Friday, October 06, 2006

September Books

Here is the rundown of books of the September books.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
A twist on Wizard of Oz. How does a little girl named Elphaba, become the Wicked Witch of the West? What is the real story behind those shoes? These questions and more are answered in this compelling story. I have already started the next book "Son of a Witch"

Shopaholic ties the knot by Sophie Kinsella
The third in a very light series, (although the first of the series that I read) where the protagonist is having two weddings planned on the same day since she can't seem to say "No. I should mention that both weddings involve the same groom but are on two different continents. I'll have to try some of her other books for a quick read.

Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
This is a Stephanie Plum mystery. I have heard of this series and was somewhat disappointed. Plum is a bounty hunter and is given supposedly easy retrievals. I had the case solved early in the book (which doesn't always bother me) but I kept waiting for something more.

Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky
A VI Warshawski mystery, yet another new series for me. I enjoyed this one, as VI has to return to South Chicago to coach her former high school's basketball team. A player's mother has witnessed some sabotage at work and wants VI to look into it. VI barely starts investigating when the plant blows up and injures her. Does destruction follow her around as some people seem to think?

Y - The Last Man Vol. 1- 2 by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan, Jr.
See I will read graphic novels* - just that it is not a format I particularly enjoy. I am just going to lift the description from Ali's summer list. Y-The Last Man is the story of a mysterious plague that wipes out every animal with a "Y-chromosome except for Yorick, an amateur escape artist, and Ampersand, his pet monkey. The graphic novel attempts a realistic look at the tragedy and the comedy in this weird post-apocalyptic world where 99% of the worldÂ’s landowners, 97% of commercial airline pilots and 85% of all government representatives have died."
* I don't know when I last read one, however it was probably around the age of 10

I am always open to book recommendations, if you want to leave them in the comments.

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1 comment:

Wily Jeneric said...

Don't get too excited over Son of a Witch. At least, I didn't find it to be nearly as good as his other books. Do check out Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, if you like the idea of fairy tales: the truth behind the story.