Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2011 Challenge List

So for the 2010 Challenge List I completed 7 of the 18 books I wanted to read. Here it is for everyone to keep track.

  2011 Challenge List
1 White Fang  By: Jack London
2 Hoodwinked
3 Finding Alaska
4 Notes From a Small Island  By: Bill Bryson
5 The Crimson Petal and The White By:  Michel Faber
6 The Life of Pi
7 The Red Tent
8 A Piece of Cake
9 Little Women
10 The Way of Zen
11 One for the Money
12 Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs
13 Water for Elphants
14 Humbolts Gift
15 Atonement
16 Oh No We're Gonna Die
17 The Te of Piglet

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By: Stieg Larson 5/5

This was by far the most intriguing of all of the Trilogy of books. I believe this one was the most intertwined mess of characters. You never knew who had the upper hand. As the second books ends with not knowing what happens with our heroine, Lisbeth Salander, this one takes you through the continuation of the story. 

The story has those same characters from books one, such as Erika Berger and Mikael Blomkvist and their crew at Millenium, though adding fantastic characters such as Zalachenko, Monica, Edklinth, and over 20 others. Your hands feel bound during this book, as Lisbeth can't do anything to help her out, and you watch the next move of the characters to see how they are willing to act and what they are going to do next. 

This book unlike "The Girl Who Played With Fire" wasn't as disturbing in that sense. It follows much of the current history of Sweden, and places in Stockholm, but it is not nearly as disturbing. It is however a political discussion, which I can not comment on, having not ever paid attention to Swedish politics. 

The ending, well you feel good about the ending, with of course one last and surprising twist and turn! I feel highly satisfied after having read this book. I also feel like I would have read this book much faster if I had had the time to read it.