If you have read my previous post, then you'll know that I was a bit overwhelmed this past month. This meaning, I didn't get as much reading done as I would have wanted to. Good thing there are audiobooks!!!
I was an audiobook fiend this past month. Instead of listening to music on my walk to class or while riding the bus around campus, I popped on an audiobook. One of my personal reading goals this year is to finish a lot of the series that I may have started when I was younger and never finished, so that's what I took to tackling via audiobook in the month of February.
1. The Hunger Games, By: Suzanne Collins
I think that re-reading books via audiobook gives you a completely different experience. I read this book back in high school when it was all the rage, but quickly forgot about it and never actually finished the series. I have watched almost all of the movies for this trilogy, but wanted to start again from the beginning with the books.
To jumpstart this, I re-read The Hunger Games Trilogy first book. I have not read any other book other than the first one. And since I have read it before, I thought that simply listening to it on my way to class would suffice.
It was just as good as I remembered. And having watched the movies, I have new respect for the director of this series because they were able to keep the movie almost identical to the book. There were even direct quotes that Katniss said in the book that were repeated in the movie.
2. Catching Fire, By: Suzanne Collins
The middle book in a series can always be an iffy on. I've actually never read this one before, but I have seen the movie. I know that the movie is a great transition for the big plot elements in The Mockingjay Pt.1, so I expected the same from this book.
And I wasn't let down, I actually think (along with many other friends and fellow readers) that this book to movie adaptation is the best one in the history of ever. I would almost go as far to say that this is one of the only movies where I think that the movie is better than the book. That being said, I don't think that the book is bad--I just think that the movie is absolutely spectacular!
So, I didn't get a ton of reading done, but I am content with the books that I did read. I am happy for the opportunity to connect virtually with my local library so that I can read all of the audio and e-books thats I want!!
What did you read this month? Let me know in the comment section below. Also, don't forget to follow me on Goodreads to keep up to date with all of my reading and reviews.