...7 books down...43 to go...eek.
February - 3
I had trouble getting into this one at first, but I hit a spot and couldn't put it down (helped that I was flying coast to coast while working on this one). Very good read, made me cry at the end, which not a lot of books really do to me. I just have to say, Markus Zusak does a good job of making you believe a curse word is a term of endearment (if you read it you will see).
The Book Thief is set during the Holocaust so I was hesitant to read another Holocaust, but while I was in California, Mur suggested I read this one. It's a quick read and as with almost all books of this type, doesn't really have a happy ending. But it was worth the read.
I got to the end of this one and was like, "LAME ending!" But then I discovered that it has a sequel (and possibly part of a series). So, with the lame ending gone, I really enjoyed this book. Scott Westerfeld is the same guy who wrote The Uglies series. This book is historical fiction, there are events and people from history (just before WWI) woven throughout the story. At the end he points out what parts of the story actually happened. It's very interesting. ...I've already ordered the sequel.