I thought I would do some reviews on the books I have read in the last month or so.
First I read The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown. I read the special edition that contains beautiful photographs of the paintings, buildings and other artifacts mentioned in the book. As a novel, it is a great, page-turning mystery. However, the author states many
controversial things about early Christianity, Jesus, Constantine, and Mary Magdalene. Which is why I read Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code
by Bart D. Eherman afterwards, and I would recommend that anybody who is tempted to believe all (or even most) things that Dan Brown states in his novel read it also.
A while back on Sandy's
website, I heard about The Eyre Affair
by Jasper Fforde. Since I recently read Jane Eyre, this book sounded interesting. I'm so glad I heard about this book! It was so entertaining and fun to read. The heroine, Thursday Next solves crimes in an alternate universe which in some ways is very similar to our life now, in some ways very different. I will definately be checking out the rest of the Thursday Next books.
I also recently finished My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult. In the words of Randy Jackson, it was "a'ight". Not a must read
, but it wasn't hard to finish either. Its about two sisters, the younger was conceived to provide umbiblical stem cells for her sister with luekemia. It became much more than that, and she basically became a living donor for her sister. It has a very good twist at the end (something I like). However, I found lots of it to be unbelievable and there was one particular unresolved issue that didn't sit well with me.
I also re-read Anne of Green Gables for the 1oth time or so. I wish there was a way you could erase a really good book from your mind when you want to read it again, so its like your reading it for the first time. All I can say is that if you haven't read this series yet, well...what are you waiting for??
looking for a good book suggestion, so don't hold out on me if you have one! :D