Saturday, January 29, 2011

On My Wishlist (4)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City.  Click the link to sign up!
This weeks edition has a lot of different reasonings.  I chose Gone With the Wind because its a classic, and I've never read it.  I chose World Without End because I recently finished Pillars of the Earth and I loved it, and that's the sequel.  Finally, I chose The Hunger Games because I've seen in EVERYWHERE and I want to read it.  Happy reading everyone!


book cover of Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Title:  Gone With the Wind
Author:  Margaret Mitchell
Genre:  Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
Page Count:  1,024 pages
Summary:  (From Goodreads.com)   
Sometimes only remembered for the epic motion picture and "Frankly ... I don't give a damn," Gone with the Wind was initially a compelling and entertaining novel. It was the sweeping story of tangled passions and the rare courage of a group of people in Atlanta during the time of Civil War that brought those cinematic scenes to life. The reason the movie became so popular was the strength of its characters--Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, and Ashley Wilkes--all created here by the deft hand of Margaret Mitchell, in this, her first novel.
book cover of World Without End by Ken Follet
Title:  World Without End
Author:  Ken Follet
Genre:  Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction
Page Count:  1,014 pages
Summary:  (From Goodreads.com
In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you (Chicago Tribune) and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel.
     World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race the Black Death.
     Three years in the writing, and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, World Without End breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.  
book cover of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Title:  The Hunger Games
Author:  Suzanne Collins
Genre:  Young Adult Fiction
Page Count:  374 pages
Summary:  (From Goodreads.com)  
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? 
     In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. 
     Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

3 comments:

Nathalie said...

The Hunger Games is truly good. I've read it one day, it's impossible to do something else until you've finished it.

Gone With The Wind, a classic like all classics need to be. Compelling, passionate and thoroughly wonderful!

Shoshanah said...

I love Gone With the Wind! I read it the first time in 8th grade, and I've reread it so many times since then. I even think it's better than the movie!

Shoshanah said...

I love Gone With the Wind! I read it the first time in 8th grade, and I've reread it so many times since then. I even think it's better than the movie!

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