My copy of TFIOS still hasn't arrived. Shall sit over here in the corner and cry...
I just ordered TFIOS, I'm avoiding tumblr like the plague to stop myself from seeing any spoilers before it arrives ....so far so good.
Well, I'm definitely taking part in this. Though my goal, same as last year is 200 rather than 100. Either way, here's what I've read so far:
1. Heart of Stone by ML Welsh - This is a fantastic sequel to Mistress of the Storm which I read last year. Aimed at slightly younger than YA but very sweet and magical.
2. India Dark by Kirsty Murray - Interesting historical YA about a group of Australian children in 1910 who are part of a children's touring theatre group that is travelling through Asia.
3. Saving Daisy by Phil Earle - a companion novel to his previous book, Being Billy. I loved how emotional and powerful his books are. Daisy is a girl broken by feelings of guilt, she believes she has killed both of her parents and it is only in a therapeutic care home with an amazing care worker, is she able to move towards better things. The inclusion of anxiety and self harm into the story broke my heart.
4. A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner - Loved this book to bits.It was sweet and sad and beautiful. A story about friendship and fitting in. A book about sexuality and figuring out difficult things.
5. As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott - I can't begin to describe what this book is about or what it's like. It's strange, that's for sure. But there's also something about it which really appeals to me.
So excited! So far I've read "The Fault in our Starts" by John Green (which I FURIOUSLY recommend to any nerdfighter, and nonnerdfighter alike) and "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns" by Mindy Kaling, which was very cute and funny. HOORAY!
I read 188 books in 2011, so I'm aiming to read 200 this year. So far, I've read-
1. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
2. Damage by Anya Parrish
3. Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard
4. Zombie Tag by Hannah Moskowitz
5. The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore
6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I'm happy that I read The Heroine's Bookshelf because it's not YA. I read a ton of YA books and I'm trying to broaden what I read this year. TFiOS was amazing, and has become my favorite John Green book. It was SO good.
You are a rockstar
You are too. =)
Oh crap I only joined today so I've missed out on like 10 days of book reading time. I'm a little nervous about finishing this one, I'm doing an MSc and planning a wedding this year... Sigh Hopefully this will help me kick my shameful addiction to perezhilton!
I'm definitely in. I'd set it as a new years' resolution of sorts to read as many books as I can. I was aiming for 5 a month. But I've nearly already done that. So I'm gonna up my game with this. Helps that I have a kindle too!
Books so far:
1. 13 Little Blue Envelopes - Maureen Johnson.
I somehow doubt there are many who haven't read this. A really good book. 4.5/5
2. The Last Little Blue Envelope - Maureen Johnson
I was away visiting relatives when I got to the end of the first one, and when I finished I was beyond frustrated with the way it ended. When I got home, I was just browsing the Kindle store and found the sequel. 7 hours later I was finished.
3,4,5. The Artemis Fowl Series: Artemis Fowl, AF & The Arctic Incident, AF: The Eternity Code - Eoin Colfer
I've already read this far in the series, but I sorta stopped reading them a few years ago. However, luckily for me it turns out that there are a lot of new ones that he's written since. I was gonna pick up from where I left off, but decided that I should probably reacquaint myself with the characters. And the third book was as far as I got until the postman delivered my copy of...
6. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Sadly unhanklerfish'd. But from that page onwards things get better. Amazing characters, amazing story, amazing book. If I took all the feelings I'd felt from the books that I'd read before now and made a list of them, it wouldn't even begin to cover what I felt during this book. I don't want to spoil it for others, so I'll stop here. But trust me when I say that if I have to come round and read it to you myself, then I will. That is just how much I want everyone to read this book.
I'm going to write a note in my copy of TFiOS and pass it to my girlfriend, then go into the shops and find a copy with a hanklerfish for myself.
Anyways, thats how the challenge is going so far. If people have anything to suggest, please do, because I love the feeling of having a list of things to read!!!
I'm Totally in and i love the idea!! So far I've read tempted By P.C. Cast its the 6th book i think in the House of Night sersies. They are amazing books about vampyres that live knowingly with humans. well sort of. they go to a sort of like private school called The House of Night. Its a really great series that i absolutely recommend! The first one is Marked.
Im so in! I like to read a lot but i am a pretty slow reader. So this will definitely be a challenge!
10. Matched by Ally Condie (re-read) - I re-read this in preparation for finally getting my hands on the sequel, Crossed, and I loved it as much as I did the first time.
11. Crossed by Ally Condie - Excellent sequel to an excellent first book! It didn't go quite where I thought it might, which I enjoyed.
12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - I finally, finally read this last Friday after putting it on my to-read list when John recommended it...how long ago was that? Anyway, I definitely pass on the recommendation.
My reading will probably slow down considerably now since I'm back at school, but hopefully I'll be able to keep reading some!