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What did you read in JANUARY?


Re: What did you read in JANUARY?

  • 1. Sleepless  by Charlie Huston - 3/5

    2, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - 4.5/5

    3. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss - 3/5

    4. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann - 4/5

    5. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb - 3.5/5

    90 books in 2015?
  • 1. The Tin Drum by G?nter Grass- Not an easy read but I am glad I read it.  I could relate to Grass' message of art's importance to society, although the story wasn't always easy to read.

    2. Generation X by Douglas Coupland- re-read of a book that I enjoyed in my 20s.

    3. Generation A by Douglas Coupland- the more I think about the book, the more I like Coupland's follow up to Gen X, but it's the overall themes that I get more than the

    4. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum- pleasantly surprised by this book.

    5.  Currently reading The Candy Bombers by Andrei Cherny

    I always have thought myself a fast reader, but some of you all put me to shame with the numbers you are putting up!


  • I read a HECK of a lot of fluff in January.

    1.  Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
    2.  Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    3.  Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
    4.  The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
    5.  Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
    6.  Rumors by Anna Godbersen
    7.  Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro
    8.  Envy by Anna Godbersen
    9.  Splendor by Anna Godbersen
    10.  Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty
    11.  Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty
    12.  Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
    13.  Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
    14.  Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

    I'm glad I read so much, but it wasn't exactly challenging reading whatsoever.  I'm going to try to plan out my reading better in February to be... less embarrassing.  :)

  • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

    The Pact by Jodi Picoult

    Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

    Still reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

  • Love is the Higher Law


    Along for the Ride

    Wedding Girl

    Gossip Girl #1

    Thirteen Reasons Why

    Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

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  • Yep... I suck.   I miss my books.

    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater  * * * *

    Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick * * * *


    A bunch of really boring crap for school.  No

     Listened to: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare * * *

    I just couldn't finish Too Many Magpies by Elizabeth Baines No 

    200 pages into Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (liking it so far!)


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  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins Big Smile

    Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins Big Smile

    Bed of Roses - Nora Roberts Indifferent

    Irish Moonlight - Kate Frieman Yes

    Tithe - Holly Black Indifferent

    Outlander - Diana Gabaldon Big Smile

    The MacGregor Brides - Nora Roberts Indifferent

    The MacGregor Grooms - Nora Roberts Indifferent

    Secrets of a Shoe Addict - Beth Harbison Yes

    The Luxe - Anna Godbersen No

    Relic - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Big Smile

    So I got through twelve - Outlander definitely took the longest - which is about where I want to be, which makes me a happy banana, and I seem to have gotten a lot of Nora Roberts out of the way, thank god, because I wasn't impressed with any of the three books of hers I read this month.

    my to-read shelf:
    Alix's book recommendations, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (to-read shelf)
  • In order of how much I liked them: 

    I'm about 3/4 through Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty

    Shiver by Maggie Steifvater

    Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins

    The Giver by Lois Lowry

    Angels by Marian Keyes (which I really did like, but it had some heavy competition...)

    So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell (blah...this one wasn't for me, but gets get reviews. It's not even 200 pages and took me like three weeks to read.)

    I used all of them for WBC! 
  • - The Luxe by Anna Godberson

    -One for the money by Janet Evanovich

    -The Concubine's daughter- Pai Kit Fai

    - Rumors bye Anna Godberson

    - Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

    - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    - Envy by Anna Godberson

    - Frostbite by Richelle Mead


    and I have 40 pages left of Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead



    Books read in 2011- 62/75
  • I only read 2 books, of course I'm a slower reader than everybody else is.  I'm kinda sagging at the WBC right now.

    ETA: I forgot to include the books.  I read HG and CF.   I have just started Outlander.

    Siggy coming soon....
  • Echo in the Bone (5/5)
    Pride and Prejudice(re-read) (5/5)
    Sense and Sensibility (4/5)
    The Thirteenth Tale (4/5)
    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (3/5)
    Percy Jackson & the Olympians - The Lightning Thief (4/5)
    "" - The Sea of Monsters (4/5)
    "" - The Titan's Curse (4/5)
    "" - The Battle of the Labyrinth (4/5)
    "" - The Last Olympian (4/5)
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson (4/5)
    The Kite Runner (4/5)

    Almost done with Cage of Stars - not loving that one.  Other than that, lots of awesome books so far this year!  Almost all 4s and 5s!!

    52 Books in 2014??


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  • I read 7, which is a VAST improvement over the 2 I read in January last year!  Plus I'm in the middel of 3 more, so I'm already on my way to having a good February!

    I read or listened to:

    1) The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak) - 4 stars

    2) Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater) - 4 stars

    3) Tweak (Nic Sheff) - 4 stars

    4) The Things The Carried (Tim O'Brien) - 5 stars

    5) Bloodsucking Fiends (Christopher Moore) - 4 stars

    6) In the Woods (Tana French) - 3 stars

    7) Dreamland (Sarah Dessen) - 3 stars


    The ones I'm in the middle of are:

    8) Under the Dome (Stephen King)

    9) Unwind (Neal Shusterman)

    10) Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)


  • Hush, Hush-Becca Fitzpatrick-****

    Beautiful Creatures-Kami Garcia-****

    Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief-****

    Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters-***

    It was a good month overall. I really liked the books I read. I feel like I got a good start to the year.

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  • I've read quite a few books by my standards but all of them have been pretty short so I'm worried about finishing all of the 500-600 page books required for the WBC by the end of March.  Here's what I've read:

    Shiver Yes

    Plum Spooky Huh?

    Sloppy Firsts Huh?

    Second Helpings Yes

    The Lightning Thief Yes

    The Sea of Monsters Yes

    The Titan's Curse Yes

    Are You There, Vodka It's Me Chelsea No

    The Hunger Games Yes

    Catching Fire Yes



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  • Books
    1. ?Kissing Coffins? by Ellen Schreiber (Vampire Kisses #2)
    2. ?Vampireville? by Ellen Schreiber (Vampire Kisses #3)
    3. ?Dance With a Vampire? by Ellen Schreiber (Vampire Kisses #4)
    4. ?The Coffin Club? by Ellen Schreiber (Vampire Kisses #5)
    5. ?Royal Blood? by Ellen Schreiber (Vampire Kisses #6)
    6. ?Holly?s Inbox? by Holly Denham
    7. ?The Sudoku Murder? by Shelley Freydont
    8. ?Twenties Girl? by Sophie Kinsella
    9. ?Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers? by Mary Roach
    10. ?Evermore? by Alyson Noel (Immortals #1)
    11. ?Blue Moon? by Alyson Noel (Immortals #2)

    1. ?Lock and Key? by Sarah Dessen
    2. ?The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? by Mary Ann Shaffer
    3. ?The Thirteenth Tale? by Diane Setterfield
    4. ?The Host? by Stephanie Meyer
    5. ?Best Friends Forever? by Jennifer Weiner
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  • Read: 

    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater  
    Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin  
    Elfland by Freda Warrington
    Sloppy Firsts by Megan Mccafferty  
    World War Z by Max Brooks 
    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen  
    Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding  
    The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs  
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith  
    Stop! In the Name of Pants! by Louise Rennison  
    Watchmen by Alan Moore  
    Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn  
    Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants by Louise Rennison  
    Teacher Man by Frank McCourt 
    Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane  
    Girl, Interuppted by Susanna Kaysen  
    Inkheart by Cornelia Funke 
    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro   

    Listened to:

    I, Robot by Isaac Asimov 
    Marley and Me by John Grogan

    21 books. I did a lot better than I expected. My original goal for the year was 25, because I didn't read hardly anything last year, but I suprised myself. I've had to up the goal to 100 books this year. My favorites so far have been Water for Elephants and Something Borrowed.  

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  • Uglies Smile

     In The Woods Confused

    Crank Big Smile
    Princess Diaries Big Smile
    The Lightning Thief Big Smile
    Swan Thieves Smile

    Down the Rabbit Hole Smile

    halfway through shiver - Indifferent

  • I read:

    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

    Early Start Potty Training by Linda Sonna

    Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

    The No Cry Potty Training Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

    Shadowland by Alyson Noel


    I listened to:

    Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore

    Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

    Pretties by Scott Westerfeld


    It's going pretty well. I will be honest, I hate having to read parenting books. They aren't enjoyable for me, but they are necessary. I plan on reading more of the Outlander series so I won't be reading this much every month. I hope to read 50 books(not including audio), but I don't think it's going to happen

    Tizzle 10/07 ~ Boppy 7/09 ~ Chicken 1/12

    Robin (jason&robin)'s book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (currently-reading shelf)

    2014 Reading Goal: 85

  • I feel like I read a TON of fluff last month, but the heavier books I read were REALLY heavy, so I needed the balance.

    1-4. All four in the Luxe series
    5. Can You Keep a Secret?
    6. Confessions of a Shopaholic
    7. Bergdorf Blondes
    8. You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning
    9. Ella Minnow Pea (LOVED this book!)
    10. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (see what I mean about the heavier books requiring a mental respite after finishing?)
    11. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    12. New Moon (ZOMG. So terrible. Meyer was 14 when she wrote this, right?)
    13. Christendom in Dublin (a travelogue by GK Chesterton about the Dublin Eucharistic Congress)
    14. Sanctuary (Faulkner)
    15. The Overnight Socialite
    16. Little Women (always a favorite reread)
    17. Company Aytch
    18. The War of the Worlds (glad I read it, but it was a mistake to pick it up on the heels of The Road)
    19. The Road (HATE. I want those hours of my life back.)
    20. A Good Man is Hard to Find and other Stories (my favorite O'Connor collection -- always a great reread)
    21. Watchmen
    22. Kristin Lavransdatter (definitely a new addition to my Top 5 Favorite Books EVER)

  • I am off to a pretty slow start.  I was in a major book rut for awhile and just now feel like I'm breaking out of it.  Also, I am less than 50 pages away from finishing my current book and really wanted to finish last night but couldn't do it!

    As of right now, I'm not actively participating in any challenges.  I do want to read at least 50 books this year.

    I finished three in January:

    The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta (liked it)

    Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo (it was okay)

    The French Quarter by Herbert Asbury (it was okay)


  • I only read 2 books in January. Sad Work has been super crazy.

    1. This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen

    2. Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella


    I would have liked to read four, but no go. I am currently reading The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman. It's okay. I am almost done and I really just want it to be over. It's a depressing novel. After I am done with that, I am moving on to The Gift by Cecelia Ahern. I am anxious to start reading this book.

  • The Help - Yes Yes

    The Shadow of the Wind - Yes

    Commencement - No

  • I read:

    I am the MessengerYes

    An Echo in the Bone YesNo

    The Help YesYes

    75 Books in 2015?

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    It's slippery as waterweed.
  • I'm doing really well.  7.5 out of 75 down.  In January, I read:

    Uglies - Scott Westerfield
    Blue Moon - Alyson Noel
    In the Woods - Tana French
    Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
    Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
    Catalyst - Laurie Halse Anderson
    Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

    And most of Cracked Up To Be - Courtney Summers.  I should finish that one today.


    Books read in 2012: 61
    Books read in 2011: 77
    Books read in 2010: 42
    Books read in 2009: 52
  • In the Woods: 3***

    Bella Tuscany: 4****

    Shiver: 3***

    Naked in Death: 1*

    The Devil's Queen: 3***

    Death of an Englishman: 3***

    Voyage on the Great Titanic: 4****

    545 to Cannes: 4****

    The Little Stranger: 4****

    Italian Affair: 4****

    Friday, December 28 2012. The day I had emergency appendix surgery in Mexico and quit smoking. Proof that everything has a good side!! DH and I are happily child-free!! No due date or toddler tickers here!! my read shelf:
    Alison's book recommendations, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf) 
  • I've read more this month than probably any other month of my life.

    The Help - really liked

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - hated

    Ella Minnow Pea - LOVE

    V for Vendetta - good for a graphic novel

    The Awakening - didn't love

    Center of the Universe - liked

    Hedge Fund Wives - meh

    New Moon - good fluff

    Anna Karenina - FINALLY

    When You Are Engulfed in Flames - loved

    Eclipse - good fluff

    Breaking Dawn - sucked, but I enjoyed it

    Dow and Out in Paris and London - liked

    Sloppy Firsts - very cute

    Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - liked

    Fat Chance - crappy

    In Cold Blood - LOVED (oops!  finished this morning so technically a February book)

    I'm well ahead of where I wanted to be for the WBC, and I may just make a goal of 100 books this year.  Sixteen in a month is great for me.


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  • The Book of Basketball

    Three Cups of Tes

    Twenties Girl

    Remember Me?

    The Undomestic Goddess

    Santa Baby

    Goodnight Nobody

    Rosie Dunne

    Dark Roots to Cowboy Boots

    Can You Keep a Secret?

  • The Lovely Bones

    The Help

    The Book Thief

    Dead Until Dark

    Living Dead in Dallas

    Club Dead

    I'm trying to read 30 books this looks like I might end up passing that!

  • 1. Gossip Girl -- horrible, *

    2. The Book of Joe, Jonathan Tropper -- ****

    3. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates -- ***

    4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins -- *****

    5. Wishin' and Hopin', Wally Lamb -- **

    6. The Stand, Stephen King -- *****

  • Not a bad month:

     Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swenson #1) by Joanne Fluke

    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 

    Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

    Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. Cast

    The Luxe by Anna Godberson 

    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

    Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

    I am the messenger by Markus Zusak 

    Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

     All of these were first reads, so not bad. 

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