Books Read in 2016

  1. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (4 stars)
  2. You Are a Cat! by Sherwin Tjia (4 stars)
  3. The Heir by Kiera Cass (4 stars)
  4. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy (4 stars)
  5. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh (4 stars)
  6. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (5 stars)
  7. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (5 stars)
  8. Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer (4 stars)
  9. After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman (4 stars)
  10. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld (4 stars)
  11. The Siren by Kiera Cass (4 stars)
  12. The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver (3 stars)
  13. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (4 stars)
  14. The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight (4 stars)
  15. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (5 stars)
  16. One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus (5 stars)
  17. The Crown by Kiera Cass (4 stars)
  18. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (5 stars)
  19. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica (4 stars)
  20. Ten by Gretchen McNeil (3 stars)
  21. Summerlost by Ally Condie (4 stars)
  22. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (5 stars)
  23. Night by Elie Wiesel (4 stars)
  24. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (4 stars)
  25. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee (4 stars)
  26. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (4 stars)
  27. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (5 stars)
  28. The Name of the Game Was Murder by Joan Lowery Nixon (4 stars)
  29. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (5 stars)
  30. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (4 stars)
  31. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (5 stars)
  32. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (5 stars)
  33. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (4 stars)
  34. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (4 stars)
  35. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (4 stars)
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Books Read in 2015

Rooms by Lauren Oliver (4 stars)
El Deafo by Cece Bell (4 stars)
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer (3 stars)
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (4 stars)
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (5 stars)
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson (5 stars)
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight (5 stars)
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash (4 stars)
At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen (4 stars)
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson (3 stars)
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (4 stars)
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver (3 stars)
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh (3 stars)
The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor (3 stars)
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (3 stars)
Bossypants by Tina Fey (4 stars)
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (4 stars)
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica (5 stars)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (4 stars)
The Living by Matt de la Pena (4 stars)
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (4 stars)
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (5 stars)
The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne (5 stars)
Flight by Sherman Alexie (4 stars)
The Son by Philipp Meyer (5 stars)
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson (5 stars)
Day Four by Sarah Lotz (2 stars)
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (4 stars)
The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson (4 stars)
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee (4 stars)

Books Read in 2014

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs (4 stars)
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (4 stars)
Serena by Ron Rash (5 stars)
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (4 stars)
On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves (4 stars)
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan (4 stars)
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (4 stars)
Panic by Lauren Oliver (4 stars)
Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler (5 stars)
The Selection by Kiera Cass (4 stars)
The Elite by Kiera Cass (4 stars)
The One by Kiera Cass (4 stars)
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (4 stars)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (4 stars)
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (4 stars)
Sold by Patricia McCormick (5 stars)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed (5 stars)
The Fever by Megan Abbott (2 stars)
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham (3 stars)
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (4 stars)
Unwind by Neal Shusterman (4 stars)
Wolfsbane by Amanda McCrohan (4 stars)

Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon: Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee & Page 99 Test

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Who is your absolute favorite fictional female? What makes her so awesome?

Honestly, my favorite book characters are all male (Pat from The Silver Linings Playbook, Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Junior from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian). And when I think “favorite fictional female” Katniss from The Hunger Games trilogy automatically pops into my head. But I don’t wanna be that unoriginal. So I’m going with… Arya from A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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2498566-arya_starkSimply put, Arya is a badass! She knows how to use a sword, she never puts up with anyone’s crap, she’s a total tomboy, very independent, etc. She even has a hit list! I have only read the first two books, but I just started the third one today!

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Grab a book you have not read yet, turn to page 99, read that page, and let us now if you would continue reading the book based only off that page.

From my bookshelf I have selected Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.

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Not sure if I’d read the book just from this page… I need to read a little more to decide.

Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon: Class Orientation & Teaser Tidbits

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Hi everyone, I’m Jen and I’m from North Carolina! I’m going to try to read two books this week… I would go for three but this is actually a busy week for me! I usually read one book a week. I’m a children’s librarian and I read a lot of juvenile and young adult fiction. These are the two books I plan to read this week…

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I already posted a teaser of Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (find it here) so here’s one from Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.

“All I could think of again and again was Finn. I thought about his soft kiss.”

(This quote is kind of misleading; it’s definitely not a romance novel!)