Thursday, January 14, 2010

100 Books in 1 Year

Some ladies in my mom's group decided to start a reading group (through GoodReads) and kicked it off with a challenge: Read 100 books in one year. That's only 2 books a week, they said. Certainly we can do that.

Once again my appetite for reading and the number of free hours in my day to read don't match up well enough for me to actually accomplish this task. But my Type A personality eagerly jumped up and down and exclaimed, "Sign me up!" Right.

What I've read so far this year:

1. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson - The story of Isabel, a slave who gets sold to a not-so-nice lady and her husband, during the Revolutionary War and her struggle to survive. YA

2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell -- This book makes logical sense out of why people are successful, using some famous and not so famous examples of successful folks.

3. Momfidence: An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting by Paula Spencer -- This is a book of essays on motherhood, funny and true. NF

What's on my list for the rest of the month:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins -- This is the sequel to Hunger Games that was an incredible YA hit last year.

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller

Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cooking by Paula Deen

What are you reading right now?


brandileigh2003 said...

Catching Fire is awesome!!!

I am reading Purpose Driven Life, Harry Potter and Half blood prince with hubby, and Shadowland By Noel by myself... You may already know that though :)

Linda Dextre' said...

I just finished "Twisted" by Laurie Halse Anderson - quick and delicious read, as usual! Abandoned Clay by David Almond. I couldn't get interested in the brogue language. Just picked up Theory of Clouds and reading Stargirl in between. I also have Frances Bradburn's Output Measures for LMC to keep in line with my goals for 2010! A recent fun read was "Skinny Dip" by Carl Hiassen. Formulaic and girly, but a good read!

Nancy Flanagan said...

Have you read any Kate Atkinson? Wonderful writer. I just finished "When Will There Be Any Good News?" today--but "Case Histories" is a good place to start.

Ms. Dee said...

Thanks for the suggestions, ladies! I'll be adding some to my list.