I cannot believe the year is three quarters over.
Since we’ve moved to Texas, my reading has really accelerated (not to the post-ALA/husband out of town heights of the first quarter, since my second and third quarter titles TOGETHER do not equal how many books I read in the first quarter, but never mind that).
This quarter, I read 38 books, with a total of 10,947 pages. And I’ve read some far more decent books this quarter. I think.
- Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
My least favorite of hers so far.
- White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages
As usual, the sequel was not nearly as good as the first book, but this one was still pretty excellent.
- The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Not a favorite.
- The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
Fine, but not great. I felt like it was trying too hard to be a teen romance with SUBSTANCE.
- As Simple as It Seems by Sarah Weeks
I just couldn’t get into this book. Also, I thought it’d be geared a little older. It was not.
- Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
Okay, so I guess the books have NOT been more decent this quarter. . .
- 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Fun at first, but went on a little too long.
- This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas
Much better than her first book, I thought.
- Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci
Weird, but nicely done. I really quite liked it.
- Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Cannot WAIT for the sequel.
- Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West by L.A. Meyer
For some inexplicable reason, I can’t get enough of these books.
- General Winston’s Daughter by Sharon Shinn
Good, but not great.
- Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
If all fantasy was like this book, I’d read a lot more fantasy.
- After the Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy
It’s only been about a month, but I cannot remember a thing about this book except that it had two narrators.
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Uglies was a much better book.
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Realistic but not all that fun to read.
- Little Bee by Chris Cleave
This book nearly killed me.
- School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari
Wanted to be A Series of Unfortunate Events. Failed.
- How to Take the Ex out of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison
Where it all began . . .
- A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
Female spies. Quite awesome.
- The Daughters by Joanna Philbin
So much better than I expected. Shopaholic for kids, kind of.
- Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
Cute. So cute.
- What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
One of the best books I’ve read this quarter. Loved every article.
- The President’s Daughter by Ellen Emerson White
Just picked up the next three in the series yesterday. I suppose you could guess I liked it. . .
- Trial of the Heart by Sierra St. James
Very Mormon-y. Cute, though.
- Fame, Glory and Other Things on My To-Do List by Janette Rallison
Janette Rallison is vair vair funny.
- The Daughters Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin
- All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School by Janette Rallison
Not my favorite of hers.
- On Becoming Babywise by Gary Ezzo
This book stressed me out so much.
- Life, Love and the Pursuit of Free Throws by Janette Rallison
My least favorite of her books. The dual narrators were confusing. In unrelated news, I’m not very bright.
- Me and Rolly Maloo by Janet S. Wong
Making a book a graphic novel doesn’t make a lame story line more interesting.
- Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner
Now I want to go re-read the Redwall series. Except that there are a THOUSAND of them.
- My Double Life by Janette Rallison
Told Bart all about this book. Because that’s what I do when I like a book.
- Playing the Field by Janette Rallison
Cute but I like the ones about girls more.
- It’s a Mall World After All by Janette Rallison
- The Case of the Terrible T. Rex by Michele Torrey
Wish I’d had these books at my schools last year.
- Amy’s Eyes by Richard Kennedy
Hmm, this book was just too weird for me.