What I've Read This Year

After four years in college, when I would be assigned whole 400-page novels to crank through in five days, I was sad to get out into the real world and realize I had to figure out for myself what I wanted to read. Although I have many favorites, I'm a little hesitant when it comes to trying out new books (I like what I like!), hence, the Two-Books-A-Day Project was born. 

I pick two books: one a classic, ALA-greatest, Norton-Anthology, TIME top-100 type; the other YA. Classic gets read in the mornings and at lunchtime, YA gets read at night. Plane rides/14-hour drives to Chicago are toss-ups. They can only be books I've never read, and once I start them, I have to finish them, even if I hate it (I'm looking at you, Portnoy's Complaint).

These are the books I've read this year as part of the Two-Books-A-Day Project (for my 2012 and 2011 lists, check the tabs above). This list doesn't include anything I've read before that I've re-read and it doesn't count the number of times I've re-read one of these books. I am always, always looking for more books to read. If you have any suggestions, either YA or classic, let me know!

Reached, Ally Condie
When a Monster Calls, Patrick Ness
True Grit, Charles Portis
Every Day, David Levithan
Spook, Mary Roach
Seraphina, Rachel Hartman
Tighter, Adele Griffin
Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
Ask the Passengers, A.S. King
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
The Diviners, Libba Bray
Anya's Ghost, Vera Brosgol
In Darkness, Nick Lake
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz
Fever, Lauren DeStefano
The Night Strangers, Chris Bohjalian
The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan
Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo
The Madman's Daughter, Megan Shepherd
Prodigy, Marie Lu
One Came Home, Amy Timberlake
This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz
The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater
Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan
The Poison Eaters, Holly Black
Sever, Lauren DeStefano
Game, Barry Lyga
Mila 2.0, Debra Drizer
Something Like Normal, Trish Doller
The Eternity Cure, Julie Kagawa
Requiem, Lauren Oliver
Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
17 & Gone, Nova Ren Suma
Losing It, Cora Carmack
Faking It, Cora Carmack

Taken, Erin Bowman
Nantucket Blue, Leila Howland
Cinder, Marissa Meyer
Scarlet, Marissa Meyer
The Disenchantments, Nina LaCour

Reading Now:
Mornings: Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
Nights: Rebel Heart, Moira Young

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