Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book challenge 2012 ~ The Brethren: John Grisham

Today I promised myself an early night but instead stayed up and finished my second book of 2012. This means I am still on track to complete my 24 in 2012, hopefully more. Book number two was The Brethren by John Grisham. I have always wanted to read a John Grisham novel.  He seems to be one of those authors that everyone has read at least one of their books. The Brethren just so happened to be the chosen book as I picked it up for $2 at an op shop. 

So what did I think of the Brethren? I liked the two separate stories that collided, I liked that it was suspenseful but not so suspenseful that it annoyed the hebber jebbers out of me and I also liked that it was clever without being to complicated (think the first 100 pages of Girl with the Dragon tattoo).

What didn't I like? I didn't like any of the characters, none of them had much depth and this is usually something I look for in a book. I also thought it was going to have a really clever ending, I liked the ending but I expected more.

Would I recommend it? Definitely, it is an easy read with an interesting storyline, I give it 6 tacos out of 10, yum tacos. 

Have you read any John Grisham novels? Anything that you would recommend I read?


  1. I still haven't read any John Grisham but I think I will. He sounds like James Patterson. Quite entertaining and easy to read books. I will let you know if I ever pick one up this year.

  2. good luck with your goal! mine is 10 books in 2012 and i'm already on #3! :)

  3. I haven't read any John Grisham, but I do have one of his books, The Innocent Man, which I'm excited to read, as it's right up my alley. :)

    I just finished a book last night that was so interesting. It was called Orange is the New Black (by Piper Kerman), about a middle class, well-educated white woman who was sent to federal prison on a 10 year old drug charge (after college, while traveling with wild friends, she transported a suitcase full of drug money to another country). Her account is really fascinating! Now I'm reading The Help. :)

  4. Congrats on keeping up to date with your reading. I wanted to read a book a week and I have already failed.I have never read John Grisham but all I ever hear is good things about him, so I will have to suss him out.

  5. I haven't read any of his books yet, although they have been recommended!

    I just finished 'The Help' & would definitely recommend that book if you haven't read it yet?



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