Tuesday, May 22, 2012

#184 Make a list of books I want to read and read them all

#16- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ok folks, now that the semester is finished I can go back to the books I want to read on my bucket list.  I am not ashamed to admit that I read The Hunger Games in one day.  It was really good.  It's not overly poetic or filled with amazing examples of literacy, but it is definitely an enjoyable read.

If you haven't heard of The Hunger Games, then I will assume that you are living under a rock because this book really reached it's height when "they" announced it was going to be a movie.  And of course when a book is about to become a movie there is a frantic line of book lovers at the cash register itching to  compare the book to the movie (hey now, it's ok I do this too).

The Hunger Games is about a young girl named Katniss (comment on this name below- I am still searching for baby names!) who volunteers to take her sisters place in this gladiator horror "reality show" for the superior land of their nation.

This story is basically a wicked twist on communism in the world after ours.

Entertaining, yes. And The Hunger Games is the first book I have read in a while that I actually shed tears (even multiple times) and I will not blame my crazy pregnant hormones!

I know I only listed the first book on my list of books I want to read, and I really want to move on but I have to say I am sucked into the series and will be continuing the next book later tonight.


  1. I read the whole series within a week. These books are AMAZING.

    But I don't know about Katniss as a baby name. Not only will its popularity probably spike this year thanks to the release of the movies, but if you're going to name your baby after a plant, I'd go with the classics: Rose, Lily, Violet, etc.

    1. Yeah I was thinking even Prim sounds better than Katniss. I would really only like the meaning of the name based on the book. My mom named me after a TV show that no one has even heard of.

  2. Wow, I didn't know hunger games could be that... Powerful? The movie is in my list. Very recommend it. And congratulations on your baby! Thanks for sharing your opinion. :)I found your blog from another blog and really liked it, would you like to follow each other thru GFC? <3

    Have a wonderful day, both of you ,

    1. Thanks! Yeah I am hoping I get a chance to go and see the movie. From what I hear it's just as good as the book.