already knows! 3/5
  4. Kathy Reichs, Deja Dead –> The TV show Bones is loosely based upon this series. I say loosely because the only similarities is the fact that Temperance Brennan is featured in the book. It ends there. Needless to say, I definitely prefer the tv show. I was just not impressed by this book whatsoever. I found myself struggling to keep up with all of the terminology and brief statements in French. 3/5
  5. Tom Piccirilli, The Night Class –> This was definitely not a favorite of mine! I had trouble following what was going on and was extremely confused by the ending. Probably not his best. 1/5
  6. Mary Higgins Clark, Two Little Girls in Blue –> Classic MHC at her best! This one definitely does not disappoint! I loved it! It was so good and I just cannot say enough good things about it! 5/5
  7. Alice Blanchard, Darkness Peering –> I enjoyed this book quite a bit. New author for me and I was quite impressed as well. It was fast paced and the ending was a great surprise! 4/5
  8. Christopher Andersen, After Diana –> This was a great book discussing the comings and goings of the royal family after the death of Diana. Some of the stories are crazy to believe, but this book was great!!! 5/5
  9. Lisa Gardner, Gone –> This book was a good one. I enjoyed it a lot. It was fast paced, enjoyable and intriguing. The ending was a complete shock!! It was great! I found myself turning the pages quickly! 4/5
  10. Mark Fuhrman, Murder in Greenwich –> This was an okay book. I knew the story of the Martha Moxley murder and it stuns me how it was bungled from day 1. However, I felt that some of the writing was weak in certain spots. Overall good, though. 4/5
  11. Greg Iles, The Quiet Game –> I cannot say enough good things about Greg Iles! I absolutely love his works!! This one was wonderful! It was a real page turner! I loved it! 5/5
  12. Iris Johansen, The Face of Deception –> This is the first in the Eve Duncan series. I enjoyed it a lot. It was a great page turner and and had lots of twists and turns. 4/5
  13. Walter Lord, The Night Lives On –> This is a nonfiction book about the sinking of the Titanic. I enjoyed this book, but it was a little slow in some places. Overall I enjoyed it, though. 4/5
  14. Susan O’Malley, The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates –> Andrea Yates had serious mental problems. Unfortunately, she didn’t get all the help she could get and tragedy struck the Yates family. O’Malley did a lot of research and produced a somewhat good book. However, I didn’t really like the writing style. It would be great in some places and awful in others. Overall, I wasn’t incredibly impressed. 3/5

Here are some statistics in regards to my reading:

  • Books read: 14
  • Pages read: 5,252
  • New Authors: 10
  • Fiction: 8
  • Nonfiction: 6
  • Read for Challenges: 10

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