25/64: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, 3/5 Stars
Entertained Me: Med, Made Me Think: Low
The last Potter! I struggled through this book until I got toward the end. I enjoyed the twist that it brought and, you know, all the "good guy wins in the end and gets the girl" stuff. So far, I'm enjoying the movies more than the books (a rarity in my world). And, Merlin's beard, I'll be happy to get my creativity back because reading these books totally killed it. I'm moving past this series and into a new one...
Image via Wikipedia26/64: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, 3/5 Stars
Entertained Me: Med, Made Me Think: Med
What can I say? I was babysitting my sister's kids and it was a nice day and they took off somewhere in the neighborhood with friends and I needed a book to read. Now, though I believe "reading is reading" and I think it fair to tick off 52 books in a year even if they are all written by Seuss or titled "Fancy Nancy," I won't blow through the entire Wimpy Kid series like I did with Potter. However, I might read them when I'm lookin' for something to do with the kids. I applaud the humor and look forward to watching the first movie and laughing about the other books with my 9-year old nephew.
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Book #24 = Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by Rowling, 3/5 Stars
Book #23 = Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by Rowling, 4/5 Stars
Book #22 = Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Rowling, 2/5 Stars
Book #21 = Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by Rowling, 3/5 Stars
Book #20 = Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by Rowling, 3/5 Stars
Book #19 = Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by Rowling, 3/5 Stars
Book #18 = For an Architecture of Reality by Michael Benedikt, 4/5 Stars
Book #17 = The Guinea Pig Diaries by A.J. Jacobs, 2.5/5 Stars
Book #16 = Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis, 3/5 Stars
Book #15 = Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, 5/5 Stars
Book #14 = This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, 4/5 Stars
Book #13 = After Dark by Haruki Murakami, 1.5/5 Stars
Book #12 = Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster, 3.5/5 Stars
Book #11 = Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster, 1/5 Stars
Book #10 = American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, 3/5 Stars
Book #09 = Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen, 4.5/5 Stars
Book #08 = The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, 3/5 Stars
Book #07 = The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, 5/5 Stars
Book #06 = What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Murakami, 4/5 Stars
Book #05 = Existentialism by Steven Earnshaw, 1/5 Stars
Book #04 = The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav, 1/5 Stars
Book #03 = The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, 5/5 Stars
Book #02 = The Zen of Social Media Marketing by Shama Kabani, 2/5 Stars
Book #01 = Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky, 3/5 Stars
See 2010's list of 40 books.
See 2009's list of 53 books.