Hope you’ve had a good month. These books certainly have. Not much to report except: Nation. Apparently it’s not typical Terry Pratchett, according to reviewers, and they also say it has razor-sharp satire (satire, if it’s any good at all is always razor-sharp) and funny dialogue. That’s not to say that Terry Pratchett doesn’t have a razor-sharp wit or a sense of humour. Reserve it now if you’re a fan, then when you’ve read it you could write a review talking about how it’s not typical Terry Pratchett.
If anyone can tell me why everyone’s decided to read The Book Thief I’d be most grateful. Am curious, since it was published in 2005. Not that you shouldn’t read it, of course; it’s a most excellent book and Markus Zusak is a most excellent writer. I also note that The Book Thief thing isn’t a Wellington City Libraries phenomenon: it’s also been on a New York Times Best Seller list for, like, ever, which is pretty impressive for an Australian YA writer.
- Twilight, Stephenie Meyer [no change]
- Brisingr, Christopher Paolini [no change]
- New Moon, Stephenie Meyer [up 1]
- The General, Robert Muchamore [down 1]
- Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer [no change]
- Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer [no change]
- Infamous: an It Girl Novel, Cecily von Ziegesar [no change]
- Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison [no change]
- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak [up 1]
- Nation, Terry Pratchett [new]