Monday, June 15, 2009

The Importance of Being Earnest

(BOOK 17 of the 52 week Challenge)

In The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde has written a comedic masterpiece filled with puns and satire. Catherine and I read this one together, and we literally laughed out loud in a few places. I thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover, and highly recommend it.

The Invisible Man

(BOOK 16 of the 52 week Challenge)

This science fiction novel tells the story of a man named Griffin who has developed a process which has allowed him to make himself invisible. This state of being invisible causes many unforeseen problems in his everyday life, and he frantically attempts to create just the right concoction to reverse the effects of his first creation. He quickly descends into a life of brutality, thereby depicting the negative power that certain scientific discoveries can wield on mankind.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

(BOOK 15 of the 52 week Challenge)

This is another Tapestry of Grace selection that the boys and I read together. The book depicts the dual natures of humanity, and details how Dr. Jekyll allows the evil side of his personality to overtake any good that was in him. I found it a rather depressing read, but it did allow for some good discussion in our family.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

(BOOK 14 of the 52 week Challenge)

I loved this Sherlock Holmes novel. Zachary, Ryan, and I read it together as it was one of the literature selections in Tapestry of Grace. I want to find time to read more of the Sherlock Holmes offerings this year.