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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) Well, I thought I'd better get started with a list! I do so love lists *grins*
Last year I read around 70 books (about 20 of them being re-reads) so this year I'm going for 90 books in total - lets see if I can do it!
1. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
2. Temeraire by Naomi Novik
3. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
4. Joshua Files Invisible City by Maria Harris
5. The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
6. Do the Creepy Thing by Graham Joyce
7. Ashby Malinda Lo

That's it so far... You can see a distinct YA vibe here *laughs*.
I usually write reviews for most of the books I read over at my blog if you want to check it out -

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Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Alexandra wrote: "I do so love lists *grins*

Me too!!!

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Jo Did you like Do the Creepy Thing? I have that at home. I bought it after reading The Tooth Fairy but never got round to reading it.

message 4: by AlexEatsBooks (new)

AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) I really enjoyed it - Though he is pretty much my favourite author, his YA books are not as good as his adult ones - Tooth Fairy is amazing and Dreamside is my very favourite *grins*

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Jo I loved Tooth Fairy too. I've got Smoking Poppy at home aswell. I think he is great!

message 6: by AlexEatsBooks (new)

AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) I have yet to read poppy! You must tell me what it's like :p I've got requiem at home to read next :)

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Jo I will let you know :) Let me know how Requiem is.

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Amy | 177 comments well alexandra and jo you've both convinced me to try graham joyce! just borrowed tooth fairy from the library

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Jo Hope you like it!

message 11: by AlexEatsBooks (new)

AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) Yesss, I really hope you like it ^.^

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 9. The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
Not too bad - I think I enjoyed the boot camp more than the actual mission though! *laughs* A worthy book to be my 400th read (according to goodreads :p)

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Jo Wow congrats on the 400 mark!

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) Thank you!!
and coming in at number 10. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Quite possibly the strangest book I have ever read - I hope it makes it's way to the UK!

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 11. The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
Wasn't so impressed by this one. I love the Saga of Darren Shan and people have said the Demonata Series is excellent... Hmmm
Meanwhile, Beautiful Creatures is taking forever to read!! Enjoying but it's looong.

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 12. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
I must say I've been in a bit of a reading slump these past few weeks, what with my mum visiting and us tromping all over the countryside. But I will be reading a lot more next week out! ^.^

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Jo Did you like Glass Houses?

message 18: by AlexEatsBooks (new)

AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) yeah, it was very entertaining (just had to skip over the odd "oh my god he's so hot!" comments. Thankfully there weren't too many.) - I've got the next three in the series to read here too :)

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Jo Lol i've read the first three. That one was my favourite i think, although i can't remember too well because it was about a year ago or longer that i read them. I am looking forward to seeing what you think of the other books!

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 13. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
I Looooove this series so much ^.^ Not looking forward to the final book... But also cannot wait a whole year!

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 14. Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish
Surprised and amazed at how GOOD this book was. Makes me want to read everything he's ever written.

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 15. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Such a complete emotional, heart-wrenching novel. Gods, my heart was aching by the end *tear*

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 16. Paper Towns by John Green
A very satisfying read :)

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 17. The Dead: v. 1 by David Gatward
Perfectly gory and disgusting!

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 18. iBoy by Kevin Brooks
The best book I've read so far this year ^.^

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 19. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
Ugh, boring. Glad it was only 178 pages!

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3622 comments Alexandra wrote: "19. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
Ugh, boring. Glad it was only 178 pages!"

Glad she is hasn't broken her mould and wrote a great book then lol!

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) Indeed! TBH, I wasn't expecting very much from it ;)

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 20. White Cat by Holly Black
Amazing! Loved it. I think Holly suits adult writing far more than teen/younger fiction.

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 21. Florence and Giles by John Harding
A tough one to fully explain - definitely needs to be read! I loved it :)

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Amy | 177 comments Alexandra wrote: "21. Florence and Giles by John Harding
A tough one to fully explain - definitely needs to be read! I loved it :)"

Glad to hear it. just started reading it last night!

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) Oh fantastic ^.^ You'll enjoy it, guaranteed ^.^

message 33: by AlexEatsBooks (new)

AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) Okay, so I've been MIA for a while as I've been running about like a headless chook trying to run the kiddies dept at work!! Manager has gone on a lovely 3 week holiday :S Lucky ;)
Anyways!! I'm over-due for some updates:

22. Vampire Knight, Volume 1
23. Vampire Knight, Volume 2 (I wasn't going to add any Manga, but I so rarely read any these days so I figured I will!!)
24. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa - BIG LOVE, have book 2 to read...
25. Sanctuary by Melissa Marr - Nothing to write home about...
26. Torment by Lauren Kate - OH MY GOD, could this character get any more whingy?? Didn't finish...
27. The Maze Runner by James Dashner - REALLY GOOD, can't wait for bk two!
28. Stolen: A letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher - AMAZING, I cried a lot.
29. Angel by L. A. Weatherly - Really interesting but FAR too many 'intimate' scenes with the two main characters...
30. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - I had no doubt that this would be incredible. I cried so much at the end. So heartaching...
31. Trash by Andy Mulligan - Intriguing... Wouldn't have read it if not for the event we're planning at work. Good though!
32. Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan - Left me somewhat unsatisfied... Might have something to do with the fact that it's a prequel series, thus those of us who have read the Cirque du Freak series know what will happen to the majority of the characters....

Okay, I'm fully caught up now... Time to catch up on the rest of the forum!! *dances off*

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3622 comments Welcome back lol!

message 35: by Jo (new)

Jo Welcome back! Glad you liked Maze Runner! I am dying to read the next book.

message 36: by AlexEatsBooks (new)

AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) Thanks guys!
Yeah - The Scorch Trials is going to be awesome, can't wait!

33. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli - so sweet, a joy to read!
34. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy - so much fun! Can't wait to read the rest :)

message 37: by AlexEatsBooks (new)

AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) And a couple from my events at the Cheltenham Lit Fest -

35. TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow - A lot of fun to read- and Alex is so passionate about history!
36. White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick - Perfectly spooky and cooky :)

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 37. Changeling by Steve Feasey - a really good start to what I think will be an excellent series. A bit Darren Shan-esque but with more glamour!

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 38. Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite - certainly not for the feint hearted, but I loved every gruesome page :)
39. Pretty Bad Things by C.J. Skuse - Read for the Cheltenham Lit Fest, was a lot of fun ^.^
40. Echoes by Laura Dockrill - a seriously twisted collection of short stories, but so cool
41. Memoirs of a Master Forger - William Heaney - also known as Graham Joyce, only my favourite author :) Slow to start but very fascinating!
42. Entangled by Cat Clarke - Read this in four hours, that should say it all!

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AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) 43. Department 19 by Will Hill - I was so lucky to get a proof of this book, it was brilliant.
44. Across the Universe by Beth Revis - again: another proof, again: absolutely amazing :)
45. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling - Re-reading the series!

message 41: by Amy (new)

Amy | 177 comments Just read the first chapter of

Across the Universe on the authors website. looks really good! I will be looking forward to getting that

message 42: by AlexEatsBooks (new)

AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) Aaaand to make it a nice round number 2 hours before 2011 -
46. 0.4 by Mike Lancaster - Awesome teen sci-fi!
47. Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer - fun younger vampire fiction - no sparkly vampires to be seen here!
48. The Silent Land by Graham Joyce - Brilliant, one of my new favourites by Graham.
49. The Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell - A sweet tale of innocence.
50. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan - very much a prequel but interesting set up for the next series!

And there we go - not as many books read as I would have liked!
Happy New Year to all :)

message 43: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2929 comments Well Done!! 50 Books!

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3622 comments Brilliant! Well done!

message 45: by Amy (new)

Amy | 177 comments You made it! well done

message 46: by Liz, Moderator (new)

Liz | 3425 comments Mod
Alexandra wrote: "Aaaand to make it a nice round number 2 hours before 2011 -
46. 0.4 by Mike Lancaster - Awesome teen sci-fi!
47. Eighth Grade Bites by [author:Heather ..."

Just in time - excellent~!

message 47: by AlexEatsBooks (new)

AlexEatsBooks (modernalexandrian) Thanks so much guys ^.^

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