Saturday, April 24, 2010

Books read and bought

An update to my progress in Home Girl's Book Blog 100 reading challenge 2010

So far I've read:

1. hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (YA)
2. Tilly's Tale by Harry Porter (MG)
3. Lemur Troops and Critter Groups by Rena Jones (PB)
4. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (MG)
5. The Marshal Plan for Novel Writing by Evan Marshall (NF)
6. Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress (NF)
7. Need by Carrie Jones (YA)
8. Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume (MG)
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (MG)
10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore (YA)
11. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner (YA)
12. Fire by Kristin Cashore (YA)
13. Captivate by Carrie Jones (YA)
14. Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers by Gary Paulsen (NF)
15. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (YA)
16. Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (MG)
17. Writing for Children and Young Adults by Marion Crook (NF)
18. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (YA)
19. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (MG)
20. Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass (NF)
21. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (YA)
22. Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen (MG)
23. Percy Jackson, The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (MG)
24. The Earth, My Butt, and other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler (YA)
25. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (YA)
26. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (YA)
27. The Island by Gary Paulsen (MG)
28. Shifter by Janice Hardy (MG)
29. Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith (YA)
30. Around the Rock, a Newfoundland Sea Kayak Journey by Ken Campbell (NF)

And I know I've said I will NOT purchase more books till I've finished the ones I have, but they're so shiny and silky, gorgeous colours, new-smelling, and beautiful. Also, I blame the the blogs I follow that suggested these great reads. It was simply not my fault.

You may notice a slight change in the blog design. In the header photo you can see Tanzer dog always manages to get herself in the pictures. I've been wanting to put a wintery scene in the background. This one is close. What do you think? Does it make it too busy?


Anna said...

I just got some shiny new books, too. You've got some great ones in your stack - happy reading! Oh, and I like the new design.

beth said...

Oh, hey! Love the new blog look!!!

I've just got BEFORE I FALL and can't wait to get into it.

Jonathon Arntson said...

That's disgusting! :)
I've read 1, 10, 12, 16, 18, 19, 22, and 23, but not necessarily this year. THE MAZE RUNNER, UGLIES, and THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH are in on my all-times faves list on goodreads. Enjoy!

Jemi Fraser said...

The new look is awesome! Not too busy at all :)

I like the shiny new books! You've done really well on the reading list - I'm impressed and a little envious :)

Amy Jo Lavin said...

Ah, I'm addicted to books too. :) Luckily, I get my fix at the library. But I do miss out on that new book smell.

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Wow! That's some list. You've got some excellent books to read.

Love the new look. Very nice :)

Sarah said...

Love the new look!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Holy cow that's a lot of books already! I wish I had the time to read more often. You'll love Phantom Tollbooth! :-)

Ann Marie Wraight said...

The NEW DESIGN is lovely!

What an amazing list of fab books...THANKS!

My name is PJ. said...

I have a book addiction as well.

But since you only get one channel on your TV, I'm starting to understand that reading is more of a daily thing for you. I read in fits and starts.

I like the idea of the new blog design, but I wish the trees were not quite so snow laden...I miss the detail of your photography in them.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I like the seasonal feel of those two gorgeous photos in the new design. As for the books you've read, I'm in awe. I think I've read 10 and listened to two audiobooks in 2010. And I don't watch TV either.
I'm curious about Misty of Chincoteague. I read it several times as a kid. How does it hold up when you're an adult?

Jen said...

I love your blog design, I was going to comment about it even before you mentioned it! I think it's really nice, not to busy for me at all!!

What a list you have, I've still been meaning to read The Shifter by Janice Hardy. It looks like you're making headway, I love the ambitious attitude. The A to Z blogging challenge is one thing to handle but the 100 book challenge in 2010 is insane!! You go girl!

J.A. Palermo said...

The blog looks great. And I know what you mean about reading what you already have.

I have a ton of purchased books waiting to be read. But I can't stop myself from walking in the library when I make a return. I always swear I will drop the books in the slot and catch up on what I've bought. But our library displays new books in both the MG and YA section, and I simply can't resist the pull. Then I always feel I must read the library books as fast as I can so others can enjoy the hot new books.

It's a viscous cycle.

Marcia said...

Too busy? No, it's gorgeous!

I've faced facts: I need to keep my TBR pile shorter, or I hurry through the books too fast. I go crazy when it comes to saying, "I need this one, and this one, and this one..." but with the "pressure" of a huge stack I'm defeating the purpose.

Anonymous said...

I always think I'll stop buying books, but I keep getting more.

I'm at 21 books for 2010, but I still hope to reach 100.

Mindy said...

You're so much more ahead than I am.. I only have read about 5 books out of 100 lol.. life likes to get into the way though... i don't think i've read any of those books but then again I read more thriller books than YA. Good luck with reading all 100 books!