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Display Name: becomethecatalyst
About me: I like reading, writing, cooking, listening,jamming to music, minor anime and video game playing, watching action movies. etc.
Reading Interests: I read a jack of all trades in the fiction sections and by that I mean mostly every section that's not non-fiction.

becomethecatalyst's Book Lists
Books I've Read through life that I can remember reading (312 titles)
a Compilation of most of the books I have read off the top of my head that I can remember reading so far in my life. Including a few kids, preteen & Teen books as well as adult fiction, sci-fi/fantasy mystery a little non-fiction etc.

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Cover ArtGo Ask Alice
good dark moving & sad...a tough possible truth that could happen to anyone who falls into that dark well.   posted Jan 28, 2014 at 7:01PM

Cover ArtTuesdays with Morrie
by Albom, Mitch, 1958-
I read this for Psych esteem class in high school which was an elective, didn't enjoy the book at first but it grew on me.   posted Mar 7, 2012 at 1:23PM

Cover ArtThe Hunger Games
by Collins, Suzanne
I really liked this book. HOWEVER it's really overrated at the same time!! & I want to see the movie but have a feeling I will leave the theatres disappointed   posted Feb 29, 2012 at 2:11PM

Cover ArtHatchet
by Paulsen, Gary.
I remember really hating this book and finding it extremley boring. Don't read it!!!   posted Feb 29, 2012 at 2:06PM

Cover ArtDon't say a word
by Klavan, Andrew
Not that much different from the movie though the movie was good I was hoping for more to the story   posted Feb 29, 2012 at 1:59PM

Cover ArtShe would draw flowers : a book of poems
by Bergh, Kirsten Savitri.
the author was a friend of my sister's and very young when she died I remember her even though I was young she had so much potential and was a really good friend   posted Feb 29, 2012 at 1:44PM

Cover ArtWhy mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale
by Aardema, Verna.
the story and the Illustrations are phenomenal   posted Feb 29, 2012 at 1:43PM

Cover ArtWhere the heart is
by Letts, Billie.
Liked the book better than the movie though that's usually how it goes. though the movie wasn't that bad I still loved the book more.   posted Feb 29, 2012 at 1:35PM

Cover ArtHeckedy Peg
by Wood, Audrey
Loved, Loved,loved, this book as a little kid. Though many might find a witch into cannabilism scary LOL.   posted Feb 29, 2012 at 1:34PM

Cover ArtThe client
by Grisham, John.
The Very first suspense book I ever picked up, I took it on spring break with me to a funeral to escape the outside world.   posted Jul 22, 2011 at 6:19PM

Cover ArtThe girl with the dragon tattoo
by Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004
fascinating on a level of which I couldn't put it down.   posted Jul 22, 2011 at 6:18PM

Cover ArtRunning with scissors : a memoir
by Burroughs, Augusten.
I don't know what else to say but "mildly disturbing"?   posted Jul 22, 2011 at 6:16PM

Cover ArtDreams made flesh
by Bishop, Anne.
I was glad that these short stories provided some background story on Saetan Before Daemon and Lucivar grew up and the in between stuff from book two to three with Lucivar and Marian.   posted Jul 22, 2011 at 6:15PM

Cover ArtThe gunslinger
by King, Stephen, 1947-
Despite being a "king" fan I did not like this book too much and won't be pursuing the dark tower series.   posted May 11, 2011 at 10:37AM

Cover ArtA dog called Kitty
by Wallace, Bill, 1947-
everybody has to have some book they love that is about animals this is one of mine, I loved this story as a kid and still do.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 4:30PM

Cover ArtThe stand : the complete & uncut edition
by King, Stephen, 1947-
Stephen King in one of his finest novels yet, & not to mention this book made it to my top favorites of all time list.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:13PM

Cover ArtHeir to the Shadows / Anne Bishop.
by Bishop, Anne.
Trust me the more Anne Bishop writes the more axious I am that she will stop this series which would be a seriously bad thing because I don't think I will ever be ready to this series to come to an end. Keep writing Anne Bishop!   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:10PM

Cover ArtThe angel experiment
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Buckle up and get ready to ride! this book takes off from the start and keeps on going!   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:09PM

Cover ArtThe angel experiment
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Buckle up and get ready to ride! this book takes off from the start and keeps on going!   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:09PM

Cover ArtThe good, the bad, and the undead
by Harrison, Kim.
move over K. Hamilton fans Kim Harrison is carving a fantastic path through new fantasy   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:08PM

Cover ArtDead witch walking
by Harrison, Kim.
a good sassy read with excellent charachter development on the main charachter as the series progresses this is the first book in the series & I plan to devour the whole series from start to end.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:06PM

Cover ArtThe pool of two moons
by Forsyth, Kate, 1966-
Second book in the Witches of Elianan Series (Don't Know if I Spelled the series name right) but overall a good book, may not have been very fast paced but I still liked it regardless.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:05PM

Cover ArtThe pool of two moons
by Forsyth, Kate, 1966-
Second book in the Witches of Elianan Series (Don't Know if I Spelled the series name right) but overall a good book, may not have been very fast paced but I still liked it regardless.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:05PM

Cover ArtWhite oleander : a novel
by Fitch, Janet, 1955-
I loved this Book! it helped me get closure, on some of my life, and gave good insight to how bad foster homes, Abuse and life can sometimes be at times. I really, and I mean really rank this book high up on my list of good books to read!   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:03PM

Cover ArtRiptide
by Coulter, Catherine.
good book, I didn't suspect the twist in the end which made it an even better read on my end.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 1:02PM

Cover ArtPlaying with fire : tales of an extra ordinary girl
by Showalter, Gena.
Although the main charachter is a little shallow, it only adds to the story, Humorous funny and not a bad crack at the contemporary fantasy romance theme!   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 12:58PM

Cover ArtTwice as hot
by Showalter, Gena.
an elemental romance with some snarky people and some good humor, a creative read.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 12:57PM

Cover ArtThe pillars of the world
by Bishop, Anne.
Anne Bishop Stays true to her form with yet another amazing series, although this one isn't as top notch as the "Black Jewels Series" it is still worth a good read more than once, I was impressed keep writing Anne Bishop! I am truly a fan!   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 12:55PM

Cover ArtThe Wizard of Oz
by Baum, L. Frank 1856-1919.
I really couldn't tell you why I even read this book, I hate the wizard of oz although the majority of the population loves this book & the movie I cannot stand either.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 12:54PM

Cover ArtA child called
This True story is really tragic don't read unless you have the rose-colored glasses off and think it will help you find closure.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 12:52PM

Cover ArtThe lightning thief
by Riordan, Rick.
Excellent way to get kids and adults alike into mythology! I loved this book, then again I love mythology as well. The Movie wasn't that good though but the series awesome if you end up seeing the movie first don't judge the book by the movie cause you'll truly miss out.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 11:14AM

Cover ArtThe secret garden
by DuBose, Martha Hailey.
I'm not too much of a fan for the classics but in elementry school I picked this one up...wasn't really a fan, I did like another classic by the orignal author of this book by burnett, which was a little princess and that although sad is worth checking out book & movie alike.   posted Apr 8, 2011 at 10:43AM

Cover ArtAlice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking glass,
I have very fond memories of this book, what's not to like?   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:24PM

Cover ArtGo ask Alice
A Book I believe every teen must read at least once.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:23PM

Cover ArtJames and the giant peach
by Dahl, Roald
Creative and fascinating with a great beginning, middle & end!   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:22PM

Cover ArtMoon called
by Briggs, Patricia
The first installment of the Mercy Thompson series, a decent read. Not great but not bad either. I an pulled in enough to want to pursue some more of the series eventully but it's not that strong of a pull.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:21PM

Cover ArtCry wolf
by Briggs, Patricia
This book is part of the Alpha & Omega series that is in a part of Mercy Thompson's world & Although I seem to like the Mercy Thompson Series a little better, this one is still worth checking out if you like The Mercy Thompson series.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:19PM

Cover ArtLoves music, loves to dance
by Clark, Mary Higgins.
this is one of my top three mary Higgins Clark favorites, My other two being "the Cradle will Fall" & "Weep No More My Lady." if you like light suspense/fiction give mary higgins clark a check out at the local library or your nearby bookstore she most likely won't dissappoint.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:18PM

Cover ArtBone crossed
by Briggs, Patricia
now I may be reading this series out of order and for that am slightly confused with some of the subtle references they make it in it but from what I can grasp it was a pretty good book I decided to start from the beginning of the Mercy Thompson series After picking it up which is titled Moon Called which you can find a little ways below this title on this list.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:15PM

Cover ArtThe mitten : a Ukrainian folktale
by Brett, Jan, 1949-
A Classic I Grew Up with, the storie is good, as are the illustrations, I loved this book as a kid & still feel a sort of nastalgia towards it.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:13PM

Cover ArtEach peach pear plum
by Ahlberg, Janet.
a book i fondly grew up with, very repetitive and cute, I ended up buying a copy for my neice a couple birthdays back so I could share the memories with someone else & she loves it. My sister says she doesn't go to sleep without having it read to her most of the time.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:11PM

Cover ArtThe witches
by Dahl, Roald
I Actually saw the movie before I read the book, however the book of course is even better, Roald dahl Again had outdone himself in writing yet another wonderful book.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:10PM

Cover ArtTikki Tikki Tembo
by Mosel, Arlene.
You know those childhood books you grow up with you know you just have to include on book lists that include children's reads, well...this is one of them.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:08PM

Cover ArtThe cradle will fall
by Clark, Mary Higgins.
Possibly my favorite Mary Higgins Clark Book, it was also the first one I ended up picking up by this author as well. I have read it more then once and not felt guilty about reading it again, instead of reading books I haven't yet got around to reading yet.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:06PM

Cover ArtLittle women
by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
I hate, hate, hate this classic it brings back bitter memories of a friendship break-up I had with a person who was my best friend in elementry school, at the time we shared a keen interest for this book and always played our "imaginary games/house based on this book" but I guess X-best friends can make or break books just as well as they can anything else.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:04PM

Cover ArtWeep no more my lady [audio cassette]
by Clark, Mary Higgins.
One of Those good light reads that aren't a waste of time & you don't feel guilty reading. I Could only find the audio book in the catalog so that's why it says audio cassette in the title. but I did fact read the book and not listen to the audio. I'm not the hugest fan of audio not that I'm trying to knock audio books I just don't count them as something you can acutally count as reading.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:01PM

Cover ArtSadako and the thousand paper cranes
by Coerr, Eleanor.
Really sad book I read in elementry School as a Required reading assignment, I Felt bad after reading it though still ended up liking it.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 10:59PM

Cover ArtLike water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romanc
by Esquivel, Laura, 1950-
tragic, sad, heartwarming, heatwreching good book.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 10:55PM

Cover ArtThe Da Vinci code : a novel
by Brown, Dan, 1964-
A good read with an interesting twist. this book became a big hit for it's time though I would have to say may be overated although still a very good book. don't bother seeing the movie but then again I am biased I really am not a fan of tom hanks.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 10:55PM

Cover ArtThe exorcist
by Blatty, William Peter.
A Dark Gritty Book, Which I found a as a good yet disturbing read. Though I read it before the dime a dozen movies started spewing out their crud.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 10:52PM

Cover ArtThe city of Ember
by DuPrau, Jeanne.
Had to say I was expecting something different from this book and wasn't impressed.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 9:17PM

Cover ArtDeception point
by Brown, Dan, 1964-
Although not part of the Robert Langdon Series, still a decent supsenseful thriller this one instead of focusing on symbology is more on the subjects of science & politics. a fairly decent read.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 9:16PM

Cover ArtAngels & demons
by Brown, Dan, 1964-
By far my favorite Dan Brown Book, four priests have been picked out, abuducted, and threatened to be killed by the use of the four elements, and that's just the tip of the ice berg as Robert Langdon the symbologist tries to stop the murders from happening.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 9:13PM

Cover ArtSolomon's jar
by Archer, Alex.
in this series Joan of Arc reincarnated as an archaologist fights with a broad-sword pretty neat at first but the author should stop making books now because she has like 50   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 9:07PM

Cover ArtThe Count of Monte Cristo
by Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
In All honesty I didn't like the book as much as I liked the movie, the movie had a happier ending then the book but it is a classic and I had to pick it up for a reading class in High School because my teacher "couldn't think of anything else at the time to assign."   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 9:04PM

Cover ArtMatilda
by Dahl, Roald
Roald Dahl, has always been a good writer, to this day I still have at least two or three of his books on my bookshelf & I am currently In my twenties! Matilda is one of those titles. witty, funny, & brilliant about sum up this kids story that I grew up with and still am a fan of to this day.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 9:01PM

Cover ArtArchEnemy
by Beddor, Frank.
The third Installemnt and most likely the last of the "Looking Glass Wars series" by far probably the most fast paced of the three but not necessarily the best of the three either I was impressed and not by the ending, it even wasn't done bad, they just crammed a little to much detail into the last chapter and could have gone into a little more discriptive detail on the last battle which I was exepecting would last a little longer then the second to last chapter or less.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 8:57PM

Cover ArtSeeing Redd
by Beddor, Frank.
The Second installment of the "looking glass wars" continues the story of the current mayhem & war in wonderland. Where Queen Alyss of White Imagination Faces off against her aunt Redd of black imagination.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 8:54PM

Cover ArtInto the mist
by Banks, Maya.
I only read this book because I was able to buy it for cheap on my nook, it was ok, as it goes I'm not to highly into the romance genre and this was for sure more a romance then suspense, & I would't read it again for probably the reason that it was mostly romance but if you like that kind of stuff this would be a contemporary romance to check out   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 8:50PM

Cover ArtOut of the shadows
by Hooper, Kay.
a paranormal investigative series that I think should not be shelved in the romance section of the book stores at barnes & Noble considering it is more mystery or fiction suspence then romantic. Anyways a good read for paranormal fiction like style. I found it a good light read and interesting   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 8:48PM

Cover ArtSebastian
by Bishop, Anne.
not as good as neither the black jewels series or the Tir alainn series.. wasnt all that impressed with it. Even the author's style of writing was quite different.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 8:46PM

Cover ArtAshes to ashes
by Hoag, Tami
The serial killer lights his victims on fire! how wicked is that!? if you like thriller mysteries then this is a good gritty book for you.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 8:45PM

Cover ArtThe silence of the lambs
by Harris, Thomas, 1940-
Good book, Good movie, Creepy and utterly suspenseful.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 8:43PM

Cover ArtHannibal
by Harris, Thomas, 1940-
This was one ending to a series that I was completley unimpressed with the ending to the movie was better then the book and the movie was terrible. This book was a waste of time it left me feeling disappointed. It wouldn't have been so bad if it had ended quite differently.   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 8:42PM

Cover ArtDaughter of the blood
by Bishop, Anne.
This is one of my favorite book series of all time, it's what threw me into the fantasy genre & ever series I have since come by has paled in comparison   posted Apr 7, 2011 at 8:38PM

Cover ArtThe red pyramid
by Riordan, Rick.
it’s called the throne of fire? I think, regardless the release date is seen above or if you don’t believe me check the barnes & noble website the book is available for pre-order as we are posting comments   posted Mar 26, 2011 at 5:29PM

Cover ArtThe red pyramid
by Riordan, Rick.
sorry my to those wondering when the next Kane Chronicles book is coming out is on May,3 2011   posted Mar 26, 2011 at 5:27PM


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