Currently Reading

I read a lot of books, both for my job and just for fun, and I try to keep my progress updated on Goodreads. Here are the latest books I've read and what I thought of them.

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Lauren has read 28 books toward her goal of 60 books.

What I'm Reading

Ready Player One
4 of 5 stars
Wow. Yes. Cons: Language, a rather bitter rant about Christianity in the beginning, believability issues (skip the over explaining and cut to the action!), the same old oil-starved near-future dystopian wasteland society. Pros: Easil...
Peace Like a River
4 of 5 stars
Someone (I can't remember who at the moment) described the prose of this book as pulling you along, like a river. I probably would never have read this book on my own unless it hadn't been getting such high reviews, and once I got past t...
Empire of Bones
4 of 5 stars
I was a bit shell-shocked by this end of this book. Horrified, thoroughly creeped out, and yet not totally depressed because N.D. Wilson doesn't let you get depressed. More coherent thoughts over on the Exodus Books Website.
The Drowned Vault
3 of 5 stars
I liked the inclusion of more transmortals (which, in my opinion, were the most interesting part of the previous book.) And we get literally flooded with transmortals here, which is pretty cool. Despite Gilgamesh being perpetually angry...
The Dragon's Tooth
3 of 5 stars
Read the first couple of pages of this and was not intrigued, which really isn't fair of me and usually I don't do, but.... I haven't picked it up since. Read it today. Action didn't pick up until about 300 pages in, and wasn't interest...
The Sherwood Ring
3 of 5 stars
I love love loved the historical setting and the love stories between Elinor/Richard and Peacable/Barbara (and the whole concept of a spy story set during the Revolutionary war - this was my first time reading something with that premise...
Rose Under Fire
0 of 5 stars
Still gathering my feelings about this one, especially as compared to other (true) holocaust accounts that I've read.
Code Name Verity
0 of 5 stars
Still not sure how to rate this book.... Still not sure if I loved it or hated it... I will get back to you on that.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4 of 5 stars
Brilliant. Part storyboard, part novel, part movie. Illustrations are very detailed, captivating. They don't just illustrate the story, they are part of the story. Silent film-like. Well done. Basically, get a copy of this gorgeous book ...
4 of 5 stars
I love this book. I think it's almost better than Invention of Hugo Cabret. The illustrations were gorgeous, as usual. I wrote a (more coherent) review of Wonderstruck for the Exodus Books website.

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