Biblio-file

Get it? Biblio-file? Like a file for a bibliophile? Oh, never mind.

Anyway, most everyone wants to read more than they currently do. I figure if I keep a log of what I've read (and audio-read), maybe that'll inspire me to choose quality literature in lieu of YouTube videos.
Here's the format:
  • Book Title by Author (hardcover/paperback/audiobook, month finished)
    • Opinion and maybe brief synopsis
Make sense? Alright, here is the list, which will be updated upon book completion (newest on top).
Oh, and I'm going to bold books that I especially recommend, so they're easier to spot.
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (hardcover, ) 
  • A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein (paperback, )
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (paperback, Dec 2012)
    • I'm a runner, and I'd heard about this book for a while, but I finally sat down and read it. Great story, and the scientific reasoning was very interesting. If you're a runner, it's a must read!
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (hardcover, Mar 2012)
    • Third and final installment in Hunger Games trilogy. I'm content with how the saga ended, even if it seemed a little rushed and lacking full-enough explanations. If you read the prior two, you have to read this one to get resolution, and I'm glad I did.
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (hardcover, Mar 2012)
    • The second book in the Hunger Games series was still good, but I didn't feel like the portion with the actual fighting was on par with the first book's. Hoping the third book will redeem the series and pull it all together for a satisfying conclusion.
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (paperback, Mar 2012)
    • Devoured this one. Wanted to read it before seeing the movie, and I did it in two nights. A must read if you haven't already.
  • Red and Me by Bill Russell (audiobook, Jan 2012)
    • Okay. Interesting stories about Boston Celtics legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach, but not a terribly stimulating writing style. Periodic warm fuzzies.
  • The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy (audiobook, Jan 2012)
    • Excellent. Great ideological battle between an evangelical Christian and the atheist he's just saved from committing suicide. Highly recommended.
  • Moneyball by Michael Lewis (paperback, Jan 2012)
    • Liked. Surprisingly heavy on statistical theory and light on action, but great for a baseball nerd like me. I'll never look at baseball stats the same way again.

7 comments:

  1. I read lots (and lots) of books and list them on my blog too!

    Check out my list for 2012:

    http://www.courtneyruns.com/reading-list/

    =)

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    1. That's a great list, Courtney! You are quite the voracious reader, and there are still two months to go in 2012!

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  3. You haven't updated this in awhile... I'm guessing you're too busy living life and having your own adventures to read about other folks's (in novel form, anyway). Just thought I'd say "Hi" and let you know I'm interested in your recommendations!

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    1. Sadly, you're semi-right. I haven't been too busy to start books, just to finish them ;P Right now I'm probably mid-way through 4 books. Need to finish them off!

      And you should look at Courtney's 2012 list above. She's been a real bookworm like you this year.

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  4. You could also create a login at Goodreads.com to keep track of your reading list and to-read list. I'm on there and love seeing what my friends are reading right now... does this sound like an advertisement? Ack!

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    1. I'll have to check it out. Sounds like a very good thing for sharing "good reads" hahaha

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