Reading Log

Back in August 2011, I set a goal to read two books a month. I've since amended that rule to read 'two books a month unless one book is over 1000 pages'. Here is a log of my reading conquests. The are all rated on a 5 star scale, based on this key:

***** Stop what you're doing right now and read this book immediately.
**** Amazing read, but not quite perfect.
***   Worth a gander.
**     Eh. Something to pass the time.
*       I wouldn't recommend it.

These are all based on my opinions and remember that everyone has drastically different tastes. There are some 1 stars on here that were recommended to me by people who raved about them. There are some books I've given a standing ovation to, that friends report back are 'just okay'.

Currently reading: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

In queue:  Life, Love, and Elephants: An African Love Story by Daphne Sheldrick

March 2013:
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Dissapeared By Jonas Jonasson****
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn****

February 2013:
The Great Gatsby by: F Scott Fitzgerald ***
Under the Dome by: Stephen King (bleh.)*

The Fault in Our Stars by: John Green****
The Light Between Oceans by: M.L. Stedman ****
A Clash of Kings (Game of Thrones #2) by George RR Martin (1000+ pages)*** 

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (1000+ pages) ***
Me Before You By Jojo Moyes**

I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere by Ana Gavalda ***
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Sunskind*****

A Dog's Purpose by: W Bruce Cameron***
These is My Words by Nancy E. Tuner*****
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen*

Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand***
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak *****
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True By Brigid Pasulka***
Night by Elie Weisel*****

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blumm**
Bossypants by Tina Fey****
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley*****

A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias****
The Paris Wife  by: Paula McLain***** (re-read)

Beach Music by Pat Conroy*
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho*
On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe**

Dark Star Safari by Paul Thereaux**
The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell*
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley*****
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein**

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese*****
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'brien*****
The White Lioness by Henning Mankell***
South of Broad by Pat Conroy*
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell*

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain*****
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs*****
The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow**

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins*****
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins*****
The Giver by Lois Lowry*****
The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell***

Hawaii by James Michener (1000+ pages)***

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins*****
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostava**

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro*****
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (1000+ pages)**

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay**
Room by Emma Donoghue*****
Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin**

Moloka'i by Alan Brennart***
The Secret Daughter by Ahipu Somoya Gowda**