Summer Reading 2011 – a summary

I’ve read a few books that I haven’t blogged about. My excuses are: Buying a new home, moving, going on vacation, getting a new kitten and doing a lot of painting after we came home. Here they are, with a few very short comments:

Fables : Storybook Love / Bill Willingham – 5 of 6.Storybook love by Bill Willingham
I really like the fables-series, so I’ll continue reading them.

Nothing to lose / Lee Child – 3 of 6
I’ve read to many crime stories about Jack Reacher, they just aren’t very good. Why, oh why do I keep coming back?

When will there be good news? / Kate Atkinson – 5 of 6
Kate Atkinson write really good crime novels.

[geim] / Anders de la Motte – 4 of 6
Translated from Swedish into Norwegian. I was asked by the publisher to review this on my Norwegian blog. It’s a fairly good crime novel with some nice twists. Good enough, but not great.

Fuzzy Nation / John Scalzi – Science fiction – 5 of 6
Science fiction novel about cute little fuzzballs that are a lot more intelligent than they first seem. Very good. You can find a cartoon about it here.

Ash / Malinda Lo – 5 of 6
Cinderella story with a lesbian twist. Very good.

Started early, took my dog / Kate Atkinson – 4 of 6
I didn’t like this one as much as her earlier novels. Still, definetely not bad.

Onion Girl / Charles de Lint – 6 of 6
Great urban fantasy about abuse and healing.

Lost Empire / Clive Cussler – 2 of 6
Exciting. That’s about the only good thing I can say about it.

The Ghost Brigades / John Scalzi – 4 of 6Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
Fairly good science fiction novel.

Room / Emma Donoghue – 5 of 6
What’s it like to finally experience the world when your’re five years old and have lived your entire life in one single room with your mother? Very good.

The Perks of being a Wallflower / Stephen Chbosky – 6 of 6
Charlie writes letter to his unknown “friend” about his life…friends, family, school… Excellent!

Shades of Grey : The Road to High Saffron / Jasper Fforde – 5 of 6
A long time after “Something that happened” you place in the world is decided by a large set of arbitrary rules and what color(s) you can see. Eddie Russet never questions the way of things…that is, before he meets Jane and comes to the outer-fringe town of East Carmine. Dystopia can be both tragic and very funny when Jasper Fforde writes about it.


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Posted on August 17, 2011, in Literature/Books, Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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