Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Books...

Now, don't laugh at me...but I'm on my Hardy Boys kick again. :) Ha! I've worked on a few this month because I needed some don't-have-to-think-about-it reading. LOVE them. I can't wait until James is old enough to read those with me.

1. The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon.

The Hardy Boys #3: The Secret of the Old Mill

I know it seems SO silly that I love the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew so much, but I can't NOT read, even when I sometimes don't want all the heaviness that goes along with it. I'm not huge on books with crude humor (you'll laugh at this comment below!) so when I want something light, this is what I choose! It was the typical "Gee willikers" kind of Hardy Boys book. I knew who did it before the end of the book. However, I just love the innocence of these types of adolescent books! (I used to get scared when I read Nancy Drew at night. Can you believe that? I guess it was scary compared to Baby Sitter's Club!)

2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)

This is the second in the Hunger Games series. I am LOVING them. I'm not going to tell anything about this one in case you're reading the first one right now. I don't want to hurt it for you. Just know that I thoroughly enjoyed this one and I've reserved Mockingjay at the public library for later in the summer! Can't wait to see how it ends!

3. The Missing Chums by Franklin W. Dixon.

Hardy Boys 04: The Missing Chums

Feel free to see #1 for reasons I like this one!

4. Bossypants by Tina Fey.


I love Tina Fey and the book was good, it just wasn't quite as funny as I thought it'd be. Don't get me wrong, I read half of it out loud to Eddie because parts of it were hysterical. I am not sure what I was expecting from it, but it was just sort of so-so for me. I still love her and I really enjoyed hearing a little about the behind-the-scenes of SNL and 30Rock, but it's not a book I'd re-read. (This is the reason you'll laugh at me for not liking crude humor in books.)

5. London Bridges by James Patterson.
London Bridges (Alex Cross)

This was the follow-up to Pop Goes the Weasel that I read a few months ago. I have never not liked a James Patterson book, but this one just did not do it for me. I felt like it was so slow. The storyline is that a man named The Wolf has bombed a city out west (in Arizona? New  Mexico?) and basically blown it off the map. Alex Cross is working for the FBI now and he's brought in when The Wolf contacts them after he's done this. He plans to destroy several cities in the world at the same time on the same day unless the American government gives him the money that he wants. It's all about trying to track him down before the time is up. They also realize that someone working at the FBI is feeding him insider information so he's able to stay ahead of them. It was a good book, it just wasn't one I didn't want to put down like a lot of Patterson's are for me.

So that's it for this month. I'd say I did alright! What did you guys read? My June list is long because I have a few I didn't finish from May. I'll show you my full "Summer Reading List" tomorrow, but here's my list for June:

1. Reshaping it All by Candace Cameron Bure. Yes. I'm still reading it.
2. A digital camera book.
3. Potty Boot Camp.
4. A Max Lucado Genesis study.
5. Potty Training Boys.
6. Rules of Vengeance.
7. The 13th Tale.
8. Dead Until Dark (started this over the weekend - this is a Sookie Stackhouse {Trueblood on HBO} and I cannot put it down!).
9. Hardy Boys 5&6.
10. Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson.
11. The Lovely Bones.
12. What Southern Women Know about Faith.

Fortunately, I have some beach time coming up (without a child) and I have a few days where James will be off with his grandparents at the lake and I'll have a little time to read then. Hopefully I can knock a few of these out very quickly!


Anna Catherine said...

I'm reading Heaven is For Real, Emma, and The Scarlet Letter right now! haha

Lauren said...

i LOVE Nancy Drew!!! I have over 100 of them at my parents house and occassionally bust one out...I cant put it down though once I start so I need to have at least an hour and a half to try and knock it out in one sitting!