Saturday, May 29, 2010

Halfway There - 50 Book Challenge 2010

I am on a roll here this year.  It is just the end of May and I have reached the halfway point in this year's 50 book challenge.  I am thrilled with this because it means I'm on pace for 60 books this year, which given that I have a toddler, a full time job, a freelance job, a blog and am attempting to train for a 5k, makes me feel pretty darn good.  (Also, it makes me want a nap!).  As always I'm looking for new recommendations.  Feel free to ask me about any of the books here or any of the others from previous years.  They can all be found on my sidebar.  In the meantime, it isn't too late to set a reading goal for yourself.  It helps me relax and keeping it in my life makes me happy.  I'm glad to commit to it each year!

50 Book Challenge 2010

1. Follow the Model: Miss J's Guide to Unleashing Presence, Poise, and Power by J. Alexander
2. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) by Alexander McCall Smith
3. The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm, Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
4. The Other Queen: A Novel by Philippa Gregory
5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
6. Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Book 7) by Alexander McCall Smith
7. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 8) by Alexander McCall Smith
8. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
9. The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 9) by Alexander McCall Smith
10. Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer
11. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
13. Shanghai Girls: A Novel by Lisa See
14. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
15. Missing Mark by Julie Kramer 
16. Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
17. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Book 10) by Alexander McCall Smith
18. Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir by Susan E. Isaacs
19. Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
20. God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter by Stephen Prothero
21. Best Friends Forever: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
22. The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen
23. An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle
24. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal by  
25. Origins of Story: On Writing for Children by Barbara Harrison and Gregory Maguire

3 comments:

Sooz said...

Which have been your favorites so far?

Amber said...

Have you read The Perks of Being a Wallflower? I recommend it!

Soupy said...

Hurrah!! I really liked "Blame" and I love Jeffery Deaver (as I blogged about in my own post)
I just finished "The Burying Place" - the 5th in a murder mystery /detective series by MN author Brian Freeman- I read "In the Dark" last summer, it was OK, but this last one was awesome- I COULD NOT put it down and finished late last night- they all take place in Duluth and around it, which is where I grew up, so I think they are pretty cool! :) Highly rec. The Burying Place. :) I also suggest "Nurture Shock" which I'm JUST starting (I bought at the rec. of some literacy educators)