Katia Raina

The Magic Mirror

My bookshelf

In no particular order:                                                        

Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk

A Strange Sweet Song, by Adi Rule

Audacity, by Melanie Crowder

Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities, by Mike Jung

The Book of Life By Angel and Heck Superhero by Martine Leavitt

Inside Out and Back Again, by Tanhha Lai

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, by Meg Medina

Sailing Alone Around The Room, by Billy Collins (poetry)

Lighthead, by Terrance Hayes (poetry)

Stag’s Leap, by Sharon Olds (poetry)

Lucifer at Starlight, by Kim Addonizio (poetry)

Reality Boy and Please Ignore Vera Dietz, by A.S. King

The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, by emily danforth

My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult

The DUFF, by Kody Keplinger

Doll Bones, by Holly Black

Make Lemonade, by Virginia Euwer Wolff

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

The Sky Is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson

Breaking Stalin’s Nose, by Eugene Yelchin

The Spectacular Now, by Tim Tharpe

The Undearneath, by Kathi Appelt

How To Save A Life, by Sara Zarr

Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver

Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary Schmidt

Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe and Sammi And Juliana In Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

My name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

The Pull of Gravity, by Gae Polisner

Across The Universe, by Beth Revis

Diary of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden

Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine

A Step from Heaven and Wait for Me, by An Na

The Truth About Forever and Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen

Poemcrazy by Susan Goldsmith Woolridge

Book Thief by Mark Zusack

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

FEED, by M.T. Anderson

All seven Harry Potters by Everyone-Knows-Who

But wait, wait, wait! How could I have forgotten Devil’s Arithmetic, by Jane Yolen? Or Giver, by Lois Lowry?

And even now, somebody’s fingers are hitting the computer keys hard, typing up something I will love tomorrow…

(subject to continuous updates)…



  1. This is a very cool idea for a page. I love to know what writers are reading. Every month the Victorian Writers Centre produce a magazine which features interviews with Australian authors. The end of each interview has a section where the writer answers the question: What are you reading right now? Sometimes those sections were the only thing I had time for. They were great.

    I find your blog very interesting, particularly as I know next to nothing about the Soviet Union. Your blog is the kind that one needs to have time to sit down with as the posts can be long and deep. I often don’t have that sort of time so its nice to see you interchanging short and long posts and its great to be able to flick to this page for a quick scan of your list. I also really like your book reviews. Given whats on your bookshelf, I can tell I’d like anything you recommend.

    BTW, I absolutely loved Water for Elephants!

    Comment by Teresa | May 28, 2010 | Reply

  2. I personally read, “Before I Fall,” by Lauren Oliver, the two books of Khaled hosseini, the first four books of Harry Potter (or maybe five, can’t remember), secret life of bees…two other books of Sarah Dessen (keeping the mood and dreamland, and four other books of jodi (The Pact, 19 minutes, house rules and picture perrfect). Many ppl telling me to read water for elephants. nice list! I’m wondering if it’s uptodate

    Comment by AH | December 26, 2012 | Reply

    • hmmm, could use a bit of updating to tell you the truth… Just a little 🙂

      Comment by Katia Raina | December 26, 2012 | Reply

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