I recently finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I was initially intrigued by this book and series because my friend Amanda Gignac constantly raved about these books on her blog and on Twitter. The free sample I got on my nook didn't get me hooked, but I thought I'd try again since I got some Barnes and Noble gift cards for Christmas.
It was great. I didn't think I'd care as much about the characters as I did at the end. I think my favorite thing is that the main character Katniss had character "flaws," but that just made her more real. I liked Peeta too. I want to know more about him. I'll definitely read the rest of the trilogy (Catching Fire and Mockingjay), but I have some other books and series that I want to read.
I've made a new goal for myself this year: to read one non-fiction book a month. I think Linchpin by Seth Godin is going to be January's non-fiction selection. This book was recommended on the Dave Ramsey Show, and it sounded interesting. And I love Dave Ramsey, so I take his recommendations seriously.
Right now though, I'm reading one of my favorite authors and favorite series: Steve Berry's Cotton Malone series. I'm at book six, The Emporer's Tomb.
(So, this is my first book review. How did I do?)