End of the Week Recap

Series Recap:

1)Sookie Stackhouse

2)The Women of the Otherworld

3)Odd Thomas

4)Harry Potter

5)Lord of the Rings

6)Confessions of a Shopaholic

Another couple of book series that I would suggest that I’ve read is:

Twilight: Stephanie Meyers. I know I know, the movies were terrible (up until Eclipse)…I’ll admit though I still kind of enjoyed them, haha. The books are very good though, and not just for teenage girls.

The Chronicles of Narnia: C.S. Lewis: I’m not just saying this because I think King Caspian is a super fox. This series is quite sweet and they keep skipping over some of the books, so you are missing something in the movies.

The Spiderwick Chronicles:Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizz: I like to keep little kid books on my roster every once in a while just to mix things up, and I really like this one.

The Guardians of Ga’Hoole:Kathyrn Lasky I like owls, I like wars, I like owl wars.

The Sisters Grimm:Michael Buckley I found these books really cute and sassy, I think if my little sister and I were to do the adventures these girls did this is how it would go. Especially if we were around 8 years old.

NEXT ON THE DOCKET:

These next four series’ are up next on my personal ‘to read’ list. I haven’t gotten to them yet because I have about sixty books ahead of them, but I’m nonetheless looking forward to reading:

The Harper Connelly Mysteries–Charlaine Harris

Darkest Powers–Kelley Armstrong

Nadia Stafford novels–Kelley Armstrong

Percy Jackson and the Olympians–Rick Riodran

If you have any books series that you think I should be reading, let me know! 😀

Confessions of a Shopaholic–Sophie Kinsella

This book series was recommended to me by other people, and having read it I can see why. But in small doses I’d recommend it. I read the whole series one right after the other and Becky Bloomwood can get quite repetitive and annoying after reading the books like that.

I find her very charming though and hilariously dim when I read one on it’s own and then read some other stuff in between. After awhile though it’s like ‘Why can’t you just figure out not to spend your money like that?!’

I’m kind of like her though, so I can’t really knock her. Pretty funny, I’d say to read these during the summer when you are looking for something you can bring with you on a plane or need a beach read.

The Lord of the Rings–J.R.R. Tolkien

This trilogy is awesome, but it took me three years to read it. Every morning in high school I would get off the bus with blood shot eyes and my best friend would ask me if I was high. After awhile she stopped asking that and started asking, “Why are you reading it so early in the morning?” Reading these books at 7 am is a baaaaaaad idea.

Eventually the movies came out and I was able to get a hold of who was who with the faces and would try a lot harder to appreciate the long dialogue about the leaves in trees.

After I watched the movies I would reread the books and it would take me only a week. How depressing after spending three years of my life trying to understand who every one was at 7 am.

Harry Potter–J.K. Rowling

You all knew it would come to this eventually.

I am a serious Potterhead.

I love this series with my whole heart. I can’t get enough of it.

I read it about once a year now, and that’s about ten years of my life dudes. Mostly when the movies are coming out I read them all again, or when I feel homesick I usually whip one out and am back in a place so familiar that I feel better.

I don’t even need to tell you the storyline, you should all know about Harry by now. And if you want to get me going for hours about how great it is just email me, haha.

These books are so well written that I can’t even imagine how she kept everything straight in her head or on the page. J.K. Rowling is my goddess.

Odd Thomas-Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas is about a twenty-something year old boy who can see the dead. Unfortunately the dead can’t talk. All he sees are imprints of their souls and he has to figure out why they are there and help get them to where they belong on the other side.

His girlfriend Stormy is among the group that helps him to solve murder cases and she is one of my favourite characters in any book I’ve read.

And again, my favourite beau makes a couple of appearances in this series as a ghost. Elvis was a prankster and even in death likes to goof around with Odd Thomas.

Loop me in odd one.

The Women of the Otherworld–Kelley Armstrong

I was first introduced to this series by my brother who thinks it is endlessly amusing. I have to agree with him.

This series is written by a fellow Canadian, and she is among my favourite authors. Kelley Armstrong has written the Women of the Otherworld series, and it’s a delightful new take on the supernatural world.

The first book “Bitten” starts out following the only female werewolf, Elena Michaels, as she tries to deal with becoming a werewolf and trying to fit in with normal people. She’s even dating a regular guy, but often needs to sneak out in the middle of the night in the big city of Toronto, in order to go for a run as her werewolf self.

Thankfully, she is needed in the supernatural world where you discover that she has a serious attachment to a hunky blond werewolf named Clay, who is adamantly trying to get back together with her.

This is a refreshing new take on the supernatural scene, and I think I like following werewolves more than I like reading about certain vampires. The rest of the series is about Elenas friends who also happen to be supernatural beings. Keep going and you’ll find that there are witches, wizards, vampires, and more werewolf fun to be had.

I recommend this to any girl who wants to read about women who kick men’s asses and don’t give a rats ass about looking good while doing it. Regular women with amazing abilities.

The Sookie Stackhouse Series

One of my favourite series is the Sookie Stackhouse novels’ by Charlaine Harris. I read them all a couple of summers ago and it only took me about a week. They are very good summer reads and you could take those light tiny books anywhere.

They are about a girl named Sookie Stackhouse who ends up falling for a vampire. No worries though, these vampires are not like the sparkly dudes from Twilight. These are rough and tough sexy vamps who can’t go out in the sunlight and turn into a disturbing goop-like substance if they do.

You probably know this series as the Trueblood series on tv. And trust me, if you like the show, you’ll loooooove the books. Eric is even sexier on the page, and there are pleeeeenty more sexy dudes that Sookie gets to know. Plus she’s far more bad ass than how they have portrayed her sometimes in the show.

Girl kicks ass.

Oh yeah, and my favourite beau makes a special appearance every once in awhile as the hilariously addled brained, Bubba. (Aka: Elvis.)