While doing some tidying up earlier this morning, I added a few more “conquered” books to a growing stack on my piano. Outside of textbooks and academic articles, I am surprised by how much I’ve read since January! (I’d like to let the record reflect that not all of these books are stacked on the piano — many were checked out from my local library, museum, and/or borrowed via inter-library loan.)

Here’s a list of what I’ve read thus far:

  1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson   
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 
  3. Peak by Roland Smith 
  4. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick 
  5. Divergent by Veronica Roth 
  6. Insurgent by Veronica Roth 
  7. The Maze Runner by James Dashner 
  8. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner  
  9. The Death Cure by James Dashner 
  10. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff 
  11. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi 
  12. I am J by Cris Beam 
  13. Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyup 
  14. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
  15. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 
  16. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 
  17. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  18. Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation (graphic novel) by Ray Bradbury and Tim Hamilton 
  19. Match to Flame: The Fictional Paths to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Donn Albright, and Jon Eller
  20. A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories by Ray Bradbury 
  21. Ray Bradbury by Wayne Johnson
  22. 120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature by Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova
  23. True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries edited by Kathy Barco and Valerie Nye
  24. The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
  25. Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds by Dawn B. Sova
  26. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  27. Conjured by Chelsea Bellingeri
  28. Article 5 by Kristin Simmons
  29. Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
  30. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  31. Europe’s Free Press: The Underground Newspapers of Occupied Lands Described as Far as the Censor Permits by Vincent Brome
  32. Exhibit Labels: An Interactive Approach by Beverly Serrell
  33. Exhibit Makeovers: A Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums by Alice Parman and Jeffrey Jane Flowers
  34. Hitler’s Mein Kampf in Britain and America: A Publishing History, 1930-39 by James J. Barnes
  35. How to (Un)cage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block
  36. Jar City: A Reykjavík Thriller by Arnaldur Indridason
  37. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (1): The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  38. Preservation Management for Libraries, Archives, and Museums edited by G.E. Gorman and Sydney J. Shep
  39. Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust by Eve Bunting
  40. The Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943: Ghetto, Underground, Revolt by Yisrael Gutman
  41. X-Men: Magneto Testament by Pak and Di Giandomenico
  42. Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit & Wisdom From History’s Greatest Wordsmiths by Mardy Grothe
  43. Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pajamas by Judy Parkinson

Not bad for almost 6 months (plus being in graduate school)!