Thursday, August 6, 2015

Book Haul!

I recently bought a few new books.  So I thought I would share my purchases with you.  I'm not doing so good on my ready goal for this year.  Maybe these books will get me motivated!  What are you reading?

This is Zoo by James Patterson.  My grandpa was talking about the TV show and it didn't seem like my thing.  Then my friend told me it was based on a book.  I do find concept very interesting.  I've heard great things about James Patterson so I decided to pick it up.  Here is the description: All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the impending violence becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

Next I got All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.  I heard about this on YouTube and I thought it sounded good.  I've actually started this already and I really like it.  I might see if she has any other books.  Here is the description: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.  Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.  When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

Pretty much everybody has read Paper Towns by John Green except for me.  I love anything John Green write so I'm sure I'll love it.  All my friends seemed to love it.  I also wanted to read it before I see the film.  Here is the description: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.

I loved To Kill A Mockingbird so I decided to check out Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee.  I've heard mixed reviews so I'm interested to see what I think.  I don't really know what it's about so it should be exciting.  Here's the description: Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can be guided only by one's conscience.