Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Reading List 2011

Happy New Year! I hope 2011 was a good year for you. Here, once again, is the list of what I read this past year. You can find 2010 here, 2009 and 2008.
  • Nose Down, Eyes Up by Merrill Markoe
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
  • Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  • Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
  • Creative, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho and Meg Mateo Ilasco
  • Evermore by Alyson Noel
  • A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
  • Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
  • Immortal by Gillian Shields
  • Soulless by Gail Carriger
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  • Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
  • Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate
  • The Joy Diet by Martha Beck
  • Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • Get Lucky by Katherine Center
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  • Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
  • Ruined by Paula Morris
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • Ninth Grade Slays (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series #2) by Heather Brewer
Happy reading!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nose Down, Eyes Up

I read Walking in Circles Before Lying Down and thought it was so much better than this one. There wasn't enough dog here and the main character was an ass. I didn't like him. Go read Walking, it's much more satisfying.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Alchemist

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Many have said this is the best book they've ever read. While it was intriguing I wouldn't say it's the best ever. It's a fable about following your dream. There are many truths in the story but nothing new. I read it in a couple days (which is lightning fast for me) and it was enough remind me to keep going, working towards my dreams.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Finger Lickin' Fifteen

Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum is at it again. I've been reading these books for years (years!) and while they aren't high-lit, they're very entertaining. I'm a little behind as it's up to 18 now. If you're looking for something fun to read and laugh a little, go back to the beginning and read One For the Money.

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
This is book two of the Mercy Falls trilogy. The first is Shiver. Considered young adult and written with more maturity than most in that category.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

World War Z

The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us. A pandemic that destroys most of the human race. This is told as recollections from survivors around the world. It's easy to read and, at times, chilling.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson

In the not-too-distant future, technology takes over the world and begins exterminating the humans. I love apocalyptic stories, the what ifs that seem so plausible. This one is no different.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


1984 by George Orwell
Um, I don't think I really need to write a "review" per se. I think the books reputation speaks for itself. But I will say that this is the first time I've read it. I really wanted it to end differently but it ended the only way it could.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
I love zombies, and vampires, and supernatural stuff. They're fun to read. So I was drawn to this zombie novel for young adults. It started off really good. The idea of how this town of people had lived for generations was fascinating. As the story wore on I found the main character, Mary, to be terribly self-absorbed. To a point that I wanted to slap her. So it's a decent book, and there are more that follow (although I don't think Mary is the main character in the next one) so I may pick them up down the road. This was an easy and fast read.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wicked Appetite

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

If you're a fan of Stephanie Plum (and why wouldn't you be?) Check out this first book in a new series from Janet Evanovich. I actually laughed out loud a couple times.