Monday, August 31, 2009

Summer Reading

As most everyone knows, I participated in an online reading challenge this summer hosted by Cynthia at The Next Best Book Club on Good Reads. Here are the books I read. Each fulfilled a task worth points. (Example: I read Strawberry Hill because it had a fruit or vegetable in the title in honor of summer farmer's markets). I earned 540 points overall. I have listed the books by how much I liked them

Five Star
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Book Thief by Mark Zastrus
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

Four Star
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collin
A Short Wait Between Trains (anthology)
A Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
Spiderweb by Agatha Christie
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Soshentieyn
North and South by John Jakes
The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld
Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkin

Three Star
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
When the Emperor was Divine by Jule Otsuka
Dream of Peaceful Dragons by Katie Hickman
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Strawberry Hill by Mary Ann Hoberman
Wife, No. 19 by Ann Eliza Young

Two Star
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Black Juice by Margo Lanagan
You Drive me Crazy: Love Poems for real life, edited by Mary D Esselman
The Single Hound by Emily Dickenson
Specials by Scott Westerfeld

One Star (actually all of these books deserve less than one star, but thats not an option!)
Away by Amy Bloom
Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evonovich
Wild Animus by Rich Shapero
The Shack by William Young

Point Total: 540
Page Total: 14620

That's right, I read over fourteen-thousand pages this summer. That is an average of 158 per day. Go me!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow! quite impressive when you see it all written down like that! nice work!