(June 19 – July 17, 09)
A new challenge, hosted by Reading to Know, that has no limits or boundaries, except that it has to be related to The Chronicles of Narnia.
I have been meaning to continue reading this series for months now but having gotten around to it. I figure this challenge will give me the chance. While I know I won’t finish all my list, here is what I currently have left of the series. Hopefully I can knock off a couple of them.
- The Horse and His Boy – finished June 30
- Prince Caspian – finished July 2
- The Voyage of Dawn Treader – finished July 5
- The Silver Chair – finished July 9
- The Last Battle – finished July 10
Author: Ian McEwan
Finished: June 1, 2009
One of the 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Atonement tells the story of a young girl, Briony, who witnesses multiple events she does not understand in her young age, that lead her to making the wrong accusation, therefore ruining her sister’s chance of true happiness.
While told mainly through Briony’s point of view, the first part of the book alternates between the characters to give the reader Briony’s idea of what happened but also the real story.
Bound to be a classic one day, this amazing story of mistakes, love, trial and error, and of all atonement, was hard to put down as I kept reading to find out how similiar the movie was to the book, if it evoked the same emotion, and it did. Not very often anymore does a book translate completely in the film, but this one appears to do so, even at the end.
Challenges: 999 Challenge, 100+ Challenge, New Authors Challenge, RYOB Challenge, TBR Challenge, 1% Well Read Challenge, Summer Vacation Reading, Book vs. Movie Challenge
Title: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Author: Fannie Flagg
Finished: May 27, 2009
The film Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my absolute favorites, so it’s not a surprise that the book has become a favorite as well.
It’s the story about four women from different times. Two are alive in flashbacks, one is hearing the story while suffering her own mid-life crisis, and the other is telling the story of Ruth and Idgie.
It’s a powerful book that lets your live the life and experiences of four vastly different characters. Each character goes through their own separate heartache and happiness, different from the others.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has seen the movie, especially because there are differences though not critical, or to anyone who loves a good book about friendship, because above all else that is exactly what this is about.
It might be one of my favorite books of the year so far.
Challenges: Book Into Movie, 999 Challenge, 100+ Challenge, Book vs. Movie Challenge, New Authors Challenge, RYOB Challenge, Fill in the Gaps, Summer Vacation Reading