4th Year Bookclub News

The desire for a summer reading list 2012 was strong, so it features here along with comments from 4th Year’s current reading.

Wise quote of the month from one member:-

“Great books are ones you can enjoy re-reading even into adulthood”

 

Fallen /by Lauren Kate

Where even the librarian is an angel!

To my daughter in France /by Barbara and Stephanie Keating

The Dystopian genre continues to entertain…

Gone /by Michael Grant

The handmaid’s tale /by Margaret Atwood

       “Now that’s how dystopia is done…!”

Lord of the flies /by William Golding

       Not for the faint hearted.

City of bones /by Cassandra Clare [Mortal Instruments series]

“Recommended”

Unwind /by Neal Shusterman

“The kids get broken up and put together… Destiny is to be ‘unwound’… very strange, but I liked it. It’s a bit like Never let me go [/by Kazuo Ishiguru] – but worse!”

The knife of never letting go /by Patrick Ness [Chaos walking trilogy]

“Beats The Hunger Games [/by Suzanne Collins] in world building”

Another “That’s how you do dystopia!”

 

—oo0oo—

 

The little prince [Le petit prince] /by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

       “I cried while reading it! Read it in English first, then in French.”

Extremely loud and incredibly close /by Jonathan Safran Foer

“Very weird!”

The cardturner /by Louis Sacher

“It actually makes Bridge sound like fun!”

Eldest /by Christopher Paolini

“2nd in the Inheritance Cycle series… I didn’t realise how much the film had left out, i.e. how ‘bad’ it was, until I read the book.”