Sunday, January 11, 2009

Roxy Reads 2009

Many of you know that I like--um, no, love-- to read. And if you're my friend on goodreads you know that I have read a lot of books in my life time (though I am ashamed to admit to reading some of them). When I was in 5th grade, my teacher had us keep track of the books we read on a list. I kept this up through junior and some of high school. I eventually stopped because, along with reading, I also really enjoy re-reading books (maybe this is the reason I really don't mind spoilers; if I like it, I'll keep reading anyway. I've read the Hobbit and LOTR something like 5 times each and the Harry Potters more than I remember and . . . alright, back on topic).

"Why put a book on a list more than once?" I said. So, I stopped listing, but I kept reading and re-reading.

Last year I decided to keep track of the books I read during the year here on my blog. It was fun and satisfying to list a book the minute I had finished it. It also was a good record of how I spent a lot of my time. And I did spend a lot of it reading. Just go back and look.

So, I'm doing it again this year. I just finished the first book of 2009 (incidentally, it is the first one I have read in 2 months, so I didn't spend all of 2008 reading).

Here it is. Here's to reading in 2009!

January (2)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

February (2)
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Maybe, Maybe Not by Robert Fulghum

March (7)
Eldorado by Baroness Orczy
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (This made me cry buckets! I hated it when I read it years ago, but I understand Wheeze much better now.)
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull
Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull
Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull
The Giver by Lois Lowry

April (6)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Messenger by Lois Lowry
The Peacegiver by James L. Ferrell
The Iron Ring by Lloyd Alexander
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer

May (4)
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

June (10)
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
River Secrets by Shannon Hale
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

July (3)
That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Coraline by Neil Gaiman

August (2)
Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

September (1)
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

November (1)
Paper Towns by John Green

December (1)
Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Total for the year: 39 books
Re-reads: 26
New Reads: 13