30 November 2012

Books a million.

I’m really bored. And being very retrospective at the moment. Therefore, I’m gonna list all the books (there are loads) that I’ve read over the past year and a half. It’s amazing what you can do with this much time to read… :p

* = recommended
** = highly recommended
X = don’t bother

-       Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
-       (*) Passages by Connie Willis
-       (**) World War Z by Max Brooks
-       (X) Elixir by Hilary Duff (yeah, I was curious as to how it would be; it wasn’t that good…)
-       (*) To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
-       (*) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-       (*) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
-       (*) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
-       Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max (nowhere near as good as the first)
-       (**) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (uhmayzing; loved the unique formatting)
-       The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (completely unsatisfying ending)
-       (X) Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin Halpern (lame)
-       They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, and Alephonsian Deng (was expecting more from this)
-       (*) One Day by David Nicholls (beautiful)
-       On the Road to Kandahar by Jason Burke
-       (**) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (LOVED it! So fantastic; got me hooked on Gaiman’s works)
-       Bellwether by Connie Willis
-       Bossypants by Tina Fey (was expecting more, especially since I like her so much; apparently the audiobook is better?)
-       Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (glad that my money for this went to a good cause, but not that great)
-       The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
-       (**) A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin (YES!)
-       A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
-       (**) The Power of the Myth by Joseph Campbell (sofriggingood)
-       Dear Me by Joseph Galliado (entertaining, one-time read)
-       The Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
-       (**) Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel (so inspiring and makes me want to do so much with my life)
-       (*)Passage by Justin Cronin (interesting take on the drac stories)
-       (*) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Mr Rochester… <3)
-       (**) The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (so much amazingness about Trotsky)
-       The Magicians by Lev Grossman (far too similar to HP, although it got pretty dark)
-       (**) A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin (think this might be my favorite of the series; Jon Snow, HELLO!)
-       Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot (guilty pleasure)
-       The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot (bubblegum for the brain)
-       Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot (pure fantastic fluff)
-       A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin
-       A Dance of Dragons by George RR Martin (THE END!?!?)
-       Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (this guy was a little bit of an asshole; loved the ending sentiment though)
-       (**) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (one of my favorite books; could reread it dozens of times)
-       The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (intriguing as the main character from the above book is in it, but with a different outcome...?)
-       (*) The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (always a fun, light read)
-       (**) The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (history geek in me LOVES; makes me miss Bucholz and academia)
-       The Hobbit: There and Back Again by JRR Tolkien (needed to reread it for the film!)
-       (*) The Mirage by Matt Ruff (SUPER interesting premise; first half of the book is better than the second half)
-       (X) DW: The Angel’s Kiss by Justin Richards (was expecting the book from the ep; it’s not the same)
-       (*) The Twelve by Justin Cronin (SO good; for some reason his characters really get under your skin and stay with you)

Next up: A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Powers. Yeah, I know how to keep it light… :p