I read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins a few years ago and loved it. I like to read young adult books (someday I hope to write a young adult novel), so it fit in with the others on my reading wish list. I wanted to read the trilogy, but only The Hunger Games was in paperback, so being a bit frugal, I waited.
In the fall of 2012, I finally broke down and bought the hardback versions of Catching Fire and Mockingjay. But they sat on the bookshelf while I spent my time… well… not reading them. Last year I read blogs, Facebook posts, print magazines, and articles online. I read about the chakras, gemstones and other jewelry-related research topics. I read some fiction on my then new iPad mini, such as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, which was… well… peculiar. But I didn’t finish The Hunger Games trilogy.
Finally, I’m catching up with Catching Fire. If I can carve out the time in my schedule, I’ll finish it today. Collins has done a great job with this series. I like the characters and the story moves at just the right pace. I cannot tolerate boring books and this is definitely not boring to me.
In a way, this trilogy reminds me of a few other books I read in years past, such as:
The City of Ember and The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau. I enjoyed them both several years ago. I don’t know where I’ve been hiding, but I just recently found out that there are two more books in the series. The first book was made into a movie in 2008.
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. This book was made into a movie in 2013. Who knew? Not me.
My bookshelf is full of books I haven’t read, yet. I plan to read them all in 2014… and then some.
What’s on your bookshelf?
- Novels you may like…in a list (youngadultscifi.wordpress.com)
- Book Trailer: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (urbandystopia.net)
- Young Adult Literature Is Better Than You Think (soshitech.com)
- 2013 – A Great Year to be a Reader (willswardstrom.wordpress.com)
- About Young Adult (YA) Phenomenon (soipondered.wordpress.com)