Monthly Wrap Up

August 2008 Wrap-Up

August 2008 Wrap-Up

Here’s my end of the month wrap-up:

  1. Janet Evanovich, Two for the Dough –> This one was just okay. Some places were hilarious some places were lacking. This series is just a little too fluffy for my taste. 3.5/5
  2. Sue Grafton, B is for Burglar –> This one was a lot better than the first in the series. I figured out the ending before it was over, but it was still a good story. 3.5/5
  3. Alex Kava, A Necessary Evil –> I really enjoyed this one! I’m glad we finally got to see what happened to Father Keller. Yet I’m sad because I’m pretty sure this might be the end of the Maggie O’Dell series (she could bring it back, but she really wrapped it up in a way). 4.5/5
  4. Matt Dalton, Presumed Guilty: What the Jury Never Knew About Laci Peterson’s Murder and Why Scott Peterson Should Not Be on Death Row –> Okay, this shows the other side of this case. He brought up some interesting points, but it didn’t sway my opinion. 3/5
  5. Nelson DeMille, Night Fall –> Overall this was a good book. It had a slow start, but the ending was really great!! 4/5
  6. Gregg Olsen, A Cold Dark Place –> This book was awesome! I was hooked from the first page and could hardly put it down until I was finished!! I highly recommend this one! 5/5
  7. James Patterson, Judge & Jury –> I enjoyed this book to a certain extent. It felt like Patterson, but then it didn’t. I really prefer when he authors a book alone rather than co-authoring (like this one was). 3.5/5
  8. Stephanie Meyer, Twilight –> WOW! I never thought I would enjoy a vampire book or a YA book, but I absolutely LOVED this one!!! 5/5
  9. J.D. Robb, Glory in Death –> This one was MUCH better than the first in the series. I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit and am looking forward to #3! 4/5
  10. Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter –> Dexter is a weird, sick character. The whole book was very strange. It was quite funny in some places, but overall it was just nasty sick. And I usually like sick shit in my books, lol. But this one was a little far out for me. 3/5
  11. J.T. Ellison, All the Pretty Girls –> This one had a slightly slow start, but once I was about 100 pages into it it really took off and I was hooked! This was a superb author debut! I’m looking forward to more J.T. Ellison!! 4.5/5

Here are some statistics in regards to my reading:

  • Books read: 11
  • Pages read: 4060
  • New Authors: 6
  • Fiction: 10
  • Nonfiction: 1
  • Read for Challenges: 5