Feb 26, 2010

How Fasting Made me Sick - Day 9

Ok, so really it was my husband. But I'd prefer to blame it on my twitter/facebook fasting! So not enjoying my soar throat and stuffy nose.

Must go spend the remainder of the day reading.

Speaking of Reading! Here are the books I've read so far this year...

The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Shiver
The Bell Jar
And I'm finishing A Wrinkle In Time right now

Plus I have The Catcher in the Rye and 13 Reasons Why sitting on my table waiting to be cracked open.

All in all I've had a pretty lame reading year so far. Well the books weren't lame, just the amount of books I've read has been lame.

So how many books have you read so far this year? Which ones?

Still on my list...

The Dark Divine
Hush Hush
Fallen

What else should I add to my list???

23 comments:

Jonathon Arntson said...

MB, I am having an event called March is Classic on my blog, where I am only reading classics for the whole month. CATCHER IN THE RYE is number two on this list. I can't wait to discuss it! Also, what is it about Michigan's edu system where we weren't required to read that book?

Marybeth Poppins said...

We had to read it in high school...AND...I went to a Catholic High School! I'm surprised you didn't have to. I can't remember the book, but I do remember really liking it. Can't wait to read it again :)

Lisa Marie Miles said...

I've read three Ellen Hopkins books in the past few weeks (Crank, Glass and Identical). I needed a break from that type of writing and switched to David Sedaris's Naked. Very funny!

Danyelle said...

*hugs* I hope you get feeling better soon!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I recently finished GRACELING and SOULLESS. Both were awesome. GRACELING is one of my new all time favs.
Hope you feel better soon.

Heather Kelly said...

For what you lack in quantity, you're making up in quality. Those are some wonderful titles. Sorry you're sick. Another reason to curl up with a good book. I just finished the Giver, and am reading An Abundance of Katherines.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I've read all the Percy Jackson's this year, GONE and HUNGER by Michael Grant (recommend both), The Dark Divine (very good),and am currently reading Janeology by Karen Harrington, which is a wonderfully written book by a fellow blogger.

Have you read Maze Runner yet? It's a MUST READ!!

Marybeth Poppins said...

Lisa, just those titles sound intriguing! Isn't it funny how a one word title can sound good?

Thanks Danyelle :)

Karen, Graceling and Soulless going on the roster!

Heather I read The Giver and An Abundance of Katherines last year, as well as Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns. All wonderful! I love John Green!!!

Shannon I read the Percy Jackson series last year as well. I even bought them! They were awesome. the movie didn't do it justice. Gone and Hunger going on my list as well. As well as Maze Runner. I hadn't heard of that one.

Jody Hedlund said...

Blame it on my newest WIP. She's a pretty demanding lady! But I haven't made it through any fiction books yet in 2010. But I will once she lets up on me!

Elana Johnson said...

I love reading! I've read 14 books this year, and my top two are The Demon's Lexicon and The Adoration of Jenna Fox. If you haven't read those, you must!

Also Liar. Magic Under Glass. Love You Hate You Miss You.

Okay, I could go on and on.

:)

laurel said...

Sorry you're feeling blech, but reading is great therapy! I recommend Deb Caletti's Wild Roses and Before I Die by Jenny Downham. They're on the deep rather than light end of the YA spectrum, but beautifully written.

I read Thirteen Reasons Why last month and enjoyed it, also Sarah Dessen's Along for the Ride--not her strongest, but still pretty good.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Elana, I usually just link to my GoodReads.

MB - Hers is definitely worth checking out!

T. Anne said...

I've lost count but I'm probably somewhere in your neighborhood. Also, I'm reading the Bell Jar for the umteenth time and loving it. Ah, the classics. ;)

Jonathon Arntson said...

Well, West Michigan is afraid of meaningful literature. Also, the picture you chose is ironic.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

OMG! Did you REALLY just say you haven't heard of The Maze Runner! No way! Well then, it absolutely MUST be the next one you read. If you don't absolutely LOVE it, I owe you a $5 Amazon gift card! Seriously. Is it a deal?

P.S. You have a rockin' award coming on my Saturday post. :-)

Glynis said...

I admire your stamina for fasting ;0

I have just read Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie. I reviewed it on my blog as I was so taken with it.
Nadine Laman's trilogy and Book of The Night Women by Marlon James are the ones I read prior to that.

ajm said...

My husband is nearly done with his first time ever reading the Harry Potter series. :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I've been even lamer than you! Read the Book Thief, and 2 others...names escape me.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Carrie Harris said...

You'll like Hush Hush and Dark Divine! I have Fallen on my to-read list too, but right now I'm reading three books simultaneously. My head will probably explode if I add any more.

Wow. This comment is totally pointless.

ajm said...

I almost left you a message on facebook -- but then I remembered . . .

Left a blog award for you on my blog so all your withdrawal is at least worth something. :)

Jonathon Arntson said...

I keep forgetting, I'll add $5 to Shannon's challenge, you'll LOVE this book!

Natalie said...

I'm sorry you're feeling yucky! I've been sick too--no fun! I second Soulless--HILARIOUS and a little naughty. And I just read When You Reach Me and I thought it was excellent. It's a good one to read after A Wrinkle in Time too.

Mindy said...

i challenged myself to read 50 books in a year... there is a site called Librarything.com and there's this small forum within called Early Reviewers or something like that.... anyways a bunch of publishers give out free copies of not quite yet released books.... i won one of them called Hell Hollow by Ronald Kelly... great book so far!