April 10, 2012

That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.

i used to be a regular bookworm, always reading something, anything really, but for the past few years i've been a very lazy reader, barely going through a book or two a year. so this year i decided to change, working in a library might have affected my urge to start reading again, and i'm really happy i did. now it's like i never stopped. my original goal was to read 20 books this year, i know it's not that much, but yet a lot more than in the previous years. i have just reached half of my goal, so i might have to aim bigger, but i'll make a decision about that when i reach the goal. anyway, here are the 10 books i've read so far.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ★★★★★
16 year old Hazel Grace Lancaste suffers from stage IV thyroid cancer, at a support group she meets Augustus Waters, who she is about to fall in love with.

2. Room by Donoghue ★★★
5 year old Jack has lived inside The Room for his whole life, her mother has lived in it ever since she was 19, when a man that Jack knows as Old Nick kidnapped her and put her there.

3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ★★★
In the summer of 1922 Nick Carraway moves to Long Island and in tthe gigantic mansion next to him, lives a mysterious man called Jay Gatsby who  throws extravagant parties every Saturday night.

4. Bang Ditto by Amber Tamblyn ★★★
Amber Tamblyn's second collection of poems paints a picture of what it's like to be a young woman in Hollywood.

5. Devil's Knot by Mara Leveritt ★★★
The true story of the trials that convicted three innocent teenagers for murdering three 8 year old boys.

6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
In the ruins of a place that was once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, divided to 12 districs. each year one boy and one girl from ages 12 to 18 from each district is forced to participate in a deathly game that only one can survive, called The Hunger Games. 16 year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sisters place in the games.

7. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares 
The familiar characters of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Tibby, Lena, Bee and Carmen are reaching their 30's and life's all figured out, or is it.

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
Charlie stats his first year of high-school, kind of terrified and writes letter about his life to an uknown person.

9. Ihanasti Hukassa ja Miten Sieltä Pääsee Pois by Merja Mähkä 
Merja was in her 30’s when she decided to pack her bags and go for the ultimate packbaging trip that lasted a year and a half and covered 35 countries.

10. Rupture by Simon Lelic 
history teacher Samuel Szajkowski walks into a school assembly with a gun and murders three students and a colleague before killing himself. Detective Lucia May gets assigned to what should be an open-and-shut case, but something in the case troubles her, and she starts to look deeper into it.

what books have you read so far?


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