8. Read 200 books…Part 7

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Spring saw me fighting  to stay afloat. My book count went astray, but that’s ok. I was living, healing and figuring out what the next step is.

On August 17th I turn 25 and over the next couple of months I will be doing everything I can to finish this list. Some goals will be missed; its inevitable at this point. Part the list is universe meeting me half way. As long as I do my half, I will be fulfilled in ‘finishing’ this list and taking up the next stage of life, and with that the next challenges.

Simply for now here is my Spring reading.

115. Gonzo: A Graphic Novel of Hunter S. Thompson by Will Bingley & Anthony Hope-Smith

116. 20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

117. Robot Dreams by Sara Varon

118. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedarias

119. The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin

120. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

121. Sailor Twain: or the Mermaid on the Hudson by Mark Siegel

122. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

123.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

124. The Books of Faerie by Bronwyn Carlton, John Reiber and Hermann Mejia

125. Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney

126. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

127. Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach

128. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan

129. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

130. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

131. Hunger by Knut Hamsun

132. Love and Friendship by Jane Austen

133. Stuart Little by E.B. White

134. Fun House by Alison Bechdel

135. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

136. Are you My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

137. Slouching Towards Nirvana By Charles Bukowski

138. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

139. A Fair Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates

140. On the Road by John Kerouac

141. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Cheers to the next two months!


8. Read 200 Books…part 6

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Here are the books of winter. In the coldest of months they were cuddled, read, and loved.
Hopefully the spring books won’t be burdened by winter’s cold clutch, but so far there has been nothing to provide proof for that. New York is a frozen tundra and on the first day of Spring we had snow. Let’s hope it turn out much better, much sooner.

83. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

84. Scary Mary by S.A. Hunter

85. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

86. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

87. How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley

88. Everyday by David Levithan

89. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

90. Beauty’s Release by Anne Rice

91. The Wasteland and other Poems by T.S. Elliot

92. Men Without Women by Earnest Hemingway

93. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

94. Anne Frank: The Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon

95. Animal Farm by George Orwell

96. Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot

97. I was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

98. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

99. Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot

100. The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath

102. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

103. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

104. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

105. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

107. Plath Poems selected by Diane Wood Middlebrook

108.Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

109. Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

110. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

111. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

112. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

113. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

114. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

8. Read 200 Books…part 5

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This is an amazing assortment of books that I have been reading the last three months. As the months grow colder I will be huddled up with an increasing assortment of spines.I’m aiming to spend the winter reading some classic tales; the books that you always mean to read but life always seems to get in the way or the ones in high school that the other English class got to read.

Before the new year I aim to hit 100 books. From there it will somewhat of a race to hit 200 books before my 25th birthday in August. Though with the good hussle of last couple of months as an example I’m thinking anything is possible.

Fall 2012

57.The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

58. Why We broke Up by Daniel Handler

59. Bossypants by Tina Fey

60. The Earth, My Butt and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

61. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

62. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

63. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

64. Luna by Julie Ann Peters

65. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

66. Hope for Animals and Their World by Jane Goodall

67. How to Dress for Every Occasion by the Pope by Daniel Handler

68. Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

69. My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me by Hillary Winston

70. Beauty’s Punishment by Anne Rice

71. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabriell Zevin

72. Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

73. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

74. The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A.J. Jacobs

75. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

76. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

77. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

78. Collected Early Poems of Ezra Pound by Michael John King

79. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

80. Re:union by Eric Liu

81. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

82. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

8. Read 200 Books…Part 3

Its time to kick off Summer’s reading list,since it has already abrasively declared its entrance. My fan on full blast has nothing against ferocity of mother nature’s sticky side.

With Spring at its close I give you the accomplishments of the previous season, many of which were a light-hearted reads that allowed me to enjoy a great escape admits this great growing season. Now I conclude to read on; maybe it will distract me from how much I’m stuck to my chair right now.

Spring 2012

30. The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot

31. Party Princess by Meg Cabot

32. Princess on the Brink by Meg Cabot

33. Princess Mia by Meg Cabot

34. Princess Forever by Meg Cabot

35. Wreckage by Ha Jin

36. Strangers in Paradise Volume 1 by Terri Moore

37.  Strangers in Paradise Volume 2 by Terri Moore

38. Strangers in Paradise Volume 3 by Terri Moore

39.  Shadowland by Meg Cabot

40.The Ninth Key by Meg Cabot

8. Read 200 Books …Part 2

In the spirit of Spring, I figured it would be a good time to review the accomplishments of the deary winter and push forward.  Here are the following books I’ve read this Winter.

Winter 2011-12

20. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

21. The Lost World by Michael Crichton

22. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

23. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

24. In The Valley Fair: A History of the State University College of Education at New Paltz, NY. by Elizabeth Lang and Robert Lang (limited press)

25. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

26. Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot

27. Princess in Love by Meg Cabot

28. Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot

28. Princess in Pink by Meg Cabot

29. Princess in Training by Meg Cabot


Not bad three months of hibernation. Just hope Spring provides enough sun to encourage more accomplishments.This list still needs a pretty heavy dent before I turn 24 this August.

Wish me luck!!!



8. Read 200 Books…Part 1

Its time to crack down on my 22 before 25 list. The tasks have proved challenging when toppled on-top of each other. Plus this winter my unwillingness to move my booty has also played a big roll in my sloth-like behavior. Christmas is not a excuse any longer!!

With the goal of motivation in mind, here is the list of books read in 2011. It isn’t 200 but its a start. Next to to crack a whip on my reading for 2012!

Summer 2011

1. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

2. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

3. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

4. A Disturbance in One Place by Binnie Kirshenbaum

5. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

6. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

7. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Fall 2011

8. Getting Bi:Voices of Bisexual by Robyn Ochs and Sarah Rowley

9. Chum by Mark Spitzer

10. Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn

11. Dead Before Dark by Charlaine Harris

12. The Hollow  by Jessica Verday

13. The Haunted by Jessica Verday

14. The Hidden by Jessica Verday

15. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

16. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

17. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

18. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

19. The Know-It-All:One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World  by A.J. Jacobs