What we’re reading

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We have a lot of time to read here. This is a welcome change from commuting two+ hours a day and never having time to read. Inspired by our friends Keegan and Jenny, we have decided to try to read fifty-two books apiece this year. We’ll chronicle the challenge on this page.

Ryan’s books:

1. “Storm of Swords,” by George R.R. Martin (Book 3 in the “Song of Ice and Fire” (“Game of Thrones”) series) – 8/10
2. “Necromancing the Stone,” by Lish McBride (sequel to “Hold Me Closer Necromancer,” a funny teen series by a Seattle writer) – 6.5/10
3. “Trinity Game,” by Sean Chercover – 7/10
4. “Walking the Amazon,” by Ed Stafford – 5/10
5. “Don’t Put Me in Coach,” by Mark Titus – 8/10 guys/hoops fans; 4/10 everyone else
6. “The Redbreast,” by Jo Nesbo – 7/10
7. “Sacre Bleu,” by Christopher Moore – 6/10
8. “The Submission,” by Amy Waldman – 8.5/10 enjoyment; 10/10 quality
9. “The Mark of Athena: Heroes of Olympus,” by Rick Riordan – 4.5/10
10. “A Feast for Crows,” by George R.R. Martin (Book 4 in the “Song of Ice and Fire” (“Game of Thrones”) series) – 8/10
11. “Is Everyone Hanging Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling – 6.5/10
12. “Harry Potter y La Piedra Filosofil,” by J.K. Rowling (First Harry Potter book, but in Spanish) – 10/10
13. “The Casual Vacancy,” by J.K. Rowling. 7/10
14. “A Dance with Dragons,” by George R.R. Martin. (Book 5 in the “Song of Ice and Fire” (“Game of Thrones”) series) – 8/10
15. “Savages,” by Don Winslow — 8/10
16. “Kings of Cool,” by Don Winslow – 8/10
17. “Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by its Stars, Writers, and Guests,” by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller – 6.5/10
18. “The Lost City of the Incas,” Hiram Bingham – 5/10
19. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future,” Michael J. Fox – 7/10
20. “Blockade Billy,” by Stephen King – 6/10
21. “The Warlock,” by Michael Scott – 6.5/10
22. “Power of the Dog,” by Don Winslow – 9/10
23. “Nemesis,” by Jo Nesbo — 7/10
24. “Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN,” By James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales — 8.5/10
25. “Devil’s Star,” by Jo Nesbo — 8/10
26. “11/22/63,” by Stephen King — 9/10
27. “Turn Right at Machu Picchu,” by Mark Adams — 8.5/10
28. “Harry Potter y El Camara Secreta,” by J.K. Rowling — 9.9/10
29. “Boy’s Life,” by Robert R. McCammon — 9/10
30. “The Enchantress,” by Michael Scott — 6/10
31. “The Dark Tower, Part I: The Gunslinger,” by Stephen King — 6/10
32. “The Brandon Roy Story,” by Dan Raley — 7/10
33. “The Dark Tower, Part II: The Drawing of the Three,” by Stephen King — 7.5/10
34. “The Dark Tower, Part III: The Wastelands,” by Stephen King — 8/10
35. “Divergent,” by Veronica Roth — 7/10
36. “Insurgent,” by Veronica Roth — 8/10
37. “Dad is Fat,” by Jim Gaffigan — 7/10
38. “Inferno,” by Dan Brown — 8/10
39. “Say You’re Sorry,” by Michael Robotham — 8.5/10
40. “Harry Potter y el Prisonero de Azkaban,” por J.K. Rowling — 10/10
41. “The Dark Tower Part IV: Wizard and Glass,” by Stephen King — 8/10
42. “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern — 7.5/10
43. “Shadows in Flight,” by Orson Scott Card — 7/10
44. “Warm Bodies,” by Issac Marion — 7/10
 

Ryan’s Reviews:

 
Meg’s books:
1. “Trinity Game,” by Sean Chercover – 8/10
2. “The Loom,” by Shella Gillus – 6/10
3. “Walking the Amazon,” by Ed Stafford – 6/10
4. “Devil in the White City,” by Erik Larsen (a book for my Seattle book club. Miss you, Bookjazzled!) – 7/10
5. “Why Have Kids?” by Jessica Valenti – 5/10
6. “Harry Potter y La Piedra Filosofal,” by J.K. Rowling – 10/10
7. “The Mark of Athena: Heroes of Olympus” by Rick Riordan – 9/10
8. “Dreaming of Mr. Darcy,” by Victoria Connelly – 6/10
9. “Home: A memoir of my early years,” by Julie Andrews – 9/10
10. “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns),” by Mindy Kaling – 9/10
11. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future,” by Michael J.Fox – 7/10
12. “Necromancing the Stone,” by Lish McBride – 6.5/10
13. “Storm of Swords,” by George R.R. Martin (Book 3 in the “Song of Ice and Fire” (“Game of Thrones”) series) – 9/10
14. “A Feast for Crows,” by George R.R. Martin (Book 4 in the “Song of Ice and Fire”(“Game of Thrones”) series) – 9/10
15. “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed – 7.5/10
16. “A Dance with Dragons,” by George R.R. Martin (Book 5 in the “Song of Ice and Fire” (“Game of Thrones series”) series) – 7.5/10
17. “Arranged,” by Catherine McKenzie – 6/10
18. “Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek,” by Olivia Munn with Mac Montandon – 6/10
19. “As Good As Gold: 1 Woman, 9 Sports, 10 Countries and a 2-Year Quest to Make the Summer Olympics,” by Kathryn Bertine – 8/10
20. “Married by Mistake,” by Abby Gaines – 5/10
21. “The Casual Vacancy,” by J.K. Rowling — 8.5/10
22. “Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage,” by Kay Bratt – 8/10
23. “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory,” by Mickey Rapkin – 9.5/10
24. “Talking with My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater,” by Gail Simmons – 7/10
25. “11/22/63,” by Stephen King – 9.5/10
26. “Theater Geek, ” by Mickey Rapkin – 8.5/10
27. “The Submission,” by Amy Waldman – 7/10 (enjoyment), 9/10 (quality), 10/10 (ending I will be thinking about for a long time)
28. “Divergent,” by Veronica Roth — 8.5/10
29. “The Happiness Project,” by Gretchen Ruben, 7/10
30. “Insurgent,” by Veronica Roth — 9/10
31. “Say You’re Sorry,” by Michael Robotham — 9/10
32. “Dad is Fat,” by Jim Gaffigan — 8/10
 
Meg’s Reviews:

 

4 thoughts on “What we’re reading

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    • Kathy Collins says:

      Hi! I love that you are reading so much. I hav read 18 books in the 3 months we have been in Bolivia. It´s a sweet life! A word from your favorith librarian. Would you ever consider putting in ratings on your books so others can know whether to invest in them? I´d be glad to send you my reading list if you´re interested. Are you reading on Kindle? Have your tried the public library on Kindle? – Awesome! Love, – Kathy

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