Keeping up the reading list. Got a few books that I am still slowly chewing on but, thanks to hearing some being read aloud and needing to know how they ended, I've got a couple to get the list started.
March (3) Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Let's just say reading hasn't been high on my list of priorities. There's been other activities like work, knitting and ... TV (there's been a lot of good TV lately). I'm starting off the year with a book that's been on my list for more than a few years, ever since I saw Ken Burn's The War. Now that I've actually finished a book, the reading trend may continue ... or it may not. I'm hopeful. Summer is around the corner.
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E.B. Sledge
June (8) Helmet for my Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific by Robert Leckie The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore TheRevengeof Seven by Pittacus Lore The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore United as One by Pittacus Lore Dangerous by Shannon Hale
July (10) The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Inferno by Dan Brown An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige The End of Oz by Danielle Paige The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan
August (3) Pride and Predjudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith Wonder* by R.J. Palacio Anansi Boys* by Neil Gaiman
September (2) The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Into the Water by Pamela Hawkins
November (1) Tookby Mary Downing Hahn
Total for the year:25 Re-reads: 0 New Reads:25
*book resides in my personal library
After my year-long book fast, I'm surprised to find I'm not snarfing down books like a book-deprived, story-starved fiend. Then again, I also haven't abandoned the practice completely. I've been mentally listing a few books I want to read, but first I have a series to finish. Here's to 2016 and new worlds and new information.
January (3) Physik (Septimus Heap #3) by Angie Sage Queste (Septimus Heap #4) by Angie Sage Syren (Septimus Heap #5) by Angie Sage
February (3) Darke (Septimus Heap #6) by Angie Sage Fyre (Septimus Heap #7) by Angie Sage The Maze Runner by James Dashner
March (1) The Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins
May (2) Catching Fire* by Suzanne Collins Mockingjay* by Suzanne Collins
June (1) Vivatera* by Candace J. Thomas
July (1) Conjectrix* by Candace J. Thomas
August (3) Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story* by Mary Downing Hahn The Midwife's Apprentice* by Karen Cushman Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934* by Valerie Tripp
September (5) The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane* by Kate DiCamillo The Wednesday Wars* by Gary D. Schmidt The Tale of Desperaux* by Kate DiCamillo The Phantom Tollbooth* by Norman Juster Maniac Magee* by Jerry Spinelli
October (2) Five Pages a Day: A Writer's Journey by Peg Kehret I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Total for the year:21 Re-reads: 4 New Reads:17
*book resides in my personal library
This year has not been one for reading. My brain hasn't been able to handle it. After having maxiofacial surgery last September, along with prepping my family to move across two states, prepping my house to sell, moving, selling my house, building a new one, along with all the day-to-day stuff, my brain has been too full, too stressed, and too worn out to even look at a book.
Sometime around June I realized the last time I finished a book happened to be November 2014. I decided then I would extend my book reading hiatus until November 2015--a full year. December 1st came and I checked a few books out of the library. They held my interest but didn't ignite a spark. Then the power went out for half a day just a few days before Christmas. I spent the the time snuggled in bed, reading. Still, it took a couple of days to finish the book as my attention waned. By the time I actually finished it early in the morning on Christmas Eve, it had been over 13 months since I finished a book. I don't think that's ever happened before.
Now it's been a few more days and I've finished another. Hurray for juvenile fiction! Hurray for book series that are finished! I've got a few more in a stack on my bed to read. Maybe the spark has ignited. December (2) Magyk (Septimus Heap #1) by Angie Sage Flyte (Septimus Heap #2) by Angie Sage