Monday, January 4, 2010

The Sugar House

And back to Baltimore with Tess Monaghan. I think this might be my favorite of the novels. It did a great job of blending the characters I've grown to love and care about with an interesting mystery or two. I'm looking forward to continuing on with Tess, Crow and the rest.

The House at Riverton

A bit predictable, and I'm getting tired of the old person remembering their young life way of telling stories, especially when some younger relative would be "shocked" to learn Granny's true story. But all in all a nice novel of a dying way of life in terms of an upstairs/downstairs county family in England segueing into the modern 20th century.

The Great Gatsby

Another one of those books that they just never made me read. Because I had seen part of the movie I couldn't get Sam Waterston, Robert Redford and Mia Farrow out of my head. I enjoyed the novel. It truly fit it's time and I could even see it fitting the time of the post-9/11 pre-Recession world as well. I can see why people still read this novel after all these years.

Ender's Game

How did I miss this book all these years? A really good story about war, kids, how we treat kids, the ends justifying the means. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

Fables Vol 4:March of the Wooden Soldiers

Making my way slowly through this series. I think I bought this about 10 months ago. Still I enjoyed it. I really like the take on these traditional characters.