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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This is My Problem:
A) I wanted to read a lot this summer.
B) The closest B&N and/or other type of bookstore to my house is a half hour away. Not very far, but when I spend the rest of the year driving back an hour and forth an hour twice/three times a week for school, I don't like driving when I don't absolutely have to. That, and gas is expensive.
C) While I like ordering books online, I feel that buying them new in a bookstore supports the author more. I'm just cool like that.
A+B+C= I didn't read a lot this summer. As my lack of a book review since June has showed.
D) Now that fall quarter is upon me, I will be a mere hop, skip, and a jump away from a B&N whenever I go down for classes to mi universidad. (btw: googling "mi universidad" brings up a lot of links to the University of Michigan...oh, wait. "mi"="MI"="Michigan". I'm not blonde, I promise.)
E) Now that I will have access to a bookstore at regular intervals through the week, I will *gasp* be buying a lot of books to catch up on all the many, many, MANY books I did not read this summer. Bad, Sara, bad.
F) I'll start classes the same time I'll start buying books. This, along with the newly resurrected Stream Pirate sequel, may cause a conflict of interests. But I'm okay with that.
D+E+F= I need book suggestions! What have I been missing? I know it's been a LOT. Apparently there's some book called Catching Fire, or something, and it's kind of a big deal, or whatever. (BUT: I did start The Hunger Games and hated Katniss so, so much I couldn't finish it. She drowned a CAT! Did that not disturb anyone else? When they do biographies of serial killers, they always go back to their childhood and discover how the five-year-old used to chop squirrels to pieces in their backyard or DROWN CATS. I'm just saying.)
Anyway, I have compiled a list on my own, but dude, I need more. A lot more. Throw in any titles I'm missing. Please. I want to have so many books sitting beside me as I do my homework that my homework gets scared, shrivels up, and runs away.
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Paper Towns by John Green
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Stray by Rachel Vincent
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson