Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Page count: 160p/31,857p ytd
Monday, December 26, 2011
The second book in the Naamah trilogy. It's been about 2yrs since I read the first one so I admit to not remember many of the finer details but there was enough flashback stuff to remind me of the important bits but not be tedious about the reminders. Moirin has decided to chase after Bao and the missing part of her diadh-anam that he carries within him. They are joined and she will not feel complete until they are together again and can figure out how to live with what has been done to bring him back to life. In her quest to find him, she finds so much more than she bargained for and must face dangers beyond any she had ever dreamed of. Will she renounce her gods and their destiny for her and how will it affect Bao if her diadh-anam is exstingueshed through that renouncement? Or will she find the strength to carry-on even if it means death?
A compelling read. Unlike in the Kushiel series, there is a tenderness and sweetness to Moirin that Kushiel didn't have in the same way. She's not well-educated and so much is based on her intuition and relationship with nature. She's rash and impulsiveness but in that way that has you nodding your head and saying "yep, I can see exactly why she did that and I can see myself doing the same thing". I thoroughly enjoyed this one and will be starting the last book in the trilogy as soon as I get home.
Page Count: 567p/31,697p ytd
Friday, December 16, 2011
Page count: 165p/31,130p ytd
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
This book tells the story of a year in her husband's childhood. It was a wonderful insight into a boys' life in a different part of the country and the attitudes of the time. I'm enjoying reading about the earlier times in our country's past and I really enjoyed sharing it with Jonathan.
Page Count: 357p/30,965p ytd
Page count: 238p/30,608p ytd
And with that I've made my book count for the year with a few weeks to spare. I've only read 38 new authors tho and just under 31,000 pages so I'll be working on trying to complete those before the end of the year.
Lot's of stuff goes down in this one and it's interesting to finally get a bit more inside Walker's head as he is taking John around trying to convince him to take his place and I think it will be interesting to see where things go from here now that Walker is gone. John has said he won't step into his shoes but if he doesn't, who will?
Page count: 273p/30,370p ytd
Saturday, December 10, 2011
So what is it about? Jacob's grandfather has filled Jacob's head with fantastical stories from a young age about monsters and a fairy island and peculiar children with amazing talents. As with all children tho, Jacob grew up and eventually became disillusioned with his grandfather's tales. Until the night his grandfather was murdered and Jacob saw something out of a nightmare in the dark. Now he wants to figure out the meaning of his grandfather's last words and that leads him on an adventure he never could have imagined to find not only his grandfather's past but himself as well.
Incredibly engaging, well written characters. The black and white photographs woven into the book were a fantastic touch and the whole story was captivating. A definite must read!
Page count: 348p/30,097p ytd
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Page count: 246p/29,749p ytd
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Nice political intrigue going on, personal dilemmas of growing up and how to deal with more adult situations, but told in an easier way for a younger audience with cats. Descriptions were well-done with them seeming very human but then throwing in some wording or action sequences to remind you they are cats which keeps it from being too scary. Matthew has enjoyed these books and I think Jonathan will as well. Definitely has my recommendation as a good book (so likely good series) for kids.
Page count: 272p/29,431p ytd
Friday, November 25, 2011
Page count: 278p/29,159p ytd
Monday, November 21, 2011
Looks like there is at least a touch of a longer reaching story arc getting set-up in this one and it will be interesting to see where that goes. Otherwise, a fun easy chapter to the series. It was nice to see this one with a slightly less standard ending.
Page count: 263p/28,881p ytd
Friday, November 18, 2011
Page count: 255p/28,618p ytd
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I was blown away. For a children's book, it's so dark but never in a way that terrifies. It's scary but you always understand that it will all turn out alright in the end. It's deep and thought-provoking, poignent and fanciful, endearing and scary.
It's darn near perfection.
I won't spoil it more than that but simply to say that it's truly as incredible as everyone has said (heck, it won't a Newberry so it isn't just me thinking these things). If you haven't read it yet, go do so. You won't regret it.
Page count: 307p/28,363p ytd
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Page count: 464p/28,056p ytd
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I read this because it's one of my son's favorite comics and I enjoyed the first season of the show. I have to say, this is one of the rare times when I liked the show better. I found the comic to be slow and plodding at times, overly repetitive dialog, and insanely gratuitous blood and gore inflicted by the living on other living. I get the whole zombie thing but it seems like the comic was more interested in just how crappy all living people would be to each other when this happened. Just not my thing. In addition, I found the artwork bland and had a hard time differentiating between a couple of characters because they simply looked too much alike.
In all, I would say just skip this and watch the show instead.
Page count: 1088p/26,680p ytd
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I could not put this book down. There was so much going on that I just had to keep reading. Fast-paced, edgy, intense, and a complete page-turner.
Page count: 316p/27,592p ytd
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Good Nightside book but without an overarching plot, the series has gotten thin. John Taylor can always use his gifts or some other Deux Ex Machina to get out of every situation he encounters with almost no help from anyone these days. I keep hoping that they'll come up with something else besides he is just super powerful so always wins ones of these days.
Page count: 246p/27,276p ytd
A great installment to the series, lots of action and very fast-paced. I like that Riley is around but only occasionally as this is really Risa's story. Really wondering what is going on with Lucien and really hating that his basically ends on a cliff-hanger and I dont' know when the next one is coming out. Ack!!!!
Page count: 342p/27,130p
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I really liked this one a lot better. Raylene's voice didn't sound nearly as forced as it did last time and the rest of the characters clicked well. I'm now wondering when the next one in the series will be coming out and bummed that I have to wait.
Page count: 338p/26,789p ytd
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I last read these books back in 1991-1992, something like that. I remember enjoying them but also being put-off by the intense descriptive scenes which didn't seem to move the plot along (please, no flames on this, I was like 16 at the time, teenagers are stupid). I've moved them several times and always meant to give them another chance, especially after the movies, but there always seemed to be something new to read or worlds where I didn't remember being so bored so I kept putting it off.
Until that is, I found the LOTR curriculum and went "Wow! This is way cool! I gotta do this with Christopher!" And I'm of the mind that if my kids are reading something for school, well, since I'm their teacher I should read it too. So we are reading it together. I stay about a chapter ahead of him and then stop (which surprisingly is starting to annoy me LOL). Now that I'm enjoying it with him and reading it with better appreciation for literature, I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I can't add much to what has already been said about it by so many thousands of other people in the world except that if you tried it years ago and found it dry, try it again. Don't give up on it. It's truly worth the read. And even better, read it with someone you love and enjoy discussing it together. It just adds to the experience.
Page count: 479p/26,451p ytd
I thought the story was good but the voice of the main-character didn't totally grip me. There's a second book in the series so I'm going to continue and see if it mellows a bit into something I can enjoy.
Page count: 359p/25,972p ytd
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A fun book with some nice twists and turns. Wondering if things at this point will just be basically stand-alone stories or if another arc is going to come about now that the one concerning his mother is resolved.
Page count: 264p/25,613p ytd
And for the record, Matthew won't put it down. I haven't seen him this excited about reading a book since Douglas Adams.
Page count: 251p/25,349p
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Another fun page turner. Fear of John's mother has been a big part of the series to this point so it will be interesting to see where the series will go from here.
Page count: 247p/25,098p ytd
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
On a personal note, I have not had the honor of meeting her but I was privileged to meet her husband and be instructed by him once and he is an incredible instructor and wonderful man.
Page count: 221p/24,851p ytd
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Really loved coming back to this world but with fresh new characters. There is just enough appearances by the familiar old characters to satisfy but their story was told and it's Risa's turn now. As a part werewolf in this universe, there is definitely time spent getting hot and heavy but there is a good deal of character building, backstories, and plot that it's not just a simple romance. If you liked the Riley Jensen books, especially the first four, you'll enjoy this one. The second one comes out next month and I'm so glad I don't have to wait after the way this one ended.
Page count: 383p/24,630p ytd
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Absolutely non-stop book. Action, politics, intrigue, and oh yeah, past life regression and demons too. What more could a girl want?! Another incredible series by Ms. Galenorn. I can't wait for the next one!
Page count: 317p/24,247p ytd
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I read this in 2 days, it was soooo good and so hard to put down. An interesting mix of fae, vampires, shape-changers, and witches are brought to life in this tale with Ms. Galenorn's usual artistry. I love her extreme attention to detail that she weaves in so well without slowing down the story in the slightest. This looks to be another excellent series by her and I'm thankful to have the next one waiting for me.
Page Count: 317p/23,930p ytd
Page count: 289p/23,613p ytd
Thursday, September 15, 2011
John proposes going back through time to the beginnings of the Nightside to see if he can gain clues from that to help him thwart his mother in the upcoming battle. Father Time sends him back but only part way and from there, John and his companions are on their own.
A lot of mysteries are cleared up in this one and it sets the stage nicely for the war to come. So glad I have the rest of the series (that's written so far) waiting in the wings. It's a fun series that's capable of entertaining me without making me think but it's easy enough to read a few pages and the put down and go about my day. And the best part is my teenager likes them so it gives us a series that we both enjoy to chat about. There is nothing better than that!
Page count: 262p/23,324p ytd
An interesting take on Fairyland. I found it to be a bit of a slow read with the complex explanations and long-winded tone it takes from time to time, mostly in the beginning. I enjoyed it overall tho but I'm not sure how long my boys would sit still for it although I'll try and find out at some point since it is a children's book and I'd like to get the children's take on it.
Page count: 247p/23,062p ytd
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Page count: 320p/22,815p ytd
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Another absolutely amazing and brilliant addition to this series. I had to stop at a few points near the end because the intensity was just becoming too much. I kept thinking, "Ok, this is just too much for me right now (at midnight). I'll put it down and finish in the morning" but I just couldn't. I'd set it down for a moment, take some deep breaths and dive right back in. Absolutely one of my favorite urban fantasy series around!
Page count: 354p/22,141p ytd
Monday, September 5, 2011
Can I just say, OMG! I absolutely loved this book. There were a few stories that were only "good" but the majority were just incredible. Learning about Cormac's background and then what happened when he was in prison, the relationship between him and Ben. Just really made me like him even more. And then Rick's story! I have to say that was my only disappointment with the whole book is that while we now know how he was turned, that's got to be only the tip of the iceberg and we that's all we got! I wanted more and can only hope that he will continue to be explored in the future.
Page count: 318p/22,141p ytd
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The only interesting part of the book was the "side story" between V and Jane where he finally got his head put on a bit straighter. In all tho, this book had the same storyline as all the previous ones. Nothing really progresses in the world since that can only happen every 3rd book or so apparently, and all the problems are solved with a magic wand so two people who don't know each other can be together and we'll barely ever see mention of them again in future books.
Why do I read them? In all honesty, I wasn't going to read this one. I read the others because my SIL raved about them but they are dull, copies of the first one. I thought the world had potential but the author refuses to actually build the world up any more than needed for the thin storyline she concocts to bring two people of different worlds with nothing in common together. I only grabbed this one from the library because I was in a headspace where I wanted to read but didn't want to concentrate on anything of any substance and didn't care if I remembered any of it after reading it. Something with simple words and no real plot. This totally fit that bill.
Page count: 489p/21,823p ytd
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This is one of the better ones. First, there was only one sex scene in the whole book, it was short and sweet and didn't show up until halfway through. Second, there was an actual to goodness plot! Edward is back, as are Olaf and Bernardo. There is a serial murderer out there and Anita knows who it is. The Harlequin are back under the direction of Mommy Darkness and they want Anita. Lots of detective work piecing things together, lots of action scenes. The ending was a bit too pat but at least it made sense and drew on powers that Anita had acquired in other books rather than an orgy to give her more powers than g-d again.
I do think that the way this one ended while leaving a few loose ends was a great place to end the series. Unfortunately, I doubt that Ms. Hamilton will. I will say tho, that if you enjoyed the earlier books, you will enjoy this one.
Page Count: 320p/21,174p ytd
Sunday, August 14, 2011
No major spoilers but John does finally learn the truth of his past and his mother's identity but only after destroying several Powers of the Nighstide. I continue to enjoy the series, a bit slow moving at times but the tongue in cheek noire keeps me coming back for more.
Page count: 246p/20,854p
Friday, August 12, 2011
Page count: 179p/20,608p ytd
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Told you I was an OCD list nerd when it came to my books.
Today's favorite new list is the NPR Top 100 SciFi/Fantasy list: here
From there you can also check out the top 237 finalists that people got to vote on. I printed that one out as well so I could add all of them to my spreadsheet. I figured I will have read the majority of the top 100 (I was right, I have) and have most of the rest already sitting around in the to-read stack but that those were going to have a popular element to them while many more obscure titles would get left out but are equally good, if not better than, the ones that made the cut.
Enjoy the reads!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Gray by Patricia Briggs - A vampire story set in Mercy's world (but without Mercy). New characters and a lot of fun.
Squatter's Rights by Rochelle Krich* - A couple is remodeling a house that turns out to have ghosts trapped in it which are poisoning the wife's mind. Very creepy.
The Mansion of Imperatives by James Grady* - Some friends buy a house to flip but the house has other ideas. Very creepy.
The Strength Inside by Melissa Marr* - 2 Bori's are trying to bring their siblings more mainstream but creating the right environment to raise them in is proving difficult due to the HOA. I liked the different mythos and the characters were warm but in an off way.
Through This House by Seanan McGuire - A Toby Daye short that bridges Late Eclipses and One Salt Sea. Toby is trying to take possession of Evening's knowe, Goldengreen, but Evening has been dead for almost 2yrs and others have moved in. So glad to have a bit of Toby again and this didn't disappoint!
Full-Scale Demolition by Suzanne McLeod * - Genny is a pixie-catching, non-spell working, sidhe who gets called in for more than she bargained for. Old world fae, lamia, and kelpies equals a lot of fun and an intense read.
It's All in the Rendering by Simon R. Green - A House set between reality and fantasy that guards the gateway between is suddenly garnering interest from both sides. Can it's keepers keep it safe? Not sure if this is part of one of his other series but it was well-detailed and drew me in.
Blood on the Wall by Heather Graham* - A cult-leader is suspected of murdering his cult and the only one who believes him is the detective whose family tomb he's been defiling. Interesting but not totally gripping.
Woolsley's Kitchen Nightmare by E.E. Knight - Woolsley is a translife Gordon Ramsey, helping out failing restaurants to win back their clientele. I got the feeling that I might have liked this more if I had more background on the "world". Some things got enough explanation through the story to make sense by the end but others didn't and had me scratching my head.
The Path by S. J. Rozan* - The ghost of a monk must get the head of the Buddha statue returned before he can move on to his next life. I wanted to like this one more, especially with the Chinese mythos but it was a little too slow and plodding although a good premise.
Rick the Brave by Stacia Kane* - A world where ghosts are real and can cause real damage, Rick goes to earn some quick money in a house renovation where unfortunately the house has a portal to the ghosts' city. Again, I think I would have liked this one a lot more if I had more experience with the "world". The characters were fairly flat but I got the sense that there was a lot of history there that would have made this fun if I'd known it.
The Brightest Day by Toni P. Kelner* - What do you do when the revenant (pc term for zombie) keeps dying before he can finish his task and this gets the loas on your case? I liked the voodoo aspect to this and there was enough background for me to not be in the dark but while it read quickly, it felt plodding. I had things figured out very early on.
If I had a Hammer by Charlaine Harris - Sookie short story but really, you could have put any names on it and it wouldn't have mattered. The characters had no life and it was a typical, lay the ghosts to rest type. I feel sorry for people who bought the book for this story alone.
Wizard Home Security by Victor Gischler* - A wizard's house is broken into so he gets a wizarding security firm to upgrade his defenses which then trap him when he is broken into again. Just didn't do much for me.
In all, I was happy with the McGuire and Briggs stories which were the reason I bought it. I found some new authors to put on my wish-list. But I'd still have to give the overall book a 3.5 stars because the meh and bad ones really brought it down.
* = new author
Page count: 225p/20,094p ytd
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I liked the way Mr. Butcher handled having his main character die by bringing him back as a ghost and one that has a hard time interacting with the living since, well, he's a ghost. Lots of good action, same Harry. A good read and I loved up until the last chapter. I won't spoil it except to say, it wasn't a shock but it was a disappointment.
Page count: 477p/20,094p ytd
Friday, July 29, 2011
Unfortunately, no powers doesn't mean that there aren't several groups vying for her attention or at least her presence. A war looks to be coming to the supernatural world and Savannah appears to have a big role to play, with or without her powers.
I liked this one but it's not my favorite of the series. Savannah just doesn't grip me as much as a character and there is very little of any of the other characters as anything more than plot devices again. With the lack of her powers and other supernaturals in the book and all her pining for Adam, it really felt more like a YA teen angst drama than a proper Otherworld book. I know things are leading up to the grand finale of the series with the next book and that these final three are supposed to be all about Savannah but she just doesn't do it for me and I really hope that we see a bit more of the other characters in the last book.
Page count: 325p/19,617p ytd
Thursday, July 28, 2011
A fast read as always, gripping and hard to put down. You know Kate and Curran will make it through but all other characters are up for grabs as always. The ending note from Hugh has me chomping at the bit for the next one but unfortunately I'm guessing at this point I have almost a year to wait to get it. *pout*
Page count: 308p/19,292p ytd
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
- Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher – fun (482p/482p)
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare – tragic (131p/613p)
- Angelic by Kelley Armstrong – quick (104p/717p)
- Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong – fun (141p/858p)
- White Night by Jim Butcher – fun (452p/1,310p)
- Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning – fun (384p/1,694p)
- The Ancient American World by William Fash & Mary Lyons – fascinating (160p/1,854p)
- The Death of Joan of Arc by Michael Scott – meh
- The Passage by Justin Cronin – interesting (766p/2,620p)
- Blood Wyne by Yasmine Galenorn – awesome (302p/2,922p)
- Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning – awesome (337p/3,259p)
- Faefever by Karen Marie Moning – awesome (370p/3,629p)
- Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – interesting (112p/3,741p)
- Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning – awesome (362p/4,103p)
- Small Favor by Jim Butcher – fun (341p/4,444p)
- Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning – incredible (594p/5,038p)
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – intense (103p/5,141p)
- Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – interesting (86p/5,227p)
- The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder – interesting (334p/5,561p)
- Turn Coat by Jim Butcher – fun (545p/6,106p)
- The European World by Barbara A. Hanawalt – informative (173p/6,279p)
- Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green – interesting (230p/6,509p)
- Changes by Jim Butcher – interesting (546p/7,055p)
- Growing up on the Spectrum by Lynn Kern Koegal, Ph.D, and Claire LaZebnik – fabulous (370p/7,425p)
- Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire – fabulous (384p/7,809p)
- River Marked by Patricia Briggs – fun (326p/8,135p)
- The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer – fun (92p/8,227p)
- Our Town by Thornton Wilder – interesting (98p/8,325p)
- The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams – typical anthology, some good/some not (486p/8,811p)
- Agents of Light and Darkenss by Simon R. Green – interesting (233p/9,044p)
- Pale Demon by Kim Harrison – fabulous (439p/9,483p)
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – fabulous (374p/9,857p)
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – riveting (391p/10,248p)
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – good (390p/10,638p)
- The African & Middle Eastern World by Randall Pouwels – fascinating (160p/10,798p)
- Mercy Burns by Keri Arthur – fabulous (320p/11,118p)
- Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris – ok (325p/11,443p)
- Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – fascinating (272p/11,715p)
- The Warlock by Michael Scott – fun (383p/12,098p)
- Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk – disturbing (208p/12,306p)
- The Asian World by Roger Forges & John Major – interesting (160p/12,466p)
- Parenting with Love & Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay – must read (255p/12,721p)
- Torchwood: Bay of the Dead by Mark Morris – fun (238p/12,959p)
- Deadline by Mira Grant – incredible (608p/13,567)
- Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder – beautiful (375p/13,942p)
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver – poignant (543p/14,485p)
- The Zombie Chasers by John Kloepfer – childish (205p/14,690p)
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – thought-provoking (209p/14,899p)
- An Age of Empires by Marjorie Wall Bingham – interesting (145p/15,044p)
- The Zombie Chasers: Undead Ahead by John Kloepfer – childish (204p/15,248p)
- Hexed by Andrews, Galenorn, James, & Stein – fabulous (326p/15,574p)
- Watership Down by Richard Adams – ok (475p/16,049p)
- No One Noticed the Cat by Anne McCaffrey – cute (142p/16,191p)
- Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn – fun (307p/16,498p)
- The Word for the World is Forest by Ursula K. LeGuin – wonderful (169p/16,667p)
- Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey – interesting (482p/17,149p)
- Dragon’s Time by Anne & Todd McCaffrey – interesting (321p/17,470p)
- Nightingale’s Lament by Simon R. Green – interesting (217p/17,687p)
- The Pearl by John Steinbeck – poignant (118p/17,805p)
- Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews – interesting (260p/18,065p)
- Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews – wonderful (260p/18,325p)
- Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews – wonderful (310p/18,635p)
- Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews – wonderful (349p/18,984p)
1. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe – interesting (254p/254p)
2. The Story of O by Pauline Reage – meh (199p/453p)
3. The Key to Midnight by Dean Koontz – typical (419p/872p)
4. Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfield – okay (249p/1,121p)
5. Bone Magic by Yasmine Galenorn – awesome! (281p/1,402p)
6. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum – lovely (256p/1,658p)
7. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder – enjoyable (309p/1,967p)
8. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – ok (375p/2,342p)
9. Carrie by Stephen King – okay (245p/2,587p)
10. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan – ok (279p/2,866p)
11. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan – ok (312p/3,178p)
12. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan – ok (361p/3,539p)
13. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan – ok (381p/3,920p)
14. Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling – ok (156p/4,076p)
15. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs – fun (287p/4,363p)
16. The Ancient Near Eastern World by Amanda H. Podany & Marni McGee – interesting (159p/4,522p)
17. The American Indian Story by May McNeer & Lynd Ward – fascinating (95p/4,617)
18. Anthem by Ayn Rand – interesting (68p/4,685p)
19. Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick – wonderful! (131p/4,816p)
20. Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton – fun (171p/4,987p)
21. The Green Mile by Stephen King – okay (465p/5,452p)
22. Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament by S.G. Browne – wrong, but wonderfully so (310p/5,762p)
23. The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson – okay (204p/5,966p)
24. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson – fun (451p/6,417p)
25. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris – ok (192p/6,609p)
26. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – awesome! (208p/6,817)
27. Pet Semetary by Stephen King – bleh (411p/7,228p)
28. The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald – fun (175p/7,403p)
29. 1984 by George Orwell – disturbing (268p/7,671p)
30. The Spark by Chris Downie – fantastic! (160p/7,831)
31. The Ancient Egyptian World by Eric H. Cline & Jill Rubalcaba – awesome! (172p/8,003p)
32. More Adventures of the Great Brain by John. D. Fitzgerald – fun (142p/8,145p)
33. The World According to Clarkson, vol 2, by Jeremy Clarkson – fun (318p/8,463p)
34. Favorite North American Indian Legends edited by Philip Smith – interesting (90p/8,553p)
35. On the Banks of the Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder – wonderful (358p/8,911p)
36. Me and My Little Brain by John D. Fitzgerald – wonderful (137p/9,048p)
37. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle – wonderful (376p/9,424p)
38. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris – fun (307p/9,731p)
39. The Great Brain at the Academy by John D. Fitzgerald – wonderful (164p/9,895p)
40. Last Words by George Carlin with Tony Hendra – fabulous (297p10,192p)
41. The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events #13) by Lemony Snicket – miserable (337p/10,529p)
42. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott – fantastic (375p/10,904p)
43. The Magician by Michael Scott – fantastic (464p/11,368p)
44. The Great Brain Reforms by John D. Fitzgerald - fun (165p/11,533p)
45. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda – interesting (235p/11,768p)
46. The Sorceress by Michael Scott – fantastic (488p/12,256p)
47. The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich – incredibly fantastic (637p/12,893p)
48. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione – wonderful (400p/13,293p)
49. The Ancient South Asian World by Jonathan Mark Kenoyer & Kimberely Heuston – awesome! (159p/13,452p)
50. Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione – wonderful (380p/13,832p)
51. The Return of the Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald – fun (150p/13,982p)
52. Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione – wonderful (460p/14,442p)
53. Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione – wonderful (410p/14,852p)
54. The Great Brain Does It Again by John D. Fitzgerald – fun (129p/14,981p)
55. Dark Designs by Luisa Prieto – wonderful (437p/15,418p)
56. Thinner by Stephen King – meh (319p/15,736p)
57. American Vision by Glencoe/McGraw/Hill – okay (1,037p/16,773p)
58. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs – fantastic (342p/17,115p)
59. Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong - awesome(387p/17,502p)
60. The Necromancer by Michael Scott – wonderful (389p/17,891p)
61. Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison – fantastic (487p/18,378p)
62. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris – fun (311p/18,689p)
63. The Great Brain is Back by John D. Fitzgerald – fun (120p/18,809p)
64. Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur – wonderful (395p/19,204p)
65. Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton – ok (356p/19,560p)
66. Eragon by Christopher Paolini – good (509p/20,069p)
67. North by Northwestern by Captain Sig Hansen – interesting (304p/20,373p)
68. The Young Carthaginian by G.A. Henty – interesting (201p/20,574p)
69. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman – must read (201p/20,775p)
70. Eldest by Christopher Paolini – good (681p/21,456p)
71. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams – wonderful (166p/21,622p)
72. Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn – fun (334p/21,956p)
73. The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke – incredible (84p/22,040p)
74. Storm Front by Jim Butcher – ok (322p/22,362p)
75. Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner – fabulous (307p/22,669p)
76. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher – ok (342p/23,011p)
77. California Demon by Julie Kenner – fabulous (342p/23,353p)
78. Demons are Forever by Julie Kenner – fabulous (292p/23,645p)
79. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini – ok (763p/24,408p)
80. Deja Demon by Julie Kenner – fabulous (326p/24,734p)
81. Demon Ex Machina by Julie Kenner – fabulous (308p/25,042p)
82. Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong – incredible (309p/25,351p)
83. As You Do by Richard Hammond – fun (257p/25,608p)
84. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller – fabulous (453p/26,061p)
85. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne – ok (447p/26,508p)
86. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher – ok (378p/26,886p)
87. Dark Lover by JR Ward – fun (393p/27,279p)
88. The Ancient Chinese World by Kleeman & Barrett – interesting (157p/27,436p)
89. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger – ok (214p/27,650p)
90. By the Shores of the Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder – lovely (290p/27,940p)
91. The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum – enchanting (261p/28,201p)
92. The Truth Machine by James Halperin – thought provoking (416p/28,617p)
93. Lover Eternal by JR Ward – fun (441p/29,058p)
94. Lover Awakened by JR Ward – fun (434p/29,492p)
95. Lover Revealed by JR Ward – fun (455p/29,947p)
96. Lover Unbound by JR Ward – ugh (502p/30,449p)
97. Lover Enshrined by JR Ward – fun (534p/30,983p)
98. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher – fun (371p/31,354p)
99. The Ancient Greek World by Jennifer T. Roberts & Tracy Barrett – interesting (175p/31,529p)
100. Lover Avenged by JR Ward – good (647p/32,176p)
101. Discord’s Apple by Carrie Vaughn – fun (299p/32,475p)
102. Feed by Mira Grant – incredible (599p/33,074p)
103. Death Masks by Jim Butcher – fun (374p/33,448p)
104. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson – wonderful (177p/33,625p)
105. Harvest Hunting by Yasmine Galenorn – wonderful (273p/33,898p)
106. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – ok (310p/34,208p)
107. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper – wonderful (430p/34,638p)
108. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan – ok (404p/35,042p)
109. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga – awesome (311p/35,353p)
110. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire – fun (346p/35,699p)
111. The Ancient Roman World by Ronald Mellor & Marni McGee – wonderful (176p/35,875p)
112. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher – fun (372p/36,247p)
113. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire – fun (377p/36,624p)
114. An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire – wonderful ( 354p/36,978p)
115. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus – wonderful (201p/37,179p)
116. Sin Undone by Larissa Ione – wonderful (400p/37,579p)
117. Lover Mine by JR Ward – good (512p/38,091p)
118. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher – fun (424p/38,515p)
119. Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain – excellent (184p/38,699p)
120. Fated by S.G. Browne – hilarious (352p/39,051p)
- Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong - awesome! (523p)
- The Cat Who Went up the Creek by Lillian Jackson Braun – yawn (226p/749p)
- Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris – okay (291p/1040p)
- Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum – lovely (270p/1310p)
- Club Dead by Charlaine Harris – shrug (292p/1602p)
- Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris – fun (293p/1895p)
- Dr. Who: Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner – fun (249p/2144p)
- The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lillian Jackson Braun – yawn (228p/2372p)
- Casino Royal by Ian Fleming – good (181p/2553p)
- The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting – wonderful (157p/2710p)
- Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur – awesome! (321p/3031p)
- The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lillian Jackson Braun - shrug(181p/3212p)
- The Private Life of the Cat Who... by Lillian Jackson Braun – shrug (137p/3349p)
- Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong – awesome! (372p/3721p)
- Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong – awesome! (369p/4090p)
- The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lillian Jackson Braun – shrug (223p/4313p)
- Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey – very nice (538p/4851p)
- The Cat Who Dropped the Bombshell by Lillian Jackson Braun – yawn (187p/5038p)
- The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien – fabulous! (447p/5485p)
- The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers by Lillian Jackson Braun (190p/5675p)
- Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie – wonderful (155p/5830p)
- 1984 by George Orwell – disturbing (268p/6098p)
- Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card – fun (377p/6475p)
- Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris – fun (291p/6766p)
- Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris – fun (295p/7061p)
- Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris – fun (324p/7385p)
- All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris – fun (342p/7727p)
- Cooking with Ergot by Luisa Prieto – fun! (200p/7927p)
- Witchling by Yasmine Galernorn – fun (276p/8203p)
- Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton – very good (135p/8338p)
- Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur – awesome (352p/8690p)
- Changeling by Yasmine Galenorn – fun (278p/8968p)
- Collected Poems of Emily Dickenson – lovely (349p/9317p)
- Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn – fun (281p/9598p)
- Dragon Wytch by Yasmine Galenorn – fun (280p/9878p)
- A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin – incredible (145p/10,023p)
- Night Huntress by Yasmine Galenorn – blech (307p/10,330p)
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – intense (228p/10,558p)
- Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin – interesting (115p/10,673p)
- Your Ten-to-Fourteen-Year-Old by Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D, Frances L. Ilg, M.D., & Sidney M. Baker, M.D. – okay (323p/10,996p)
- Farthest Shore by Ursula K. LeGuin – wonderful (159p/11,155p)
- Tehanu by Ursula K. LeGuin – wonderful (281p/11,436p)
- Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons – intense (416p/11,852p)
- Animal Farm by George Orwell – very good (139p/11,852p)
- Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin - enjoyable (314p/12,305p)
- Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks – fun (247p/12,552p)
- The Other Wind by Ursula K. LeGuin – good (211p/12,763p)
- From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris – fun (321p/13,084p)
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – intense (102p/13,186p)
- Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton – Ugh! (486p/13,672p)
- Demon Mistress by Yasmine Galenorn – fun (285p/13,957p)
- Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn – ok (259p/14,216p)
- Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn – fun (339p/14,555p)
- Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn – fun (303p/14,858p)
- Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn – fun (326p/15,184p)
- Moon Called by Patricia Briggs – enjoyable (288p/15,472p)
- Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs – enjoyable (292p/15,764p)
- Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs – enjoyable (287p/16,051p)
- Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz – ok (481p/16,532p)
- Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs – enjoyable (294p/16,826p)
- The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – fabulous! (520p/17,346p)
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Phillip K. Dick – interesting (244p/17,590p)
- Kushiel's Scion by Jacqueline Carey – enjoyable (943p/18,533p)
- Kushiel's Justice by Jacqueline Carey – enjoyable (703p/19,236p)
- Kushiel’s Mercy by Jacqueline Carey – enjoyable (653p/19,889p)
- Beowulf by Anonymous – incredible (247p/20,136p)
- Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey – enjoyable (645p/20,781p)
- Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand by Carrie Vaughn – fun (282p/21,063p)
- Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn – fun (312p/21,375p)
- Your Three-Year-Old: Friend or Enemy by Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D., & Frances L. Ilg, M.D. – informative but with some awful advice (151p/21,526p)
- Homeschooling the Teen Years by Cafi Cohen – informative (318p/21,844p)
- Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison – fun (416p/22,260p)
- The Good, The Bad, & The Undead by Kim Harrison – fun (453p/22,713p)
- The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin – incredible! (400p/23,113p)
- The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz - typical (369p/23,482p)
- Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison – fun (501p/23,983p)
- A Separate Peace by John Knowles – quietly intense (204p/24,187p)
- A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison – fun (510p/24,697p)
- Midnight by Dean Koontz – typical (470p/25,167p)
- For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison – fun (536p/25,703p)
- California Gold Days by Helen Bauer – informative (110p/25,813p)
- Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz – typical (403p/26,216p)
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith – great fun! (320p/26,536p)
- Your Eight-Year-Old: Lively and Outgoing by Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D & Carold Chase, M.A.- informative (134p/26,670p)
- The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison – Wow! (528p/27,198p)
- The Tao of Meow by Waldo Japussy – cute (120p/27,318p)
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain – fun (202p/27,520p)
- White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison – wonderful (564p/28,084p)
- Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder – enjoyable (238p/28,322p)
- Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong – love it! (339p/28,661p)
- Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur- love it! (346p/29,007p)
- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all small stuff by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. (246p/29,253p)
- Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs – fabulous (286p/29,539p)
- Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton – first ½ was good (333p/29,872p)
- The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw – nice story (248p/30,120p)
- The Early Human World by Peter Robertshaw and Jill Rubalcaba – interesting (160p/30,280p)
- Blue Finger by Cheryl Aylward Whitesel – cute (247p/30,527p)
- Grayson by Lynne Cox – enchanting (153p/30,680p)
- Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn – gripping (292p/30,972p)
- Your Four-Year-Old: Wild and Wonderful by Louise Bates Ames – helpful (136p/31,108p)
- Little Brother by Cory Doctorow – scary (384p/31,492p)
- At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft – intricate & intense (110p/31,602p)
- Doctor Who: Winner Takes All by Jacqueline Rayner – meh (245p/31,847p)
- Baby’s First Mythos by C.J. Henderson & Erica Henderson – awesome! (40p/31,887p)