Sunday, July 08, 2007

book catch up

mmmm... book ketchup

39. The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
This was an interesting premise. Basically, the main character is tempted to cheat on her long time partner, and the book follows what happens when she does or doesn't -- like it follows 2 alternate possibilities. I liked how it kind of explored that there was no 'right' choice, but I think the book went on too long and belabored the point a little too much.

40. The Sweet Life by Lynn York
This was a book set in a small town about an older couple. It was boring and predictable.

41. Otherwise Engaged by Suzanne Finnamore
For some reason I was really into this book. It is about a woman's engagement, from the proposal to the honeymoon. It is more about the emotions during the engagement than the wedding planning, and for some reason the neuroses of the main character really spoke to me. Also, it was one of the most real portrayals of a relationship I have seen in a book, with a lot of humor and silliness thrown in.

42. The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall
This is a straight up trashy book about a Russian in China. It was pretty entertaining, for what it was.

43. Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
This is a very fun book about the Greek gods living in London. They have to deal with the lack of belief in them, their diminishing powers, and, of course, they act silly and immature like they would if they were real. In the end, two nerds have to help save the world. I really enjoyed this book.

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