kellyrfineman (kellyrfineman) wrote,

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So many, many books

So little time to actually read. Or rather, by the time in the day that I could devote time to reading, I'm brain dead. It still works out the same way.

Here's a list of what I've got around here that I mean to read, in order of how they pop into my head as I sit here at my computer. (Yeah, that'd be "without getting up and amassing them")

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Runaway Princess by Kate Coombs
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (ticking, b/c it's a library book) Fantastic. See review
Defining Dulcie by Paul Acampora
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
Okay, pretty much anything by Cornelia Funke except for the Ghosthunters books
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Moss
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Shug by Jenny Han
Golden by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (S spirited it away when it arrived, but I can claim it now that's she's read it)
Jimmy Coates: Target by Joe Craig (smuggled into the US by juliewinkler)
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (also smuggled carried in by Ms. W.)
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls by Bennett Madison
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean
Peter and the Shadow Thieves by David Barry and Ridley Pearson (proximity to "in Scarlet" for obvious reasons)
All the Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Colfer (particularly after listening to him on the 'net the other day, because Eoin (pronounced Owen, as it turns out) is one excellent dude)
The End by Lemony Snicket
The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages (once M is finished, of course)
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
Magyk by Angie Sage
Flyte by Angie Sage (hey, I liked the Araminta Spookie chapter books, right?)
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine
How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Wide Awake by David Levithan
Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Penderwicks (subtitle omitted here) by Jeanne Birdsall
Jumping the Scratch by Sarah Weeks
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Blue is for Nightmares by Laura Faria Stolarz (plus the 3 other colors)
Octavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson
Flipped by Wendelin von Draanen
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (I know, I know -- I just never got there)
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli (same)
Here Today by Anne M. Martin
Summerland by Michael Chabon
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (S adored this one)
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
King Dork by Frank Portman
Storky by Debra Garfinkle (sorry, Debbie -- it got lost in S's room, I think, but it's here somewhere!)
The entire Narnia series (yep, you read that right - I never read it when I was younger)
Teach Me by R.A. Nelson
Tithe by Holly Black
Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
Girl, 16, Absolute Torture by Sue Limb
Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow
Love Among the Walnuts by Jean Ferris
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, &c. ed. by McSweeney's
*Edited to add:
Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
Horns and Wrinkles by Joseph Helgerson
Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates
Cut by Patricia McCormick

The grown-up books I can remember having on hand:
Pirates! Two Adventures (subtitles cut) by Gideon Defoe (a flip-book for grown-ups)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Cod by Mark Kurlansky
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
Freaks of the Storm by Randy Cerveny

What's in progress:
Kiki Strike:Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller Excellent good fun. See review
Kira Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Words by James Maguire
Edited to Add: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

(Wild that two fo the books that I've started reading are repetitive titles starting with "Ki", no?)

The funny thing is, there are so many more books in my house that I want to read and can't remember right now, many of which were snagged by my kids and have been coopted into their collections for now. And funnier still: there are a ton more at the store (and, to be fair, in the library) that I want to read.

I think some serious reading time is in order, don't you?

Suggestions or opinions on any of the listed books welcome.

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