Gigantic "To Do" List: Reading and Reviewing

I’m feeling overwhelmed by my “required” reading and reviewing piles.  In order to help myself stay on track, I decided to write a trusty list.

To be reviewed:

  • The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (a satisfying ending)
  • Homicide Related: A Ryan Dooley Mystery by Norah McClintock (even better than the first!)
  • The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds (odd but interesting)
  • Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala (fun mg graphic novel)
  • Mugen Spiral v.1 by Mizuho Kusangagi (good but not memorable)
  • Vampire Knight v.4-7 by Matsuri Hino (much better vampire story than Twilight)
  • The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore (atmospheric supernatural story) review

To be read:

  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman (Oct. 14 — Adult Book Club)
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green (Nov. 5 — High School Book Club)
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (Nov. 5 — High School Book Club)
  • How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford (Nov. 10 — ROYAL)
  • Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan (Nov. 10 — ROYAL)
  • Ghost Huntress Book 1: The Awakening by Marley Gibson (Nov. 10 — ROYAL)
  • Ash by Melinda Lo (Nov. 10 — ROYAL)
  • Chasing Boys by Karen Tayleur (Nov. 10 — ROYAL)

Plus, I have less than a week (until Oct. 9) to read a few more books to make a semi-respectable showing at the It’s the End of the World Challenge, hosted by Becky’s Book Reviews.

Let’s see how I do!


About Casey

I am a librarian who loves all things reading, especially teen literature.
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6 Responses to Gigantic "To Do" List: Reading and Reviewing

  1. Peter N says:

    I loved “A clockwork orange” as a movie. Have you seen it? If so, would you compare the book.

    • Casey says:

      I haven’t seen the movie but the students in the book club are interested in doing a read the book then watch the movie type thing so I’ll let you know.

  2. Ladytink_534 says:

    I still need to read The Last Olympian and those Vampire Knight vol. Ash is on my TBR list as well. Good luck!

    • Casey says:


      The Vampire Knights are great. I’m excited for the next volumes I’m just worried that I’ll get burned with a very manga-like ending to the story (unhappy/unresolved) or that the story will be drawn out for too long. Sometimes I’m just not cut out for manga but so far I’m completely hooked.

  3. Kelly says:

    Love the list! If I have 10 spare minutes in a day, I’ll usually make a list for 5 minutes of it & stare at it for another 3 minutes to decide what to do first, then start doing something if I have enough time left after that.

    A co-worker is going to lend me Ash, so maybe we’ll read it at the same time. :-)

    • Casey says:

      Yeah, I’m a big list writer. I love being able to cross something off; I feel so accomplished. Sometimes, though, I just feel inadequate when I can’t finish the list. :)

      I’ll be interested to see what you think of Ash…I’ll be interested to see what I think of Ash. :)

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