What Book Should I Read Next for the Reading Challenge?

The last book I read was Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, now I’m trying to decide which of the following books will be next on my reading list.

The Categories of the Reading Challenge for these books are:

–  A classic from the 20th Century: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

A book with a blue cover: The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

– A New York Times Bestseller: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

– A book that’s becoming a movie this year: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.

Have you read any of them? Which one do you recommend?

The fault in our starsThe Great GatsbyPride, Prejudice and ZombiesMe Before You

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice kindle

Reading Challenge Category: A book at least 100 years older than you.

Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Format: Kindle and Audiobook

Rating: 5 of 5.

One of my Favorite Quotes: “How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Comments:

This book is a Classic and a most read, I found the narration by Rosamund Pike very engaging and I especially enjoyed it in the parts of Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet and Jane Bennet.
While listening the Audiobook I couldn’t help compare the book with the 2005 Movie adaptation (the one starring Keira Knightley), and to be honest even when I think the character of Lizzy is really well written, she wasn’t my favorite. There are some things that I found myself questioning about Lizzy after finishing the book (particularly some of her attitudes towards people like Darcy and even sometimes her friend Charlotte).
Overall I enjoyed this book a lot, I love how Jane Austen portrayed the characters and I would recommend it (specially this Audiobook version).

Book Review: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Peril

Book Description (from Goodreads):

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?(

 

Book Review:

I read Sweet Evil (Book 1 in the Trilogy) last February and it became one of my favorite books, this week I decided to listen the Audiobook and I loved too.  The narration by Erin Mallon was really good and I liked the different voices she made for the characters (especially Anna and Kaidan).

After finishing the Audiobook I searched for Sweet Peril in my Kindle, I found it and I couldn’t help but start reading it, I needed to know what was going to happen with Anna, Kai and Kop. From page one I was engaged to the story, I loved the writing and how things started to take its place.

In this book we learn more about the story between the Nephilim and the Dukes, and also about Anna’s role.

I like how well developed and interesting are the characters in this and the previous book (Sweet Evil), and I particularly enjoyed reading about the relationship between Anna and the rest of the Neph (especially Kai, Kop and Marna), and the interactions she has with her father Belial.

To me, the story has it all to be an enjoyable reading, is exciting, there’s romance, intrigue, some twists and best of all, I was satisfied with the way this sequel ended (I won’t give any spoilers here).

This was another great book by Wendy Higgins and I really recommend it (as well as Sweet Evil, Book 1), I’ll definitely be reading Sweet Reckoning as soon as is released (I already pre-order the book and the release date is April 2014, sniff sniff).

Ahhh and to deal with months of waiting until Book 3 is released
 well I think I’ll be buying and listening the Audiobook of Sweet Peril. 

My New TBR List

Tim Gunn Book

After giving it some thought I made some changes to my TBR List, here are some of the books that I’ll be reading during the rest of the year (the books are not in a particular order and I’ll be adding more to the list during the next months):

  • Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work by Tim Gunn
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • Crossed by Ally Condie
  • Reached by Ally Condie
  • The Hobbit by  J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
  • The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford
  • This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl by Paul Brannigan
  • This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales
  • Camp Kiss by J. K. Rock
  • The Perfect Ring by Rachel Elizabeth Cole
  • The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • All is Bright by Sarah Pekkanen