What I’m Reading

As a chronicle of what’s running through my head, and in the hopes of motivating others to join in and read as many books as they can, I’m going to keep a list of the books I’m reading. Feel free to share your thoughts on books, make suggestions, or ask questions!

#= reread
ratings are out of 5 stars

2011

July:
45. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
44. Eggs by Michel Roux (5 stars)
43. The Girl Who Was On Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy by Leah Wilson (3 stars)
42. Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon by Melissa Anelli (4 stars)
41. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen
40. Legend by Marie Lu (3 stars)
39. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (4 stars)
# Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett

June:
37. Arms Wide Open: A Midwife’s Journey by Patricia Harman (3.5 stars)
36. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell (3.5 stars)
35. Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by AJ Hartley (3 stars)
34. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (4 stars)

May:
33. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente (5 stars)
32. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket (3.5 stars)
31. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakely-Cartwright (3 stars)
30. Beastly by Alex Finn (3 stars)
# Anthem by Ayn Rand

April:
28. Doc by Mary Doria Russell (3.5 stars)
# Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
# Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins
# Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
# Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins
# Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
22. Fables Vol 15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham (4 stars)
21. The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel (2.5 stars)

March:
20. Old School by Tobias Wolf (4 stars)
19. Scribbling Women: True Tales from Astonishing Lives by Marthe Jocelyn (3 stars)
#Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
# Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
# The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
15. One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde (4 stars)
14. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (3.5 stars)
13. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (3.5 stars)

February:
12. Wrecker by Summer Wood (5 stars)
11. Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine (4 stars)
10. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (3.5 stars)
9. The Secret History of Fantasy by Peter S Beagle et al. (4.5 stars)
8. A Lion Among Meng by Gregory Maguire (4 stars)
7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (3 stars)
6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (5 stars)

January:
5. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett (3.5 stars)
4. The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version by Peter S Beagle (4 stars)
3. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (3.5 stars)
2. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (3.5 stars)
1. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (3.5 stars)

2010

December:
42. Home to Woefield by Susan Juby (3.5 stars)
41. Fables, Vol 14: Witches by Bill Willingham (4 stars)

November:
40. Fated by SG Brown (3.5 stars)
39. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama (3 stars)
# Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

October:
38. The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory MaGuire (4 stars)

September:
37. Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love by Chris Roberson (4 stars)
36. An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage (3 stars)

August:
35. Extending the Table by Joetta Handrich Schlabach (4.5 stars)
34. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (4.5 stars)
33. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (4 stars)

July:
32. Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving (3 stars)
# Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
# The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

June:
31. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (3 stars)
30. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (4 stars)
29. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (3.5 stars)
28. Peter and Max by Bill Willingham (4 stars)

May:
27. Half Life by Roopa Farooki (3.5 stars)
26. A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters (2 stars)

April:
25. Darcy and Elizabeth by Linda Berdoll (2.5 stars)

March:
24. The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw (4.5 stars)
23. No Impact Man by Colin Beavan (4.5 stars)
22. Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore (3 stars)
21. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (4 stars)
20. The Great Fables Crossover by Bill Willingham (4 stars)
19. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (3 stars)

February:
18. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (3.5 stars)
17. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh (3.5 stars)
16. Galahad at Blandings by PG Wodehouse (3.5 stars)
15. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (3.5 stars)
14. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham (4 stars)
13. My French Whore by Gene Wilder (4.5 stars)
12. Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis & Christos Papadimitriou (3.5 stars)
11. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (4 stars)

January:
10. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (3.5 stars)
9. The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge (4.5 stars)
8. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll (3 stars)
7. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (4.5 stars)
6. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (5 stars)
5. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson (3.5 stars)
4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (4 stars)
3. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (4 stars)
2. Matchless by Gregory Maguire (4 stars)
1. Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (5 stars)

2009

December:
62. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (4.5 stars)
61. The Suitors by Ben Ehrenreich (2.5 stars)

November:
60. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (5 stars)
59. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart (3.5 stars)

October:
58. Pastured Poultry Profits by Joel Salatin (4.5 stars)
57. The Mating and Breeding of Poultry by Harry Lamon (4 stars)
56. Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds by Carol Ekarius (4 stars)
55. A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway (4 stars)
54. The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert (3.5 stars)

September:
53. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1 by M.T. Anderson (4.5 stars)
52. Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow (4 stars)
51. Chickens in Your Backyard by Rick Luttmann (4 stars)
50. Textures of Struggle by Piya Pangsapa (4 stars)
49. Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters (4.5 stars)
48. Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters (4 stars)

August:
47. Shopgirl by Steve Martin (4 stars)
46. Fables 12: The Dark Ages by Bill Willingham (3.5 stars)
45. Moira’s Way by Susan Sullivan Saiter (3 stars)

July:
44. Notes on a Scanda by Zoe Heller (3.5 stars)
43. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (4 stars)

June:
42. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by Emily Lockhart (3.5 stars)
41. Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips (3.5 stars)
40. Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar (3 stars)
39.The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau (3.5 stars)
38. The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde (4 stars)

May:
37. The Dying Animal by Philip Roth (3.5 stars)
36. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (4 stars)
35. Firmin by Sam Savage (5 stars)
34. Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle (3.5 stars)
33. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (4 stars)
32. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (4.5 stars)
31. Graceling by Kristin Cashore (3.5 stars)
30. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (4.5 stars)
# Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters (3.5 stars)
29. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (2.5 stars)

April:
28. Eldest by Christopher Paolini (3 stars)
27. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (3 stars)
26. The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters (4 stars)
25. The Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters (4 stars)
24. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (4 stars)
23. The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson (5 stars)
22. Boomsday by Christopher Buckley (4.5 stars)
21. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Rigler (1.5 stars)

Mar:
20. The Preservationist by David Maine (4 stars)
19. The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (3.5 stars)
18. He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters (4.5 stars)
17. The Falcon at the Portal by Elizabeth Peters (4 stars)
16. Fool by Christopher Moore (3.5 stars)

Feb:
15. Guardian of the Horizon by Elizabeth Peters (4 stars)
14. The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters (4 stars)

Jan:
13. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke (3 stars)
12. The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau (2.5 stars)
11. The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau (3.5 stars)
10. Q & A (aka Slumdog Millionaire) by Vikas Swarup (4.5 stars)
9. Seeing A Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters (3 stars)
8. The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters (4 stars)
7. The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters (4 stars)
6. The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters (3 stars)
5. Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters (4 stars)
4. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (4.5 stars)
3. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (4.5 stars)
2. Running with Scissors by Augeusten Burroughs (3.5 stars)
1. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket (3 stars)

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