Book Twenty

My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.

Barnes & Noble coupons are fabulous. I picked up Rick Riordan’s second installment of the Percy Jackson series, The Sea of Monsters, when using one of those “get $10 off $50” coupons. To keep from getting burnt out on long books (read: the Outlander series), I am throwing a few shorter books in between to change it up a bit and what a welcome change it was!

In this conflict-ridden installment of Percy Jackson’s life, the summer camp has lost its protection and Percy must restore it by finding the golden fleece (which I remember from that awful 60s movie, Jason and the Argonauts). Along the way he falls into the hands of sirens, fords dangerous seas filled with perilous creatures, and befriends a cyclops who turns out to be his half brother. While full of exciting adventures, I wasn’t as impressed with Percy’s second journey as I was with his first. It’s still a decent read and I think middle school guys would still find it fascinating, but my attention wasn’t as rapt this time around.


Goodreads rating: 4.23/5

My rating: 3/5 stars

Days read: April 4-6

Recommend: If you really loved the first one, sure, but this one doesn’t compare