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50 books in 2012 #12-21

12. Maze Runner, by (YAF, SF, audiobook)
Ugh. This book SUCKED. I seriously debated stopping partway through. I wish I had.

13. The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow (Fic)
Sad. Interesting, but didn't grip me as much as I wanted it to. Recommended.

14. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (YAF)
AWESOME. As soon as I finished reading it, I wanted to read it all over again. I'd definitely buy this book.

15. Hero, by Perry Moore (YAF, SF)
So cute! Gay superhero teens!

16. Fledgling, by Octavia Butler (SF)
AMAZING. I wish it hadn't ended! I want more!

17. Insurgent, by Veronica Roth (YAF, SF, sequel)
Great sequel to a great first book (Divergent). Can't wait for the third!

18. Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein (YAF, hist fic)
AMAZING. I can't say that enough: amazing, amazing, amazing. Go read it. I'll wait.

19. Kindred, by Octavia Butler (SF, hist fic)
Not really SF, except that it involves traveling back in time. More historical fiction than anything. Interesting, but didn't grip me the same way Fledgling did. I wish I'd read this in an English class.

20. Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler (SF)
I enjoyed this book, although "enjoyed" seems like the wrong adjective for a book like this. It's a dystopian near-future novel which I found very (and scarily) plausible. I'll be reading the sequel.

21. Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel (hist fic, audiobook, reread)
Reread. I picked some long books I haven't read in a while to be my knitting audiobooks. This was a good one; I'll probably listen to the sequels too.

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zandperl
Aug. 25th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
Is Hero not listed on Goodreads?

My mother basically gave me Clan of the Cave Bear in middle school as her form of sex ed. Being a lot more feminist now than I was then, I'm kinda leery of rereading it.
rumorofrain
Aug. 27th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
My mom gave me the series in middle school as well, although not as a substitute for real sex ed.

The feminist question is interesting; the society in which Ayla lives privileges males in the extreme, but the book is about how she gets around those restrictions and is true to herself. Rereading this book as an adult definitely strained my willing suspension of disblief, but it didn't rub my feminist fur the wrong way like, say, Stranger in a Strange Land now does (sadly).
yix
Aug. 31st, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
I was sad when I realized I could no longer read Heinlein.
rumorofrain
Aug. 31st, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
That was a sad day for me, too! :(
3rdragon
Aug. 25th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked Code Name Verity. Not that I really doubted you would.
yix
Aug. 31st, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
Glad i let Maze runner time out on my phone. (library copy)
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