Books for 2012 – October 17

Disclaimer…I discovered goodreads.com – which has an app I can use on my phone…I LOVE IT. That is the reason I haven’t posted anything about my book progress though…so I’m going to try and recreate this list.

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
19. Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby
20. Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin Halpern
21. I Suck at Girls – Justin Halpern
22. A Dirty Job – Christopher Moore
23. Love Unlisted – Stephanie Haddad
24. Love Regifted – Stephanie Haddad
25. UnEnchanted – Chanda Hahn
26. What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy – Gregory Maguire
27. Arcadia – Lauren Groff
28. The Journal of Curious Letters – James Dashner
29. The Hunt for Dark Infinity – James Dashner
30. The Host – Stephenie Meyer
31. The Mating – Nicky Charles
32. The Keeping – Nicky Charles
33. The Finding – Nicky Charles

I really enjoyed The Host, and it was an easy, good read. They are coming out with a movie next year, so I am glad I read it now.
That seems about right. I got an iPhone, so I now have Kindle on my phone. I like getting the freebie books on it, and it allows me to read when I am waiting on someone, at the doctor, etc. That being said, some of the books that I have on this list were ebooks, and poorly written. I have quite a few books just sitting on my phone ready to be read. Included are: The Time Machine – H.G. Wells, Bonded – Nicky Charles, Les Miserables – Victor Hugo, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll, and Wool – Hugh Howrey (This looks good, but it is also part of a series, so I am hesitant to start it.)

I also have started reading James Dashner’s 13th Reality Series. There are four books, they are found in the Juvenille section – so what, don’t judge. The Journal of Curious Letters, Hunt for Dark Infinity are part of that. I am in the middle of the third, The Blade of Shattered Hope. I have the last one checked out from the library as well. This is a (obviously) easy to read series, but it hasn’t really gripped me, so it takes some time to complete. I will probably finish this weekend.

I also have The Kill Order – James Dashner, checked out. It is the prequel to The Maze Runner series. I’m excited to read it.

Until Next Time…

Books for 2012 – June 24

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
19. Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby
20. Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin Halpern
21. I Suck at Girls – Justin Halpern

Juliet, Naked is one of those books where nothing really happens, but it was a pretty quick read, and it wasn’t bad.

Sh*t My Dad Says and I Suck at Girls were very funny, and very relatable. Now, the f-bomb is dropped a couple hundred times in the books, but hey, that’s Sh*t My Dad Says. I read them both in less than a 24 hour period though, so funny and quick reads are a winner in my book – haha, we’ll say pun intended.

In Process: I Am America (and So Can You) – Stephen Colbert (Yes, I realize I had this as in process like three months ago, well I never finished, so now I’m going to, because i’m halfway through. It’s not a very good read cover-to-cover book, which is why I never finished. It’s not really a novel)

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

I recently got a giftcard to Barnes and Noble for being awesome. I bought a bunch of different books there so we’ll see how I feel about those.

Until Next Time…

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….

Books for 2012 – April 23

An after-tax-season update!

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

In Progress – I Am America (and So Can You) – Stephen Colbert.

The Marriage Plot is still on hold at the Library. So whenever that comes in I’ll read that.

I am also borrowing 11/22/63 by Stephen King from a friend, so that will be next.

I never read Pym, or Anansi Boys. I’m sure at some point I’ll get back to those, I just wasn’t ever in the mood to start them. I think I’ll have to read American Gods before I read Anansi Boys though.

I am going to be reading a bunch now that it’s summer though!!! Hopefully I’ll come across a few books that surprise me! 🙂

Until Next Time….

Books for 2012 – February 23, 2012

An End of February update on my 2012 reading…

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

In Progress – Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, and The Help by Kathrynn Stockett.

I still have Pym – Mat Johnson checked out from the library as well.

Also!!! Lauren Groff’s new novel comes out in 2012, so I will definitely be reading that.

The problem is….I’m very busy right now. If you didn’t know, I’m an accountant, and particularily this time of year, I’m a tax accountant. So I work late, come home, work out, eat dinner, shower, and maybe read a chapter of a book before zonking out. So my reading will slow down CONSIDERABLY until mid-April. That also being said, my updates will be lacking too.

I have all the same books on my reading list, but I’ve also added a few (of course). I’ve heard great things about The Night Circus and The Marriage Plot [which I have a hold on at the library – I don’t have to worry though, I’m number 68, and 62, respectively – so I don’t think I’ll be getting those anytime soon]

My plan, is to finish the three library books I have (Pym, The Anansi Boys, and The Help) and then read what’s at the house for a while.

I do have a special thing to share with you guys about books in Nashville though, that should be coming soon.

Until Next Time

Books for 2012 – January 23, 2012

So here’s an update on my 2012 reading.

1. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
2. The Death Cure – James Dashner
3. Modelland – Tyra Banks
4. Fight Club – Chuck Palahnuik

In progress : Every Boy’s Got One – Meg Cabot.

Also checked out from the library, Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater, Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman, and Pym – Mat Johnson.

I’m also hoping to finish Brisngr – Christopher Paulolini, and start Inheritance (also by Christopher Paulolini) soon.

Other 2012 books I’m hoping to read include Sara Gruen’s Riding Lessons, and Flying Changes, Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials (trilogy), Elizabeth Kostova – The Historian, and The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson.

I unfortunately keep getting new books from the library and I’m not reading the ones I have at home. Oh well.

Until next time

Tori

Books for 2012 – Jan 04, 2012

I think I’m going to compile a list of books that I read in 2012. As I do this, if you would like for me to write an in-depth review of one, just ask, and I will do my best. Overall, I’m not going to write reviews though. Technically, I’m beginning this list with books I’ve read since Thanksgiving, and going from there.

The Maze Runner – James Dashner
The Scorch Trials – James Dashner
Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
1. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Yesterday I picked up, The Death Cure by James Dashner, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, and Modelland by Tyra Banks. (yes, you read that correctly)

I also have a collection of books at the house I’m hoping to get through soon.

Happy 2012. I think I want to read at least 100 books this year. So far I have 1 – not bad for the fourth day of the year.

Tori