Nerdfighters

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You have a year to read 100 books. Add replies with what you have read and possibly a little description to tell your fellow Nerdfighters a little bit about them. 

Good luck and get reading!

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Only just became a Nerdfighter and found this thread! But I'm gonna do it anyway! And heck, I'll make my goal 200 seeing as I've already read a stack of books and wanna see if I can do it lol 

Since late April (when I started counting) I've read: 

  1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  2. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  3. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  4. World War Z by Max Brooks – best zombie book. Ever.
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – We all know and love this series 5/5
  6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  7. Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins
  8. Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  9. 1984 by George Orwell
  10. Uglies by Scott Westerfield
  11. Pretties by Scott Westerfield
  12. Specials by Scott Westerfield
  13. Extras by Scott Westerfield
  14. Matched by Ally Condie
  15. Crossed by Ally Condie
  16. Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStefano
  17. Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver
  18. Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
  19. Birthmarked (Birthmarked # 1) by Caragh M. O’Brian
  20. Prized (Birthmarked # 2) by Caragh M. O’Brian
  21. Angelfall by Susan Ee – SUCH an amazing book. So quotable. 5/5
  22. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
  23. Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth – cannot wait for book 3 release! This blew my mind in so many ways even if I did want to kick Tris by the end of it lol
  24. Unwind (Unwind #1) by Neal Shusterman
  25. Scored by Lauren McLaughlin
  26. Article 5 (Article 5, #1) by Kristen Simmons
  27. Starters (starters #1) by Lissa Price
  28. Partials (Partials #1) by Dan Wells
  29. Oppression (Children of the Gods #1) by Jessica Therrien
  30. Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood
  31. Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1) by Beth Revis
  32. A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis
  33. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments # 1) by Cassandra Clare
  34. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments # 2) by Cassandra Clare
  35. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments # 3)  by Cassandra Clare
  36. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments # 4) by Cassandra Clare
  37. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments # 5) by Cassandra Clare
  38. Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum – 1/5 stars. Seriously this book was so bad, but if you insist on reading it the second book in the series is quite a bit better but still... if you can avoid it. Do so. Ick.
  39. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  40. Until I Die (Revenants # 2)  by Amy Plum
  41. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  42. The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski – literally anything this man writes is amazing. 5/5 stars. It’s a must read dystopian sci-fi book.
  43. Eden by Keary Taylor – Robots and Cyberneticawesomness all bundled up in dystopian love triangle fiction. Brilliant
  44. The Hunt (The Hunt #1) by Andrew Fukada – AMAZING. The take on vamps was very very weird, but ultimately it was a fantastic read.
  45. ExtraNormal by Suze Reece – yeah…not sure if I’ll be reading the follow ups for this one but it was a decent read
  46. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa – very different to her normal thing but amazing just the same.
  47. Bumped (Bumped #1) by Megan McCafferty
  48. Thumped (Bumped #2) by Megan McCafferty
  49. Empty by Suzanne Weyn
  50. Forgotten by Cat Patrick
  51. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking – ALMOST better than World War Z
  52. Hollowmen by Amanda Hocking
  53. The Discovery of Socket Greeny by Tony Bertauski (still the best and on the rise!)
  54. Taken by Tony Talbot
  55. The TRAINING OF SOCKET GREENY By Tony Bertauski    
  56. THE LEGEND OF SOCKET GREENY by Tony Bertauski
  57. The Fault in Our Stars BY John green
  58. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
  59. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  60. Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
  61. Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
  62. Winter’s passage by Julie Kagawa
  63. Summers Crossing by Julie Kagawa
  64. XVI by Julia Karr
  65. Anna Dressed in Blood By Kendare Blake
  66. LJ Smith – The vamp diaries the awakening
  67. LJ Smith – The struggle
  68. LJ Smith – The Fury
  69. LJ Smith – Dark REUNION
  70. Human .04 by Mike a Lancaster
  71. Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lyn Barnes
  72. Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lyn Barnes
  73. The Storm by Jennifer Lyn Barnes
  74. 101 by Margaret Chatwin

 

Up next I'm thinking maybe Underneath by Michael Carrigil or Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick coz I'm a sucker for Zombie books.

 

Just outta curiosity - what have people been thinking of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth?

 

I'm in, but I'm a little late to the party so I'm a little behind.

1. Alone in the Classroom - a great Canadian read for teachers

2. Lady of the Rivers - loved it!

3. The Scottish Prisoners - Spin off of the outlander series, so if you haven't read that, this won't make much sense

4. Cleopatra - non-fiction that reads like fiction
5. Alice in Wonderland/Through the looking glass

6. The help - I don't watch movies until I've read the book, lol.

7. Storm Swords - awesome!

8. A Feas of Crows - AWESOME!

9. A Dance with Dragons - AWESOME!!

10. Three muskateers - drags in the middle

11. The Count of Monte Crisco - long but awesome

12. Perfect Match - interesting, but follows her general formula

13. A stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard - WOW, she's an amazing writer with an amazing story

14. The Song of Achilles - a new take on the story of achilles, worth the read

15. Nineteen Minutes - pretty good

16. When God was a rabbit - I liked it but I spent a lot of time wondering how things were connected

17. Sickened - not very well written but an interesting story of child abuse

18.  A dog's purpose - BUY THIS RIGHT NOW!

19. Stop what you're doing and read this! - academic

20. Stolen Innocence - well written, story of child abuse

21. The midwife of Venice

22. The Winter Palace - historically interesting, if not completely correct

23. Elizabeth the Queen - Loved it, but I love the royals

 

I've got to get reading, good thing I'm a teacher and dont' have to work for the next 2 months, lol.

Okay, Books I have read since starting this challenge.

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green          I'm not a person who cries a lot. But John's books always seem to be just the thing to cause me to burst into tears. 

Looking For Alaska - John Green             It seemed unfair to me, that a book should make me cry and then later laugh. Making a muddle of my emotions and thoughts. I was so emotional I had to call my best friend and make him promise not to die... repeatedly. 

The Warded Man - Peter V. Brett           I love fantasy and this book reminded me why with characters who were relatable despite living in a world both magical and horrific. 

The Desert Spear - Peter V. Brett         The second book in the series and one I felt conflicted about reading. It provided necessary insight and despite my intense dislike for the protagonist for the first half of the book I finished it in a few hours. 

Just those four right now, since I'm not counting books I read before I started the challenge. Only 96 more to go!

Is it too late to join in? :P

Course not! :D at least I don't think it is.. :) 

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson - Holy shit, this book made me cry.

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally - Cute story of a girl quarterback.

Revived by Cat Patrick - Interesting story of a girl who has died several times and is brought back to life.
But not in a zombie way.

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler - Utterly SWEET and sad story of a teen relationship.

Devilish by Maureen Johnson - Somewhat strange book about selling your soul in high school.

I'm terrible about finishing books...not to mention the fact that I'm a slow reader so my goal is 12 books in 2012

What's Up With Jody Barton by Hayley Long - Really wonderful story with a surprising twist!

Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton - Really adorable contemporary YA

Taken by Storm by Angela Morrison - A book that I was curious about..

The Selection by Kiera Cass - dystopian YA billed as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor. Was OK, fun and fluffy but had a few problems with it.

16. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

One of my favorite books!

1. The Fault in Our Stars

2. Snowbound

3. A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca

4. Looking For Alaska

5. Fancy White Trash

6. The Huron-Wendat Feast of the Dead

7. Zombie Tag

8. Princess Diaries

9. Gone Gone Gone

10. Born to Run

11. The Happiness Project

12. Just Listen

13. Ariel

14. Paper Towns

15. The Great Gatsby

16. Perks of Being A Wallflower

17. Twilight

17. Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

I really liked this one, I could even understand the symbolism! I usually cannot be counted on for that.

18. Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki

A non-fictional biography of a famous geisha

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