Friday, March 9, 2012

Update of My Reading History of 2012

So today, my only class was cancelled so rather than just playing Pokemon Red until it's time to head home, I decided to make a blog post about my reading history, including a tiny review.

So without further ado, here's all the books I've read so far in 2012.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 5/5
This is such a phenomenal book. Although  I probably can't say anything about this book that hasn't already been said, I adore it. I'm actually considering reading it again soon, so that I can soak up its beauty again.

2. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer 2.5/5
Okay guys here me out. I am teaching this book for my Lit. for Adolescents class, so I had to read it. (By the way, my group is teaching right now and WE ARE DOING SO AWESOME! Thanks for asking.) I had read the first two books many moons ago. And actually, this was the book that made me understand why it appeals to the audience it does. Maybe I am just wiser than I was at fourteen.

3. Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin 3.5/5
I liked this book, but it wasn't great. I though it was well-written though. This was for my book club, and I didn't even get to attend the meeting because I forgot I was going to a concert that night. Overall though, very interesting though I confess I have never read the book that it is based on.

4. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich 1.5/5
Oh my goodness, this book. It could be because I am a daughter of middle class parents, but I did not like this book.This one we had to read for Lit. for Adolescents. I argued that since it was written and published ten years ago, and we've seen a significant  change in the economic climate.

5. MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche 4/5
I have already discussed my feelings towards this book and the thoughts and emotions it brought up in me that it was probably not supposed to. But besides those feelings, it was still a really enjoyable read. Bertsche is a hilarious writer and the fact it mad me reevaluate my friendships and the way I make friends made it all the more enjoyable.

And those are the ones I counted towards my books I've read total. In this I only counted books I read for the first time. Here's a list of books I read that I didn't count towards my personal list, but that counted on my Goodreads.

1. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
I read this my junior year of high school and had to read it again for Lit. for Adolescents. It was just as enjoyable the second time around

2. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
I don't count this one because I'm not actually sure I read all of it. It was for my Early American Lit. class. I didn't review it, but it was fairly enjoyable.

3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
This one we had to read in Lit. for Adolescents. No surprise, I had read it before. Still enjoyable, and the groups that taught it did a pretty good job.

4. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Another one I read for Early American Lit. that I am not sure I actually read in its entirety.

I guess I'll also let you know what I'm currently reading.

1. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I also read this my junior year. It's definitely better the second time around, or maybe I just have a better teacher.
2. Shine by Lauren Myracle
OH MY GOODNESS! THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD THUS FAR! Seriously, I read half of it yesterday. Really good thus far.

In non-book related news, I have become obsessed with Florence + The Machine's album, Ceremonials. 

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