Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bookshelf: A Retrospective

First off, I just have to squee a little that I’ve hit 50 followers. I am humbled to think that so many out there find my words to be of value to them in some way. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I truly would not have made it so far in my writing journey these past few months without your support.

On Tuesday, I posted my TBR list. Since I really couldn’t come up with an idea for today’s post (shocker, I know), I thought I’d post the list of the books I’ve read so far this year. At the end of the year I will update this list with any books I manage to read before then.

The list:

Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
How Long She’ll Last in This World by Maria Melendez
the volcano sequence by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Ancestor Worship by Brock Dethier
The Empty Boat by Michael Sowder
Itch Like Crazy by Wendy Rose
The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie
187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border by Juan Felipe Herrera

Talking God by Tony Hillerman
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Fools Crow by James Welch
The Surrounded by D’Arcy McNickle
Tracks by Louise Erdrich
Ghost Singer by Anna Lee Walters
Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
Bone Game by Louis Owens
Solar Storms by Linda Hogan
Flight by Sherman Alexie
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
The 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis
The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson
The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle by Patrick Carman
Silvertongue by Charlie Fletcher
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry
Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce
Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Monster Hunters by Dean Lorey

The Art of War by Lao Tzu
A Pocket Guide to Herbs by Jenny Linford
The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life by Noah Lukeman
Elements of Fiction: Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
Astronomy for Dummies by Stephen P. Maran, PhD

Well, there you have it. It’s as accurate as I could make it. I did give a bunch of books away recently so I no longer own some of these titles. And I may have given away something I read this year but since I don’t have it I can’t jog my memory of it. Oh well.


  1. That's quite a list. Congrats on your 50th follower.

  2. Congrats NWA!!! I'm afraid my reading list doesn't look all that impressive this year :(

  3. This list is padded because I did just finish up a degree in English. Much of that wouldn't be there if I hadn't been in school.

    Thanks again everyone.

  4. Congrats on the 50 followers!

    And wow, English degree or not, that is an awesome list.

  5. You are an animal! How do you have time to read all of that?? I think I've read 25 books this year. Pathetic. I'm failing the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge, big time.

  6. Thanks, Windy and Jennifer.

    Elana, all the poetry books and the first 10 on the fiction list were for classes my last semester in grad school. Those I had no choice but to read in a week's time.

    The rest of it got read this summer when I all of a sudden had this wonderful world of free time because I wasn't in school and I wasn't employed.

    Still not employed. Sigh.

  7. Great reading list. And congrats on your fifty followers :) Like the blog look too.


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