Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 Book List

So this year I've decided to try and read more and watch T.V. a little less. So I've decided to plan to read a book each month. I want to develop a short book list for myself. I'll take one book a month and read it and then report. If you want to join me you're welcome to. Then we can have our own little book club. Fun!! So here is the first novel:

January: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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So trying to come up with a list was a bit harder than I thought. Let me know if you have any ideas for books I should read. Leave a comment with a little blurb about the book.


  1. The Goose Girl
    By: _______ Hale ( I am not sure what her first name is)

    It's a young adult fiction story. It takes about 3 chapters to get the story rolling but I thought It was entertaining. A good sign for me that a book is good is if I think about the book when I am not reading it. Doesn't happen very often for me.

    The Cleansing of America.
    W. Cleon Skousen.
    If you are into signs of the times this book makes you think. THis dude has an awesome reputation so I think most of what he says is legit- however, when I read this book I kept thinking "How could this be" He references evrything to the bible or Book of Mormon. Anyway, it's pretty cool stuff to think about.

    The Help
    Not sure who wrote it
    I am saving this book for when I am in the hospital with the baby. So I haven't read it yet- but- EVERYONE that I have talked to about it says it's a great book. Its about southern woman (mammies) and what they go through. I think its from a white reporter's point of view...or something like that.

    Good luck with putting together a list of books.

  2. I am a middle school librarian and read Young Adult books all the time... Great first choice, btw, with Hunger Games (#2 Catching Fire, #3 Mockinjay).
    I just finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. OMG! LOVED IT!
    In Mary's world, the Sisterhood always knows best, the Guardians will protect and serve, and the Unconsecrated (Zombies) will never relent. Mary is learning things she never wanted to know about her village. When the fence leading to the Forest of Hands and Teeth is breached, she must choose between the village and her future. And she must face the truth about the forest.

  3. Shannon Hale wrote Goose Girl (and yes, it's wonderful). The Hunger Games will take you a week at most to read because it's just one of those books. I really enjoyed the Pilot's Wife (author ?), Percy Jackson series (love these YA fiction books), These Is My Words, and I'll give you more when I think of them. Lots of good ones out there. Oh, Beauty was fun.

  4. Shannon Hale wrote "Goose Girl" I also recommend it. I also liked her books "Princess Academy" and "Austinland"

    I've read four of the Hannah Swenson murder mystery books ("Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder", "Strawberry Shortcake Murder", "Blueberry Muffin Murder", etc) and they are great. They're by Joanne Fluke. I want to get more of them.

    Sarah Miller Eden's "Courting Miss Lancaster" was great. AND she's the Sarah Miller we had in our ward growing up. If you like Pride and Prejudice era books you'll like this one. She also has a new book out that I want to read, "The Kiss of a Stranger".

    I also like the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan.

    Finally, Eva Ibbotson writes some great books. I've read "The Countess Below Stairs" and "The Reluctant Heiress"