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Books of 2008-2012  
I decided to keep track of the books I'm reading in 2008 with my own personal "rating". All books on this list I read in its whole. Feel free to check this list often and if you want to strike up a conversation of the books we have in common or to get further thoughts on the ones I have read, I'll be happy to discuss it. Also, if you want to know when I add a new book to the list, just tell me and I'll make sure I alert you each time one is added. :)

Basic Code:
♥ = loved
+ = liked
/ = was okay
- = didn't like


o1. Othello by William Shakespeare (/)
o2. First they Killed my Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung (/)
o3. Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir (♥)
o4. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (+)
o5. Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett (/)
o6. Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbo (+)
o7. The Orchid Hunter by Jill Marie Landis (-)
o8. My Father Had a Daughter: Judith Shakespeare's Tale by Grace Tiffany (+)
o9. Will by Grace Tiffany (/)
1o. Dark Possession by Christine Feehan (/)
11. Mozart's Sister by Rita Charbonnier (/)
12. To the Tower Born by Robin Maxwell (+)
13. Alice in Wonderland by C.S. Lewis (+)
14 The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares (+)

Goal is to read 10 books by December 31, 2008.
Goal met on June 2, 2008.


o1. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (+)
o2. A Happy Death by Albert Camus (+)
o3. The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares (♥)
o4. A Garden in the Rain by Lynn Kurland (+)
o5. The Courtier's Secret by Donna Russo Morin (+)
o6. Atonement by Ian McEwan (/)


o1. The Teapots Are Out and other Eccentric Tales from Ireland by John B. Keane (+)
o2. Not On Our Watch by Don Cheadle & John Prendergast (+)
o3. Life on the Color Line by Gregory Howard Williams (+)
o4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (♥)
o5. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (+)
o6. Briar Rose by Kimberly Cates (/)
o7. The Romance of Tristan by Beroul (+)
o8. The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares (♥)
o9. The Superman Chronicles: Volume Five by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster (♥)
1o. Superman/Batman Vol. 5: Enemies Among Us by Mark Verheiden (+)
11. Superman/Batman Vol. 1: Public Enemies by Jeph Loeb (+)
12. Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (+)
13. Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos (+)


o1. My Father had a Daughter by Grace Tiffany (♥)
o2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (/)
o3. The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall (+)
o4. The Girl From Junchow by Kate Furnivall (+)
o5. The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall (+)
o6. Tristan by Gottfried von Strassburg (/)
o7. The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares (♥)
o8. The Turquoise Ring by Grace Tiffany (+)

o1. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (♥)
o2. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts (+)
o3. Dark Embrace by Brenda Joyce (/)
o4. Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul by Jack Canfield, et al (+)
o5. Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir (/)
o6. The Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley (/)
o7. Princess by Gaelen Foley (+)
o8. Prince Charming by Gaelen Foley (+)
o9. The Pride of Lions by Marsha Canham (/)
1o. Some Like It Wild by Teresa Medeiros (+)
11. If You Dare by Kresley Cole (/)
12. If You Desire by Kresley Cole (/)
13. The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares (♥)
14. Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught (+)
15. The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren (+)
feeling: nerdynerdy
+Kayla: [oth] haley » cutestbreakingsilence on March 17th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Innocent Traitor, do you think I'd like it or...? =]
Nicole: act: joy: crinkle my nosetigre86 on March 17th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
If you enjoy the two books I had sent to you, I think you would. I love Tudor England and the author makes everything very clear while staying true to the history. There aren't just big events that take place in the novel, they have little things in there that kind of all connect together which is pretty cool, you get the full picture. And it has a real sense of human voice and not just cold facts coming from a robot ya know? I liked it a lot, so I think you should check it out if you ever get the chance. :)
+Kayla: [gg] blair » lustfulbreakingsilence on March 17th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Okay =] I'm really enjoying The Other Boleyn Girl so far and I really wish I didn't have to put it down. Over the break I really plan to finish it whilst you're in class haha but I really do enjoy it so I hope to give this one a try. Thanks for the review! =]
Nicole: act: kristin kruek: she smolderstigre86 on March 17th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
I was like that with Boleyn Inheritance so I understand. ;) I pretty much gobble up most Tudor England fiction since it helps me understand the facts. Plus the author of the book I listed is a historian so I know it's accurate except in places she makes note of at the end. She even used her own words in several places so that made it even more true, the writing is good too.
+Kayla: [celebs] smg » head upon the cloudsbreakingsilence on March 18th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
That really makes it interesting while still getting the facts. The Other Boleyn Girl I think the author added a lot of her opnion [which makes Anne look bad so who am I to argue, haha] but yes, very interesting and I hope my libary has this one so I can give it a read soon!
Nicole: ats: buffy: fields of goldtigre86 on March 18th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Well from the historical facts, Anne doesn't look good. Even books where there was a more sympathetic look at her, I always thought she was self-serving and manipulative. Plus isn't that book more about Mary then Anne? And yeah, I hope they have it too. :)
katie thinks that you are awesome: haley_concernedchantarelle on March 18th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
i keep meaning to read Othello
because all my favourite writers reference it - what was it that you did/didn't like about it?
Nicole: charmed: prue: feeling goodtigre86 on March 18th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Well compared to other Shakesperian plays I found it to be a bit bland. I mean no one dies until the last act and there's not a lot of action. It wasn't bad by any means since his writing trumps most writing that came before or after, but as far as the story I wasn't a fan. I liked it in the fact that Shakespeare wrote it and I'm probably missing out on something profound within the pages. I've never heard it referenced before actually, what books referred to it?
+Kayla: book. summer | arbreakingsilence on August 27th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Can I just say how much I still love The Last Summer of You and Me I think it's easily one of my favorite books.
Nicole: film; titanic » call my nametigre86 on August 28th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Me and you both, it only got better on the reread.

Your icon is so Alice/Riley. <3