January Reading List
Heading back to school sometime in the afternoon. Managed to read a few more books while I was here.
1984 by George Orwell. While it wasn’t a difficult read, it took me much longer to finish it than I expected for a book of it’s length. A good part of the book deals with Orwell’s dystopian image of the future. I’d say it was an ok read. It just didn’t hook me though. It’s not for everyone.
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress. The book involves the “Sleepless,” a group of people genetically modified before birth to eliminate the need for sleep. This along with other modifications allows them to rise to the top of their fields, leading to jealousy and animosity from the normal “sleepers.” As soon as the whole ‘sleeplessness = godmode’ part came into play, I knew exactly why Daphu recommended it to me. 🙂 I thought it was a fun read.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Haven’t watched the movie. Heard that it sucks. This novel however, the first of the Inheritance series, is great. It goes along a similar tone to the LOTR series, but its differences make it quite interesting. If you enjoyed the Abhorsen series (which I read during this past summer), I think you’d like this too.
Eldest by Christopher Paolini. Second novel of the Inheritance series, sequel to Eragon. About a third longer than the first, still very much enjoyable. It’s unfortunate the third book hasn’t come out.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman. It is a short book, with about 160 pages. I like how the main character isn’t stupid. The text also makes great use of your imagination. Good read.
Besides books, I’ve also been reading the manga Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Amuses me. Apparently babies can kill.