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Last three books of 2011, plans for 2012

Finally got around to reading The Hunger Games, and while I didn't fall madly in love w/ the series, it was definitely a worthwhile read.

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Pages: 374
Rating: 4/5
Book: 27/50

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Pages: 391
Rating: 4/5
Book: 28/50

Title: Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins
Pages: 390
Rating: 3/5
Book: 29/50

After several friends telling me I absolutely had to read this series, one of them finally swayed me to go through with it. I read all three books back-to-back, and it was a pretty satisfying experience in that it felt very... complete. I feel like for the most part Collins told a very parred down story, only giving as much (or as little) information as necessary, but it still felt thoroughly developed and not lacking in any way. The first two books felt much more tightly woven than the last one – Mockingjay felt a bit more chaotic and less focused, which is partly why I wouldn't rate it as highly as the others.

29 / 50 books. 58% done!

I fell decidedly short of my goal of 50 books, excluding rereads, in 2011. Pretty sure I can attribute this to a dramatic change in my reading habits when I started my job in April – I read fewer books & more newspaper/magazine/online articles. For 2012, I plan to keep track of both fresh reads & rereads, but instead of aiming to complete a set number of books, I'd like for at least 2/3 of my reads to be fresh reads. My purpose in joining this community was to make a dent in my never-ending to-read list, & that's still a more significant goal for me than overall volume.
Tags: dystopia, young adult

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