Adult Fiction Books

The Passage by Justin Cronin

This month at Towne Book Center & Cafe our book club is reading The Passage.  The book is over 700 pages long and quite daunting looking but the orange color is so pretty!

The tale reads like a realistic fiction book but it’s not until later that readers discover that there is actually a fantasy bend to the story.  To be sure, I was quite a ways into the book when I figured that out.

The pros: Great character development. I love character development as it lends to the credibility of the story.  That said, I am forced to admit…

The cons: I couldn’t finish the book.  There is so much background information that by the time Cronin got to the meat and potatoes of the story, I was spent.  I couldn’t go on.  I was emotionally drained.  And I still had another 350+ pages to go.

An Unconventional Librarian The Passage

Fortunately, there are over 20 people in our book club. I’m sure the discussion will be a lively one; no one will notice that I’ve not finished it.  Maybe I’ll just read the ending…

Have you read it? What did you think?

Our next book club pick is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

Young Adult

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

Here’s a meme that has us written all over it, doesn’t it?  I love Sheila’s It’s Monday! What are you Reading? But this one features kids lit and is a little bit more streamlined for us, yay!


Here I go!

This Monday I am reading: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy.  I’m sure you’ve seen my pic with him; I’ve sent it to anyone who has eyeballs.

photo court.
photo court.

I won’t bore you with the pic of Rick and me.  Anyway…What happens if the aliens invade and you’re one of the only survivors?

I mean, really?

I guess I better stock up on