Comelibros3

El Comelibros es nuestro club de lectura.

Nos juntamos el segundo sábado de cada mes y compartimos nuestras experiencias de lectura.

Nos regimos por NO REGLAS:

1. Si no queremos (o podemos porque nos dejan millones de tareas) de terminar de leer el libro, lo podemos dejar de lado.

2. No tenemos un orden de lecturas, cada quien elige que leer cada mes.

3. Nos saltamos páginas si se pone aburrido.

5. Estamos dispuestos a leer en inglés.

4. Releemos cuantas veces se nos dé la gana.

NUESTRAS LECTURAS:

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

The Hobbit

The Hobbitby J.R.R. Tolkien
A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

The Alchemyst

The Alchemystby Michael Scott
He holds the secret that can end the world.
The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life.
The records show that he died in 1418.
But his tomb is empty.
The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That’s exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.
Sometimes legends are true.
And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Starsby John Green
The Fault in Our Stars is a book about a young girl that has stage 4 thyroid cancer and depression. Her mom makes her go to a support group to try to make her feel better, but she meets a young boy named Augustus Waters and she falls head over heels for him. He has cancer and his leg has been amputated; however, that does not change the way Hazel feels for him. Augustus calls Hazel ‘Hazel Grace’ and Hazel calls Augustus ‘Gus’ They bond over a book, and eventually go to Amsterdam to meet the author. Whilst they are there they kiss and then go back to the room to sleep together, without telling their parents. On their last day in Amsterdam, Augustus tells Hazel that the doctors have found cancer in his hip and he dies 8 days from the pre funeral that Isaac and Hazel put on for him to see. Augustus wrote a speech for Hazel which she searches for and eventually finds. Hazel does not regret loving Augustus.

To Kill a Mockingbird

The main story takes place during three years of the Great Depression in the fictional “tired old town” of Maycomb, Alabama. It focuses on six-year-old Scout Finch, who lives with her older brother Jem and their widowed father Atticus, a middle-aged lawyer. Jem and Scout befriend a boy named Dill who visits Maycomb to stay with his aunt each summer. The three children are terrified of, and fascinated by, their neighbor, the reclusive “Boo” Radley. The adults of Maycomb are hesitant to talk about Boo and, for many years, few have seen him. The children feed each other’s imagination with rumors about his appearance and reasons for remaining hidden, and they fantasize about how to get him out of his house. Following two summers of friendship with Dill, Scout and Jem find that someone is leaving them small gifts in a tree outside the Radley place. Several times, the mysterious Boo makes gestures of affection to the children, but, to their disappointment, never appears in person.

Between Shades of Gray

One night fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and young brother are hauled from their home by Soviet guards, thrown into cattle cars and sent away. They are being deported to Siberia.An unimaginable and harrowing journey has begun. Lina doesn’t know if she’ll ever see her father or her friends again. But she refuses to give up hope.

Lina hopes for her family. For her country. For her future. For love – first love, with the boy she barely knows but knows she does not want to lose . . .

Will hope keep Lina alive?

Set in 1941, Between Shades of Gray is an extraordinary and haunting story based on first-hand family accounts and memories from survivors.

Eragon

ONE BOY… ONE DRAGON… A WORLD OF ADVENTURE.
— Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy — until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save — or destroy — the Empire. When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy as old as the Empire itself.Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.

The Lost Hero

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids.” What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he’s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn’t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmesby Arthur Conan Doyle
A new collection to coincide with the upcoming major motion picture starring Robert Downey, Jr., and Jude Law, Sherlock HolmesThis gripping collection includes many of the famous cases-and great strokes of brilliance-that made the leg­endary Sherlock Holmes one of fiction’s most popular creations. With his devoted secretary, Dr. Watson, Holmes emerges from his smoke-filled rooms on Baker Street to grapple with the forces of treachery, intrigue, and evil in such cases as “The Speckled Band,” in which a terrified woman begs Holmes and Watson’s help in solv­ing the mystery surrounding her sister’s death, and “A Scandal in Bohemia,” which portrays a European king blackmailed by his mis­tress. A spine-tingling treat for anyone who loves a classic whodunit, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes shows the inimitable detective at his best.

Thirteen reasons why

The New York Times best selling novel for 57 weeks, Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, has stirred up some controversy since being published in 2007.  The story is a dark one, revolving around Hannah Baker, a high school girl, who committed suicide prior to the opening of the novel.  This is not a plot with a happy ending.  It is not an attempt to save Hannah from suicide.  She is already dead.  Instead, the story is about Hannah’s desire to enlighten others about her reasons for suicide.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Standing on the fringes of life… offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction: The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

This is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.