Twitterature: December Edition
Anne, at Modern Mrs. Darcy, hosts a wonderful monthly reading round up called Twitterature in which writers are asked to create short, Twitter-style reviews of their recent reads. It’s a fun and easy way to learn what people are loving and in some cases, leaving.
Here is my list for this month.
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. Recently I was asked to choose my favorite read of the year at Great New Books. One of my fellow GNB writers grabbed Me Before You before I got a chance so I chose Mary Coin, a fabulous read about an iconic Depression era photograph, the woman who took the picture and the subject of the photograph. Highly recommended.
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. This book left such an impression on my that I couldn’t wait for Twitterature to write about it. I wrote this post the day after I finished reading. It’s a hard book to review because after you’ve finished almost everything seems like it could be a spoiler.
Divergent by Veronica Roth. A post-apocolypitc story with a female protagonist. I think I waited to long to read this book and had heard too many great things about it. I liked it but couldn’t stop comparing in to the Hunger Games. I also had a nagging feeling that the author was picturing a movie script as she wrote the book which is always a bit of a disappointment for me.
That’s one of the things I loved about the Hunger Gsmes — it seems like it WASN’T written with a movie in mind. I honestly can’t imagine how they are going to pull the third movie off, but I guess the movie folks will figure it out. Adding Mary Coin to my reading list! And what about The Other Typist—now that a little more time has passed, thumbs up or thumbs down?
I totally agree. I loved the Hunger Games and I think I wanted Divergent to be just like it and it wasn’t 🙁 I have to admit I am still torn about The Other Typist- a good but frustrating read.
Stacey! How did I not know you were one of the GNB writers?! I’m afraid the same thing will happen to me with Divergent. But … I really didn’t love Hunger Games when I finished it. It took reading Catching Fire to get me hooked on the series, so maybe I’ll remind myself of that when reading Divergent. And I have heard that the books in that trilogy get progressively better.
That’s really interesting about not liking a series until you get further in to it…. That’s actually a compelling reason to keep going with the Divergent series.
Great books! I think I’ve heard too much hype about the Divergent series to start it now-I’m worried I won’t enjoy it. I love the idea behind Mary Coin-adding to my list now!
Mary Coin was great- a must read, in my opinion!
Officially intrigued by The Other Typist. Excited to check it out!
Definitely do and then come back and tell me what you think happened at the end! I feel like almost everyone has their own interpretation!
I haven’t read either of the first two books you mentioned, but they look like things I would really enjoy – thanks for the recommendations!
You should definitely check them out- there were both great reads!
Twitterature! I love that idea. I wish I could apply it to many parts of life. I haven’t read these books, but I’d love to read The Other Typist.
Twitterature is the best! Quick easy and to the point!
I think I might be the only person on the planet (or at least the blogosphere) who hasn’t read Divergent yet. I *did* like The Hunger Games, so I’m thinking about it…