Sunday, December 20, 2009


I know, guys, I stuck at updating this. But I've been really really busy with school. But there's good news, tomorrow (I'm writing this on 12/20) I'm heading home for winter break. I'm not going to make any promises, but there might be updates. I will work on the Twitter Directories. So make sure you let me know if you're a YA author/book blogger/book character on twitter.

I keep meticulous (ish) track of what I read. For years, I've been using my calendar to keep track of the books, authors and page counts of what I read. And at the end of every year, I like to post a nice little list of what I've read. I used to read a lot more. But this whole college thing really gets in the way of my reading time. That being said, here is my list for 2009:

1. January 5th- Blue Bloods: Revelations By Melissa De La Cruz- 264 pages
2. February 9th- Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town That Talks to the Dead by Christine Wicker- 282 pages
3. February 12th- Play Me by Laura Ruby- 311 pages

4. February 14th- The Morganville Vampires: Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine- 244 pages
5. March 9th- Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson- 309 pages
6. March 9th- Dark Guardian: Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne- 263 pages

7. March 9th- Damosel by Stephanie Spinner- 198 pages
8. March 10th- Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey- 354 pages
9. March 11th- Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George- 280 pages
10. March 18th- The Immortals: Evermore by Alyson Noel- 306 pages
11. March 19th- Coming Home to the Cattleman by Judy Christenberry- 185
12. March 21st- Puppy Love by Nancy Krulik- 260 pages
13. March 24th- Killer Cruise by Jennifer Shaw- 344 pages
14. March 28th- Sleepless by Terri Clark- 257 pages
15. April 5th- Reavealers by Amanda Marrone- 268 pages
16. May 8th- Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald- 297 pages
17. May 9th- Witch High edited by Denise Little- 307 pages
18. May 12th- Darkest Powers: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong- 360 pages
19. May 15th- Chasing Boys by Karen Tayleur- 244 pages
20. May 18th- Local Girls: An Island Summer Novel by Jenny O'Connell- 299 pages
21. May 22nd- Flirting with Boys by Hailey Abbott- 240 pages
22. May 26th- Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty- 258 pages
23. June 2nd- Taken by Storm by Angel Morrison- 304 pages
24. June 10th- Morganville Vampires: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine- 256 pages
25. June 22nd- Vampire Kisses: Royal Blood by Ellen Schreiber- 196 pages
26. June 24th- Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti- 320 pages

27. June 26th- Diamond Secret by Suzane Weyn- 209 pages
28. June 30th- Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler- 290 pages

29. July 12th- Secret Society by Tom Dolby- 341 pages
30. July 14th- Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs- 264 pages
31. July 16th- Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith- 307 pages
32. July 23rd- Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder- 488 pages
33. July 24th- Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter- 263 pages
34. July 26th- Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev- 356 pages
35. Jul 28th- Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder- 361 pages
36. July 30th- Sea Change by Aimee Friedman- 294 pages
37. August 1st- Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder- 392 pages
38. August 3rd- Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder- 441 pages
39. August 6th- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater- 400 pages
40. August 8th- Love Off Limits by Whitney Lyles- 268 pages

41. August 10th- Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen- 385 pages
42. August 13th- Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman- 274 pages
43. August 23rd- Stray by Rachel Vincent- 618 pages
44. August 23rd- Dark Guardian: Full Moon by Rachel Hawthorne- 263 pages
45. September 9th- Rogue by Rachel Vincent- 394 pages
46. September 13th- Pride by Rachel Vincent- 425 pages
47. October 8th- Vampire Academy: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead- 503 pages
48. October 12th- Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder- 379 pages
49. October 17th- Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater- 352 pages
50. October 20th- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare- 512 pages
51. October 24th- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare- 496 pages
52. October 26th- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare- 560 pages
53. November 26th- Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis- 216 pages
54. November 27th- Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chaddha- 327 pages
55. November 29th- Demon Chick by Marilyn Kaye- 215 pages
56. December 14th- Morganville Vampires: Fade Out by Rachel Caine- 239 pages
57. December 22nd- The Dark Divine by Bree Despain- 375 pages
58. December 24th- Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell- 416 pages
59. December 25th- As You Wish by Jackson Pearce- 298 pages
60. December 27th- At Face Value by Emily Franklin- 257 pages

Sixty books. My lowest total in the four years I've been keeping track. 2006 was 116 books, 2007 was 148 book and last year was 131 books. I'm happy to say, however, that the lower number of books this year is a direct effect of my increased life living. My page count for the year is 19,382.

I take it you want my favorite books of the year? Here are my top 10 of 2009:
Runner Up- Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town that Talks to the Dead (Runner up because I had eleven books and the other 10 are all fiction. Also, it's not YA)
10- Storm Glass (#10 because my local B&N shelves it in the adult section. Make sure you read Poison Study and it's two sequels before this one.)
9- Witch High
8- Twenty Boy Summer
7- Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
6- Radiant Darkness
5- Sophomore Switch
4- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
3- Waiting For You (Check out my review of it here.)
2- Along for the Ride
1- Shiver

NOTE: I don't include sequels in this list. Mostly because it's easier for me to choose favorites if I cut out sequels.

So that's my year in books. And my last update for the year. Remember, I'm always looking for additions to all my lists, so let me know if I'm missing a book/something/someone. And have a great year.