Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Year End Book Review
Those of you who know me know that I am a reader. I really don't function well without a book or two scattered around my house that I am in the process of reading. So, as part of finishing up 2011, I thought I'd do a little post about what I read this year and what I am planning on reading in 2012. Looks like 2012 will be the year of mysteries! Enjoy!
Books I Read Cover to Cover in 2011
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - Although I really liked the movie, I thought the book was outstanding!
Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson - One word - fantastic! I am seeing the movie version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tomorrow!
The Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris - These are the books that the HBO series "True Blood" is based on. Entertaining and fun, but nothing life changing. :)
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus Book 1) by Rick Riordan - I am absolutely a sucker for teen fiction and this series (which is a spinoff series to the fantastic Percy Jackson novels) began very well!
The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd & Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - Her books are so good for everyone - mysteries without all the sex and overt violence in today's books.
The Good & Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ by James Bryan Smith - An inspiring second book in the Apprectice Series. Our church made this a sermon series as well.
The House of Night Series by PC & Kristen Cast - This teen vampire series was original, but without much substance. They would make great beach reads.
Books I Want to Read in 2012
Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado - We were all made to make a difference and I want to make more of one in 2012.
The Kinsey Milhone Series by Sue Grafton - I just started these books that correspond with the alphabet (A is for Alibi, B is for Burgler, etc). I am on "D is for Deadbeat" and they are very entertaining so far!
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins - I've heard good things about these books that are set in a grim future where contestants are chosen to compete in competition to the death.
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Book 2) - I can't wait to read this follow up to the awesome Book 1!
77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz - looks creepy - just like the Mr. Koontz I love.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - I love the premise of a story featuring a deserted orphanage, tales of the supernatural and a mystery handed down from grandpa!
11/22/63 by Stephen King - If you could go back in time and stop the JFK assassination, would you? I'm excited about this one and all of its 1000 pages.
Books I Just Want to Own in 2012
Mississippians II - A gorgeous coffee table book of famous Mississippians. This one is a bit of a cheat, since I got it for Christmas - yay!
The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - Love these, need this!
The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond - That Ree, she is a superwoman!
Thanks to The Nester for hosting a link up of books. I already see several to add to my list!