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What are you reading?

I have a goal of reading 52 books this year, obviously an average of one per week. I’m currently well on my way, with 39 books under my proverbial belt and two others on my shelf from the library waiting to be read.

I have always avoided books about magic or vampires or other “shadow” or dark worldy things, mostly because it always seemed like a lot of gibberish language to learn just to comprehend the book. I’ve never read the Harry Potter series or the Twilight books (I know, I know, nerd girl slander!). But recently I’ve gotten into a series about Shadowhunters, who fight demons and have dealings with vampires and werewolves. It’s the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, and I am hooked.  They’re not a new series, though they are still considered current, and there is a movie in production of the first book, City of Bones.

I’m smack-dab in the middle of the series, having finished City of Bones, City of Ashes, and also skipped to the prequel Infernal Devices series and reading Clockwork Angel, which is set several centuries before the Mortal Instruments books but is set in the same world with similar Shadowhunter characters. I’ll give a full review in a few weeks after I’ve completed them all, but if you’re wondering what I’m reading these days, that’s it!

How about you? What are you reading now, other than board books?

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About Krista

Krista is a full-time working mom of two boys, currently aged 6 and 7. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, Brandon.


  1. OK 1st off READ HARRY POTTER NOW!!!!!!!! I don’t look down on you for the Twilight thing– I actually look down on myself for liking them. But Harry Potter is a must read. It has to happen. The first couple books are very childish, but they mature quickly.
    That said, I am reading the Wheel of Time series. So far it’s pretty good, but with 13 books in the series, plus I want to reread the Hobbit before it comes out at Christmas I need to get reading! After Ido all those I may read The Mortal Instruments. Oh and you need to read The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. They are so very good.

  2. OMG I love Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices. I even met Cassie last year right after Clockwork Prince came out. Love Love Love these books. My goal is 110 books this year, and I have read 76, so I’m getting there.

  3. Wow! You people are amazing! 52 books? 110 books!? I am lucky if I read 2 non-board books a year (except the year I read Twilight…some of them more than once…)! Thank you for the recommendations. We finally got library cards in our new town and I’ve been having a hard time deciding on anything to read. I recently finished “Matched” by Ally Condie. It’s a YA book and to be honest I would say it is geared more for teenagers (I read it at the suggestion of one of my youth group girls so, that makes sense). It was OK. It was a nice coming-of-age, distopian world, love triangle kind of book. Definitely tailwinding Twilight and the Hunger Games. Very easy read if you end up needing to cram one in to reach your goal 😉

  4. Dang Kim! I knew my 52 books in a year was child’s play for many serious readers, but seriously?? 🙂

  5. Joy – I really liked Matched but couldn’t get into Crossed, the sequel. I’m reading most of the YA books because they’re what our youth group girls are reading too. They’re all into the Mortal Instruments books. I’m having them read Halflings, a newish Christian YA Fiction book kind of in that genre, we’re going to have like a book club meeting to discuss it afterward.

    I highly recommend Delirium and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver!