book-report-march-2016

Whoops! I forgot to post the books I read in March…in March. So I’m posting them now. I’ll be back at the end of April with what I read this month.

So many good books. Let’s get to the recommendations!

The Fates and the Furies

At the start of this book, I was into it. Then around 20% in, I wondered if this book was worth finishing. I felt like it went from interesting characters and stories to…weird. And I didn’t like the characters anymore. Usually I’m all about quitting books I don’t like. But I felt compelled to finish it for some reason. Around 50% I was back on board, and I’m so glad I finished it. It was weird. But in a compelling way. I went back on forth on the characters, but by the end, I loved how this book showed people and situations in so many dimensions. Things (and people) aren’t always as they seem! After I finished reading it, I thought a lot about the themes and characters, so for me, I think that means I like it.

The Girl with All the Gifts

I had no idea what this book was about, and it took a bit of reading before I figured out what was going on. I won’t spoil it, but I can say it’s one of those ends-of-times books. I don’t usually love those, but this book was more about the people, which is what I love. And I loved all the characters, which is rare. I loved the message of the book, and it made me think a lot about love and friendship and humanity. A super good read.

The Martian

I saw the movie before I read the book, but even though I knew the ending, it was still a good read. The main character is just the best. He’s a good mix of funny, smart, clever, self deprecating, and determined. I don’t like reading sciency stuff, but this wasn’t too much science for me. Got me thinking a lot about what would happen to me if I was stuck on Mars. I don’t think I’d do well on Mars.

I’m currently reading On Writing. What are you reading?

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Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.

  • Great minds think alike! I just posted a book report today, too! http://www.sunshineandwhimsy.net/2016/04/spring-book-report.html

    I’ve been eyeing The Martian, but wasn’t sure I’d enjoy it because I’ve already seen the movie (which I loved!).

    • I think you’d still like the book! It’s very well written.

  • Haha, I just posted my April reading list today too! I liked The Martian too, even though normally sci-fi is NOT my genre. The character of Mark was just written so well! And yeah, I would totally be a goner on Mars…

    • HA! I know, right?! I wouldn’t know how to do anything. I’d survive on Mars for all of 30 seconds.