Books for 2012 – June 16

Happy Birthday Bryan!!!!

1. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
2. The Death Cure – James Dashner
3. Modelland – Tyra Banks
4. Fight Club – Chuck Palahnuik
5. Every Boy’s Got One – Meg Cabot
6. Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
7. Linger – Maggie Stiefvater
8. Forever – Maggie Stiefvater
9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) – Mindy Kaling
10. The Help – Kathrynn Stockett
11. Riding Lessons – Sara Gruen
12. Flying Changes – Sara Gruen
13. The Mermaid Chair – Sue Monk Kidd
14. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
15. The Marriage Plot – Jeffery Eugenides
16. Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen
17. 11/22/63 – Stephen King
18. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen

In Process: Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby.

I also have A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini checked out from the library.

I’m a little sad that I’ve only read 18 books this year, which seems silly because that’s an average of 3 a month, buta lot of them were young adult. 11/22/63 did take me a while (it’s 800 pages…it’s a marathon, but VERY good!). I do have a lot of books at the house and of course the ENTIRE Nashville library at my disposal, but there are still so many books that I want to read, and just not enough time.

Until Next Time….

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3 thoughts on “Books for 2012 – June 16

  1. World War Z was awesome, and I highly recommend it.

    Was Marriage Plot any good?

    I never really liked Nick Hornby. I read Fever Pitch and just wasn’t impressed. I would suggest reading books by Jonathan Tropper instead. I think that they tell similar types of stories, but it is easier for me to relate to the American style of Tropper rather than the more British style of Hornby.

    I think I am up to 32 books for the year- perhaps I should read less and research more 🙂

  2. I’ll definitely check out World War Z then.

    Marriage Plot was good, but I was honestly really annoyed with the characters. It’s sort of like in Twilight where you are all, “oh, this is a good quick story, too bad Bella is a retarded loser baby.” You don’t really care if things work out or not for the characters, but at the same time…for the story’s sake, you do. I haven’t read Middlesex, but from the review I read of Marriage Plot after I read it, it was lacking compared to Middlesex for about 99% of readers. Believe me, if it’s a book I really like that is worth reading, I’ll fill you in. Obviously, this wasn’t one of those. Well written, but honestly, I like a good story when I read a book regardless of grammar.

    So far Juliet, Naked is good – I keep getting sucked in. It’s also divided up into shortish chapters, with sections in each chapter, so it’s easy to pick up and read for like ten minutes and then go cook dinner, or work out, or switch laundry, or whatever.

    My hold on Sh*t My Dad Says came in today though…so I’ll have to get that. I’m really excited about that one!

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