Saturday, January 22, 2011

50 Book Challenge 2011

Another year, another 50 book challenge.  I have to say I'm impressed that I've kept this up for so long and really love that I now have 5 years of records of all the books I've read.  I've read 290 books in the last 5 years, that is over a book a week.

(It makes me think that if I had been working as hard to lose a pound a week that I would have been at my goal weight last year, but that is an issue that I'm working on.)

So here are my books read for 2011.  As always the list will grow and you can keep track of it on my left sidebar.  I'm always happy to review a book if you are curious about it, and always want new suggestions too!

50 Book Challenge 2011

1. The Lacuna: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
3. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee
4. Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey

6. The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
7. The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
8. Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor
9.  A View from the Back Pew: God, Religion & Our Personal Quest for Truth by Tim O'Donnell
10. The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen
11. Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales by Gregory Maguire
12. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
13. The Unquiet Bones: The first chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon by Melvin Starr
14. Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
15. Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps by Dave Isay
16. A Corpse at St. Andrew's Chapel: The Second Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon by Mel Starr
17. The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel by Kathleen Kent
18. The Fiddler's Gun by A.S. Peterson
19. The Fiddler's Green by A. S. Peterson
20. Stories: All-New Tales

My Name Is Child of God...Not "Those People": A First Person Look at Poverty

The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment
The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire

Viola in Reel Life
Viola in the Spotlight

42. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
43. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
44. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
45. The Shape of Mercy: A Novel by
46. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
47. Fractured Fairy Tales by A.J. Jacobs
48. The Year of Living like Jesus: My Journey of Discovering What Jesus Would Really Do by Edward G. Dobson
49. Bossypants by Tina Fey
50.  The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
51.  The Broken Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
52.  The First Husband: A Novel by Laura Dave
53.  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
54.  Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
55.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
56.  Killing Kate by Julie Kramer
57.  Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
58.  Heiress by Susan May Warren
59.  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
61. The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy
62. The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

Jeanne Birdsall

67. Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
68. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


Tiffany said...

You'll have to let me know how you like "The Piano Teacher." When I was out the other day, I saw it and thought it looked intriguing.

Soupy said...

OH! You got to MockingJay! Library? Were you sad the series ended? I was! (*sob*) LOL