Monday, November 1, 2010

Reading Round-Up: Sept and Oct 2010

Alright, so I read 34 books in these past 2 months. You might say I got kind of overzealous about the possibility of meeting my "100 Books in a Year" goal. hehehe. And although it is true that 12 of these would be considered "Young Adult" books, that still leaves 22 "Adult" books, which I feel is still a respectable number. Wouldn't you agree? ;)

I managed to squeeze in 10 non-fiction books (ranging topics such as brain strokes, giant waves, time management, gospel living, the story of a nature conservationist, and a year of eating only locally produced food). I also read 2 rather heavy classics (The Count of Monte Cristo and The Age of Innocence) and one whopper of a 900 pg book (The Historian). So. I just would hate to be accused of only reading fluff in getting to 100 books. Just don't even try it. hehe.

So here's the list. I've starred my favorites that I rated "5 stars." (But do keep in mind, a lot of the others merited 4 stars and are still really good books. I just liked these ones even better.)

Anyway - 6 more books before the end of December to reach 100!! Easy peasy! What should I do to celebrate when I get there?!?

Happy Reading to you all. (And of course I am always up for recommendations, or thoughts on any of these.) :)

*1. Forest Born (The Books of Bayern #4)
Hale, Shannon

2. Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa
Seal, Mark

3. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
Casey, Susan

*4. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

5. Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
Stiefvater, Maggie

*6. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Bender, Aimee

7. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Kingsolver, Barbara

8. River Secrets (The Books of Bayern, #3)
Hale, Shannon

9. Fairest
Levine, Gail Carson

10. Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Larson, Erik

11. Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Taylor, Jill Bolte

*12. Enna Burning (The Books of Bayern, #2)
Hale, Shannon

13. The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time
Deck, Jeff

14. The Historian
Kostova, Elizabeth

*15. A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book
Warren, Frank

16. 168 Hours: You Have More Time than You Think
Vanderkam, Laura

*17. Finding Peace, Happiness, and Joy
Scott, Richard G.

18. Dragons in the Waters (O'Keefe Family, #2)
L'Engle, Madeleine

*19. The Speed of Light
Rosner, Elizabeth

20. Year of Wonders
Brooks, Geraldine

21. The Deep End of the Ocean
Mitchard, Jacquelyn

22. Never Let Me Go
Ishiguro, Kazuo

23. A Time of Angels
Hesse, Karen

24. The Stranger
Camus, Albert

*25. The Tiny One: A Novel
Minot, Eliza

*26. Day of Tears
Lester, Julius

*27. A Mapmaker’s Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice Cowan, James

28. Me Talk Pretty One Day
Sedaris, David

*29. Witness
Hesse, Karen

30. Fever 1793
Anderson, Laurie Halse

*31. The Age of Innocence
Wharton, Edith

32. Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Stiefvater, Maggie

33. The Count of Monte Cristo
Dumas, Alexandre

*34. Mockingjay
Collins, Suzanne

2 comments:

The Mel B said...

Oh man, I would be pretty pleased with myself for reading one book a month. This is very impressive!

Jennifer said...

I think you deserve a Kindle or Nook for reading 100 books in a year.:)

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