Books read in 2014

Here is the final list of everything I read in 2014. My goal was to read 42 books, but the final number was 54! Yay!

  • Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1), Jim Butcher
  • M is for Magic, Neil Gaiman
  • The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  • The Magic Finger, Roald Dahl
  • The Complete Poems, John Keats
  • Holocausto Brasileiro, Daniela Arbex
  • Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
  • One More Thing, B.J. Novak
  • A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
  • Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  • Worte der Liebe, Goethe
  • The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
  • Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2), Jim Butcher
  • A Book of Nonsense, Edward Lear
  • The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses, Edward Lear
  • Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops, Jen Campbell
  • Bad Girls Don’t Die, Katie Alender
  • Nicola and the Viscount, Meg Cabot
  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • The Lover’s Dictionary, David Levithan
  • Hiperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
  • Amphigorey, Edward Gorey
  • Burning Girls, Veronica Schanoes
  • A Big Hand for the Doctor (Doctor Who #1), Eoin Colfer
  • Songs of Innocence and of Experience, William Blake
  • The Polysyllabic Spree, Nick Hornby
  • More Than This, Patrick Ness
  • Antony and Cleopatra, William Shakespeare
  • Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell
  • Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3), Jim Butcher
  • Shatnerquake, Jeff Burk
  • The 13 Clocks, James Thurber
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote
  • Year Zero, Rob Reid
  • Not A Star, Nick Hornby
  • Tartuffe, Molière
  • The BFG, Roald Dahl
  • Revolting Rhymes, Roald Dahl
  • 1984, George Orwell
  • Men Explain Things To Be, Rebecca Solnit
  • Blank Confession, Pete Hautman
  • The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester
  • The Twits, Roald Dahl
  • Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  • We Were Liars, E. Lockhart
  • A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens
  • Revival, Stephen King
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Bossypants, Tina Fey
  • Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare
  • Young God, Katherine Faw Morris

In 2015, I hope to read 35 books, so I guess it’s time to get started.

[List] Books read in 2012

2012 is coming to an end and I am quite proud (yes, I don’t keep my expectations too high) at the amount of books I read this year! My college being at strike helped, of course, but I still had to study a lot even when I had no classes, which means a good part of the 29 books I managed to read is still on me, I guess.

Here is the list, with a rating on the side of each title:

  1. Nas Profundezas  (The 39 Clues, Book 6), Jude Watson – 5/5
  2. The Tennis Party, Sophie Kinsella – 3/5
  3. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson – 5/5
  4. Watchmen, Alan Moore – 5/5
  5. Matched, Ally Condie – 4/5
  6. Do Contrato Social (The Social Contract), Jean-Jacques Rousseau – 5/5
  7. O Manifesto do Partido Comunista (The Communist Manifesto), Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels – 4/5
  8. The Red Pyramid, Rick Riordan – 3/5
  9. I’ve Got Your Number, Sophie Kinsella – 5/5
  10. Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer – 4/5
  11. O Ninho de Cobras, Peter Lerangis (The 39 Clues, Book 7) – 4/5
  12. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins – 5/5
  13. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins – 5/5
  14. One Day, David Nicholls – 5/5
  15. Mr. Maybe, Jane Green – 1/5
  16. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger – 5/5
  17. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald – 5/5 (Can I give it a 100000/5?)
  18. The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien – 5/5
  19. Runaway, Meg Cabot – 4/5
  20. A Dança do Universo, Marcelo Gleiser – 5/5
  21. More Baths, Less Talking, Nick Hornby – 5/5
  22. O Código do Imperador, Gordon Corman (The 39 Clues, Book 8) – 4/5
  23. An Abundance of Katherines, John Green – 5/5 (Review here)
  24. Ein Kater schwarz wie die Nacht, Henning Mankell – 3/5 (Review here)
  25. A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – 5/5 (Review here)
  26. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde – 5/5 (Review here)
  27. Jinx, Meg Cabot – 5/5 (Review here)
  28. Hush, Hush, Becca Fitzpatrick – 4/5 (Reread, review in 2013)
  29. Crescendo, Becca Fitzpatrick – 3/5 (Review in 2013)

Any thoughts? How many books have you guys read in 2012?

[Extra! Extra!] Christmas presents

As pointed on The Rules, I can only obtain new books in very specific occasions, one of those being as presents. It is perfectly acceptable, then, that I take this magical, snow-falling-somewhere-other-than-Brazil-where-it’s-currently-unbearably-hot season, and make the most of it by transforming every single gift I can into books. And my friends and family, knowing me, are always sweet enough to help!

Here are the books I have been given this Christmas:

books 11. Alice im Wunderland, Lewis Carroll (given by Priscilla, who I met in Germany)

2. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (given by an aunt, with my sister’s help)

3. Pelos Olhos de Maisie (What Maisie Knew), Henry James (also given by my aunt)

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4. Theodore Boone: the abduction, John Grisham (given by my sister, Victória)

5. Looking for AlaskaJohn Green (sort of given by my dad, since he gave me the money)

6. Paper Towns, John Green (also sort of given by my dad)

Here are the books I have given as presents to other people:

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1. 30 Minutos e Pronto (30-Minute Meals), Jamie Oliver (given to my mom, who loves cooking books, but hates spending too much time on the kitchen)

2. Quem Poderia Ser a uma Hora Dessas? (Who Could That Be At This Hour?), Lemony Snicket (given to my sister)

3. Jogos Vorazes (The Hunger Games), Suzanne Collins (given to Priscilla)

And, as a bonus, I got one of my favorite Christmas presents ever from Rebecca: a poster with a marvelous quote by nerd-fighter and awesome-writer John Green about us, nerds:

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That’s, in my opinion, the best way to close 2012 and give 2013 a big welcome: by being enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.

A late Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone!