Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Hunger Games

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?)


  1. You did great, Beth! I'm glad you ended up enjoying the book. It's my favorite in the series, followed closely by Mockingjay (though I had some issues with CF...). :)

  2. Thanks Amanda! I'm looking forward to the next one!