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message 1: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) Hi all, I'm Sarah and my goal is to read 52 books this year. I plan on a monthly update post with all of the books I read in a certain month. Happy reading!

message 2: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) January
1. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis
2. The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis
3. James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl (2nd read)
4. Matilda, Roald Dahl
5. Boy, Roald Dahl
6. The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis

Wow, January was all about the kids' books, wasn't it? I hadn't even noticed until I made this list. The (2nd read) will be used to indicate that this was the second time I'd read the book listed

message 3: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) February
7. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares,Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
8. Le Morte d'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory ed. Keith Baines
9. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
10. Night, Elie Wiesel (2nd read)
11. The Circuit, Francisco Jimenez

Much more variation in the month of February. I've started at 7 instead of doing a fresh count every month to make it perfectly clear how close to my goal I am at the end of each month.

message 4: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) March
12.Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
13.the next queen of heaven, Gregory Maguire
14.grave sight, Charlaine Harris
15.Extraordinary, Nancy Werlin
16.Across the Universe, Beth Revis
17.Beastly, Alex Flinn
18.Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
19.The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown
20.the wedding girl, Madeleine Wickham
21.feed, M.T. Anderson
22.grave surprise, Charlaine Harris ice cold grave, Charlaine Harris
24.grave secret, Charlaine Harris
25.the unwritten:Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity, Mike Carey and Peter Gross
26.Idylls of the King, Alfred Lord Tennyson
27.The Red Garden, Alice Hoffman

It was a bit of a manic reading month for me. I particularly loved Across the Universe, The Weird Sisters and Idylls of the King. I absolutely hated feed and the unwritten.

message 5: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) April
28. Matched, Ally Condie
29. Impossible, Nancy Werlin
30. Nightshade, Andrea Cremer
31. tales from outer suburbia, shaun tan
32. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
33. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain
34. Maus, Art Spiegelman
35. Onward, Howard Shultz with Joanne Gordon
36. Quidditch Through The Ages, Kennilworthy Whisp

I enjoyed every book I read this month, recommended one and all.

message 6: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) 37. A Short History of Women, Kate Walbert
38. The Mockingbirds, Daisy Whitney
39. Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris
40. Bossypants, Tina Fey
41. Something Borrowed, Emily Giffin
42. Wither, Lauren DeStefano
43. Summer and the City, Candace Bushnell
44. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

Something Borrowed wasn't great, Summer and the City was only okay, the rest of these are recommended.

message 7: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) 45. The Last Little Blue Envelope, Maureen Johnson
46. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
47. 95 Poems, E.E. Cummings
48. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Newt Scamander
49. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling (7th read)
50. Something Blue, Emily Giffin
51. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling
52. Harry, A History, Melissa Anelli (2nd read)
53. Paper Towns, John Green (2nd read)
54. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

Reread some favorites this month, those being all of the J.K. Rowling books, Harry, A History and Paper Towns. Something Blue was worse than Something Borrowed but the rest were wonderful, surprisingly so.

message 8: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) July
55. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
56. Soulless, Gail Carriger
57. Changeless, Gail Carriger
58. Dear Mr. Potter, Lily Zalon
59. Blameless, Gail Carriger
60. A Kiss In Time, Alex Flinn
61. hourglass, Myra McEntire
62. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
63. Surprised By Joy, C.S. Lewis
64. Matchless, Gregory Maguire

message 9: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) August
65. The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs
66. Looking for Alaska, John Green (2nd read)
67. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Michael Scott
68. Wolfsbane, Andrea Cremer
69. The Magician King, Lev Grossman
70. Richard the Third, William Shakespeare

message 10: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) September
71. Layamon's Arthur, Layamon
72. Remembrance, Michelle Madow
73. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
74. The Lais of Marie de France, Marie de France
75. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Borroff & Howes
76. Hamlet, William Shakespeare

message 11: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) Oops, guess I missed updating for a few months there. Next couple of posts!

message 12: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) October
77. The Unlikely Disciple, Kevin Roose
78. King Lear, William Shakespeare
79. Jesus: 90 Days with the One and Only, Beth Moore
80. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling
81. Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins
82. Possession, Elana Johnson

The Unlikely Disciple was surprisingly poignant and beautiful, I would recommend it to anyone. Lola and the Boy Next Door was another delightful volume from Stephanie Perkins, and the tie-in to her first novel was extra fun.

message 13: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) November
83. Macbeth, William Shakespeare
84. Le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory
85. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
86. The Tempest, William Shakespeare

Slow month due to large amounts of school work. I finished a different translation of Morte d'Arthur, so I read that one twice this year. Very good, though.

message 14: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) December
87. Divergent, Veronica Roth
88. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling
89. The Bite Before Christmas, Heidi Betts
90. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick
91. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
92. Crossed, Ally Condie

Divergent, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Harry Potter highly recommended. The rest aren't really worth a read.

message 15: by Ivy Sarah (new)

Ivy Sarah Moe (ivysarahmoe) I really enjoyed having my first goodreads year in this group. I'll be moving to the 75 book group for 2012, but good luck everyone!

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