I'm behind again, but here's what I've read since I've last posted:
8. Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins
--Didn't enjoy this one as much as the first book, but it is still worth the read.
by Suzanne Collins
--I don't know what to think of this series after reading all three. Sure I enjoyed it, but it seems to end rather anticlimactically given everything that is built up in books one and two. Still worth the read though, if for nothing else than to have closure on Katniss.
10. Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel
by Jonathan Morris
--Gotta love the Doctor, and the Weeping Angels are some of the best villains ever created for the Mad Man in the Blue Box. I really enjoyed this story ... it's really creepy, but also a lot of fun it's the best of both worlds of Doctor Who.
11. Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Black Island
by Mike Tucker
read by Anthony Stewart Head
--Listened to this one with my kids (who are big Whovians). They really enjoyed it (as did I) and Head's reading is great! An added plus is that this is a good old fashioned monster story, just set in the universe of Doctor Who, and comes with all the attendant fun, mayhem, and science fiction that goes along with the Doctor's adventures.
12. The Alienist
by Caleb Carr
--I love this book. This is the book that inspired me (way back in 2000) to start my book reviews (which are on indefinite hiatus right now). It is one of the best police procedurals/serial killer hunts that I have ever read, all the more so since it is set in 1896, and Teddy Roosevelt is one of the main characters.
13. One Second After
by William R. Forstchen
--My Dad recommended this book to me, and I read it ... it follows one town's attempts to survive in the wake of a terrorist attack on the United States (in the form of an electromagnetic pulse) that disables every last electrical item in the U.S. It's a pretty gripping story, even if it is punctuated by the author's own Hawkish and EXTREMELY conservative politics (Newt Gingrich wrote the foreword, if that is any indication) that I don't agree with personally. That aside, though, it is a very gripping and fast read and will probably scare the pants off of you.
Hopefully I'll have more to come soon...
Books for 2012: 1. Batman: No Man's Land, 2. Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll, An Exclusive Audio Adventure, 3. The Shimmer, 4. Let the Right One In, 5. Doctor Who: The Pirate Loop, 6. Those Across the River, 7. The Hunger Games, 8. Catching Fire, 9. Mockingjay, 10. Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel, 11. Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Black Island, 12. The Alienist, 13. One Second After,