Wednesday, November 26, 2014

35. We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart (225 pp.)

This came highly recommended and unfortunately, didn't work for me. I don't think it's a terrible book, just not for me. It's YA. The narrative voice is sort-of dreamy and disjointed. It's about a young woman who has survived a tragedy she can't remember and she's dealing with a wealthy dysfunctional family that's in a huge squabble.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

34. Falling Sky

By Rajan Khanna (254 pp)

Full disclosure: Raj is a friend and my name is in the acknowledgements.

But it's a great action-y book! Recommend.

The story takes place after a sickness that turns people into feral killing machines takes over the earth. People survive by living in the air. The hero, Ben, operates the airship Cherub. A lot of things happen to him. Run out and buy 2 copies so you have one to give to a friend.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

33. Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

By Ben Fountain (229 pp)

This is the author who wrote Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk which I read last summer and LOVED. It's one of my first favorite books in a long time. I enjoyed these stories but story collections are harder. I always say they are uneven but that really just means I liked some stories more than others. For how many collections is that not true? I especially loved "Asian Tiger."