Books Read

Books of 2014

  1. January 2, 2014 = An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (meh… not as good as The Fault in Our Stars, the characters seemed more like types than real people)
  2. How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen
  3. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
  4. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
  5. A Matter of Days by Kizer
  6. The Unwanted Child by VC Andrew
  7. Legend by Marie Lu
  8. Over You by McLaughlin Kraus
  9. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  10. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  11. The Power of Habit by Charles
  12. The Shameless Carnivore by
  13. Beauty Equation by Nigel Barker
  14. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  15. SuperFreakonomics
  16. The Men in Grey by Michael Ende
  17. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
  18. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
  19. The Distance Between Us
  20. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  21. Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski – to be read

Books of 2013

  1. January 2, 2013 – High Rhulain by Brian Jacques
  2. January 3, 2013 – Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
  3. January 5, 2013 – The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
  4. January 9, 2013 – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  5. March 29, 2013 = The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker
  6. March 31, 2013 = Blood and Betrayal (The Emperor’s Edge Book 5) by Lindsay Buroker
  7. April 3, 2013 = Beneath the Surface (The Emperor’s Edge novella) by Lindsay Buroker
  8. April 14, 2013 = Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  9. May 20, 2013 = The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
  10. May 21, 2013 = 7th Sigma by Steven Gould
  11. May 21, 2013 = Harmony
  12. May 21, 2013 = Variant by Robison Wells
  13. May 21, 2013 = Manhunter by Jennifer Crusie
  14. May 21, 2013 = Divergent by Veronica Roth
  15. May 21, 2013 = Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
  16. May 22, 2013 = Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  17. May 23, 2013 = Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
  18. May 23, 2013 = Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
  19. May 23, 2013 = Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  20. May 23, 2013 = Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
  21. May 24, 2013 = The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  22. May 25, 2013 = The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Steward
  23. May 26, 2013 = Billion Dollar Lessons: What You can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years by Paul Carroll and Chunka Mui
  24. May 28, 2013 = One Mississippi by Mark Childress
  25. May 28, 2013 = Darth Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown
  26. May 28, 2013 = How to Get from Stuck to Success by Bob Sullivan
  27. May 28, 2013 = Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
  28. May 29, 2013 = Crush; 26 Real Life Tales of First Love by Andrea Richesin
  29. May 30, 2013 = The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson
  30. May 31, 2013 = City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  31. May 31, 2013 = Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy by Martin Lindstrom
  32. May 31, 2013 = Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez
  33. June 3, 2013 = Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
  34. June 5, 2013 = The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman (meh. Couldn’t get through the first couple of pages. And I didn’t like the way she broke the fourth wall.)
  35. June 8, 2013 = Reflections on the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones
  36. June 8, 2013 = Ada’s Rules by Alice Randall
  37. June 9, 2013 = A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
  38. June 13, 2013 = The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell (meh)
  39. June 15, 2013 = The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne Valente
  40. June 19, 2013 = Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
  41. June 22, 2013 = Yes! Fifty Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive by Noah Goldstein
  42. June 22, 2013 = The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins
  43. June 23, 2013 = Winter of the World by Kenneth Follett
  44. June 24, 2013 = Fade by Robert Cormier
  45. June 25, 2013 = Gun with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
  46. June 28, 2013 = The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie
  47. June 28, 2013 = Where are You Going, Where have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates
  48. June 28, 2013 = What the Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie
  49. June 29, 2013 = Charlie All Night by Jennifer Crusie
  50. June 30, 2013 = Strange Bedfellows by Jennifer Crusie
  51. July 1, 2013 = The World According to Garp by John Irving
  52. July 2, 2013 = Trust Me on This by Jennifer Crusie (the weakest work, but that’s not saying a lot, since all of her other works are solid)
  53. July 7, 2013 = The Outpost by Ann Aguirre
  54. July 7, 2013 =The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
  55. July 9, 2013 = The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
  56. July 10, 2013 = 小迷糊兔蓋房子 by Hongying Yang
  57. July 10, 2013 = Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish (spanish edition)
  58. July 11, 2013 = La Batalla de Laberinto por Rick Riordan
  59. July 11, 2013 = Screwed by Eoin Colfer
  60. July 13, 2013 = Nicholas Dane by Melvin Burgess (meh)
  61. July 13, 2013 = Vintage Victoria by (meh)
  62. July 15, 2013 = Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  63. July 15, 2013 = The Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (Disappointing. The adults were presented as unequivocably stupid and greedy, racial stereotypes were everywhere, and even Willy Wonka was disagreeably unreasonable, operating on his whims alone and expecting everyone to follow him on blind faith or else leave.)
  64. July 16, 2013 = Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (I thought I had come past the age when books could really profoundly affect me, but this book has proven me wrong.)
  65. July 19, 2013 = The Eleventh Plague by John Hirsch
  66. July 20, 2013 = Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (SO GOOD)
  67. July 20, 2013 = Crown of Dust by Mary Volmer
  68. July 25, 2013 = Data, A Love Story (provided common sense tips that only those who have never had any social interaction at all would appreciate)
  69. August 11, 2013 = Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta (not as captivating as the first two)
  70. Feed by M.T. Anderson
  71. December 22, 2013 = The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  72. December 22, 2013 = Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  73. December 23, 2013 = The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  74. December 30, 2013 = Howl’s Moving Castle (lovely!)

School Books = Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Essays by Montaigne, Metamorphoses by Ovid

Books of 2012

  1. January 21, 2012 – Gone with the Wind
  2. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
  3. January 28, 2012 – A Kingdom Besieged by Raymond E. Feist
  4. January 29, 2012 – Pure by Julianna Baggot
  5. March 21, 2012 – Falcons on the Floor by Justin Sirois
  6. May 18, 2012 – Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
  7. May 20, 2012 – A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
  8. May 21, 2012 – The Adventure of the Dancing Men/ The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist/The Adventure of the Priory School/The Adventure of the Six Napoleons/The Adventure of the Three Students/The Adventure of the Golden Pince Nez/The Adventure the Missing Three-Quarter by Arthur Conan Doyle
  9. May 22, 2012 – Dry Leaves of August by Anna Jean Mahew
  10. May 23, 2012 – A Tailor’s Daughter by Janice Graham
  11. May 24, 2012 – Clay Feet by Terry Pratchett
  12. May 25, 2012 – A Fool’s Tale by Nicole Galland
  13. May 27, 2012 – Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
  14. May 30 2012 – The Adventure of the Empty House  by Arthur Conan Doyle
  15. May 31, 2012 – The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. June 2, 2012 – Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie
  17. June 3, 2012 – Trash by Andy Mulligan
  18. June 3, 2012 – Room by Emma Donoghue
  19. June 3, 2012 – Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
  20. June 4, 2012 – Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
  21. June 4, 2012 – Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck
  22. June 5, 2012 – The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  23. June 5, 2012 – Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James
  24. June 6, 2012 – Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
  25. June 7, 2012 – Harlem, USA by Dawoud Bey
  26. June 7, 2012 – Faking it by Jennifer Crusie
  27. June 8, 2012 – Bet me by Jennifer Crusie
  28. June 8, 2012 – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  29. June 9, 2012 – The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
  30. June 10, 2012 – The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
  31. June 10, 2012 – Trapped by Michael Northrop
  32. June 10, 2012 – The Water Wars by Cameron Straecher
  33. June 14, 2012 – Truancy Origins by Isamu Fukui
  34. June 15, 2012 – Does this Clutter Make my Butt Look Fat by Peter Walsh
  35. June 15, 2012 – XVI by Megan Mcafferty
  36. June 15, 2012 – The Thing About the Truth by Barnholdt
  37. June 15, 2012 – The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman
  38. June 15, 2012 – Great Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells by Lisa Cach
  39. June 15, 2012 – Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  40. June 15, 2012 – What She Left Behind by Tracy Biley
  41. June 15, 2012 – The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
  42. June 16, 2012 – City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  43. June 17, 2012 – Anyone but you by Jennifer Crusie
  44. June 21, 2012 – We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider
  45. June 22, 2012 – Y by Marjorie Celona
  46. June 24, 2012 – Cherub: Mission 3 – Maximum Security by Robert Muchamore
  47. June 25, 2012 – Driving the Saudis by Jayne Amelia Larson
  48. July 3, 2012 – Claim to Fame by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  49. July 4, 2012 – The House of Dies Drears by Virginia Hamilton
  50. July 6, 2012 – The Green Mile by Stephen King
  51. July 9, 2012 – Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  52. July 18, 2012 – Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allen Poe by Scott Gustagson
  53. July 21, 2012 – Animal Farm by George Orwell
  54. July 22, 2012 – The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman
  55. July 23, 2012 – 10 Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark
  56. July 24, 2012 – Book of Mormon Girl by Joanna Brooks
  57. July 24, 2012 – Why I Fight by J. Adams Oaks
  58. July 26, 2012 – The Great Starvation Experiment by Todd Tucker
  59.  August 2, 2012 – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges
  60.  August 8, 2012 – Plugged by Eoin Colfer
  61. August, 2012 – Cherub; The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
  62. August 16, 2012 – Nothing by Janne Teller
  63. August 16, 2012 – Fear Street; The First Horror by R. L. Stine
  64. August 17, 2012 – 365 Ways to Change the World by Michael Norton
  65. August 21, 2012 – Not Buying It; My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine
  66. August 22, 2012 – City Boy – The Adventures of Herbie Bookbinder by Herman Wouk
  67. August 25, 2012 –  Extras by Scott Westerfield
  68. June , 2012 – Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews
  69. September 21, 2012 – Double Identity by Haddix
  70. September 22, 2012 – Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  71. September 24, 2012 – My Brother, my Sister, and I by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
  72. December 26, 2012 – Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  73. December 27, 2012 – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
  74. December 29, 2012 – Matched by Ally Condie
  75. December 29, 2012- The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

School Books = The Iliad by Homer,

Before 2012

  1. Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
  2. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  3. Head Games by Mariah Fredericks
  4. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
  5. Mindscan by Robert J. Sawyer
  6. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  7. Commonwealth by Joey Goebel
  8. Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
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3 thoughts on “Books Read

  1. How did you like Ten Days in a Madhouse?

    Nellie Bly attended Indiana State Normal School, which turned into the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She’s still celebrated here in the IUP journalism department. Did you know that Nellie Bly also traveled around the world in 72 days to emulate Jules Verne’s character Phileas Fogg?

    • It was pretty shocking even by today’s standards. The nurses at the institution beat, pinched, and choked their patients! I’ve never seen the inner workings of contemporary nursing homes/madhouses, but I hope that the regulations are tighter now…

      Are you particularly interested in Nellie Bly?

      • Well, we’re actually a team of mostly journalism students working for IUP’s Strategic Visioning Project. (You can see our blog at iupsvpreflection.wordpress.com!)

        Nellie Bly grew up pretty close to where the university is, and she’s built right into our history. With us being journalism majors, her work is fairly familiar. Most of us have a particular affinity for her because she advanced women’s roles in journalism and demanded to be taken seriously in a time when many women weren’t.

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