Friday, April 11, 2014

50 Books in a Year

Another birthday, another list of books! I fell short of my 50 books goal yet again this year, it's probably time to face the music and change it to 40 books in a year. I am steadily increasing the number of pages read in recent years though. You can click the links for the 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 book lists.  I decided last year that I'm tired of writing summaries of the books, but I think I'm probably going to start adding a short liked it/hated it note again for my own reference.   Clicking on the picture will take you to amazon, where you can read a summary AND lots of reviews.  Win, win.  *all images are affiliate links to amazon.

Past Reading
2006:
30 books; 8,222 pages

2007:
37 books; 14,326 pages

2008:
41.5 books; 15,072 pages

2009:
50 books; 16,199 pages

2010:
23 books; 6,843 pages

2011:
24 books; 11,981 pages

2012:
39 books; 13,790 pages

2013:
37 books; 13,930 pages

2014:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan. 352 pages.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. 400 pages.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. 432 pages.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 229 pages.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. 368 pages.

Wool by Hugh Howey. 528 pages.

Shift by Hugh Howey. 608 pages.

Dust by Hugh Howey. 464 pages.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. 384 pages.

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht. 368 pages.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. 208 pages.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. 592 pages.

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. 560 pages.

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. 672 pages.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner. 375 pages.

I'm Trying Here by Taylor Church. 106 pages. Even though I'm not reviewing books this year, I have to review this one because I am completely baffled by the high ratings on Amazon. It must be friends/family writing reviews there. As far as writing style, it reads like a middle school paper when a kid has recently discovered a thesaurus and thoroughly abuses his new found power. The story itself is beyond ridiculous. I kept reading hoping the author would get a clue and grow up on the next page, but that never really happened. It's a succinct primer on everything wrong with the Utah dating culture.

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. 544 pages.

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan. 464 pages.

The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan. 464 pages.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner. 384 pages.

The Death Cure by James Dashner. 352 pages.

The Kill Order by James Dashner. 368 pages.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. 70 pages.

House of Hades by Rick Riordan. 608 pages.

Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. 528 pages.

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. 416 pages.

Paper Towns by John Green. 336 pages.

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. 304 pages.

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris. 291 pages.

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris. 258 pages.

Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris. 310 pages.

Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris. 320 pages.

Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris. 342 pages.

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. 300 pages.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. 80 pages.

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. 256 pages.

The Bicycle Diaries by David Kroodsma. 413 pages.

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris. 321 pages.

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