Here’s a link to all of my books for this year! I made it to (and then I passed) my goal!
(Since I write these from the bottom up they may not make sense if I read several books in a series or reference something later in a review. Perhaps I should switch them around? Let me know if this bugs you?)
I finished my reading goal! Last quarter. I had some real duds in 2013, but I’m glad I was able to make it to my goal among everything else that happened (grad school, cross country move, toddler, etc.).
67. Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles #1) by Colin Meloy. This book was lovely. And the artwork was incredible. The story takes place in the woods outside of Portland, which is super near where we live. A beautiful book. A YA book, though, so a series I’ll probably wait to finish until Eriana is bigger and we can read it together.
66. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks. I read this for a book club I was in, and I liked it! Good imagination. ZOMBIES. I liked the mix of government, military, civilian, and people from all over the world.
64. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R. R. Martin. I won this book in a giveaway from Ginger, and it was SO good, y’all. SO GOOD. I was thrilled and enthralled. It was hard to keep every character straight, but I got it by the end. I’ll be excited to read more in the series.
63. Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham. I wanted SO MUCH to love this book. I liked it okay, but I didn’t love it. Lauren Graham (a.k.a. Lorelai Gilmore/Sarah Braverman, in case you aren’t sure of her *real* name) said on her Nerdist podcast that she had sold it as a series on the CW network, and I do love me some teen tv shows, so I’ll be excited to see that. The book was alright, y’all. The editing was spotty, and the story was a little iffy, but it was okay.
62. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Rainbow Rowell is so great. I still want her to be my best friend. This book was lovely. Just lovely. Fangirl is still my favorite of hers, but this book really hit me in a good place.
61. Lost and Found by Chris van Hakes. Oh, guys. OH GUYS. My excellent and awesome friend wrote this book. MY FRIEND WROTE A BOOK. And it’s GRRRREEEEAT. Like Tony the Tiger great. Go buy it. Support her. Read it.
59. Stargirl #1 by Jerry Spinelli. This book was recommended by a friend and I’m SO glad she told me about it. So great. I listened to the audio book, which was read by John Ritter (sad), but it was a great great book about love and identity. I’m not sure if I’ll read the rest of the series right away, but it’s a good series to add to my queue.
58. The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson. This book. It’s hilariously awesome. Every grammar-nerd’s dream come true. A little slow at times, but it’s also a story about true life and that lags sometimes.