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message 1: by GracieKat (last edited Apr 13, 2009 10:00AM) (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments Like some people I'll just keep track of what I've read so far because I have no idea how much reading I'll be doing

January:
1. The Field Guide to North American Hauntings by W. Haden Blackman
2. Unexplained Mysteries of the Twentieth Century by Janet Bord
3. Strange but True from the files of Fate Magazine
4. Haunted America by Michael Norman and Beth Scott
5. truly Weird:Real Life Cases of the Paranormal by Jenny Randles
6. Phantom Army of the Civil War and Other Southern Ghost Stories by Frank Spaeth
7. True Mystic Experiences from the files of Fate Magazine
(I was on a supernatural and paranormal binge)

February
1.Out of the Dark by Betty Ren Wright
2. The Dollhouse Murders by Betty REn Wright
3. The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs
4. Bunnicula by james Howe
5. Howliday Inn by James Howe
6. The Celery Stalks at Midnight by James Howe
7.Ghosts Beneath Our Feet by Betty Ren Wright
8. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
9. Witch's Sister by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
10. Witch Weed by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
11.The Case of the Haunted Health Club by Carol Farley
12. Secret of Pony Pass by Mary Gervaise
13. Stonewords: A Ghost Story by Pam Conrad
14. The Ghost in the Third Row by Bruce Coville
15. The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed by Bruce Coville
16. The Witches by Roald Dahl
(That seems like a long list but keep in mind that I was rereading a bunch of books for 13 year olds or younger. Compiled all together they'd probably make one, 200 page book)

March
1. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
3. The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham
4. Nightmare Seasons by Charles L. Grant
5. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
6. Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
7. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
8. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
9. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
10. Geisha by Liza Dalby
(I'm a stay-at-home mom and it's been a long, cold winter. On the first day of "Spring" we got 2 feet of snow)

April
1. The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
2. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
3. The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan


message 2: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments April
1.The Kitchen God's Wife-Amy Tan
2.The Joy Luck Club-Amy Tan
3.The Hundred Secret Senses-Amy Tan
4.Mr. Wroe's Virgins-Jane Rogers



message 3: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments April

1.The Kitchen God's Wife-Amy Tan
2.The Joy Luck Club-Amy Tan
3.The Hundred Secret Senses-Amy Tan
4.Mr. Wroe's Virgins-Jane Rogers
5.Snow Flower and the Secret Fan-Lisa See



message 4: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments April
1. The Kitchen God's Wife-Amy Tan
2. The Joy Luck Club-Amy Tan
3. The Hundred Secret Senses-Amy Tan
4. Mr. Wroe's Virgins-Jane Rogers
5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan-Lisa See
6. The Infinite-Douglas Clegg
7. Nightmare Hall:Deadly Attraction-Diane Hoh
8. Nightmare Hall:Sorority Sister-Diane Hoh
9. Nightmare Hall:Last Date-Diane Hoh
10. Nightmare Hall:Last Breath-Diane Hoh
11.


message 5: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 423 comments So far you have read 43 books... my personal goal is 50 so you have me beat by a lot. You'r edoing great!!! No thought of a goal though? That is cool, I am only wondering if nothing has popped into your head. Even something so simple as 10 a month or whatever? I think any book read is in your benefit so hurray for you!


message 6: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments No, no goals in particular. I might make May my YA and kids' books month to catch up on some of my favorite books that I haven't read in a while.


message 7: by GracieKat (last edited May 04, 2009 04:44PM) (new)


message 8: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments May

1.Never Let Me Go-Kizuo Ishiguro
2.April Fools-Richie Tankersley Cusick
3.Unexplained Michigan Mysteries Strange but True Tales from the Michigan Unknown-Gary Barfknecht
4.The Waitress-Sinclair Smith
5.Mirror, Mirror-D.E. Athkins
6.Night Terrors-Jim Murphy


message 10: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments MAY:

1. Never Let Me Go-Kizuo Ishiguro
2. April Fools-Richie Tankersley Cusick
3. Unexplained MIchigan mysteries-Gary Barfknecht
4. The Waitress-Sinclair Smith
5. Mirror, Mirror-D.E. Athkins
6. Night Terrors-Jim Murphy
7. Season of the Witch-Christopher Knight
8. A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials-Ann Rinaldi
9. Saving Fish from Drowning-Amy Tan
10. Angelica-Arthur Philips



message 11: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments MAY:

1. Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro-really liked it
2. April Fools-Richie Tankersley Cusick-eh
3. Unexplained Michigan Mysteries-Gary Barfknecht-ok
4. The Waitress-Sinclair Smith-eh
5. Mirror, Mirror-D.E. Athkins-hated it
6. Night Terrors-Jim Murphy-not too bad
7. Season of the Witch-Christopher Knight-really good
8. A Break with Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials-pretty good
9. Saving Fish from Drowning-Amy Tan-really liked it
10. Angelica-hated it
11. House of Leaves-Mark Z. Danielewski-really loved it


message 13: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments MAY:

1. 1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

2. April Fools by Richie Tankersley Cusick

3. Unexplained Michigan Mysteries Strange but True Tales from the Michigan Unknown by Gary Barfknecht

4. The Waitress by Sinclair Smith

5. Mirror, Mirror by D. E. Athkins

6. Night Terrors by Jim Murphy

7. Season of the Witch by Christopher Knight

8. A Break with Charity A Story about the Salem Witch Trials by Ann Rinaldi

9. Saving Fish from Drowning A Novel by Amy Tan

10. Angelica A Novel by Arthur Phillips

11. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

12. The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble

13. The House That Jack Built- Graham Masterton





message 16: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments JUNE:
1. Skeleton Creek-Patrick Carman
2. Z for Zachariah-Robert C. O'Brien
3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet-Madeleine L'Engle
4. The Keepsake a Novel-Tess Gerritsen
5. Patty Jane's House of Curl-Lorna Landvik
6. The Night Before-Lisa Jackson
7. The Morning After- Lisa Jackson




message 17: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments JUNE:

1. Skeleton Creek-Patrick Carman
2. Z for Zachariah-Robert C. O'Brien
3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet-Madeleine L'Engle
4. The Keepsake a Novel-Tess Gerritsen
5. Patty Jane's House of Curl-Lorna Landvik
6. The Night Before-Lisa Jackson
7. The Morning After- Lisa Jackson
8. The Girl with No Shadow- Joanne Harris


message 18: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments JUNE:

1. Skeleton Creek-Patrick Carman
2. Z for Zachariah-Robert C. O'Brien
3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet-Madeleine L'Engle
4. The Keepsake a Novel-Tess Gerritsen
5. Patty Jane's House of Curl-Lorna Landvik
6. The Night Before-Lisa Jackson
7. The Morning After- Lisa Jackson
8. The Girl with No Shadow- Joanne Harris
9. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
10. Turtle Moon- Alice Hoffman


message 19: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments JUNE:

1. Skeleton Creek-Patrick Carman
2. Z for Zachariah-Robert C. O'Brien
3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet-Madeleine L'Engle
4. The Keepsake a Novel-Tess Gerritsen
5. Patty Jane's House of Curl-Lorna Landvik
6. The Night Before-Lisa Jackson
7. The Morning After- Lisa Jackson
8. The Girl with No Shadow- Joanne Harris
9. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
10. Turtle Moon- Alice Hoffman
11. The Devil's Arithmetic- Jane Yolen
12. Shock Rock- edited by Jeff Gelb


message 20: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments JUNE:

1. Skeleton Creek-Patrick Carman
2. Z for Zachariah-Robert C. O'Brien
3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet-Madeleine L'Engle
4. The Keepsake a Novel-Tess Gerritsen
5. Patty Jane's House of Curl-Lorna Landvik
6. The Night Before-Lisa Jackson
7. The Morning After- Lisa Jackson
8. The Girl with No Shadow- Joanne Harris
9. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
10. Turtle Moon- Alice Hoffman
11. The Devil's Arithmetic- Jane Yolen
12. Shock Rock- edited by Jeff Gelb
13. The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
14. Catering to Nobody- Diane Mott Davidson
15. Dead Until Dark- Charlaine Harris


message 21: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments JUNE:

1. Skeleton Creek-Patrick Carman
2. Z for Zachariah-Robert C. O'Brien
3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet-Madeleine L'Engle
4. The Keepsake a Novel-Tess Gerritsen
5. Patty Jane's House of Curl-Lorna Landvik
6. The Night Before-Lisa Jackson
7. The Morning After- Lisa Jackson
8. The Girl with No Shadow- Joanne Harris
9. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
10. Turtle Moon- Alice Hoffman
11. The Devil's Arithmetic- Jane Yolen
12. Shock Rock- edited by Jeff Gelb
13. The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
14. Catering to Nobody- Diane Mott Davidson
15. Dead Until Dark- Charlaine Harris
16. Forever Odd- Dean Koontz



message 22: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments JUNE:

1. Skeleton Creek-Patrick Carman
2. Z for Zachariah-Robert C. O'Brien
3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet-Madeleine L'Engle
4. The Keepsake a Novel-Tess Gerritsen
5. Patty Jane's House of Curl-Lorna Landvik
6. The Night Before-Lisa Jackson
7. The Morning After- Lisa Jackson
8. The Girl with No Shadow- Joanne Harris
9. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
10. Turtle Moon- Alice Hoffman
11. The Devil's Arithmetic- Jane Yolen
12. Shock Rock- edited by Jeff Gelb
13. The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
14. Catering to Nobody- Diane Mott Davidson
15. Dead Until Dark- Charlaine Harris
16. Forever Odd- Dean Koontz
17. The Dark Half- Stephen King









message 23: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments JUNE:

1. Skeleton Creek-Patrick Carman
2. Z for Zachariah-Robert C. O'Brien
3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet-Madeleine L'Engle
4. The Keepsake a Novel-Tess Gerritsen
5. Patty Jane's House of Curl-Lorna Landvik
6. The Night Before-Lisa Jackson
7. The Morning After- Lisa Jackson
8. The Girl with No Shadow- Joanne Harris
9. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
10. Turtle Moon- Alice Hoffman
11. The Devil's Arithmetic- Jane Yolen
12. Shock Rock- edited by Jeff Gelb
13. The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
14. Catering to Nobody- Diane Mott Davidson
15. Dead Until Dark- Charlaine Harris
16. Forever Odd- Dean Koontz
17. The Dark Half- Stephen King
18. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
19. Maus- Art Spiegelman








message 24: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments July
1. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
2. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
3. The Tall Pine Polka- Lorna Landvik


message 25: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments July

1. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
2. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
3. The Tall Pine Polka- Lorna Landvik
4. The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
5. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson



message 26: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments July

1. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
2. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
3. The Tall Pine Polka- Lorna Landvik
4. The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
5. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith
7. Darkly Dreaming Dexter- Jeff Lindsay


message 27: by Bhumi (new)

Bhumi | 524 comments Wow, Grace, you read a lot! :) It usually takes me awhile to finish a book, unless I really love it.

Happy reading!


message 28: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments Thanks! It's very boring around here so reading definitely fills the time!


message 29: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments July

1. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
2. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
3. The Tall Pine Polka- Lorna Landvik
4. The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
5. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith
7. Darkly Dreaming Dexter- Jeff Lindsay
8. The Exorcist- William Peter Blatty
9. Dark Water- Koji Suzuki
10. Korea: History and Culture


message 30: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments July

1. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
2. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
3. The Tall Pine Polka- Lorna Landvik
4. The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
5. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith
7. Darkly Dreaming Dexter- Jeff Lindsay
8. The Exorcist- William Peter Blatty
9. Dark Water- Koji Suzuki
10. Korea: History and Culture
11. Twilight at Monticello
12. Two Hot Dogs with Everything
13. The Virgin Suicides- Jeffrey Eugenides


message 31: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments July

1. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
2. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
3. The Tall Pine Polka- Lorna Landvik
4. The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
5. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith
7. Darkly Dreaming Dexter- Jeff Lindsay
8. The Exorcist- William Peter Blatty
9. Dark Water- Koji Suzuki
10. Korea: History and Culture
11. Twilight at Monticello
12. Two Hot Dogs with Everything
13. The Virgin Suicides- Jeffrey Eugenides
14. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
15. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-



message 32: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments July

1. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
2. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
3. The Tall Pine Polka- Lorna Landvik
4. The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
5. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith
7. Darkly Dreaming Dexter- Jeff Lindsay
8. The Exorcist- William Peter Blatty
9. Dark Water- Koji Suzuki
10. Korea: History and Culture
11. Twilight at Monticello
12. Two Hot Dogs with Everything
13. The Virgin Suicides- Jeffrey Eugenides
14. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
15. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Seth Grahame-Smith
16. The Reader- Bernhard Schlink
17. The Hour of the Oxrun Dead- Charles L. Grant


message 35: by GracieKat (last edited Aug 10, 2009 05:12PM) (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments August:

1. 1001 Books for Every Mood A Bibliophile's Guide to Unwinding, Misbehaving, Forgiving, Celebrating, Commiserating-Hallie Ephron
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes-Ray Bradbury
3. The Bell Jar-Sylvia Plath
4. Drowning Ruth-Christina Schwarz
5. Every Move You Make- Carla Cassidy
6. Citizen Girl- Emma McLaughlin


message 36: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments August:

1. 1001 Books for Every Mood A Bibliophile's Guide to Unwinding, Misbehaving, Forgiving, Celebrating, Commiserating-Hallie Ephron
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes-Ray Bradbury
3. The Bell Jar-Sylvia Plath
4. Drowning Ruth-Christina Schwarz
5. Every Move You Make- Carla Cassidy
6. Citizen Girl- Emma McLaughlin
7. Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen


message 37: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments August:

1. 1001 Books for Every Mood A Bibliophile's Guide to Unwinding, Misbehaving, Forgiving, Celebrating, Commiserating-Hallie Ephron
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes-Ray Bradbury
3. The Bell Jar-Sylvia Plath
4. Drowning Ruth-Christina Schwarz
5. Every Move You Make- Carla Cassidy
6. Citizen Girl- Emma McLaughlin
7. Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
8. Beauty is Therapy: Memories of the Traverse City State Hospital- Earle E. Steele


message 38: by GracieKat (last edited Aug 19, 2009 06:29PM) (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments August:

1. 1001 Books for Every Mood A Bibliophile's Guide to Unwinding, Misbehaving, Forgiving, Celebrating, Commiserating-Hallie Ephron
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes-Ray Bradbury
3. The Bell Jar-Sylvia Plath
4. Drowning Ruth-Christina Schwarz
5. Every Move You Make- Carla Cassidy
6. Citizen Girl- Emma McLaughlin
7. Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
8. Beauty is Therapy: Memories of the Traverse City State Hospital- Earle E. Steele
9. The Darwin Awards II- Wendy Northcutt
10. Crimes and MisDumbMeanors- Daniel Butler
11. Shadows in the Asylum- D.A. Stern


message 39: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments August:

1. 1001 Books for Every Mood A Bibliophile's Guide to Unwinding, Misbehaving, Forgiving, Celebrating, Commiserating-Hallie Ephron
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes-Ray Bradbury
3. The Bell Jar-Sylvia Plath
4. Drowning Ruth-Christina Schwarz
5. Every Move You Make- Carla Cassidy
6. Citizen Girl- Emma McLaughlin
7. Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
8. Beauty is Therapy: Memories of the Traverse City State Hospital- Earle E. Steele
9. The Darwin Awards II- Wendy Northcutt
10. Crimes and MisDumbMeanors- Daniel Butler
11. Shadows in the Asylum- D.A. Stern
12. Premonitions- Jude Watson
13. Disappearance- Jude Watson


message 40: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments September:
The Birthing House-Christopher Ransom (major suck-fest)
The Resort-Bentley Little


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