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catching-fire-usCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Type: fiction

Page Count: 391

TTBR Synopsis: Yeah, I read it again. I had to prepare myself for the new movie, and I’m so glad I did. I may not have noticed how close they came to making an exact movie replica of the book. And I had my doubts…



Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Type: fiction

Page Count: 390

TTBR Synopsis: I couldn’t not re-read this after re-reading “Catching Fire,” could I?





Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Type: non-fiction

Page Count: 333

TTBR Synopsis: I effing love this book. It freaks me out, excites me, I can’t stop thinking about Everest. I watch all the documentaries I can find, look at pictures of corpses on the mountain, and look for pictures of it online. I need to see it. I want to climb it. But I would probably die.

I’m pretty sure I read something else before the end of the year, but I think I’m possibly thinking of the two books I started but didn’t/haven’t finished until 2014.


Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Type: science fiction

Page Count: 390

Received by: Rebekah’s Kindle

Started reading: 1 March 2012

Finished reading: 4 March 2012

Interest level: 10 – More than 10, but I hate breaking the rules of a scale.

Recommendation level: 10 – Again, higher. Because this book isn’t just some frilly story of teenage love in a strange time. In fact, she doesn’t even fight for her love life – she pushes it away because she’s at least smart enough to realize that there are more important things in the world. The political science aspect of this book is breathtaking. I can’t praise Suzanne Collins enough. Even though you love the characters, you hate what the situation and story does to them. They all become hateful, hated, and lost as they search for their freedom. I love their brokenness.

TTBR Synopsis: Katniss loses everything in her quest to find freedom. And even when she finds it, it doesn’t matter, because she’s lost almost everything she was fighting for in the process. And yet… it’s magical.