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1.) HIVE: Higher Intitution of Villainous Education by Mark Walden (<3)
2.) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (re-read x3 for exams)
3.) Alex Rider: Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz
4.) Nemi by Lise Myhre (not really a book, but …)
5.) The Butcher’s Boy by Patrick McCabe
6.) American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (OMFG! o _ o)
7.) Silverfin by Charlie Higson
8.) Blood Fever by Charlie Higson
9.) Double or Die by Charlie Higson (obsession?)
10.) The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan <3
11.) The Novice by Trudi Canavan (love, love, love!)
12.) The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (I absolutely adore this series)
13.) Hybrids by David Thorpe (amazing concept)
14.) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (I was so pleased for Maggie at the end!)
15.) Deathnote: Volume 1 by Tsugami Ohba
16.) What I was by Meg Rossoff (I love this author)
17.) Deathnote: Volume 2 by Tsugami Ohba
18.) Deathnote: Volume 3 by Tsugami Ohba
19.) Deathnote: Volume 4 by Tsugami Ohba (L is amazing!)
20.) Deathnote: Volume 5 by Tsugami Ohba
21.) Deathnote: Volume 6 by Tsugami Ohba
22.) Deathnote: Volume 7 by Tsugami Ohba
23.) Deathnote: Volume 8 by Tsugami Ohba (they’re all mangas, so I’m not sure if they count as books…)
24.) The Handmaid’s Tale by Maragret Atwood (What a stupid ending, it really pissed me off)
25.) Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding
26.) Bridget Jones. The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding (really loed these two books; really funny)
27.) Mr Maybe by Jane Green (okay, just okay)
28.) Structure, Bonding and Main Group Chemistry (revised ed.) by Rod Beavon and Alan Jarvis
29.) Organic Chemistry, Enegetics, Kinetics and Equilibrium (revised ed.) by Brian Chapman and Alan Jarvis
30.) Perfume. The story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind (wow, fucking amazing! I really want to watch the film version now!)
31.) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: York Notes by Steve Roberts
32.) York Notes: Pride and Prejudice by Martin Gray and Laura Gray
33.) York Notes: John Donne, Selected Poems by Phillip Mallet (not that useful, methinks)
34.) Letters to Alice, on first reading Jane Austen by Fay Welson.
35.) Biology 1 endorsed by OCR (:D)
39.) Jane Austen’s Heroines by John Hardy (re-read)
40.) A Preface to Jane Austen by Christopher Gillie
41.) HIVE: Overlord Protocol by Mark Walden (Ha! Love it, soo many twists and turns!)
42.) Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino (OMG!! Amazing, even though the ending left me a tad baffled)
43.) Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult (brilliant, I was literally crying one second and laughing the next!)
44.) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (X4)
45.) New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (x2)
46.) Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (x2) (I’m so addicted to this series of books – and Edward :’D – ugh! I can’t wait until ‘Breaking Dawn’ comes out this August!!)
47.) The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J.Smith (re-read)
48.) The Night World: Daughters of Darkness by L.J.Smith (re-read, still my favourite – Ash is <3)
49.) The Night World: Soulmate by L.J.Smith (re-read)
50.) The Night World: Secret Vampire by L.J.Smith (re-read, ah, I’m going through a vampire phase again :z)
51.) Cherry Heaven by LJ Adlington (like!)
52.) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (what was the big deal??)
53.) Les Liasons Dangerouses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (English translation)
54.) The Importance of being Ernest by Oscar Wilde (lol! This man’s a genius!)
55.) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Gasp! What an AMAZING book, I loved it. Scout’s a doll, Boo Radley’s SO nice and Atticus – what an inspiration! Brilliant book – another firm favourite!)
56.) Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (lol!! LOVEEE, literally 756 pages of pure joy (apart from Bella’s pregnancy thing, that just really highlighted the importance of contaception to me :x))
57.) Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot (like the first one better tbh)
58.) The Pact by Jodi Piccoult (reread, but I still love it)
59.) The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (love!)
60.) Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer (reread, agh I’m just about to start the latest book in the series: AF and the Time Paradox – can’t wait!!)
61.) Vampirates – Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper (Really liked!)
62.) Vampirates – Tide of Terror by Justin Somper (Awesome, just like the first. I can’t wait to read the third!)
63.) Caddy Ever After by Hilary McKay (Brilliant! The Casson family books always make me feel happy and warm ^ – ^)
64.) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (an amazing book. So strange and so lovely.)
65.) Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (I can’t believe I havent read these before.)
66.) Eye for an Eye by Malorie Blackman (Jude is completely fucked up)
67.) Skip Beat 1 by Yoshiki Nakamura (Didn’t really like the draings, but Ren was good :P)
68.) Vampire Knight 1 by Matsuri Hino (lovelovelove, especially Kaname! ^ – ^ The anime’s awesome too :D !)
69.) Lazy Ways to Make a Living by Abigail Bosanko (reread, and omg, I love this book.)
70.) Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. (I absolutely loved it ^ – ^ Sophie Kinsella is epic!)
71.) Artemis Fowl and The Time Paradox by Eion Colfer (Argh – Holly and Arty? Wtf?!?)
72.) D.N.Angel: volume 1 by Yuriku Sugasaki (good story, even though it did kind of confuse me at first :z)
73.) D.N.Angel: volume 2 by Yuriku Sugasaki (awesome – really want to read the next volume now)
74.) Full Metal Alchemist: volume 1 by Hiromu Arakawa (love this – the Elric Brothers are awesome!)
75.) The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (I’ve been dying to read this books for months – it was well worth the wait! Brilliant!)
76.) H.I.V.E – Escape Velocity by Mark Walden (loved it!)
77.) Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (Okay…)
78.) Quidditch through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp/ J.K. Rowling
79.) Diary of a Manhatten Call Girl by Tracy Quan (very good read)
80.) The Window by Carol Ellis (good end to the year :)) 5 years ago


Thanks to having weeks off at a time and my yard sale not being successful I was able to get to 80 faster than I thought…for a while I wasn’t reading at all, so I hope I can get back on track to make my ultimate goal of 200….

1. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty – 253 pages
2. Beauty’s Punishment – 233 pages
3. Beauty’s Release – 238 pages
4. The Vampire In Legend and Fact – 208 pages
5. Letters From Ruth’s Attic: 31 Daily Insights for Knowing God’s Love – 72 pages
6. Tales of Blood and Lust: Night Bites, Vampire Stories by Women – 259 pages
7. Never Cross a Vampire – 182 pages
8. Liquid Dreams of Vampires – 254 pages
9. Conviction – 465 pages
10. Food For Health & Healing – 368 pages
11. The Secret of Happiness – 162 pages
12. God’s Promises For Your Every Need – 340 pages
13. Secrets of my Hollywood Life – 250 pages
14. Baby-Sitters Club Book – 139 pages
15. Vampires Two Centuries of Great Vampire Stories – 621 pages
16. Weird Vampire Tales 30 Blood-Chilling Stories from the Weird Fiction Pulps – 442 pages
17. The Franchise Lebron James & The Remaking of the Cleveland Cavaliers – 206 pages
18. The Nasty Bits – 288 pages
19. The Clash – 136 pages
20. Indians Yearbook – 96 pages
21. Ordinary Horror – 230 pages
22. The Killing Dance -286 pages
23. Breaking the Da Vinci Code – 188 pages
24. Leave a Candle Burning – 319 pages
25. Blood – 354 pages
26. Nothing But Victory – 738 pages
27. Borrowed Time – 397 pages
28. Travels With Charley – 275 pages
29. The Gift and the Curse – 313 pages
30. The Long Tattoo – 199 pages
31. Up the Down Stair Case – 350 pages
32. The Making of the President 1960 – 447 pages
33. P.S. Your Not Listening – 215 pages (yes it’s spelled Your…it’s a teenager’s book, or young adult)
34. Fifteen American One-Act Plays – 308 pages ( I almost didn’t read this one, but I’m all about I did)
35. Peter’s Pence – 268 pages
36. Snackleton’s Vallant Voyage – 218 pages
37. Pier’s Anthony and Eternity – 378 pages
38. Wielding A Red Sword – 313 pages
39. 14 Great Tales of ESP – 303 pages
40. Ben Hur – 446 pages
41. 52 Miles to Terror – 124 pages
42. Mark Twain’s Best – 250 pages
43. All Quiet on the Western Front – 175 pages (I had to read it my freshman year, and a guy my sister-in-law works with gave her a big stack of books and it was in there so I figured I’d read it again and actually pay attention)
44. The Mayor of Casterbridge – 256 pages
45. A Death in the Family – 318 pages
46. Peace With God – 210 pages
47. An American Woman – 302 pages
48. The Growing Years of American Literature – 318 pages
49. A Second Book of Notification – 242 pages
50. A Second Book of Stories – 260 pages
51. Smashed – 343 pages
52. The Longest Battle – 304 pages
53. Elements of Style – 307 pages
54. The Official Cleveland Indians 2008 Yearbook – 96 pages
55. 2007-2008 Cleveland Cavaliers Media Guide – 340 pages
56. Cleveland Indians 2008 Information & Record Book – 520 pages
57. Cleveland Indians 2007 Information & Record Book – 515 pages
58. Two on the Run – 298 pages
59. Invasion – 338 pages
60. Broken Angels – 528 pages
61. The Man Who Smiled – 438 pages
62. Live Bait 386 pages
63. Want To Play – 454 pages
64. Size Doesn’t Matter – 280 pages
65. The Queen’s Fool – 488 pages
66. The Sweet Far Thing – 819 pages
67. Sex with Kinds: 500 years of adultery, power, rivalry, and revenge – 255 pages
68. Wideacre – 648 pages
69. House of Many Ways – 404 pages
70. Twins or Quads – 185 pages
71. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Cleveland Indians History – 174 pages
72. The Truth War – 224 pages
73. Teacher Man – 258 pages
74. The Ghost Next Door – 124 pages
75. Why? – 144 pages
76.Heart of a Champion – 192 pages
77. Sex and the City – 289 pages
78. Wicked (spanish version) – 508 pages
79. Son of a Witch – 337 pages
80. Wicked Lovely – 328 pages 6 years ago

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