Monday, November 19, 2012

Just how behind am I?

Not reading much nowadays make it much easier for me to blog reviews... since I actually don't read everyday... that means there is no fallen behind since I am not under the pressure/thrill to start a new book right after I finish one! So that makes blogging a bit more enjoyable but it also means blogging less since I am reading way less...

Thought I'd take a lot to see how many books I am still behind though, since this year is almost done you know?

8 Fiction and 2 Non-Fiction from 2011 (yep you read that right!!)

11 Fiction and 8 Non-Fiction and 2 DNF in 2012.

Total = 31.


I'd list them all here, maybe it'd motivate me to catch up. Or do mini-reviews...

  1. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston (3 Stars)
  2. I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder (3 Stars)
  3. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross (3.5 Stars)
  4. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach  (2 Stars)
  5. Q: A Novel by Evan Mandery  (3.5 Stars)
  6. Paper Angels by Jimmy Wayne and Travis Thrasher (3.5 Stars) 
  7. The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar  (3.25 Stars)
  8. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys  (4.75 Stars)
  9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2 Stars)
  10. Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu (4 Stars) 
  11. The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1) by Amanda Stevens  (3.5 Stars)
  12. 1222 (Hanne Wilhelmsen #8) by Anne Holt (3.5 Stars) 
  13. Half-Past Dawn by Richard Doetsch (3 Stars) 
  14. The Devotion of Suspect X 容疑者Xの献身 by Keigo Higashino 東野圭吾(4.5 Stars) 
  15. The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, #6) / The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr (3.5 Stars)
  16. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (4 Stars)
  17. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer (4 Stars) 
  18. Legend by Marie Lu (4 Stars) 
  19. Delaney's Shadow by Ingrid Weaver (3.5 Stars)


  1. Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found by Sophie Blackhall (3.5 Stars) 
  2. The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch): Lessons from a Life in Feathers by Caroll Spinney and J. Milligan  (3.5 Stars)
  3. A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (3.5 Stars)
  4. How to Avoid Making Art (or Anything Else You Enjoy) by Julia Cameron (2 Stars)
  5. Helicopters, Drill Sergent and Consultants: Parenting Styles and the Messages They Send (Love and Logic series) by Jim Fay (4 Stars)
  6. What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir by Alice Eve Cohen (3.5 Stars)
  7. French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters by Karen Le Billon  (4 Stars)
  8. Bringing the Baby Home: An Owner's Manual for First Time Parents by Laura Zahn (4 Stars) 
  9. HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie F. Mongan  
  10. The First Eight Days of Being a Mom by Gea Meijering


  1. The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
  2. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

And of course there are still a bunch of ARC I was supposed to review... well I'd need to read them first wouldn't I. I have stopped taking in ARC since I don't think it'd be fair... will I ever read up to 100 books a year again? Not including children's books of course :) So far I'd read 28 this year (19 Fiction and 9 NF, and 4 DNF).

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1 comment:

  1. Ohhh the life of new mommy, real life taking over, it happens :-)

    Work is overloaded for me and I have started studying to get a qualification in HR on top of my 12 years experience.

    Response to your reads
    #2 glad you tried it, was it the verse novel style you didn't enjoy or the story also? It was my 1st VN and I fell in love even with it being YA.

    #9 I really am intrigued and even bought it but I am anxious because I don't think I will enjoy and then you giving it a 2 doesn't help.

    #10 glad you read it :-)

    #11 ohhhh I loved this one, I think the best of the series so don't go on if you don't feel the love or pull for it.

    #12 and 13 I have considered, still unsure, they haven't quite made it to the Wishlist yet

    #14 would love to see you review this one, I haven't read

    #16 I would have to say a favourite YA one for me, I was impressed

    You did good with your NF, that is your true love of reading

    DNF Lovers Dictionary for me is a peak through if I see it but I didn't think I would be able to complete it either. Unique is what I thought.

    Take care Christa