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What's Reading this Week! (Nov 11, 2013)

It's been strangely quiet over here this week. I've been having good intentions of blogging everyday, but my first knitting project (which I just finished last night, woohoo!) and The Walking Dead books kept me mostly occupied.

The Walking Dead, Compendium 1
Last weekend, I finished Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent series. I've relieved that this series is finally over and while I liked the plot of this book better than the others, I didn't like the manipulation in the ending. I also finally read The Walking Dead Compendium 1. I absolutely love this series, both the comics and the TV show. I can't wait to get my hands on the next compendium.

Next in the list
Life of PiI'm listening to Yann Martel's Life of Pi in the car. I had already seen the movie, which I enjoyed but the book is dragging so far. At least, knowing what happens keeps me want to continue listening - I'm sure if I didn't know the story, I would have abandoned it long back.

Review Backlog
1. The Walking Dead Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman
2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
3. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
4. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
6. Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
7. Quarantine by Rahul Mehta
8. MetaMaus by Art Speigelman
9. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
10. Maus by Art Speigelman
11. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
12. Can you Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
13. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
14. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
15. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Comments

pattismith said…
I love The Walking Dead books as well!! I'm behind on the series and have to stop watching until I can have a marathon watching weekend and get caught up! :)
bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
I'm one of the few people who didn't love The Life of Pi so I'll be curious to see what you think of it.
Athira / Aths said…
I started watching the tv show only a few months back. For some reason, I had this thought in my head that TWD is a YA show with gorgeous zombies and sappy love stories. Boy, was I shocked after that first episode. Can't wait to dig into the remainder of the series.
Athira / Aths said…
So far, the book is boring. I know the main action is yet to come, but all this background is sort of ruining the story for me.
Vasilly said…
I love Life of Pi (the book) so I hope it gets better for you. What did you think of The Reluctant Fundamentalist? It's another book I really enjoyed.
Athira / Aths said…
Life of Pi is slowly getting interesting. It could have done without a few of the initial chapters, though.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist was a pretty good read - I liked it.