Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2015 Book List Update!

We're already in May now, can you believe it?

I thought I'd update my list with short blurbs about the books I've already read, and let you know which ones I'm still working on.

Read:

1.  Paper Towns by John Green
 I really enjoyed this book, it was a cute story about a boy finding his friend who goes missing. Read my review here.

2. Mistwood by Leah Cypress
This book was very good as well. The ending took me by surprise (I love it when that happens).

3. Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
 The first of the Maguire books I've read, and my favorite. Set in Russia (at the beginning of the 20th century I believe). I love how he interwove Russian folklore into the story.

4.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Very sad, but very good. It's about a girl whose entire family is in a car wreck, and as she lingers between life and death, she needs to make one of the hardest decisions of her life. Read my review here.

5. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White (I know it's an oldie, but I don't think I've ever read it)
It was a cute story, but I found myself disliking Wilbur. He was so selfish throughout!

6. House of Wonder by Sarah Healy
A story about two twins, one with Autism and one who wants desperately to leave the hometown only to get drawn back to it, and their mother's abuse-laden past. A sad but good story.

7. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
 I did not care for this book at all. It was a chore to finish it. You can read my review here.

8. Asylum by Madeleine Roux (I'm branching out and trying another horror book)
This one was so creepy, but I did like it. Not one I could read at night, or in the house by myself though. Read my review here.

9. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Really interesting take on the Cinderella story. I enjoyed it, although I wish the ending was different.

10. Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
A twist on the Snow White fairy tale. It was good, but I didn't like it as much as Confessions...


Still to read:
 
1. Phantastes by George Macdonald
2. The Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull

3. Extravagant Grace: God's Glory Displayed in Our Weaknesses by Barbara Duguid
4. Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
5. 10% Happier by Dan Harris

6. Make Your Own Rules Diet by Tara Stiles
7. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

8. 30 Days to a Clutter-free Life by Ruth Soukup
9. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
10. The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

11. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
12. Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

13. Aurora Abroad by Karen Kiefer
14. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
15. Missing Sisters by Gregory Maguire

Thanks for reading my update! Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What are some other books you suggest I read? Let me know in the comments!