Each month, I receive so much inspiration from the Daisy Yellow blog. It’s one of my favorites, and this month includes the author’s awesome list of art (and other genres of) books to read, if you’re interested. A book quiz/meme was also posted, so I thought I’d do one for my reads of 2010, too! So, here goes:
1. What is on your reading list for 2011?
Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins (first book complete!)
T.A. Barron’s Lost Years of Merlin Series (book one complete)
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (complete; it was wonderful)
Brandon Mull’s newest book, Beyonders
Julia Cameron’s The Right to Write and The Sound of Paper
Patti Digh’s Life is a Verb (loving it!) and Creative is a Verb
Obert Skye’s Leven Thumps series (Books 1 and 2 complete)
The new Septimus Heap book (Darke) by Angie Sage (Come ON, June! Get here, already!!)
Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Romancing the Ordinary (absolutely loving it so far)
All of the Stephen King books I’m behind on, including Cell, Lisey’s Story, Under the Dome, Duma Key, and Full Dark, No Stars (I own all of these; not sure why I haven’t read them yet!)
Rick Riordan’s latest installments of The Kane Chronicles (in May!) and The Heroes of Olympus (this fall!)
Christopher Pike’s The Secret of Ka
Many, many others…
2. What was the best fiction book you read in 2010?
The Hunger Games, hands down
3. What book was the biggest let down in 2010?
The Mortal Instruments series. It was such a wonderful idea with great imagination, but the characters were just too annoying.
4. Do you remember the first short story you wrote as a kid? What was it about?
An ABC book about being a superhero veterinarian. I was about four. The first actual story-story I wrote was about a war between GI Joe and Barbie (the latter won), when I was eight.
5. Do you keep track of the books you read?
Not really; I just check off the ones on my list when I remember to. I need to start keeping track at Good Reads!
6. How many books are on your TO READ list?
Over 2,000. I know, it’s pretty ambitious! I actually added a bunch of books from the Daisy Yellow suggestions to my Amazon wishlist, too.
7. Where is your favorite reading spot?
The bathtub, when I can manage it. I’m usually sneaking books in the bathroom, though!
8. How many books (fiction + non-fiction) did you read in 2010?
I wish I knew. At least 40, by counting them on my fingers right now! Maybe 1,000 if you count the children’s books I read to Wood Sprite, too. 😉
9. Do you read more than one book at once?
I read The Hunger Games trilogy twice, per book. Suzanne Collins is my new idol.
10. Do you read more fiction or non-fiction?
Definitely more fiction. Non-fiction takes me forever because I’m constantly taking notes while I read. I do read both, though. Most of my fiction is fantasy, and most of my non-fiction is democratic education-based, but I do read most genres.