Here it is . . . my (fairly) final read-a-thon pile. Sure, I could throw another book or two on the pile, but this is pretty much the gist of it.
Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson: I loved Fever 1793. Speak was ok. Didn’t quite live up to my expectations. I still want to read this one though.
What Alice Knew, by Paula Marantz Cohen: I saw this one on Devourer of Books a few weeks ago and wanted to read it ASAP. It’s about Jack the Ripper–come on now!:
Bad Marie, by Mary Dermansky: This one started making the rounds a few weeks ago and has been getting rave reviews. Plus, it’s published by Europa, a publisher that I love! ETA: Don’t listen to me, it’s published by Harper Perennial. I’m still reading it though!
Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury: I think I may have been the only one that didn’t include this book on my RIP list. Then I discovered it was about carnies, so I had to pick it up!
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary Pearson: I added this one because I was looking for YA fiction for the read-a-thon and this has been on my radar for the past year now.
Brady, Brady, by Sherwood and Lloyd Schwarz: My embarrassment for actually wanting to read this book is severe. What can I say . . .
Nothing Like You, by Lauren Strasnick: Do you ever reserve a book from the library and by the time you pick it up, you have completely forgotten why you checked it out, where you heard about it, what it’s about. Yeah, that happened to me.
Gray Horses, by Hope Larson: I wanted some graphic novels to break up the monotony, and this one is SLIM. It will be perfect for when I am sick of reading.
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman: I just really want to read this one. That is all.
Willow, by Julia Hoban: One of those books that has been on my list for awhile after reading a lot of reviews for it.
Perfect Fifths, by Megan McCafferty: I loved this series but the last book lost me. I am hoping this one will get me back on track and end the series on a good note.
Stitches, by David Small: I need to read more graphic novels, and this seems like a good one.
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi: I think I am the last one to pick this one up. It feels like the holy grail of graphic novels. It’s about time I gave in.
I have a lot of pets, but only one that is a complete attention whore. He never leaves my side and he loves to read with me. By that I mean he loves to floss his teeth on the edges of my book as I attempt to read. He will be my unofficial cheerleader.
Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, what are your thoughts? Good choice? Bad choice?
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