Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Monday: What Are You Reading?

In 2011 - I promise to do this post every week. But in 2010, I have only two more Mondays left.
Crazy, huh?

What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme over at Book Journey where book bloggers share what they've read the past week and what's coming up on the to be read list. :o) For me, this week is going to be a heavy reading week since we're off work at 3 pm on Wednesday, and I'm off until after the new year. Woo hoo!!

What I Just Finished Reading...














What I'll Be Reading This Week...

Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott

Sisters Red -

Crescendo -
Anna and the French Kiss -


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Still Alice - Lisa Genova - Book 41

I very seldom give books five stars. While I usually enjoy reading the book, there's always something that I feel could have been better, could have captured me more, expressed feelings differently, or something. So far, in 2010, Still Alice is one of just a few books that I have given five stars.
I had this book on my TBR list as a book that was to be read for one of my IRL book clubs. We moved it back a couple of months because it was such a new release, and I just couldn't wait so I put it on hold at the library. Two months later, I finally was able to pick it up. This is the debut novel by Lisa Genova.

The book is about Alice Howland, a fifty-year old published professor of psychology at Harvard University. She travels the world, giving lectures, attending seminars, and is even the advisor for a Ph.D. student working on his dissertation. She is happily married to another Harvard professor with three grown children. Alice is at the height of her career when she notices that she's starting to forget things, and not just little things either. She misses flights, classes she's supposed to be teaching, and various submissions on a professional level to speaking engagements across the country. In her mind, her forgetfulness has to do with menopause, but after seeing a doctor and a neurologist, it's confirmed that she has early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
This book is a beautifully written, heart-wreching tale of Alice's struggle to maintain her own independence while suffering from a disease that leaves her memories something to be desired.
I'd recommend this book to absolutely EVERYONE! It was that well written - and even now, after finishing 12 hours ago, I still can't get Alice's struggle out of my mind.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Books Read in May 2010

31. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater

32. Back Home - Julia Keller

33. Girlfriend Material - Melissa Kantor

34. The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove - Lauren Kate

35. Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen

36. Keeping The Moon - Sarah Dessen

37. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris

38. Just Listen - Sarah Dessen

39. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris

40. Dreamland - Sarah Dessen

Books Read in May 2010

31. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
32. Back Home - Julia Keller
33. Girlfriend Material - Melissa Kantor
34. The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove - Lauren Kate
35. Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen
36. Keeping The Moon - Sarah Dessen
37. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
38. Just Listen - Sarah Dessen
39. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
40. Dreamland - Sarah Dessen

Books Read in April 2010

26. City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare

27. City of Glass - Cassandra Clare

28. The Van Alen Legacy - Melissa de la Cruz

29. Dead Before Dark - Charlaine Harris

30. Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich

Books Read in April 2010

26. City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare
27. City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
28. The Van Alen Legacy - Melissa de la Cruz
29. Dead Before Dark - Charlaine Harris
30. Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich

Books Read in March 2010

24. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
25. Some Girls Are - Courtney Summer

Books Read in February 2010

16. Chosen - P.C. Cast
17. Rumors - Anna Godbersen
18. Envy - Anna Godbersen
19. Shadow Kissed - Richelle Mead
20. Blood Promise - Richelle Mead
21. Untamed - P.C. Cast
22. Hunted - P.C. Cast
23. Tempted - P.C. Cast

Books Read - January 2010

1. Perfect You - Elizabeth Scott
2. Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen
3. Runner - Carl Deuker
4. Uglies - Scott Westerfield
5. Betrayed - P.C. Cast
6. The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
7. Airhead - Meg Cabot
8. Ragtime - E.L. Doctorow
9. The Luxe - Anna Godbersen
10. I'd Tell You I Love You... - Ally Carter
11. Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
12. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
13. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
14. Frostbite - Richelle Mead
15. Pretties - Scott Westerfield

Welcome

I'm a professed bibliophile. A bibliophile is a lover of books. Tis what I am. :-)

This year, as part of an NBC challenge, I have challenged myself to read a certain number of books. The challenge is to read 100 books in 2010. I'm ridiculously behind in starting this blog so I'm just going to post the list of books I've read thus far, and I'll pick up with reviews, etc. from book 41 to 100.