Reading List – February 2020

I like to read series because it give a feeling of true accomplishment. For my first series this year, I’m reading Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy.

The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins

You may be surprised I hadn’t read these books already. As they are post-apocalyptic science fiction and some of the most popular books of the last couple decades, they seem to have pretty widespread appeal and cultural influence.

So I thought I should read them, regardless of how good they may or may not be. My friends who’ve read the first book all liked it, but I haven’t found many people who say much of anything about the second book and nothing good about the third book.

So let’s get this started!

Book Review: The Hunger Games

Book Review: Catching Fire

Book Review: Mockingjay


Do you write books and sell them in a non-sketchy fashion, such as through Amazon? If so, shoot me a line – I would love to read your book!  If I choose your book, I will always purchase it since I do not want to be beholden to the author when I leave reviews.

See my old reviews here

18 thoughts on “Reading List – February 2020

  1. robertawrites235681907 says:

    I haven’t read this series either, H. It just never appealed to me and I viewed it as a bit of a teen series because my son and his friends read them when they were young teenagers. I will be very interested in your reviews of these books.

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      They never really appealed to me, either… I kind of did it because of their influence on pop culture.

      Honestly, a lot of the books I’ve read recently are that way, and I think I need to just sit down and read things I enjoy here in a little bit.

      • crispina kemp says:

        When I was younger I read all the right things. Whether I enjoyed it or not. But life’s too short for that. Now, if it’s not doing it for me, I don’t read it. Perhaps that’s a privilege of age? ! 🙂

      • H.R.R. Gorman says:

        I think it’s something mental, at least. A lot of people I know don’t read things if they don’t like them – and I think that’s why most people have pretty high average ratings on Goodreads or Amazon. I trudge through almost anything (except, evidently, Outlander), and it makes me think everything is bad.

        I need to figure out what I like in a book. Maybe that will help me choose good ones.

      • crispina kemp says:

        I buy loads from Amazon, but seldom read beyond 20 pages. I can’t quite define what it is. It’s not plot or theme or… whatever. It’s style. I read Wheel of Time all the way through till Jordan died and Sanderson was chosen to finish it. I can’t get beyond the first ten pages of Sanderson. I’ve tried several of his books. But give me Patrick Rothfuss, a reputed meanderer, and I can’t put it down. The writer’s style, that’s what it is. For me.

  2. Jade M. Wong says:

    I actually have never read this series either. I started reading this first one many many years ago and I could not get interested in it, so I placed in my perpetual Unfinished pile lol. I look forward to your review and hope you enjoy the series more than I did!

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