I have a confession to make, bookworms. I’ve been a bad reader in 2010 thus far. We’re officially one-quarter of the way through and I only have six completed books and one in progress. It’s a sad day here at the Librarian Next Door. I’d like to blame all sorts of things – work, exciting television, the Olympics – but really, I only have myself to blame. I’ve gotten lazy and let my reading slip.
Well, not anymore! It’s (almost) a new month and with that comes a new opportunity to dedicate myself to the wonders of reading. So here, for what it’s worth, is my meager offering for my 2010 Book Challenge so far. I hereby resolve to have much more to show for when I make it through the end of June.
1. The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson
2. Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan
3. Midnight Sons, Volume 3 by Debbie Macomber
4. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo
5. Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
6. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
7. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins *
* = in progress
As for my never-ending “to read” list, here’s a peek at some of the titles I’m going to tackle this spring: Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel); The Magicians (Lev Grossman); the rest of Megan Whalen Turner’s Attolia books – The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and The Conspiracy of Kings; the third and fourth Gallagher Girls novels by Ally Carter, Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover and Only the Good Spy Young; an annual Jane Austen re-read with Emma and perhaps Sense and Sensibility; Ted Kennedy’s memoir True Compass; and the second and third (final!) books in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series, Catching Fire and Mockingjay (technically, I’ll have to wait until August for Mockingjay but as you can see, I’ll have plenty to keep me busy in the meantime).
What’s on your reading list, bookworms? Have any recommendations for me? Let me know! Leave a comment or feel free to email me at: librariannextdoor [at] hotmail [dot] com.
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