Saturday, June 23, 2007

Reading Log

In case you're interested, here's a list of what I've been reading. If I've written a review about it, then it's linked below.

2008 - 2009 reads (Sept. through February 2009):

Romance Novels

Not Quite a Lady (Chase) (very good)
The Pirate Lord
(Jeffries) (mediocre)
Secret Desires of a Gentleman (Guhrke) (excellent)
Seduce Me At Sunrise (Kleypas) (mediocre)
Nights in Rodanthe (Sparks) (atrocious)
Hot Target (S. Brockmann) (very good)
A Wallflower Christmas (Kleypas) (very good)

General Adult Novels

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (B. Smith) (excellent)
The Tempest (Shakespeare) (excellent)
Breakfast of Champions
(Vonnegut) (mediocre)
Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Rushdie) (good)
The Running Man (King) (good)

Kids' Lit

Nancy Drew: Bungalow Mystery
My Teacher is an Alien (Coville) (excellent)
My Teacher Fried My Brains (Coville) (very good)
My Teacher Flunked the Planet (Coville) (very good)
The Secret of Platform 13 (Ibbotson) (very good)
Nancy Drew: Tower treasure
Fly By Night (Hardinge) (very good)
The Trumpet of the Swan (White) (good)
The Hunger Games (S. Collins) (excellent)
The Princess Bride (Goldman) (good)
A Drowned Maiden's Hair (Schlitz) (good)
Whales on Stilts (Anderson) (mediocre)
Nancy Drew #83
Nancy Drew: Twisted Candles
Nancy Drew #152
Babysitter's Club: The Babysitter's Remember
Nancy Drew: Password to Larkspur Lane
Nancy Drew: Mysterious Letter
Gregor the Overlander
(S. Collins) (excellent)
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (S. Collins) (excellent)
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (very good)
Gregor and the Marks of Secret (excellent)
Gregor and the Code of Claw (very good)
Ender's Game (Card) (excellent)
Xenocide (Card) (good)
Babysitter's Club: Claudia and the New Girl
A Great and Terrible Beauty
(Bray) (very good)
Rebel Angels (Bray) (good)
Beka Cooper: Terrier (T. Pierce) (excellent)


The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work (DiFalco)
The Omnivore's Dilemma (Pollan)
A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bryson)
A Primate's Memoir (Sapolsky)
Three Black Skirts (Johnson)
Gorillas in the Mist (Fossey)
On Writing (King)
The Unemployment Survival Guide (Stringham)
The Anti 9-to-5 Guide (Goodman)
Talent is Overrated (Colvin)
Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan
The Naked Ape (Morris)

2007 reads:

Romance Novels

Brighter Than the Sun (J. Quinn) (amazing)
Prince of Dreams (L. Kleypas) (sucked)
How to Marry a Marquis (J. Quinn) (good)
Faking It (J. Crusie) (meh)
Splendid (J. Quinn) (good)
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (J. Quinn) (good)
The Charm School (S. Wiggs) (good)
Minx (J. Quinn) (wonderful)
Devil in Winter (Kleypas) (best thing ever!)
Someone to Watch Over Me (L. Kleypas) (amazing)
It's In His Kiss (J. Quinn) (sucked) (and moreover--WORST ENDING EVER!)
Captives of the Night (L. Chase) (horrible)
Lady Sophia's Lover (Kleypas) (good)
Worth Any Price (Kleypas) (wonderful)
Secrets of a Summer Night (Kleypas) (good)
On The Way to the Wedding (Kleypas) (amazing)
Lady Be Good (S. E. Phillips) (decent)
When He Was Wicked (J. Quinn) (sucked)
Somewhere I'll Find You (Kleypas) (good)
Sugar Daddy (Kleypas) (good)
Seduction (Quick) (very good)
To Sir Phillip, with Love (Quinn) (wonderful)
The Wedding Game (Feather) (decent)
Because You're Mine (Kleypas)
Affair (Quick) (good)
A Man To Call My Own (Lindsey) (good)
Lord of Scoundrels (Chase) (excellent)
Lord Perfect (Chase) (wonderful)
Say You Love Me (Lindsey) (wonderful)
Joining (Lindsey) (good)
Brave the Wild Wind (Lindsey) (dreadful)
Mr. Impossible (Chase) (amazing)
To Catch an Heiress (Quinn) (meh)
Pleasure for Pleasure (James) (very good)
Midnight Angel (Kleypas) (wonderful)
Gentle Rogue (Lindsey) (rubbish)
I Thee Wed (Quick) (good)
And Then He Kissed Her (Guhrke) (amazing)
She's No Princess (Guhrke) (good)
Everything and the Moon (Quick) (forgettable)
The Marriage Bed (Guhrke) (meh)
Wait Until Midnight (Quick) (forgettable)
Where's My Hero? (Quinn, Kleypas, MacGregor) (good)
Honey Moon (Phillips) (decent)
The Least Likely Bride (Feather) (good)
Something Sinful (Enoch) (good)
In the Prince's Bed (Jeffries) (wonderful)
His Every Kiss (Guhrke) (amazing)

General Adult Novels

The Eyre Affair (J. Fforde)
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (McCall Smith)
Jude the Obscure
Maus (I and II)
Vanity Fair (gimme a break, I read MOST of it!)
Woman in White (W. Collins)
Daniel Deronda
Katherine (A. Seton)
Naked (D. Sedaris)
The Other Boleyn Girl (Gregory)
Blindness (Saramago)
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Como Agua Para Chocolate (Esquival) (yes in Spanish! go me!)
Hickory Dickory Dock (A. Christie)

Kids' Lit
The Thief Lord (C. Funke)
The People of Sparks (J. Duprau)
Whale Rider (W. Ihimaera)
Sounder (Armstrong)
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery (Freedman)
Replay (Creech)
Beka Cooper: Terrier (Pierce)
Little House in the Big Woods
On the Banks of Plum Creek
Chasing Redbird (Creech)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Black Jack (Garfield)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Selznick)
Farmer Boy (Wilder)
By the Shores of Silver Lake (Wilder)
The Long Winter (Wilder)
Little Town on the Prairie
The Royal Diaries: Cleopatra VIII (Gregory)
Animorphs: The Ultimate (Applegate)

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke (Orman)
Automatic Wealth for Grads (Masterson)
In My Family Tree (Siddle)
Gorillas Among Us (Prince-Hughes)
The Four-Hour Work Week (Ferris)
Teach Yourself Visually: Knitting (Turner)
Dress Your Best (Stacy and Clinton!)

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