This is round 2 of Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm’s themed topic for July’s Top 5! Naturally it follows on from the first five letters of the alphabet ’cause that’s how the alphabet works and naturally – I am a day late!
Here we go for more alphabetized fun!
I haven’t read The Fifth Season but it’s on my TBR and on my bookshelf as I speak. Or you know… type.
Last year I won a competition to receive a book a month and the very first book that was sent to me was this one. I’d never heard of it (much like I haven’t heard of the rest that I keep being sent) but when I checked it out all I’ve heard, or you know…. read, is how amazing and wonderful it is.
Considering as I don’t think it’s a book that I would have picked up of my own accord I have to say I’m getting quite excited about it when I finally read it!
Ok, I swear that not every book on this week’s list is a book that I haven’t read. It may seem that way but this is just a twofer.
I haven’t read The Great Gatsby. I feel I should read it. I feel like I should read it while calling friends ‘old chum’ and drinking gins whilst weeping and throwing dollar bills into the air. I don’t know if this is at all accurate but honestly this is the vibe I get from the story.
And no, I haven’t watched the movie either. Everything I’ve picked up, I’ve picked up through social osmosis.
I blather on about The Hunger Games all the time on this blog so I felt it would be truly remiss if I didn’t include it under the ‘h.’
For the love of all that is (un)holy – please, please, please forget about the travesty that is the Will Smith movie.
The movie isn’t bad for a generic post apocalyptic action thriller but it lacks the nuance and quiet devastation that the book contains.
I Am Legend is a portrayal of loneliness, depression and the resilient part of human nature that just keeps pushing for survival even if the question is – ‘is surviving without living worth it?’
It just happens to explore all that with vampires.
The ending smacked me in the face a bit.
I should not be stuck on books for letters this early on but I am so here we are with Jane Eyre, the only ‘j’ that came to mind.
I may have said this before (in fact, I know I have) but I didn’t really like Jane Eyre. It’s one of those books where I can’t put my finger on what about it bothered me but I think it might be the whole falling in love and sticking with a man who kept his wife in the attic.
Call me old fashioned but I don’t think that’s the foundation for a healthy relationship.
Thoughts? Feelings? Suggestions?
Do you like, love or loathe any of the above?
I’m going to go peeking on others’ lists now because I really need to see what ‘j’ other people have chosen because, no exaggeration, there are no other books in the whole wide world beginning with that letter.
I’ll see you next week (hopefully on time) for letters K – O!