I have no college spirit, whoo. Instead, I needed a place to put a list of books I plan to read (and somewhat critique) in my personal time. I would put this list on my main... but I use that account's journal even less than this one.
Feel free to ignore this post.
Shanghai girls: a novel by Lisa See
Ash by Malinda Lo
The darkness gathers by Lisa Miscione
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
Ultraviolet by R.L. Anderson
Embrace by Jessica Shervington
Sisters of the Sword by Maya Snow
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Gone by Michael Grant
Come Home by Lisa Scottonline
Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale -- Borrowed, but never read it before returning
The Beast of Noor by Janet Lee Garey -- Borrowed, but never read it before returning
Remember Me by Christopher Pike -- Heard he's also a vampire series writer, not interested in vampire series
Echo by Alyson Noel
Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson -- Saw some of his other books before, but never got a chance to read them ):
The Road by Cormac McCarthy -- Recommended by a friend a while back but I never got around to reading it
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi -- Second book in series, after Under the Never Sky, which I finished right before the second book was released
Howl's Moving Castle, House of Many Way, Castle in the Sky by Diana Wynne Jones -- Friend has been bugging me about these books for a while, so I figured I'd add them to the list and get to them sometime.
Divergent by Veronica Roth 1.31.13 - 2.08.13 Roth is an amazing writer, but the one complaint I have about her book is that she needs to spread the romance out a bit (or maybe a lot) more. It's too much/too overwhelming even for me to take and I'm a sucker for romance, really. There are a number of quotes which I would love to use from Divergent, though. And Four seems like an amazing guy in some ways though I could never seem to imagine his appearance nor really cared to... -insert nervous laugh here- Yeah, that's right, go ahead and judge. This is why no one loves me, right?
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Stage Fright 2.22.13 - 2.23.13 I'm all caught up on the series now. Surprisingly, even though I haven't read any Nancy Drew books in months to maybe even a bit over a year, it doesn't seem that they're writing too many anymore. I wonder why (may just have to go search for the answer one day).... It was the perfect length for a long train ride, aka around 1.5-2 hours there and around another 1.5-2 hours back though technically I slept through about 1 hour of the ride going there and finished the book around midway through the ride back. There was also a bit of a transfer period, so clearly, I won't be reading while I'm walking. The book was okay, the characters for this particular mystery (not even counting the detectives) a bit bland, but overall, it was okay, I guess.
Divergent Book 2: Insurgent by Veronica Roth 2.24.13 - 3.05.13 Time to wait for Book 3. Book 2 made me have a love/hate feeling towards both Four and Tris, something I didn't think would ever happen. Compared to Divergent, it was a bit worse. Still interesting to learn about the other factions and in that sense, I didn't agree with most reviews I read. Unfortunately, the characters seemed to deteriorate in their development for the most part rather than get better. The end gets me wanting to find out more though. Shall be impatiently waiting for Book 3 again.
The terrorist by Caroline B. Cooney 3.06.13 - 3.14.13 Pretty short book, I basically rushed it all on 3.13.13 though. Honestly, not really one of her better books. She switches from third person to first person in a particular spot, which I didn't understand and the editor didn't seem to catch. The descriptions worked pretty well as imagery but it made the time in which the story could've taken place a little blurry to me (Bias: I'm not that old and I've never been to England so that may be why). The bomb ticking was in a terrible placement on her part. Overall, I didn't guess the ending though, so perhaps my criticism could die down a bit. Probably not a book of Cooney's I'd reread though.
Faery tales & nightmares by Melissa Marr 1.??.13 - 3.31.13 Would be an interesting book recommended for those who like/are good at interpreting things, unlike me. Incredibly complex fairytale-like stories, some which seem like tall tales or myths rather than fairytales. It took me an incredibly long time to finish, in general, I honestly liked the stories in the beginning rather than those in the end because again, I can't interpret things. And why did it take so long to finish, you ask? Aha, funny thing. I kept interrupting this reading to read other books xD... yup.
In case any of you are curious, The Friendly Winter is my favorite manhwa (Korean comic), hands down. I don't have a favorite manga in particular. I also rarely read comics nowadays.
Edit-in Goal: 1 book finished every 2-2.5 weeks. May adjust later on when things get a hell of a lot busier.
And oops, it looks like my library fines went up again. I should probably get to paying off some of them soon. Currently, it looks like this list is going to keep me busy for years... even though I'll probably be borrowing other books for personal reading anyways. If you have recommendations for apocalyptic, or even better, dystopian books, I'm all ears! PM me with those.
If you try to recommend Fifty Shades of Grey or related books to me -_- give yourself a virtual slap right now. My friend just finished reading the first book, and though she may have found it hilarious (I would type it in caps but my formal writing doesn't allow me to), I'm pretty sure I will be extremely disturbed by it.
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