I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want
and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skill I want.
And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones
and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.
And I am horribly limited. - Sylvia Plath

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Books I've read before 2011

I've decided to list a good number of books I have read. I'm positive I've read more than this but the books or the authors have just slipped my mind (hate when that happens! maybe i should eat more blueberries..hmm..). There's really no point to this, except for maybe my own amusement. Feel free to ask for a review on anything I have listed. (Books are in no specific order)
  1. "Water for Elephants" - Sara Gruen
  2. "Where the Heart Is" - Billie Letts
  3. "The Constant Princess" - Philippa Gregory
  4. "The Fairy-Tale Detectives" - Michael Buckley
  5. "The Merchant of Death (Pendragon #1)" - D.J. MacHale
  6. "The Lost City of Faar (Pendragon #2)" - D.J. MacHale
  7. "The Scent of Rain and Lightning" - Nancy Pickard
  8. "Bridge to Terebithia" - Katherine Paterson
  9. "The Time Traveler's Wife" - Audrey Niffenegger
  10. "The Alchemist" - Paulo Coelho
  11. "Been There, Done That" - Carol Snow
  12. "Marked (House of Night #1)" - P.C. Cast
  13. "Betrayed (House of Night #2)" - P.C. Cast
  14. "Chosen (House of Night #3)" - P.C. Cast
  15. "Untamed (House of Night #4)" - P.C. Cast
  16. "Hunted (House of Night #5)" - P.C. Cast
  17. "Tempted (House of Night #6)" - P.C. Cast
  18. "The Rose Without a Thorn: The Wives of Henry VIII (Queens of England #11)" - Jean Plaidy
  19. "Just Ella" - Margaret Peterson Haddix
  20. "Eragon (Inheritance #1)" - Christopher Paolini
  21. "Eldest (Inheritance #2)" - Christopher Paolini
  22. "Brisingr (Inheritance #3)" - Christopher Paolini
  23. "Eragon's Guide to Alagaesia" - Christopher Paolini
  24. "Night (Night #1)" - Elie Wiesel
  25. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)" - J.K. Rowling
  26. "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)" - J.K. Rowling
  27. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)" - J.K. Rowling
  28. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4)" - J.K. Rowling
  29. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix (Harry Potter #5)" - J.K. Rowling
  30. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)" - J.K. Rowling
  31. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (Harry Potter #7)" - J.K. Rowling
  32. "Memoirs of a Geisha" - Arthur Golden
  33. "The Giver (The Giver #1)" - Lois Lowry
  34. "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" - Anne Frank
  35. "The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)" - Rick Riordan
  36. "The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)" - Rick Riordan
  37. "The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)" - Rick Riordan
  38. "The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)" - Rick Riordan
  39. "Siddhartha" - Hermann Hesse
  40. "The Greek Gods" - Bernard Evslin
  41. "Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)" - Charlaine Harris
  42. "Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2)" - Charlaine Harris
  43. "Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #3)" - Charlaine Harris
  44. "Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4)" - Charlaine Harris
  45. "Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5)" - Charlaine Harris
  46. "Definetly Dead (Sooke Stackhouse #6)" - Charlaine Harris
  47. "All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7)" - Charlaine Harris
  48. "From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse #8)" - Charlaine Harris
  49. "Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse #9) - Charlaine Harris
  50. "Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse #10)" - Charlaine Harris
  51. "A Touch of Dead" - Charlaine Harris
  52. "Twilight (Twilight #1)" - Stephenie Meyer
  53. "New Moon (Twilight #2)" - Stephenie Meyer
  54. "Eclipse (Twilight #3)" - Stephenie Meyer
  55. "Breaking Dawn (Twilight #4)" - Stephenie Meyer
  56. "Midnight Sun (Twilight #5)" - Stephenie Meyer
  57. "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella" - Stephenie Meyer
  58. "Hatchet" - Gary Paulsen
  59. "Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg" - Gail Carson Levine
  60. "Ella Enchanted" - Gail Carson Levine
  61. "Bite" - Laurell K. Hamilton
  62. "A Child Called It" - Dave Pelzer
  63. "Wuthering Heights" - Emily Bronte
  64. "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #1)" - Ann Brashares
  65. "Twelfth Night" - William Shakespeare
  66. The Merchant of Venice" - William Shakespeare
  67. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" - Zora Neale Hurston
  68. "A Wrinkle in Time (Time #1) - Madeleine L'Engle
  69. "My Side of the Mountain (Mountain #1)" - Jean Craighead George
  70. "The Crucible" - Arthur Miller
  71. "Summer of My German Soldier" - Bette Greene
  72. "The Catcher in the Rye" - J.D. Salinger
  73. "Hell On Heels" - Julie Kenner

My 2011 Book Challenges

Good day, everyone! Since the new year is about to start off, I thought I'd clue you guys in on the 2 challenges I will be participating in. Not only will I be participating in these challenges but I will also be keeping track and reviewing each book on this blog! I don't have a New Year's "resolution" but this is more like my New Year's "goal". I recommend everyone to take a part in these challenges! Hobey Ho, my fellow adventurers!

Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011
  • Rules - Read 100 or more books in 2011
  • All books can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
  • Only print books and ebooks count (no audiobooks).
  • You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.
  • At the beginning of Jan 2011, a link will be added so you can add your reviews but this is not obligatory.
  • You don't have to have a blog to join in - for those without a blog just FILL IN THIS FORM and I will add you to the list - just join the discussion in the comments section to let us know when you've read a book and what you thought of it! :)
  • You can also follow each other's progress and chat about the VC books you read on twitter too - just use #100BooksInAYear :)

Challenge Details:

  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011
  • Rules: To read TWELVE (12) mystery & suspense novels in 2011 (12 is the minimum but you can read more if you wish!)
  • You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
  • You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.
  • At the beginning of Jan 2011, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews. There will be a monthly prize too courtesy of the lovely Simon & Schuster - you must be signed up to the challenge and add the link to your review to be entered into the monthly prize draw.