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2. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown (528p)
Typical Dan Brown novel, fun and exciting.

3. Cirque Du Freak - Darren Shan (266p)
Borrowed this book from my younger cousin and I enjoyed this book but at the same time I didn't enjoy the "fake" suicide. The age group that he is writing for is a younger audience and some of those kids might not understand it. Other then that, it was an enjoyable quick read

4. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much - Allison Hoover Bartlett. (258p)
I loved this book, I got it for x-mas and loved it. When I first saw the book I didn't think that it was going to be non-fiction but it was and it was really good. It is about rare books and thief and mystery and it was all really exciting (if you are a book enthusiast). This book made me want to find and buy rare copies of books and start a collection of my own. I highly recommend this book.

5. From This Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E.L. Konigsberg (176p)
I had probably not read this book in over 8 years but it has always been one of my favorites. I remember reading this book when I was young and it only made my love for art and art literature grow even more. This is a children's book but a sophisticated one at that.

6. Eye Of The Needle - Ken Follett (368p)
Ken Follett is in my top 5 favorite writers and I just started to get into reading ALL of his books. Before reading Needle I had only read Pillars of The Earth and World Without End, which are too fantastic books that I highly recommend so this was the first time that I had read one of his "shorter" novels. I really enjoy how he intertwines all of his characters and is able to keep me on the edge of my seat and not want me to but the book down until its all over. I also appreciate his detail and the length he goes to research the correct information for his books. This helps make them believable and fun to read.

7. The Color Of Water - James McBride (352p)
This books was amazing. It is about a black man who had a white mother and the story is about how strong and brave she was in such harsh times. This book was very powerful and moving and it really teaches you some great life lessons and about unconditional love.

8. All But My Life - Gerda Weissmann Klein. (261p)
This is one of my all time favorite books. I had to read it four years ago for my Holocaust Literature class and I fell in love with Gerda's heartbreaking story of her life and her will to survive during the Holocaust. I hadn't read it since high school so I figured it was due for a reread and it made me fall in love all over again. There are so many sad and emotional scenes but a very happy ending.

9. Home For A Day - Anderson Ferrell (180p)
This book is about a gay man how goes home for the day to bury his dead lover in his families cemetery in the south. The story jumps back and forth between the present and the past and recalls certain memories and story that has happened to the author. This book was very interesting. Some of the stories are funny, shocking, and sad, but is ultimately about not being ashamed of who you love.

10. Alice's Advertures in Wonderland - Lewis Caroll (192p)
Short and sweet. Very different than any of the movie versions. I enjoyed the whole 2 hours it took to read.

11. Martin Dressler - Steven Millhauser (293p)
Another high school book that I finally revisited. This story is about a young boy who is a great dreamer and how he works his way up in the hotel business during the great depression. He soon becomes very rich and starts building the most grand hotels in New York City. I highly recommend this fun book about the American Dream

12. Where The Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls (208p)
There seems to be a theme with all the books I have been reading for this is another one from school, only from the 4th grade. I love this book so dearly and it is one of my all time favorites. This is a beautiful story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs Little Ann and Old Dan. This story makes me laugh and cry and it is always a pleasure to read. If you read this book it will surely become one of your favorites too.

13. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (336p)
Do I really need to say anything about this book. It's a classic and should be read at least once a year. If you haven't read it, it makes you believe that you can change the world.

14. The Hammer Of Eden - Ken Follett (448p)
Another great Follett book. This one is about an eco-terrorist group trying to cause an earthquake in California in order to save their compound. Fun book that you do not want to put down until it's all over.

15. The Third Twin - Ken Follett (422p)
Great, great book about government conspiracies and a scientist trying to find the truth out that could ruin the lives and careers of many people. Again, it's Follett so many, many twists and turns.

16. Code To Zero - Ken Follett (356p)
This one is about the space race between the US and the USSR. Contains scientist and spies and treasion and murder. Very fun, fun read. Follett's detail and research really makes his books a lot of fun to read.


Started: January 1, 2010

1. Witch & Wizard - James Patterson
2. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
3. Cirque du Freak - Darren Shan
4. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much - Allison Hoover Bartlett
5. From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E.L. Konigsberg
6. Eye Of The Needle - Ken Follett
7. The Color Of Water - James McBride
8. All But My Life - Gerda Weissmann Klein
9. Home For A Day - Anderson Ferrell
10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
11. Martin Dressler - Steven Millhauser
12. Where The Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
13. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
14. The Hammer Of Eden - Ken Follett
15. The Third Twin - Ken Follett
16. Code To Zero - Ken Follett

Currently Reading: Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancy
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