What are we talking about today?

Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

Books in 2012

Title, Author, Date read, My grade, Comment. Links will take you to reviews, Teaser Tuesdays, or posts inspired by the book.

Want to see more books I've read? Check out my Books in 2011 page or visit me on Goodreads!

The Way of the Wilderking, Jonathan Rogers. 1 July. A.

June (18)
The Secret of the Swamp King, Jonathan Rogers. 30 June. A.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares. 29 June. A+.

The Bark of the Bog Owl, Jonathan Rogers. 28 June. B.

Being Polite to Hitler: A Novel, Robb Forman Dew. 27 June. A.

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough. 25 June. B.

Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops are Not for Dinner, Jen Lancaster. 23 June. A.

Austenland, Shannon Hale. 20 June. A.

A Million Suns, Beth Revis. 19 June. A.

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated, Alison Arngrim. 18 June. A.

To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing Up Without a Father, Donald Miller. 17 June. B.

Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris. 16 June. B+.

The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks. 14 June. D. I only kept going because I hoped it would get better.

Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding. 13 June. A.

The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde. 11 June. A-.

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters, Barack Obama. 7 June. A. I especially like the illustrations.

Princess in the Spotlight, Meg Cabot. 7 June. A.

Mostly Good Girls, Leila Sales. 6 June. A.

The Faceless Fiend: Being the Tale of a Criminal Mastermind, Howard Whitehouse. 5 June. B.

May (9)
Pretties, Scott Westerfield. 31 May. A.

Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done, Art Markman. 31 May. B.

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith, Rob Bell. 26 May. B.

Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley. 25 May. A.

Baker Towers, Jennifer Haigh. 23 May. A.

Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones. 23 May. A.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Terry McMillan. 15 May. A.

Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile, Verlyn Klinkenborg. 11 May. C.

If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin. 5 May. A.

April (3)
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan. 23 Apr. A.

Saving Place, Sidney Dobrin. 20 Apr. B.

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom, Sue Macy. 14 Apr. A.

March (1)
Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports, Kathrine Switzer. 4 Mar. B+.

January (4)
Writing With Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing, John Trimble. 30 Jan. B.

Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run, Kristin Armstrong. 6 Jan. A.

The Runner's Field Manual, Mark Remy. 4 Jan. A.

Snuff, Terry Pratchett. 1 Jan. A+. I'm so depressed that this is his last book.

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)

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