So, I saw that a bunch of people had a goal last year to read 50 books and I thought that was a marvelous idea. I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Paul Harding speak about a year ago, and he said that you can't write any better than the best thing you've read, so I figure if that's not motivation to go and read more than what is? Anyway, that being said, I'm going to keep track of my books here, and I would also love recommendations. Or just to talk about books in general. Here goes! The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride Firegirl by Tony Abbott The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau Paper Towns by John Greene The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams Hold Me Closer, Neromancer by Lish McBride The Counterfeit Revival by Hank Hanegraaff (currently reading) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, idea by Siobhan Dowd (currently reading) Total count: 12/50 One fifth of the way there party!