As I have stated in my previous blogs, I made a New Year's Resolution to read at least 30 books this year. It seems I am well on my way to reaching that goal, and possibly even surpassing it. What follows is the list of books I've managed to knock of my list so far. I did not enjoy all of them, and you will find an asterik (*) next to them. If you wish for me to go into greater depth as to why I didn't like them, or what I like about those I did enjoy, do not hesitate to ask.
Also, the first two books on the list, the ones under Dec 08 were not technically read in the 2009 time frame, however, I've deemed the reading time (after dec 27th) to be close enough, and after the initial decision of having a resolution, satisfactory enough to include them in the list. (holy run on sentence, batman.)
I will post another list in the coming weeks or months to keep you updated (because I know you care so much ).
My Progress So Far:
*Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Abolm
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
The Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
Sweetness in the Belly - Camilla Gib
*A Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Conversations with a Fat Girl - Liza Palmer
1984 - George Orwell
Second Glance - Jodi Picoult
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
*The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
Prelude to Foundation - Isaac Asimov
Foundation - Isaac Asimov
The Dresden Files: Resoration of Faith (short story) - Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Storm Front - Jim Butcher
Also, I'd just like to make a case for my dislike of 'A Brave New World'. The writing was the most difficult part to get past. It was terrible and most of the things written were unnecessary so it took me quite some time to make it through. I had to keep setting it aside to read other books. Also, the way the story was told could definitely have been better and more captivating. Had the plot line been more interesting, I would have found it easier to make it past the writing. In the end, I highly admire the message behind it all. This is what I loved about the book. I was left disturbed and worried for the future of humanity. And that, in itself, is enough to make me keep the book. I would not, however, read it again.
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