Title, Author, Date read, My grade, Comment. Links will take you to reviews, Teaser Tuesdays, or posts inspired by the book.
Charlotte Sometimes, Penelope Farmer. 31 Dec. A.
The Spark: The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life, Chris Downie. 31 Dec. B.
The Green Alternative: Creating an Ecological Future, Brian Tokar. 27 Dec. C.
Promise Me, Richard Paul Evans. 24 Dec. A.
Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing, Doug McKenzie-Mohr and William Smith. 24 Dec. C.
The Gift, Richard Paul Evans. 24 Dec. A.
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff, Fred Pearce. 23 Dec. A.
The Perfect Christmas, Debbie Macomber. 22 Dec. A.
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. 21 Dec. A. A re-read for the holidays.
The Green Revolution: The American Environmental Movement, 1962-1992. 19 Dec. C.
The Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard. 18 Dec. A. A re-read, as part of my undergraduate research project. And yes, I wrote two posts about it, back when I first read it.
Reinventing Eden: The Fate of Nature in Western Culture, Carolyn Merchant. 14 Dec. B-.
The Drowning City, Amanda Downum. 7 Dec. B-.
Act Now, Apologize Later, Adam Werbach. 5 Dec. B.
Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace, Joseph Williams. 18 Nov. A.
Rainbow Valley, L.M Montgomery. 25 Sept. A.
The Giver, Lois Lowry. 24 Sept. A.
Bossypants, Tina Fey. 18 Sept. A.
Happy-Go-Local, Linsly Donnelly. 17 Sept. B+.
Anne of Ingleside, L.M. Montgomery. 11 Sept. B+.
Anne's House of Dreams, L.M. Montgomery. 3 Sept. A
Anne of Windy Poplars, L.M. Montgomery. 31 Aug. A.
Always the Baker, Never the Bride, Sandra Bricker. 30 Aug. B.
Emma, Jane Austen. 28 Aug. A.
Anne of the Island, L.M. Montgomery. 28 Aug. A.
The Dragon's Apprentice, James A. Owen. 27 Aug. B+.
The Shadow Dragons, James A. Owen. 25 Aug. A-.
The Indigo King, James A. Owen. 24 Aug. B+.
The Search for the Red Dragon, James A. Owen. 23 Aug. A-.
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury. 23 Aug. A.
Here, There Be Dragons, James A. Owen. 22 Aug. B+.
Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, Juan Williams. 21 Aug. A.
20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything, Discover Magazine. DNF.
Your Green Abode, Tara Rae Miner. 16 Aug. A.
A Brief History of the Dead, Kevin Brockmeier. 14 Aug. A.
A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore. 14 Aug. A.
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan. 11 Aug. A.
Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069, William Strauss & Neil Howe. 9 Aug. B. (Two posts!)
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution-- and How It Can Renew America, Thomas L. Friedman. 2 Aug. A.
The Dirty Girls Social Club, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez. 14 July. B.
Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich, Duane Elgin. 13 July. B.
Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes. 11 July. B.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 8 July. B.
Bookends: Two Women, One Enduring Friendship, Madeline Stern & Leona Rostenberg. 7 July. B.
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser. 6 July. B.
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich. 29 June. B.
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. 28 June. A.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernières. DNF.
Lorna Doone, R.D. Blackmore. DNF.
Sleeping Naked is Green, Vanessa Farquharson. 20 June. A. A re-read.
Anne of Avonlea, L.M. Montgomery. 19 June. B.
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald. 18 June. C.
Spindle's End, Robin McKinley. 16 June. A+. A re-read. One of my favourites ever.
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot. 15 June. A.
The Strictest School in the World, Howard Whitehouse. 13 June. A.
Uglies, Scott Westerfeld. 13 June. A.
The Color Purple, Alice Walker. 11 June. A.
No Impact Man, Colin Beavan. 11 June. A. A re-read. I picked it up as a break from the intensity of The Color Purple, because nothing says "not intense" like a book about a guy who set out on a mission to save the planet.
Everyday Justice, Julie Clawson. 8 June. A.
Little Blog on the Prairie, Cathleen Davitt Bell. 3 June. B.
Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert. 31 May. B.
Solstice, P.J. Hoover. 29 May. A.
The Terminal Man, Michael Chrichton. 26 May. DNF.
Great Books, David Denby. 26 May. C.
Contact, Carl Sagan. 26 May. B.
The Children of Húrin, J.R.R. Tolkien. 23 May. A.
A Life on Film, Mary Astor. 22 May. A.
Intimate Allies, Dan Allender & Tremper Longman. 19 May. B.
The Prophecy, Dawn Miller. 14 May. B.
Like Mandarin, Kirsten Hubbard. 14 May. C.
The Tapestry of Love, 13 May. A.
Passenger to Frankfurt, Agatha Christie. 9 May. B.
Across the Universe, Beth Revis. 7 May. A.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen. 7 May. B.
Boob Tube, Mark Coker. DNF.
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin. 30 Apr. B.
Collections of Nothing, William Davies King. DNF.
Better Off, Eric Brende. 9 Apr. A.
Eats, Shoots and Leaves, Lynne Truss. 24 Mar. A. A re-read, and a book I love.
How to Live Well Without Owning A Car, Chris Balish. 18 Mar. B.
The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling, Edmund Burke. 15 Mar. C.
Divorce Your Car, Katharine Alvord. 15 Mar. C.
The Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard. 12 Mar. A. Yes, I wrote two posts about this book.
Revolution in a Bottle, Tom Szaky. 10 Mar. B.
Neuromancer, William Gibson. 6 Mar. D. Read it for class; would not have finished it otherwise.
The Princess Bride, William Goldman. 11 Feb. A.
What's Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. 10 Feb. A. Yep, two posts for this book, too.
Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping, Paco Underhill. 9 Feb. B.
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, Seth Godin. 8 Feb. B.
The Necropolis, P.J. Hoover. 5 Feb. A.
The Navel of the World, P.J. Hoover. 31 Jan. A.
The Emerald Tablet, P.J. Hoover. 28 Jan. A.
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery. 15 Jan. A.
Crazy Love, Francis Chan. 14 Jan. A.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 13 Jan. B.
The 100 Thing Challenge, David Bruno. 11 Jan. B.
Catch-22, Joseph Heller. DNF, although it did pass the 50-page test. It was just too slow going & I had other books I wanted to get to, so it's back on my TBR list.
Fireflies in December, Jennifer Erin Valent. 6 Jan. B.
Harmonic Feedback, Tara Kelly. 3 Jan. A.
Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul II. 3 Jan. B.
1984, George Orwell. 3 Jan. C.
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins. 1 Jan. A.
My Rating System:
A – Excellent! Couldn’t put it down!
B – Enjoyable… would recommend it.
C – Average
D – Annoying… wouldn’t recommend it.
E – Awful! Why’d I waste my time?
DNF (Did Not Finish) – Failed the 50-page test, so I set it aside
(Rating system stolen from MizB at Should Be Reading)