Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Reads, featuring "The Age of Miracles"

As I've said before, summer is the perfect time for me to catch up on all the fun books I wanted to read. I wanted to read The Age of Miracles ever since I heard the premise: an 11-year-old girl narrates the year that the Earth started to slow down its rotation, causing all sorts of chaos on Earth.

love anything post-apocolyptic or sci-fi, so I thought I would love this book. Wrong. I had so many problems with it. The actual cause of "the slowing" is never really explained, the characters are one dimension and you never feel the panic of the people on Earth. 

I wrote up a review and posted it here on Amazon. Definitely check it out in case you're planning on purchasing the book! 

The book seemed like it would be amazing, and then it was such a let-down. It was hyped up to the extreme, and I couldn't understand why. Then I saw it: the author was a former publisher at the company that published this book. 

Oh. So I see how that goes. 

In order to rectify this disappoint, I need some summer book suggestions! Here are the three books I'm planning on finishing before the fall semester starts. Has anybody read any of these?

1. Gone Girl

On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne finds his wife to have disappeared, and is the number one suspect. 

2. Gold

Two longtime friends compete against each other in the 2012 London Olympics

3. Beautiful Ruins

An Italian innkeeper finds a dying American actress washed up on his beach


P.S. Anyone on Goodreads? Come find me here! I need more bookish friends!


  1. I have read Gone Girl! I absolutely loved it! My husband is having a harder time getting through it- but he is all about non-fiction so I think that's why he's not as into it. I would definitely recommend that book.

    Been following you for a few weeks now- thought I should say hello :)

    1. Everyone who I've talked to say that they love it, but that the first half is very slow and it's hard to get into. I love fiction books, so hopefully it'll be a great read for me!

      Thanks for following my blog! Stopping by yours now to say hello :)

  2. hi,
    i nominated you for the liebster award on my blog!

    xo, elizabeth.

    1. Aww thanks SO much Elizabeth! That's so nice of you :) Stopping by now to check it out! Can't wait to read your answers of the survey.

  3. Following you! :)

    1. Thanks so much Nicol! Stopping by to follow you back :)


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