Wednesday, June 15, 2016

May Books

We're entering the summer slump! Here are our books for May:

Participants: 5
Books: 14
Pages: 5787


The Girl in the Spider's webDavid Lagercrantz
Girl Waits with GunAmy Stewart
The Light BringerChris Digiuseppi & Mike Force
Mycroft HolmesKareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
Whiskey GaloreCompton MacKenzie
Girl Waits with GunAmy Stewart
The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret GovernmentDavid Talbot
Norwegian by NightDerek B. Miller
The RavensVidar Sundstøl
Courage to Act
Be careful what you wish for
Surprised by Oxford
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of TragedySue Klebold
Wolf HallHilary Mantel

Friday, May 27, 2016

March & April - better late than never!

Oops! Forgot to post!

March: 33 Books, 7 Readers, 10956 pages
April: 21 Books, 7 Readers, 5086 pages




Here's what we read in March and April:
GratitudeOliver Sacks
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineMichael Lewis
Wicked CharmsJanet Evanovich
The Cunning Little VixenRudolf Tesnohlidek
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryRachel Joyce
The English MajorJim Harrison
The PromiseRobert Crais
Paradise SkyJoe R. Lansdale
My Name is Lucy BartonElizabeth Strout
The Big Seven: A Faux MysteryJim Harrison
My Name is Lucy BartonElizabeth Strout
The Woman Who Walked in SunshineAlexander McCall Smith
Murder inside the beltwayTruman
The SonJo Nesbo
Ghosts of Tom JoadPeter Van Buren
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs TonightAlexandra Fuller
The New NeighborLeah Stewart
Devonshire screamLaura Childs
Death of a NurseM.C. Beaton
Wedding Cake Murder Joanne Fluke
Murder in an Irish VillageCarlene O'Connor
International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communicationeds. Charles Berger and Michael Roloff
The Shipping NewsAnnie Proulx
MessBarry Yourgrau
Honour BoundHelen Harper
Blood MagicElla Summers
SacrificeK.M. Shea
The MagiciansLev Grossman
The Courtship of Julian St. AlbansAmy Crook
The Apprenticeship of Julian St. AlbansAmy Crook
Untrue LoveAmy Crook
Rosemary for the HolidaysAmy Crook
LiesmithAlis Franklin
StormbringerAlis Franklin
CitizenClaudia Rankine
The Land of DreamsVidar Sundstøl
Courage in a Teenage WitchIan Schrauth
Gentleman Jole and the Red QueenLois McMaster Bujold
Time of Fire and FogRhys Bowen
The Mystery of Edwin DroodCharles Dickens
Sins of the FatherJeffrey Archer
LifeKeith Richards
American Chronicles: First Ladies
Bring up the bodiesHilary Mantel
"To Good to Be True" in Harper'sMichelle Huneven
"Williamsburg Bridge" in Harper'sJohn Edgar Wideman
Citizen: An American LyricClaudine Rankine
The Laughing Policeman
This Census-TakerChina Mieville
Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's HousesPaula McLain
the Taming of the QueenPhillippa Gregory
The ShimizuAsh Abrams
The Shimizu 2: The New KumonchosAsh Abrams
The Butterfly FinaleViano Oniomoh

Friday, March 11, 2016

February reading list

The short month of February...
26 Books, 6 Readers, 7931 Pages


We had the winter doldrums, but Spring Break is almost here!


Title                                                                          Author
Life or Death
The Night CircusErin Morgenstern
Pirate KingLaurie R. King
The boys who challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
The PromiseRobert Crais
It's a Long StoryWillie Nelson
The GrownupGillian Flynn
Rogue LawyerGrisham
FingersmithSarah Waters
Come to Me: StoriesAmy Bloom
Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates
The Burning RoomMichael Connelly
Linthead Stomp : the Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont SouthPatrick Huber
Can We Escape the Eternal Flame?Ron Jacobs
RunAnne Patchett
FingersmithSarah Waters
Solitude CreekJeffery Deaver
Wisteria WitchesZ. Riddle
Gifted ThiefHelen Harper
The Love ThingChris Delyani
Dragon DeceptionMell Eight
Mercenary MagicElla Summers
Magic EdgeElla Summers
Magic GamesElla Summers
Magic NightsElla Summers
The DropDennis Lehane

Friday, February 12, 2016

January Reads


Just now posting for January, and it's long after Groundhog Day!
In January, our 8 readers read a total of 8817 pages in 30 books.

Groundhog Reading Paper from AnimateIt.net

Beauty and the BeastK.M.Shea
Red Rope of FateK.M.Shea
Life ReaderK.M.Shea
The Scarecrow KingJill Myles
Unfinished MuseR.L. Naquin
Unamused MuseR.L. Naquin
Switching HourRobyn Peterman
Witch GlitchRobyn Peterman
MoriatyAntony Horowitz
14th Deadly SinJames Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Dead WakeErik Larson
The Book of SpeculationErika Swyler
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania Erik Larson
Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian DancePhil Jamison
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster capitalismNaomi Klein
Unkindness of Ravens
Dark Corners
The Japanese Lover
Best Kept Secrety
The girl in the spider's web
The Shift: one nurse, twelve hours, four patients' lives
My kitchen year: 136 recipes that saved my life
Bad Monkey
MarchGeraldine Brooks
Yes, PleaseAmy Poehler
The Invention of WingsSue Monk Kidd
Blood Done Sign My NameTimothy B. Tyson
Tower of ThornsJuliet Marillier
Gamification of Learning FieldbookKarl Kapp
Better Than BeforeGretchen Rubin

Friday, January 22, 2016

December 2015

STLCC's 7 readers read 38 books in December for a whopping 12983 pages!!
(A few of these were read in earlier months and just now reported).




Ella the SlayerA.W. Exley
Heart of the KrakenA.W. Exley
Cleanly WrongMell Eight
Dragon ConsultantMell Eight
Wish in One HandB. E. Sanderson
Heart of IceK.M. Shea
FeynardMarc Secchia
AranyaMarc Secchia
Sad BookMichael Rosen
Dorothy Must DieDanielle Page
Dishing the DirtMcCall Smith
Death Comes to Kurland HallCatherine Lloyd
the Woman Who Walked in SunshineAlexander McCall Smith
Marry Me at ChristmasSusan Mallery
Manhattan MayhemVarious
Winter StrollElin Hilderbrand
We're Going on a Bear HuntMichael rosen
A Dangerous WomanSharon Rudahl
A Christmas EscapeAnne Perry
The House of SilkAntony Horowitz
SoulTobsha Learner
Powers in a Teenage WitchIan Schrauth
Ancillary MercyAnn Leckie
We Never Asked for WingsVanessa Diffenbaugh
Yes, PleaseAmy Poehler
The Girl in the Spider's WebDavid Lagercrantz
PurityJonathan Franzen
Open GraveKjell Eriksson
A Free StateTom Piazza
The Hanging GirlJussi Adler-Olsen
The Gods of GuiltMichael Connelly
The Black BoxMichael Connelly
The DropMichael Connelly
Void MoonMichael Connelly
Warriors for JerusalemDonald Neff
Warriors Against IsraelDonald Neff
Fallen Pillars: U.S. Policy Towards Palestine and Israel Since 1945 Donald Neff
Fifty Years of IsraelDonald Neff
BiblioTech: why libraries matter more than ever in the age of GoogleJohn G Palfrey
The Residence
Kickback
Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of ColetteJudith Thurman

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

November totals

Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be

The STLCC Reading the Dream Team read 24 books in November, 7460 pages. We had 12 participants.

Thinspired by Mara Schiavocampo
Closer to the Heart by Mercedes Lackey
Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the world that made him
Mistress of the Wind by Michelle Diener
Polio: an American story byDavid Oshinsky
Escape from Camp 14: one man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West, by      Blaine Harden
Checking Out Love  by R. Cooper
A Little Familiar by R. Cooper
Soul  by Tobsha Learner
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Leaving Tabasco byCarmen Boullosa
Frangipani by Celestine Hitiura Vaite
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
A Breath of Snow and Ashes byDiana Gabaldon
The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson
The Way of the Wolf by Martin Bell
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy by Judd Apatow
Dashing through the snow by Macomber
Trimmed with murder by Goldenbaum
Winter Wonders by Melody Carlson
Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

Anxiously Awaiting Winter!

...the newest book in the Lunar Chronicles (new window), not the season!

As a child, fantasy was always my go-to genre for reading and still is! The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer proved to be exceptionally appealing to me as an adult, especially the book titles. The main character for each book in the series embodies a well-known princess character from traditional literature, but the series is set in the future where the moon is now inhabited and that society is at odds with the people of Earth. The author creatively weaves folkloric traditions into the fabric of science fiction throughout the series and I anxiously look forward to getting my hands on Winter!