- A Solitary Blue - Cynthia Voigt
A nice quiet book to start the year
- Generation Dead - Daniel Waters Ack! Hate!
- It's Like This, Cat - Emily Neville Nice, but not noteworthy
- Repossessed - A. M. Jenkins
Funny! Great premise, but didn't quite live up to it
- Milkweed - Jerry Spinelli This took me six months to read. Enough said.
- The Underneath - Kathi Appelt Nice enough, but I do NOT understand the hype
- Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery - Susan Juby Totally stupid
- Little Brother - Cory Doctorow Loved. So funny and smart.
- Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen Not my favorite of her books, but all the SD love started here
- Love That Dog - Sharon Creech Love That Book
- Trouble - Gary D. Schmidt A bit of a slow start, but I ended up loving it
- Elijah of Buxton - Christopher Paul Curtis Adding a new conflict 20 pages before the end and resolving THAT does not resolve the main storyline
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne Oh brother. Eye rolling galore. Also, people keep reaching that post by googling "did his mom have an affair." See! Not the only one who thought so!
- I Know It's Over - C. K. Kelly Martin
This book was . . . not very good.
- Perfect You - Elizabeth Scott I love Elizabeth Scott. Perfect YA romance fluff.
- Graceling - Kristin Cashore I still have such mixed feelings on this one
- Wake - Lisa McMann Only okay.
- How to Ditch Your Fairy - Justine Larbalestier Every book a reader and all that. I was not the reader for this book.
- Stealing Heaven - Elizabeth Scott More ES
- Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles Too swear-y to recommend, but I secretly loved it
- How to Ruin a Summer Vacation - Simone Elkeles I can't think of a female character I have found more unlikable
- The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen Sa-WOON. Just go read this now.
- Madapple - Christina Meldrum Not a favorite. Too weird
- The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman Watery eyes at the end of this book
- This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen Third favorite SD book.
- Bloom - Elizabeth Scott Aw, cute. Read it in one afternoon.
- The London Eye Mystery - Siobhan Dowd Great British narrator
- A Step from Heaven - An Na Terrible on CD, not bad in book form
- Brooklyn Bridge - Karen Hesse Better than "Out of the Dust," which isn't saying much
- Fade - Lisa McMann A hundred times better than Wake. Read in one night. Beware the swearing
- Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta Loved! Wade through the first 150 pages. Worth it!
- All-American Girl - Meg Cabot My first Meg Cabot book. Forgetable.
- Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson Unforgetable.
- Ten Cents a Dance - Christine Fletcher Historical Fiction at its very finest
- Just Listen - Sarah Dessen Had to stop listening to it on CD and read it because the narration was KILLING me. Seriously, the voice of Owen made me want to stab my eyes out.
- Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen Loved. Broke my dang heart
- North of Beautiful - Justina Ched Headley
I liked this, but not as much as everyone else in the blogosphere
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney I'm sorry - booger jokes do not work for me
- Taken by Storm - Angela Morrison Surprisingly good. Thought the religion would be heavy-handed. Not so.
- Ways to Live Forever - Sally Nicholls Sad, but in a "I'm trying too hard" kind of way. I have no heart.
- Hate That Cat - Sharon Creech
Loved this one even more, possibly
- Impossible - Nancy Werlin A good read. Not the ten it could have been, though
- That Summer - Sarah Dessen My least favorite so far
- Dreamland - Sarah Dessen
Sad but so beautiful
- Kiss Me Kill Me - Lauren Henderson No one told me this book ended in the middle of the story!
- Something, Maybe - Elizabeth Scott Cute and extremely quick
- Nation - Terry Pratchett I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.
- Leaving Paradise - Simone Elkeles This book was really good until the last five pages and then I was like "WHAT?! This ending is stupid."
- It Sucked and Then I Cried - Heather Armstrong If you've read her blog, you've read this book.
- Summer of the Swans - Betsy Byers Really, Newbery committe? Really?
- Something Borrowed - Emily Griffin
March 31, 2009
First Quarter Down!
My goal this year was 120 books, which means I need to read 30 books a quarter. First quarter down, and I've read 51 books. Clearly, I need a fourth job. Mostly, I'm just spurred on by Kayla's challenge that she could read one more book this year than I do. Au contraire!
Labels: Quarterly Report