Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A List of Novels.

From the start of the year to the end of it I have watched movies, listened to music and sat at plays but, while all of this has been going on I have been reading.  Stories of sadness, adventure, life and death have passed my eyes lead gently by my finger tips caressing word after line, paragraph after page of text woven tightly into dry white paper.  Some of these stories have stolen sleep from me while others have pushed me towards slumber with exhausting passages of extraordinarily descriptive landscapes and characters.

First up on the list is my top five authors for the year and then following in no particular order I have compiled a list of novels I finished this year, anticipated novels of 2012 and books waiting to be read in 2012.  The list contains wide range of talented writers, genres and age specific books; some were recommended by friends, some were rereads, others were found by complete accident, after all fancy covers tend to catch my eye.

Top 5 Authors in no particular order...

John Green (DFTBA)
Stephen Chbosky
Patrick Rothfuss
Paul Harding
Suzanne Collins

Novels Read in 2011

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Tinkers by Paul Harding

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Cole Protocol by Tobias Buckell

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Point of Law by Clinton Mckinzie

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader

The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz 

Anticipated Novels of 2012

The third installment of "The King Killer Chronicles" by Patrick Rothfuss

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Novels Waiting to be Read in 2012

The next 7 Rick Riordan novels

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

The Seer by Jenna Park

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Incendiary by Chris Cleave

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

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