Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Yes I am a geek!

Tonight I finished my 14th book of the year. Yes that's right. I've read 14 books so far.

Here they are in no particular order:

1. Identical Strangers by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein - about twins that were seperated at birth to take part in a study and didn't find out they were twins until they were in their 30s (True story)

2. If I'm missing or dead by Janine Latus - quite hard out (True story)

3. BTK by various authors - about the BTK serial killer. Slightly more detail than I was prepared for but interesting how they caught him (True story)

4. Time Lottery by Nancy Moser - not bad for a light read

5. Notes From My Travels by Angelina Jolie - interesting read, especially when she was in Cambodia (True story)

6. Missing by Susan Lewis

7. Rachels Holiday by Marian Keyes - always a fan of her stuff but really couldn't identify with the main character so didn't like it as much as others

8. On The Beach by Neville Shute - the second time I've read it and loved it this time just as much as last. Really old book about some people in Melbourne just after the 3rd world war and the world is slowly being covered by nuclear fallout and so everyone is dying. Actually really really good considering the topic. Its realistic and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

9. Tomorrow when the war began - again based in ausy. Fantastic kids book. Didn't realise it was one of a series until I got into it so can't wait to read the rest and if anyone has the next one let me know if I can borrow it!!

10. Sugababe - rubbish. Absolute rubbish.

11. Making of Me by Tegan Wagner - about an ausy girl who was gang raped when she was 14 and how she got through it. Actually a really good read. Nice to read a book that's true and see a young girl who had loads against her turning out good (True story).

12. If you could see me now by Cecelia Ahern - hated it most of the way through until I got the end and now I just love it. Have loved all of this authors books so far. And also the movie PS I love you which just came out (that was the first book I read of hers). She's Irish and the same age as me I believe. Doing amazingly!

13. Lucky Child by Loung Ung - This is the sequel to First They Killed My Father. About Loungs time in America after she escaped Cambodia and then her returning to meet her family 16 years later. Amazing. I had read the first one and then found this one in Cambodia. (True story)

14. Hiroshima by ?? - about several people's experiences in Hiroshima and then an additional chapter on the end of an update of where they are 40 years later. Great read. (True story)

Phew! Can't believe it as I write it all down. I'm surprised at the variety but at the same time being able to see themes of things that interest me like Cambodia, Australia and true stories.

ok time to go...slightly embarrassed.

1 comment:

Andrew Brown said...

I wouldn't say reading lots of books was particularly geeky, but it is a good thing.. I read lots too, but it's all on the internet or my biology/physics textbooks while I'm on the toilet. Now I'm embarrassed