I set a goal this year of reading one hundred books, which means reading around nine books a month. It didn’t happen, but at least I can at least say that I had fun trying. ;)
* denotes a re-reading
- Jan 1-2: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley*
- Jan 2-5: Mister Monday by Garth Nix
- Jan 6-28: Villette by Charlotte Brontë
- Jan 29-Feb 3: Terrier by Tamora Pierce
- Feb 8-11: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Feb 15-17: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
- Feb 18-24: The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
- Feb 25-Mar 15: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
- Mar 16-18: Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce*
- Mar 18: In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce*
- Mar 19-20: The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce*
- Mar 20-24: Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce*
- Mar 25-26: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Mar 27-28: Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
- Mar 30-31: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
- Apr 2-4: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
- Apr 7-12: Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce*
- Apr 12-15: Wolf Speaker by Tamora Pierce*
- Apr 16-20: Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce*
- Apr 20-25: In the Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce*
- May 11-14: Fairest by Gail Carson Levine*
- May 16-29: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- May 30-Jun 1: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer*
- Jun 2-4: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer*
- Jun 4: A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
- Jun 5-7: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
- Jun 7-10: The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
- Jun 22-24: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
- Jun 20-Jul 2: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- Jul 3: The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
- Jul 15-17: Midnight Magic by Avi
- Jul 22-23: First Test by Tamora Pierce*
- Jul 23-25: Page by Tamora Pierce*
- Jul 25-31: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
- Jul 26-28: Squire by Tamora Pierce*
- Aug 1-12: Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce*
- Aug 7: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
- Aug 13-14: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen*
- Aug 19-27: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
- Sep 1-8: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
- Sep 8-23: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
- Sep 16-18: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Sep 24-25: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
- Sep 28-Oct 2: The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
- Oct 5-9: Sabriel by Garth Nix*
- Oct 11-17: 1984 by George Orwell
- Oct 19-28: Lirael by Garth Nix*
- Oct 29-Nov 12: Abhorsen by Garth Nix*
- Nov 1-6: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Nov 12-17: Stardust by Neil Gaiman
- Nov 20-24: The Counte of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- Dec 15-16: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine*
- Dec 19-20: Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey*
- Dec 21-22: The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope*
Cogsworth: Perhaps mademoiselle would like to see something else. We have exquisite tapestries dating all the way back to…
Belle: Maybe later.
Lumiere: The gardens, or the library perhaps?
Belle: You have a library?
Cogsworth: Oh yes! Indeed!
Lumiere: With books!
Cogsworth: Gads of books!
Lumiere: Mountains of books!
Cogsworth: Forests of books!
Cogsworth: …of books!
Lumiere: Swamps of books!
Cogsworth: More books than you’ll ever be able to read in a lifetime! Books on every subject ever studied, by every author who ever set pen to paper…