May 21, 2012
Nemesis/The Devil's Star- Jo Nesbo
I'm actually enjoying reading this series out of order, I don't know why. I really enjoyed both of these books. They're so well constructed, particularly the characters. I'm looking forward to the next book in the fall.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again- David Foster Wallace
I'm working up to tackling the bear that is Infinite Jest, but I'm not quite up to a really long book right now. Some of the essays in the book I really enjoyed (such as the title essay), but others I felt rambled on far too much and lost their focus.
The Almost Moon- Alice Sebold
I had a hard time getting my head around this one. I'm not sure how I felt about the main character. I think the author intended for you to like her but not her actions. If that's the case I don't think she did the best job. Also, the ending was a bit lacking.
The Sense of an Ending- Julian Barnes
Interesting and mildly depressing story. I thought the discussion of personal history and memories was definitely the strong point of the book.
We Need to Talk About Kevin- Lionel Shriver
Really enjoyed this one. I think the author did an excellent job of capturing the internal conflict of a woman deciding to have a child and then the results of that decision. The underlying nature vs. nurture debate throughout is also well done.
Little Children- Tom Perrotta
Up Next (probably):
Dance Dance Dance- Haruki Murakami