Sunday, June 26, 2016

Reading Challenge: What I Read in June

2016 Reading Challenge

1.  A book published this year
2.  A book you should have read in school, but didn't
3.  A  book you have been meaning to read
4.  A book with an interesting cover
5.  A book you own but haven't read
6.  A book that received bad reviews
7.  A book with water on the cover
8.  A book in a genre you have never read
9.  A favorite book from your childhood
10.  A book by an author you have never read before
11.  A book that deals with an issue close to your heart
12.  A book "everyone" has read but you
13.  A book about the decade you were born in
14.  A book based on a true story
15.  A book set in the summer
16.  A book set in a country you wish to visit
17.  A Young Adult best seller
18.  A book that's longer than 500 pages
19.  A book that makes you smarter
20.  A book you can finish in a day
21.  A NY Times best seller
22.  A book about a culture with which you are unfamiliar
23.  A book with an apocalyptic theme
24. A book set during Christmas time
25.  A funny book
26.  A book with a one word title
27.  A popular author's first book
28.  A cookbook
29.  A book by someone with the same first name as you
30.   A book of your choosing

What I Read This Month:

18.  A book that's longer than 500 pages
The Fireman by Joe Hill
I could have placed this book in a few different categories but ultimately chose the "over 500 pages" because it ended up being the only complete book I read this month!  It was very well worth it.  If you are a Stephen King fan, you are bound to love Joe Hill since he's King's son!  And, if you are a SK fan, you probably have read The Stand.  This book is very like The Stand, but is still original and amazing!  The story is basically about "Dragonscale" which is a pathogen that causes its hosts to spontaneously combust.  Panic ensues (of course) and everyone not infected is out to exterminate all that are.  Harper (our heroine) is a nurse, working the front lines in a hospital, and  finds out not only is she infected but also newly pregnant. She flees her crazy (non infected) husband who wants to kill her and the baby.  She finds solace in a community of Dragonscale outcasts who have figured out away to harness the spore, control it, and not combust.  However is this new community too good to be true?  Oh, and if you are wondering where "the fireman" fits into all this, well I don't want to spoil that for you!  You will have to read it yourself!  It still felt like a very fast paced read even though it was over 700 plus pages.  This book is most definitely a five out of five stars for me!

And that's all I was able to squeezing in for this month's reading!

Read any good books?  

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