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Finish Line 2011 > Audrey's 50 books (and then some, maybe) for 2011

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message 1: by Audrey (last edited Mar 02, 2011 09:24PM) (new)

Audrey (inhumation) | 7 comments January
I was actively trying to read as much as possible before the new semester started.

1. The Decline and Fall of the House of Windsor - Donald Spoto
2. The Heartsong of Charging Elk - James Welch
3. The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
4. Kristin Lavransdatter 2: The Wife - Sigrid Undset
5. Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2: Dangerous - Joss Whedon
6. Kristin Lavransdatter 3: The Cross - Sigrid Undset
7. The Killer Inside Me - Jim Thompson
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
9. Soulless - Gail Carriger
10. Pride of Baghdad - Brian K. Vaughan
11. Rainwater - Sandra Brown
12. The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell
13. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
14. Linger - Maggie Stiefvater
15. Changeless - Gail Carriger

message 2: by Audrey (last edited Mar 02, 2011 09:25PM) (new)

Audrey (inhumation) | 7 comments February
I read a lot of YA when I was not studying or having school-related meltdowns.

16. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
17. The Country Girls - Edna O'Brien
18. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
19. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
20. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
21. Black Orchid - Neil Gaiman
22. The Tsar's Dwarf - Peter H. Fogtdal
23. A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb

message 3: by Audrey (last edited Mar 31, 2011 05:37PM) (new)

Audrey (inhumation) | 7 comments March
Mostly YA. I had some extra time to read during spring break so I must have crammed six or seven books during that time period. At the rate I'm going, I'm going to fulfill the 50 book challenge shortly.

24. The DUFF - Kody Keplinger
25. Illyria - Elizabeth Hand
26. Audition - Ryū Murakami
27. Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale - Donna Jo Napoli
28. I, Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story - Glen Duncan
29. In the Miso Soup - Ryū Murakami
30. Children of God - Mary Doria Russell
31. The Fallen: Volume 1 - Thomas E. Sniegoski
32. The Fetch - Laura Whitcomb
33. Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
34. Still Missing - Chevy Stevens
35. The Dust of 100 Dogs - A.S. King
36. The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems - Sherman Alexie
37. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
38. Frostbite - Richelle Mead
39. The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World - Laura J. Snyder
40. Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead

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I don't see how you find the time to read so much while in school. I've only read 15 or so non school related books so far.

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Audrey (inhumation) | 7 comments What kind of classes do you take? I didn't read for leisure at all when I was taking my social science/liberal arts electives and recs because there was so much reading in those classes. Now I'm taking all math and science classes that don't require that much reading so I have a little time to read fluffy YA books in between.

message 6: by Mekerei (last edited Apr 03, 2011 01:28PM) (new)

Mekerei | 204 comments How I long to be able to just read, but unfortunately / fortunately life intervenes. My ideal day would be to able to wake up, go for a mountain bike in the forest". Read the paper while eating my breakfast (that someone else has cooked). Have a shower and then spend a couple of hours reading. Real life can then take over, but I have a family (kids and husband), job and house. I'm a little envious, cos I remember when I was able to read like you when I was at university. Enjoy it :)

message 7: by Audrey (last edited May 01, 2011 11:08AM) (new)

Audrey (inhumation) | 7 comments April
Made it to 50 books on April 15. When school is finished in two weeks, I'm going to start reading larger books (Margaret George's Elizabeth I and the Outlander books are beckoning me) so I won't go through them as fast as I do with YA.

41. Blood Promise - Richelle Mead
42. Fallen - Lauren Kate
43. The Summoning - Kelley Armstrong
44. Spirit Bound - Richelle Mead
45. Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead
46. Flight - Sherman Alexie
47. The Raven's Bride - Lenore Hart
48. Wither - Lauren DeStefano
49. Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
50. Everlasting - Angie Frazier
51. Succubus Blues - Richelle Mead
52. If I Stay - Gayle Forman
53. Where She Went - Gayle Forman
54. Hunger - Jackie Kessler

message 8: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (foxwrapped) | 51 comments Audrey wrote: "April
Made it to 50 books on April 15. When school is finished in two weeks, I'm going to start reading larger books (Margaret George's Elizabeth I and the Outlander books are beckoning me) so I wo..."

Damn, Audrey!

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Audrey (inhumation) | 7 comments Joanna, the festival of books was this weekend, right? how was it? how was the sherlock panel?

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Audrey (inhumation) | 7 comments and I know, I know, I have no life :p

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