Thursday, May 26, 2011

morgan's book corner: hawaii edition

Guy and I did our fair share of reading on our honeymoon and I thought I'd share as I finished some fantastic books. Apparently I read very fast when given a constant supply of fruity drinks and ocean breeze.
First up, Little Bee.


Good, not great. I had a hard time getting through it but it wasn't so hard that I didn't finish. Just a little slow in my opinion. Not sure I would recommend to anyone although I know of ton of you have read and loved. Honestly, I think I was so excited to finish and read my next book that I didn't let myself enjoy it.
Speaking of the next book...


Hilarious!!! Clearly going in I knew this would be funny but it was even funnier than I expected. Tina Fey has a way with words and I was constantly being ssshhhh'd by Guy because I was practically snorting in our cabana. If you haven't read, read immediately.

After Bossypants I started The Hunger Games... which I had been waiting impatiently to begin.


The only way I can compare reading this book is my reading of the Twlight or Dragon Tattoo series. Loved them both, didn't want either series to end. Hunger Games is the same way. I'd say I didn't love it as much as Dragon Tattoo but loved more than (dare I say) Twilight. Suzanne Collins knows how to spin a tale, keep a story moving, and end on the right note.
Did you know Jennifer Lawrence is set to play Katniss??? I know from Miss Bananas herself but I just stumbled upon this picture of her as Katniss and got excited!


Clearly my next, and last, book on the honeymoon was Catching Fire.


If possible, better than the first book in the series! Loved where Collins took the story and burned through the book in a day and a half.
I'm currently reading and close to finishing Mockingjay, the third book in the series. I'm going to be sad when it's over!!
So that's where you come in... need some new book recommendations!
Ready.... set..... GO!
xoxo


12 comments:

Q said...

Umm...its creepy how many of the same books we've both read recently! I absolutely loved Bossy Pants and am obsessed with the Hunger Games series...only one left and I am very sad about it.

Lindsay said...

Reading on vacation is the best. Hunger Games is on my list too. Glad to know you liked them!

SG to SP said...

I'm obsessed with the Hunger Games series and actually liked it better than Twilight or the Dragon Tattoo books. I can't wait for the movie next year!

Marian said...

Seriously, addicted to the Hunger Game series...I've told everyone that I know to read it before the movie comes out...which I'm super excited for as well!! And did you hear, Lenny Kravitz just got casted as Cinna for the movie!! love it

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Awesome, thanks for some suggestions. I read a lot on our honeymoon too, such bliss. Next book on my list is Forty Beads.

Holly said...

reading machine! i love it. and im also glad i didnt pick up the little bee at the store last time i was there. cant wait to pick up bossypants.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I am reading Bossypants right now and loving it! I am seriously laughing out loud reading it! I just adore her!

amy said...

I recently just downloaded the audible version of Bossypants and it had me cracking up but I haven't finished it yet.

I love love love the Hunger Games series. So excited for the movie!

bananas. said...

didn't i say hunger games was the bomb diggity! i too loved it more than twilight but not more than my beloved millenium series (see i like my girls more like lisbeth, not katniss). and bossypants...HILARIOUS!!! i just love tina fey.

drollgirl said...

well thank you for the recommendations! life is too short to read good books. i need GREAT BOOKS! so-so and slow just doesn't cut the mustard!

loved the hunger games series. and i love tina fey, so i should get that book!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I really want to read Bossy Pants and the Hunger Games!!! I hated Twilight though :p

meghan said...

I've read all of those except Bossypants, which is on my list for this summer. I just did a post yesterday of all of the books that I've been researching to read this summer. I totally agree with you on the Little Bee, except I might have given it even a little less than good. :)