Tuesday, January 10, 2012

100+ Books Reading Challenge

100+ Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2012

Hosted by: Book Chick City
 
I came in way under my personal reading goal for 2011 - 83/100,
so this year I'm making a commitment and joining the 100+ challenge!
 
This challenge is pretty straightforward.  For the entire list of rules, click on the button above.  The rules that I am going to find most challenging?
- No audiobooks
- Fiction only
 
Oh boy.
 
Edited to Add 1/29/12:  You know what?  I don't like the "Fiction only" rule. Some of my favorite reading last year surprisingly came from non-fiction.  How could I not include stunning work like Unbroken or Bossypants or The Glass Castle?  I'm going to include my non-fiction.
 
Edited to add 2/29/12:  I guess I don't like rules.  I'm adding in my audiobooks.  Who said audiobooks don't count?  Should I then not include the books I read aloud to my son?  I don't do well with rules.
 
 Hopefully, at the end of the year, I will have had enough fiction, printed books that I won't have to count my audio and non-fiction...
 

I will keep track of the books I've read in 2012 below, and will link to reviews when posted:
JANUARY:
6.  The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMill
8.  Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig, Ill. by Beth Adams (MG)
FEBRUARY
1.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (re-read)
2.  A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
3.  The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (MG)
4.  The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
5.  Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher (Audio)
6.  The Game of Thrones (Book 1) by George RR Martin (Audio)

MARCH
1. The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (MG)
2.  Divergent by Veronica Roth (YA)
3. The Night Circus (Re-read) (Audio)
4.  Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe (Audio)
5. The Last Blind Date by Linda Yellin
6. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness


APRIL
1. The Expats by Chris Pavone
2. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (MG)
3. The Thirteen by Susie Maloney
4. A King's Ransom (39 Clues) by Jude Watson
5. Gossip by Beth Gutcheon
6. Fallen by Karin Slaughter (Audio)

MAY
1. Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray
2. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
3. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (YA)
4. A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
5. Defending Jacob by William Landay

JUNE
1. The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier
2. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
3.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
4. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
5. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
6. Defending Jacob by William Landay
7. A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
8.  Kill Shot by Vince Flynn
9. Serpent's Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz
10.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

JULY
1. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
2. Guys Read: Sports Pages
3. Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank
4. Criminal by Karin Slaughter
5. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
6. City of Women by David R. Gillham
7. Angry Birds Space by Amy Briggs


AUGUST
1. Capture The Flag by Kate Messner
2. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
3. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
4. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
5. The Dangerous Book for Boys
6. Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
7. The Hunger Games (re-read)

SEPTEMBER
1. Sh*tty Mom by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner
2. Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck
3. In the Shadow of the Banyan
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