My Reading Journal

I should have started a reading journal a long time ago. But I don’t think it’s too late to start one.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard (started Jan 31/09, finished Feb 1/09)

Eclipse (started Jan 20/09, finished Feb 12/09) This is my second time reading this.

Breaking Dawn (started Feb 12/09, finished Mar 25/09) Second reading. I was compiling notes and favourite quotes. I know, I’m weird that way.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (started Mar 25/09, finished Apr 7/09) (re-reading, because I want to write a review of the series: started Sep 14/09, finished Oct 3/09)

A Thousand Splendid Suns (started Apr 8/09, finished Apr 24/09)

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (started Apr 25/09, finished May 13/09)

The Bluest Eye (started May 13/09, finished Jun 1/09)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (started May 26/09, finished Jul 11/09) I have started re-reading the Harry Potter series after reading book 7. Even before Twilight, I have started compiling notes and favourite quotes for this series as well. So it’s a good time to continue reading before watching the Half-Blood Prince which comes out in the summer.

The Reader (started Jun 2/09, finished Jun 12/09)

Shopaholic Ties the Knot (started Jun 15/09, finished Jun 26/09)

Shopaholic & Sister (started Jun 29/09, finished Jul 21/09)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (started Jul 13/09, finished Jul 18/09) I want to read this again before I watch the movie.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (started Jul 22/09, finished Aug 04/09)

Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella (started Aug 10/09, finished Aug 20/09)

Middlemarch by George Eliot (started Aug 21, 09, stopped at page 160 out of 896 pages on Sep 1/09. Sorry, I couldn’t bear reading it any longer. Maybe I’ll pick it up again some other time.)

How to Talk About Books You Haven`t Read by Pierre Bayard (Aug 22/09, stopped Sep/09)

A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs (started Sep 1/09, finished Sep 11/09)

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (started Oct 5/09, finished Oct 18/09)

Dry. by Augusten Burroughs (started Oct 19/09, finished Oct 29/09)

Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs (started Oct 30/09, finished Nov 16/09)

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (started Nov 16/09, finished Nov 30/09))

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (started Dec 1/09, finished Dec 10/09)

Burnt Toast by Teri Hatcher (started Dec 11/09, finished Jan 2/10)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (started Jan 4/10, finished Jan 15/10)

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (started Jan 18/10, finished Feb 20/10)

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (started Feb 22/10, finished Mar 27/10)

Alice`s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (started Mar 29/10, finished Apr 26/10)

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (started Apr 27/10, stopped at Part II Chap 8 May 21/10; started Part II Chap 1 again on July 6, 2010, stopped at Chap 7, July 27, 2010. Sorry, I give up on this book, at least for now.)

Eat, Pray and Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (started May 25, 2010, finished Jul 6/10)

Change of Heart by Jodi Piccoult (started July 28/10, finished Aug 30/10)

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson (started Aug 30/10, finished Sep 23/10)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (started Sep 24/10, finished Nov 13/10)

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (started Nov 15/10, finished Jan 13/11)

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (started Jan 14/11, finished Mar 19/11)

A Leap of Faith by Queen Noor (started Jan 24/11, stopped at Chap 12 on Mar 20/11 )

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (started Mar 21/11, finished May 17/11)

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron (started May 18/11, finished May 26/11)

The Rainmaker by John Grisham (started May 27/11, finished June 21/11)

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (started June 22/11, finished July 15/11)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (started July 18/11, finished Aug 13/11)

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nikola Kraus (started Aug 25/11, finished Oct 14/11)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (started Oct 15/11, finished Dec 3/11)

Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin and Nikola Kraus (started Dec 4/11, finished Feb 15/12)

700 Sundays by Billy Crystal (started Feb 16/12, finished Feb 27/12)

Learning to Sing by Clay Aiken (started Feb 28/12, finished Mar 16/12)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (started Mar 18/12, finished Apr 4/12)

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (started Apr 5/12, finished Apr 11/12)

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (started Apr 12/12, finished Apr 16/12)

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella (started Apr 17/12, finished May 5/12)

Something Blue by Emily Giffin (started May 6/12, finished May 20/12)

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (May 21/12 – May 28/12)

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer ( May 29/12 – Jun 13/12)

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (Jun 13/12 – Jun 29/12)

Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James (Jun 29/12 – Jul 3/12

Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (Jul 3/12 – Jul 10/12)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Jul 11/12 – Jul 30/12)

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin ( Jul 31/12 – Aug 12/12)

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (Aug 14/12 – Aug 24/12)

Always Something There to Remind Me by  Beth Harbison (Aug 25/12 – Sep 1/12)

Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella (Sep 4/12- Sep 12/12)

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner (Sep 13/12 – Sep 21/12)

Bared to You by Sylvia Day (Sep 22/12 – Oct 6/12)

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (Oct 9/12 – Nov 4/12)

Reflected in You by Sylvia Day (Nov 5/12 – Nov 17/12)

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner (Nov 19/12 – Dec 17/12)

Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner (Nov 18/12 – Jan 28/13)

Living Single by Holly Chamberlin (Jan 29/13 – Mar 3/13)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Mar 4/13 – Mar 20/13)

Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho (Mar 21/13 – Apr 13/13)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Apr 15/13 – May 9/13)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (May 10/13 – May 29/13)

Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin (May 30/13 – Jun 19/13)

Entwined with You by Sylvia Day (Jun 20/13 – Jul 2/13)

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Jul 3/13 – Jul 28/13)

666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce (Jul 29/13 – Aug 5/13)

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Aug 6/13 – Aug 23/13)

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Aug 26/13 – Jan 1/14) very hard read

The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison (Jan 2/14 – Feb 5/14)

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (Feb 6/14 – Apr 17/14)

Po-on by F. Sionil Jose (Apr 15/14- Jun 9/14)

Tree by F. Sionil Jose (Jun 10/14 – Jun 22/14)

My Brother, My Executioner by F. Sionil Jose (Jun 23/14 –    )

Next on my reading list:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

The Pretender by F. Sionil Jose

Mass by F. Sionil Jose

Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

Red Dog, Red Dog by Patrick Lane

Last Words by George Carlin

Me by Ricky Martin

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Second Glance by Jodi Piccoult


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