Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Things I Read In 2011

Last year, I started keeping a list of all the books I read cover to cover. As we all know, I have a bad habit of reading books cover to... Somewhere in the middle.
  • Anna & The French Kiss
  • Nightshade
  • Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
  • Hex Hall
  • Demonglass
  • Dream Factory
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Beautiful Darkness
  • My Story (Marilyn Monroe's unfinished autobiography)
  • An Off Year
  • Into The Wild Nerd Yonder
  • Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List
  • Death By Chick Lit
  • Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero
  • Unearthly
  • Wings
  • Dead Is Not An Option
  • The Nine Lives of Chloe King: The Fallen
  • Forever
  • Miss Peregrine's School For Peculiar Children
  • Dean and Me: A Love Story
  • Anna Dressed in Blood
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness
  • How To Not Be Popular
  • Spells
  • Weetzie Bat
  • The Name of the Star
  • Witch Baby
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door
  • I Was A Teenage Fairy 

It's odd, some of those books, I feel like I read them ages ago, they've already soaked into my day to day so much. The list also seems so short. I think part of that is because I started so many books last year, but since I didn't finish them, they didn't make the list. I also really didn't have a lot of time to read. I was working and playing and knitting and many other things that took me away from books. I'm going to try to not let that happen this year.
I think the books that made the biggest impact on me were these,

Stephanie Perkins is my new favorite and Weetzie Bat. Wow. I feel like if I was a writer, I would write sort of like Francesca Lia Block. Or, I'd want to write like her. I've wanted to read Dean & Me for a long time, but I was worried it would ruin Martin & Lewis for me, but it only made me love them more.
Ok, Darlings... Dishes are calling for me. Honestly, at their age, you'd think they'd know how to bathe themselves!