July 17, 2013

Twitterature (July 2013)

The short and sweet of it is: write up Tweet length book reviews of the books you've been reading in the last month and then link up with the Modern Mrs Darcy!

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Young adult dystopic novel that ended up being better than the Hunger Games.  Teens are selected from school to go through an intense testing process to be eligible for the University, and high level positions in society.  #prettygoodbook #butdarnitIthinkthereisalovetriangleinbook2

The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russel and Sherlock Holmes Series) by Laurie King
Retired as a beekeeper, Sherlock Holmes takes on young Mary Russell as his detecting apprentice and later partner.  Beekeeper was a little hard to get through, next two books in series were better. Eight or nine books total. #nottheSherlockHolmesIknow #mysisterlikedthembetterthanIdid

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Another Young Adult dystopic novel.  Set in Chicago, society has been divided into five factions each with specific characteristics.  Anyone who is Divergent can't be controlled and must be removed.  #yestheyarealreadymakingamovie #reallylikedthisbook #youshouldreadthis #hurrayforChicago

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Short, but very powerful story of a young boy chosen to be the Receiver of Memories in a dystopian society.  He realizes that he has the special ability to see the world as it really is and his life might not have been as perfect as he used to think it. #yesit'sanotherdystopicnovel #butthisonewasreallygood #thoughtfuldeepandeverythingyou'dexpectfromLoisLowry

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Yet another dystopic novel, that was very dark and interesting only in a disturbed so you keep reading sort of way.  Like George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. #skipit

Catholic Philosopher Chick Makes Her Debut by Rebecca Bratten Weiss and Regina Doman
Cate Frank is a Jew turned Catholic and a fashionista turned philosopher out to earn her Masters Degree and find the Perfect Man.  I read it for the first time last year, and am re-reading it again because it's just that good.  #seeIdon'tonlyreaddystopicnovels


  1. so you want to live in a dystopic world? Have you read The Passage by Justin Cronin? If not, you might want to give it a try, I'm really enjoying it at the moment.

  2. Better than The Hunger Games, huh? The Testing definitely sounds interesting.


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