>> October 9, 2009
I was so excited for The Lost Symbol release in September. I picked it up on the day that it was released, and started reading it the day of. However, I just barely finished reading it. I haven't had any time! And frankly, it wasn't as exciting and fabulous as I thought it was going to be. Oh well. I still think Angels and Demons was better than the Da Vinci Code, but both of those books were better than The Lost Symbol.
And this brings up the fact, that yes, I am deeply behind on my 50 books in 2009 goal. Shoot! I'm hoping that I can catch up. Here's my list as its gone so far..
- Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay: LOVED it! Very educational, and an altogether really good book.
- Dispatches from the Edge, A Memoir of war, disasters and survival, by Anderson Cooper: might just be my favorite book now, but I do love me some Andy.. any day.
- Veil of Roses, by Laura Fitzgerald: very good book, interesting view of the United States and Iran.
- The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kid . I loved this story of Southern Life. I also really enjoyed the movie. However, as it usually goes, the book tops the movie.
- 1984, by George Orwell. I still am not sure how I feel about this book. I can see how it has influenced many other things I love, i.e.: The Matrix, V for Vendetta. (V for Vendetta the book is on my to read list!) But yeah. Not so sure I'd read it ever again.
- Holly Would Dream, by Karen Quinn. Anyone that loves Audrey Hepburn will enjoy. :)
- In Her Shoes, by Jennifer Weiner: Awesome book! See blog post here.
- Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot: I'm really loving these girly books.. what does that say about me? There are 2 more in this series, I am going to get them next week! Yay!
- 3 Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortensen. Good guy, good idea, but was really hard for me to stay interested..
- Cote D'Ivoire, by Patricia Kumer
- Aya, by Margarite Abouet ~ I read both Cote D'Ivoire, and Aya for my Cote D'Ivoire presentation for my French class. I actually liked Aya's graphic novel-esque setup. Never really read a graphic novel all the way before.
- The Muslim Next Door: the Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing by Sumbul Ali-Karmali: this is an AWESOME book that is super helpful in understanding the world around you, and how Islam really is.
- My Sister's Keeper
- Michelle Obama, In Her Own Words by Lisa Rogak. I love Michelle Obama.
- Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld.
- Pretties, by Scott Westerfeld.
- Extras, by Scott Westerfeld.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (reread)
- Essentials of International Relations by Mingst (for school)
- Essential Readings for International Relations by Mingst (for school)
- Social Work Policy (for school)
- Parallèles (for school: en français)
- The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
- Le Petit Prince (in progress)