Friday, June 17, 2011

Halfway there

If I am keeping pace with my 50 book challenge each year I should hit 25 books sometime before July 1st.  Sometimes I've done it quickly and other times slowly but that is my mid-year goal.  This year I am right about on pace, having finished my 25th book today.  I'm glad I caught up from the month of the move where I didn't read hardly anything.  So here is my list of books halfway through.  I'm happy to share insights on any of them!

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


sabrinaisonthemove said...

I don't know how you find the time to read like you do, but it's awesome. When my life was less hectic my nose was always in a book!

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Liz, I'm jealous! I tried to do this a few years ago and enjoyed the challenge, but this has been a different kind of year reading wise, with a lot of research and work-related reading. Love seeing your list and imagining you absorbed in all those good books!

Momma Hunt said...

Yeah for you...I have read about 8 so far this year, then again summer for me is my prime reading time since there is no work for me! Look slike some really great reads!