Books Twelve and Thirteen in 2012 – “Uglies” and “Pretties” by Scott Westerfeld

Between Audible credits, I’ve been re-reading my Scott Westerfeld books. His books are totally re-readable for me, as you can see by the two asterisks next to the book number. Scott Westerfeld is by far one of my all-time favorite writers. I have all his books that are available in audio format, which luckily are most of them.

In the “Uglies” trilogy, which actually has four books, the time is well into the future and the world’s problems have been solved by making everyone look similar through surgery. Until you are sixteen, you are ugly. Then you have the surgery and you’re pretty, and you look pretty much like everyone else. This way, there’s no more racial tension, no more fighting, no more problems.

Basically, once you’re beautiful, you’re controlled, because you’re pretty and happy, right? Sure. That’s all it is. Uh huh.

I adore these books even though I’m a middle and not a new pretty.

I’m about halfway through the book I got with my Audible credit and I’m actually looking forward to finishing it so I can get back to the “Uglies” series and read “Specials” again. Addicted much? Yeah, it’s bubbly.

2012 Audio Book List (all unabridged):

1. “IT” – Stephen King – Began end of 2011, finished 1/4/12

2. “The Concrete Blonde” – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/9/12

3. “Under the Dome” – Stephen King – Finished 1/22/12

4. “The Black Echo” (Bosch #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/24/12

5. “The Black Ice” (Bosch #2) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/27/12

6.* “The Concrete Blonde” (Bosch #3) – Michael Connelly – Finished 2/2/12

7. “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” – Rob Lowe – Finished 2/6/12

8.** “So Yesterday” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/10/12

9.** “Peeps” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/15/12

10. “1Q84” – Haruki Murakami – Finished 3/12/12

11. “The Stand” – Stephen King – Finished 4/2/12

12.** “Uglies” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/9/12

13.** “Pretties” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/15/12

*Audio book previously listened to.
** Audio book previously listened to multiple times.

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2 Responses to Books Twelve and Thirteen in 2012 – “Uglies” and “Pretties” by Scott Westerfeld

  1. Alyssa

    Thought you’d read Uglies. I picked it up off NLS the other day. I’m about halfway through Extras finally as well. Just wanted to see your thoughts on it. Very different books, that’s for sure. It’s like Divergent, Hunger Games, and something else all rolled into one.

  2. Ro

    Yes, I love these books. I’ve actually thought recently that I’m due to read through them again soon. Love!
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