Books

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
―     Jane Austen

Yep, you read that right. Jane Austen tells it like it is. I can’t help but adore Austen for all of her books, and for her unbelievable intelligence.  She died long ago, but I still feel connected to her through her writing. A writer can’t hope for anything more.

 

Home Library

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Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVEbooks. I have an addiction for them, but that’s okay, right? I want my home to be filled with books, a thousand different kinds dedicated to my love for the written word. As of now I own roughly 600 books, and I only want more. But in my current apartment (which I share with my perfect fiancé, C.A.Thatch) we’ve filled up all of our shelves, and have little room left to fit another one.  So for now we’ve decided to slow down on buying books and concentrate on reading every single one that we own. One day though we’ll start procuring books again, so I need to get savvy about saving space. Hence the above picture. I love the idea of putting them under the staircase in a bookshelf I’ve made myself. Perhaps the Harry Potter books belong there :p just kidding.

Any and all books fascinate me beyond measure, and I’m always looking to read new authors so if you’ve read a book you want to tell the world about, tell me too.

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365 Days, 100 Books

To be honest I’m competitive, especially when it comes to reading.  When I realized my fiancé had read more of the books we own than I had, I immediately started four books and finished them all in three days just to beat him.  Yeah I know it’s weird, but I could be an alcoholic 😛 this way seems nicer.

A girl in one of my many English classes said she has a goal each year to read 100 books.  First thought: Bitch. Second thought: wait, I read a book at least every two days so I must read more than her, right? Stupid math.  But now I’ve decided I have to make sure I read at least as much as her so I started my 100 books in a year plan.  She made a list of her 100 books at the start of each year, but I just can’t stomach that.  So I’m just writing down the names of each book I finish and making sure I make it to 100. Because honestly deciding what books to read for the next year sounds more hideous than planning my meals for the next year in a single day.  Shudder.   How am I supposed to know what mood I’m going to be in a week from now let alone a whole friggin’ year?

I know I’ll read my 100 books in 12 months.  Or I’ll just have to kill whoever has read this so that no one will know I failed…  Happy Reading!

1. Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb  (AKA Nora Roberts)

2. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

3. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

4. Specials by Scott Westerfeld

5. Extras by Scott Westerfeld

6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

7. Cell by Stephen King.

8. Dust to Dust by Tami Hoag

9. The Odyssey by Homer

10. Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts

11. Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb

12. Loyalty in Death by J. D. Robb

13. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

14. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

15. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

16. Remembered Death by Agatha Christie

17. Witness in Death by J.D. Robb

18. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

19. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

20. Arch by C. A. Thatch
This novel is not yet published. It is actually written by my fiancé. Emotional ties aside it is a well- written story.  The fantastical realm of angels and demons takes center stage in this novel when Nora Caster is pulled into a prophecy that threatens the survival of every human on the planet. Wonderful writing, with religious history mingled in comfortably and a mystery I just had to uncover. It is one of my favorite books to date.

21. Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb

22. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

23. The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry

24. The Search by Nora Roberts

25. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

26. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

27. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

28. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

29. Hannibal by Thomas Harris

30. Hello, Darkness by Sandra Brown

31. Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts

32. Easy to Kill by Agatha Christie

33. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

34. The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

35. The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry

36. Splintered by A.G. Howard

37. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

38. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

39. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

40. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

41. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

42. Birthright by Nora Roberts

43. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

44. The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

45. The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

46. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

47. Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

48. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

49. The Iliad by Homer

50. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

*As a random side note I would like to include that I’m reading the In Death series in order, but I wrote my list of books in the order that I remembered them (randomly) so look online if you want to know the published order.