Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Procrastinatiion At Its Finest

It is quite amazing how many YA books one can read when attempting to put off required summer reading.

I'm just saying.

I have read the following books in the past week, with accompanyine comments:

Rumors by Anna Godbersen (MUCh better than the Luxe, keep it up, Anna!)

Outside Beauty by Cynthia Kadohata (Very, very good, and kinda heartbreaking)

How I Live Now (not what I expected, but still amzing. But I guess that's what that gold seal on the cover means, huh?)

Violet by Design by Melissa Walker (sloooow...then FAST!)

Violet in Private by Melissa Walker (deep and shining, way to go MW!)

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Mariller (JM, I forgive you for the last two books in the Sevenwaters Trilogy. Truly. Now, please, someone send me a review copy of Cybele's Secret before I die! (Kidding!) (Well, sorta.) )

The Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees (Wow! Good! I've got my eye on you, dude!)

Total Knockout: Tale of an Ex Class President by Taylor Morris (made me semi nostalgic for 8th grade. Very nice.)

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (This is a reread, but man, I heart you, Rachel and David. You guys get to hold the MADE OF AWESOMENESS position)

So, yeah, like 9 books in a week. And how many pages of Waiting for the Barbarians did I get through. Like, 20. And that's pushing it. Guess what I'm going to be doing Labor Day weekend!?

Anyways, I plan to further continue my clever (or not so clever, however you wanna look at it) procrastination by reading the following books this week:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (I actually just started reading this one, and I LIKE!)

Impossible by Nancy Werlin (besides making me want to start singing Impossible from the Rogers and Hammerstein Cinderella musical, this one looks EXTREMELY GOOD.........IMPOSSIBLE....for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage...IMPOSSIBLE!)

Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky (the cover makes me giggle. Am I childish or what? My younger bropther saw it and was like, "HOLY COW, ARE YOU READING PORN? NO, WAIT, I DON'T WANT TO KNOW!" Aren't they just charming at that age?)

Paper Towns by John Green (My mom actually stole my copy of Looking for Alaska, so I've never read anything by him. But she said that it had just the right dash of sarcasm, irony, and nerdy humor to make me happy. I told her what would really make me happy was if she gave me my book back but, ah, well, such is life. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to it.)

Revealers by Amanda Marrone (She wrote Uninvited, which was supposedly really good, but I haven't read it. I think the cover of Revealers is a little hokey, but we'll see how it turns out.)

Ever by Gail Carson Levine (Lalala, I heart you, Gail.)

Sleepless by Terri Clark (reminds me of a combination of Wake by Lisa McMann and The Mediator by Meg Cabot. Can't wait!)

Death by Latte by Linda Gerber (the first one was great! Linda Gerber totally rocks!)

So there you have it. Maybe with a bit of luck, I can also finish Waiting for the Barbarians (yeah, right).

Also, I now Twitter. Check it out: twitter.com/compelledtoread

Til next Tuesday!



Kelsey said...

Wowsers, that's a lot of books.

Chelsie said...


My comment, like the comment I left on Kelsey's post, is going to be numbered.

1. I am so glad that we don't have required summer reading.

2. I LOVED Rumors... it was AMAZING.

3. I have Outside Beauty on my list... I can't wait to read it.

4. I heard that How I Live Now was actually kind of creepy. And I literally just passed it up in the Young Adult section of the library I'm in now and thought to myself, "Maybe I should try it?"

5. I LOVED Violet by Design... even more than Violet on the Runway.

6. Violet in Private is one I'm reading right now... so good.

7. Like I mentioned in the comment I left on Kelsey's post, I love Rachel Cohn and David Levithan writing together. They match PERFECTLY.

8. I could have sworn that Impossible was one of the books that I ordered for our library but... it's not. Crap! I really wanted that one. I read The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin, and it was SO good.

9. Btw, at our school Cinderella was our fall musical, and now I have you to blame for getting that damn song in my head... (lol)

10. The only reason I'm so afraid to read Anatomy of a Boyfriend is because of what people will think when they see the cover... that's something I'm always afraid of...

11. I've read Looking for Alaska, it was wayy wayy good, and I really can't wait to read Paper Towns!

12. I have Ever by Gail Carson Levine on that table over there on display... it's coming up as soon as I finish some of my other books.

13. I still haven't read Death by Bikini. And I really want to. Agh!

... What a long comment.

Megan said...

Holy hell. I hate you.

Vanessa said...

I think I'm following Chelsie on this one and numbering my comments... I envy your ability to read so much in a week. :)

1. That really sucks about summer reading. I, thankfully, don't have it... I think I would kill myself.

2. I'm thinking of reading The Luxe (its in my huge TBR pile), I'm glad you liked Rumors because it will be next. :)

3. I really didn't like How I Live Now. I started it, I read 70 pages of it. I just thought it was weird. I guess its just not my kind of book. At least you did.

4. Violet on the Runway was good... I want the rest of the Violet series as well.

5. The Brothers Torres looks good, I need to check that one out.

6. Nick & Norah is great! Ahh, can't wait for the movie.

7. I have been waiting for Anatomy of a Boyfriend to come out in paperback... when I was younger I always saw the cover and thought the same thing! I think its one of the reasons I didn't buy it... imagine what my dad would've said when he went to pay for it....

8. I haven't read anything by John Green but would like to... however I stumbled on a spoiler when I was going to buy Looking for Alaska so I'm waiting to forget the spoiler before I pick in up... in a few years, lol.

9. Good luck with Waiting for the Barbarians book, haha.

10. By the way, Twitter seems kind of cool, I think I might join in.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Numero Uno: Numbering is fun. Hehe.

Numero Dos: Yeah, well I just realized I have like 3 weeks before I have to go back to the "Real World" so I am trying to get as many books read as possible.

Numero Tres: It takes a certain person to read How I Live Now. Twas a very different writing style. Also, the whole thing with her and her cousin freaked people out. I kinda thought it was good. Very daring. Once again, THAT'S WHY THE GOLD SEAL.

Numero Cuatro: Things are not going good with Waiting for the Barbarians. I honestly think my teacher saw that it was on the official list and that it won the Nobel Prize, and therefore assigned it without really reading it before summer. Dang him.

Numero Cinco: I heart all of the Brotherhood 2.0 videos, so I am looking forward to Paper Towns. And Looking for Alaska. Also, An Abundance of Katherines is being rereleased in paperback for only 3.99!!!!! More reasons to love John Green!!! (And Penguin Group!)

Numero Seis: I like long comments. They are very fun to read.

Numero Siete: Join Twitter at your own risk. It is muy addicting.

Tasha said...

Sleepless was amazing...I think you'll definitely enjoy it.