Well, what a difference a week makes! Remember when I said I was deep into The Tyrant’s Law. As it turns out, the most recent time I read that book, or any other for that matter, was last Tuesday right after I wrote the latest entry of Checked Out. That’s for two major reasons. I have been working hard to get my latest novel released, which has taken up tons of my time, but the second reason is that I was given Divergent and I can’t seem to put it down when I get a moment to read.
In fact, I’m up to page 442 out of 487 pages. The speed at which I’m reading this book reminds me of the old days, when I used to have nothing but time and all I did with that time was read. It’s funny to me that without much free time at all this week it’s still moving at this pace. Now, I’m not saying it’s a perfectly written book, but I am invested in the characters, which is all it takes. The society in the novel reminds me a lot of The Hunger Games mixed with Harry Potter, in that it’s dystopian, but it also deals in different factions in the society that value completely different ideals.
Here are the other books I have Checked Out this week:
- The Tyrant’s Law, by Daniel Abraham
- Reave, by C. Miller
- Teardrop, by Lauren Kate
- Sycamore Row, by John Grisham
To be honest, the next book I’m reading after Divergent is Sycamore Row, but usually Grisham is a quick read for me. I’ve been saving this one because I know it will be a while before he releases another one. At the same time I will be getting back to The Tyrant’s Law. I think I might have to send Teardrop back because I don’t see it fitting in right now with so many other books I’ve started. And Reave was written by a very good friend of mine. I’m excited to finally start it as well.
Don’t worry. I haven’t forgotten about The Impossible Knife of Memory. In fact, I’m trying to convince my wife to read that one with me as our “bedtime book.” We’ll see how far I get with convincing her. What do YOU have checked out this week?
Oh, and if you like dystopian novels, I suggest checking out The Selection and The Elite, the first two books in an amazing series by Kiera Cass about a competition for the hand of the crown prince in a society where groups of people are given numbers and those numbers signify their rank and economic status.