Monthly Wrap Up

May 2008 Wrap-Up

May 2008 Wrap-Up
Here’s my end of the month wrap-up:
  1. James Patterson, The Midnight Club –> This one was not as good as the other Patterson books that I have read, it was just okay for me. I honestly could have skipped this book and never missed anything. 3/5
  2. Jacqueline Seewald, The Inferno Collection –> This one I picked up at the library on a whim. I read it in one day – it was that good!! 4.5/5
  3. Van Ryn & Cerak Families, Mistaken Identity –> In my opinion, I could have done without all the religious comments, but I understand that that is their lifestyle. They could have toned it down a little bit for others though. Otherwise, this was such a heartbreaking story. But I find it really hard to believe that the Van Ryn’s stood over “Laura” (aka: Whitney) for five weeks without knowing that they weren’t looking at their daughter. I think they were grasping for straws near the end. Still a good book though I would have rated it a 5 if the religion had been toned down some. 4/5
  4. Robin Cook, Marker –> I’m not a huge fan of medical thrillers, but I found this one easy to read and follow. This is the second in the Laurie Montgomery/Jack Stapleton series. High enjoyable. 4/5
  5. Carla Neggers, The Widow –> This one was really good. The romance was not overpowering, but just enough – exactly how I like my books!! The ending was surprising and enjoyable. Highly recommended. 4/5
  6. Harlan Coben, The Woods –> Okay, I cannot say enough good things about this book. But I’m going to put it in the plainest terms I can: READ THIS BOOK! It is not to be missed. I was hooked from the first page and could hardly put it down! This is the first book I’ve given a 5/5 to since March!! 5/5
  7. Clive Cussler, Raise the Titanic! –> This one was really good. I’m fascinated by the Titanic and loved that they “raised” her in this book. There were all kinds of twists and turns, really enjoyable! Recommended!! 4/5

Here are some statistics in regards to my reading:

  • Books read: 7
  • Pages read: 2,798
  • New Authors: 4
  • Fiction: 6
  • Nonfiction: 1
  • Read for Challenges: 3

2 thoughts on “May 2008 Wrap-Up”

  1. I love some Harlan Coben and sort of endure others. Finished the most recent one a month or so ago and really enjoyed it.

    For an intriguing look at the life of seasonal firefighters in California give “One Foot in the Black” a look. You have your family dysfunction, plus all kinds of intricate detail about firefighter training and actual fighting of fires. That stuff was fascinating.

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