2012: Rewind & Survive Monday, Dec 31 2012 

Hi Readers,

I think I am possibly the least consistent blogger on here. I think I will try to be better about that next year. It occurred to me earlier that I haven’t posted a book review since June of 2011. 😦

That being said, here is a rewind back to 2011 for any books I’ve read. Keep in mind, (Date, Title, Author, Rating):

6-13-11: The Laughing Corpse, Laurell K. Hamilton, 5/5

6-16-11: Circus of the Damned, Laurell K. Hamilton, 5/5

7-24-11: The Lunatic Cafe, Laurell K. Hamilton, 5/5

7-24-11: Bloody Bones, Laurell K. Hamilton, 5/5

7-25-11: The Killing Dance, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

Then school began and I had a change of reading material:

Sept. 2011: The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan, 4/5

Oct. 2011: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, 5/5

Oct. 2011: The Collected Poems, Sylvia Plath, 3/5

Winter break came and I didn’t read at all. At all. So sad. But I wrote and wrote like a mad person due to my senior thesis. Anyway…

2-15-12: Morrigan’s Cross, Nora Roberts, 3/5

Apr. 2012: Burnt Offerings, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

And then I graduated. I’ve been reading like crazy to make up for lost time (except for the occasional gap where I was busy with one thing or another):

5-20-12: Dance of the Gods, Nora Roberts, 3/5

5-24-12: Valley of Silence, Nora Roberts, 3/5

5-28-12: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, 5/5

Jul. 2012: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank, 4/5

8-31-12: Blue Moon, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

9-8-12: Obsidian Butterfly, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

9-14-12: Narcissus in Chains, Laurell K. Hamilton, 3/5

9-18-12: Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution, Michelle Moran, 4/5

9-22-12: Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen, 3/5

9-24-12: Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris, 3/5

10-2-12: Cerulean Sins, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

10-15-12: Incubus Dreams, Laurell K. Hamilton, 3/5

10-17-12: Micah, Laurell K. Hamilton, 2/5

10-18-12: Danse Macabre, Laurell K. Hamilton, 3/5

11-17-12: The Harlequin, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

11-22-12: Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James, 3/5

11-24-12: Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James, 3/5

11-25-12: Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James, 3/5

12-25-12: The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson, 5/5

12-31-12: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson, 5/5
(the final five chapters were AMAZING.)

I know there aren’t explanations and the usual chit-chat, but I thought I would share anyways. Oh! And some of the dates are spelled out or just in number formation–that’s because I didn’t write down when I finished it. 😦

On a side note, I’ve been keeping track of what I read by going into Goodreads. It is really helpful and I’ve been able to document almost every book I’ve read since I was 9-years-old. In any case, perhaps you’re wondering if there’s a list for 2013–the answer is yes & no. I want to finish the lists from 2010 and 2011, but there aren’t any news lists–just perhaps some new books. Catch ya later–

Always,

Nolaleigh

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June’s Top 10 Countdown Monday, Jul 11 2011 

Hi Readers,

I am late with another post. This time, however, I have good reason. Well, a good reason for me. I’ve been helping pack/unpack my mum’s new apartment. In any case, I will have more posts shortly and for this post, you know the drill. 🙂 Click here to see a complete list and enjoy:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. The Greater Journey by David McCullough
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy
2. One Summer by David Baldacci

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
2. Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. The Original Argument by Glenn Beck with Joshua Charles
2. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Happy Reading!

❤ Nolaleigh

May’s Top 10 Countdown Wednesday, Jun 1 2011 

Hi Readers,

I am so, so happy to be reading and posting again. I mean, I guess some people can say that if you really want to post, you’ll figure out a way. But with the amount of reading and other homework I had this past year, it just was not going to happen… which is why I decided to post other activities (some more frequent than others) when I could not read and post book reviews. In any case, you know the drill. 🙂 Click here to see a complete list and enjoy:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
2. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
2. 10th Anniversary by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
2.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Happy Reading!

❤ Nolaleigh

April’s Top 10 Countdown Saturday, May 14 2011 

Hi Readers,

I am late… again. I had this post started and then didn’t post it. My apologies. Good news first, I am through with my junior year of college and into summer vacation. This means… reading and blog posts! So, you know the drill. 🙂 Click here to see a complete list and enjoy:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
2. The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. The Search by Nora Roberts
2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
2.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Happy Reading!

❤ Nolaleigh

P.S. I’ve finished two books. There’s book reviews coming your way. 🙂

March’s Top 10 Countdown Saturday, Apr 2 2011 

Hi Readers,

I am late with understandable reasons. School work. ‘Nuff said. Anyway, other than a few snags, March was a really good month. Come summer, hopefully you all can expect to be reading a book review every couple days at best. However, at present you’ve been patient, so thank you… but here is another monthly countdown. So, you know the drill. 🙂 Click here to see a complete list and enjoy:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Red by Sammy Hagar with Joel Selvin
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Toys by James Patterson and Neil McMahon
2. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
2.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Happy Reading!

❤ Nolaleigh

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