• My 2012 Reading List
    I organize by series, and by genre.
    I usually give
    Author, Title, Year of Publication
    Brief summary & rating
    Genre, Length, Dates I read the book.
    It's SUMMER!!  Well, ok, I started my summer reading list with the book I read on the last Friday of school, but since my grading is done, I can read what I want to now.  I celebrated over the weekend by - you guessed it - book shopping!  I finished two, and I am reading five others.  I might not list every book of the summer here, but I will try. 
    Read for fun.
    Read challenging new authors.
    Read in your favorite genre.
    Read what's too easy, if you don't have the time and energy for more.
    Read anything.
    But READ.
    Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games (2008)
    Suzanne Collins Catching Fire (2009)
    Suzanne Collins Mockingjay (2010)
              You probably know this already but...
              Katniss lives in District 12 of the strangely familiar country called Panem.  Years ago, the central government had to put down a revolt, and ever since, they have punished the descendants of the rebels by taking a few of their children.  Katniss, of course, becomes involved both in the murderous Games and in the growing unrest of miserable population.
              Rating: Obviously, I love them, since I am reading each one in two days.  My only fear? That the third novel will cliffhanger me once again...
              YA, Sci-Fi: post apocalyptic dystopia (my favorite genre).  Hunger Games, 374 pages; read June 14-15, 2012.  Catching Fire, 391 pages; read June 17-18, 2012.  Mockingjay, 390 pages; I will start this one tonight (June 19).
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    Brian Wood DMZ, book 1  (2006)
              Graphic Novel.  Sci-fi: post-apocalyptic dystopia.  128 pages.
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    Margaret Atwood Oryx and Crake (2003)
              I had no idea that The Year of the Flood was the second book in a series.  (I reviewed it some time back.)  As soon as I saw this one, I bought it and started reading.
             Sci-fi: post-apocalyptic dystopia.  378 pages.
    Mark Doty Dog Years: A memoir (2007)
              Doty is one of my favorite poets; I know him from the Dodge Poetry Festival.  When I saw this memoir, in which he ponders both how dogs fit into our lives and the sorrow of losing someone we love, I could not resist.
              Nonfiction, memoir.  224 pages.
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    Patricia McCormick Sold (2006)
              I've had this one for a while; see my reviews of McCormick's other books on previous pages.  A girl's father sells her into slavery ... at a brothel in another country.
             YA, realistic fiction.  Novel-length, told in short poems. 263 pages.
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