I'm loving this book challenge as the competitive side of me has kicked in and has gotten me to sit and read instead of zone out to TV. Most of the books have been good so that's been enjoyable, but it's when you get into a book you don't really like that you want to put down but can't because it's on your challenge list that's hard. I wish I had a personal librarian to know what I like and pick out books for me. Wait, I have an aunt that is a librarian, so I should make THAT her job. Awesome idea internet. While I go draft up an email for my aunt, you can enjoy my reviews and be in awe at the reading machine I am.
It was an OK read. I can understand why people want their children to read it though, as Anne is very driven and loves her studies and school work while still able to cultivate her imagination. However, as a 28 year old reader I was annoyed with her incessant talking and I didn't like the way her mother figure Marilla kept her true feelings for Anne hidden. There are a ton of books in this series, however after this one book I don't feel the need to read on.
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
I liked this book, the characters were real and interesting. I started out the book with the knowledge that the main character would probably die while I was reading it because it's a book about a girl with cancer. I got my frame of mind to be ready for the sadness. It was a quick read and I enjoyed it.
My favorite quote is: "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once.
Keep Quiet, Lisa Scottoline
It was pretty good. I wasn't sure it was going to be that intriguing as you find out the secret they have to keep quiet right off the bat, but just when it got to be a little slow, it suddenly picked up with twists and turns.
Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson
Laugh out loud funny. Seriously, read this book. I woke Dave up one night laughing so
10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.
10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around.
15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.
15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge.
20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title.
30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.
Total Points: 115