I recognize that it is August.  But since it is August, I’m more likely to hold myself accountable?  All right, that seems wrong somehow.  In any case, the goal I set for myself this year was to read at least 75 books.  Normally my yearly goal is to simply read more than I read the year before.  But a move and a nasty bout of depression last calendar year yielded very few books actually read, so 75, while low-balling it, still accomplishes the initial goal of ‘more than last year’.

My GoodReads profile should be in the sidebar there somewhere, but for authenticity’s sake, I’m including a list of all the books I’ve actually read so far. Since it’s a list, it’s more or less commentary free, although I’ll throw it out there, it’s roughly 70% YA fiction and 20% airport pulp. I’m not ashamed! Please to enjoy this list, introspection forthcoming.

01. Matched by Ally Condie
02. Welcome to My World by Johnny Weir
03. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
04. Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O’Malley
05. Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe by Bryan Lee O’Malley
06. Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley
07. Ready Or Not by Meg Cabot
08. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
09. Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
10. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
11. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Anna Brashares
12. Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
13. Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay
14. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
15. Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris
16. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
17. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
18. Living Large by Sarah Zoe Wexler
19. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
20. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
21. Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris
22. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
23. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
24. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
25. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
26. Bite Me by Christopher Moore
27. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
28. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
29. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
30. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
31. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
32. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
33. Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
34. Lies by Michael Grant
35. Bossypants by Tina Fey
36. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
37. Chicks Dig Time Lords by Lynne M. Thomas*
38. False Memory by Dean Koontz
39. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
40. Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal
41. The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney by Suzanne Harper
42. Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
43. The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler
44. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
45. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
46. Ever by Gail Carson Levine
47. Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
48. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
49. Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
50. Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
51. Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters
52. Beastly by Alex Flinn
53. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
54. Passing Strange by Daniel Waters
55. Parking for Mars by Mary Roach
56. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
57. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
58. One Door Away From Heaven by Dean Koontz
59. Spoiled by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan