Weekend Update

Bookish Nostalgia September 2016

I totally stole this idea from Kay at Kay’s Reading Life. Every month she looks back in her reading records to see what she was reading this month in past years. I decided that would be fun even though my reading spreadsheet doesn’t go back as far as Kay’s records do.

Bookish Nostalgia

I’ve only been tracking my reading since October 2003 but it’s still fun to take a look back occasionally. Anything before mid-2006 hasn’t been on my blog and some of those old reviews are frankly a little embarrassing at this point. I’ll link to my full reviews when I think are worth reading.

Sometimes my reaction is “I can’t believe I read that” and other times it’s “Oh I remember where I was when I read that one”. and occasionally it’s “I really want to read that again.”

2004:
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
This was an excellent historical fiction book. I have the sequel but haven’t read it.

2005:
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
This was the book that inspired the Dexter TV series. It was wonderfully dark and twisted.

2006:
I finished up my alphabetical by author reading project.
Sky Burial by Xinran – this was a surprisingly good story.
Untimely Death by Fred and Jan Yager – this one was a huge disappointment.
Second Hand by Michael Zadoorian – was a real find. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Once I finished my alphabetical by author project I read one of my favorite book of all time
One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash is just an excellent book. If you haven’t read it, you should

2007:
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury – I read this for the RIP challenge. It was a wonderfully spooky coming of age story.

2008:
The War of the Worlds by H.G Wells – I finally read this classic and it was just excellent.

 

Hope you’re having a great weekend!