Monday, January 3, 2011

{Reading Goals}

My completed book list 2010:

*The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

*The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

*These is my Words by Nancy E.Turner

*The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Lovely Bones by Alice Seibol

The Pact by Jodi Picult

*Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Flunke

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (unfinished)

*The Help by Kathryn Stockett

*The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

*Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Children of Luminance by Russell C Nielsen

*The Six Steps (Working Title) by Joe England

*And Then There Were None by Agatha Christy

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

*If I Stay by Gayle Forman

*How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

*Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

*The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

*Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

*Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

*Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

*Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

*Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling

*Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

*A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Man who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued his Career and Revived our Holiday Spirits by Les Standford

*Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Grand total: 38 books!

I have a new goal this year! Last year I was just reading for fun, but this year I thought it would be even MORE fun to challenge myself to read 100 books! It is a huge challenge, especially with some of the books on my list (Les Miserables, Atlas Shrugged, The Holy Bible etc.) basically this means I'll be reading a book about every four days! My only requirements are: 20 books have to be classics, 10 books have to be non fiction.

Today is January 3rd which means three days have passed! I'm already behind schedule! Just kidding, I've been planning this challenge for about three months which means I started a book on 1/1/11 and completed it today (The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch) and I'm starting another one today (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) I'll be reading a couple of series books (The Chronicals of Narnia, The Alice books, The Underland books, etc) which will help because I usually read series pretty fast...and I am reading the Standard Works which will take me all year long.

I'm giving up most TV. I'll average a half an hour each night. Adam has 18 graduate credits this semester which means a lot of my reading will be done between now and June :) Wish me luck!


Margie said...

Good luck!! I'm impressed :)

Adam said...

Craziness! So many books read during 2010. Now that you are reading 100 books I guess the only thing we will have to talk about now is ELL stuff, whatever books you are reading at the time, and Hannah. I can't wait for this semester to be over...some days I wonder what possessed you to let me load myself up with so much. But as The Book of Mormon so frequently teaches us, it will come and pass in a matter of time.

Georgia said...

Here's a wish for luck and happy reading. I read Atlast Shrugged a year ago. It was a LONG haul for me to get through it, but I was determined to finish it. I think about the messages contained in that book all the time.

I also read The Last Lecture last year--I felt the same way about it as I did Tuesdays with Maurie (all these gems the world goes crazy about are just basic gospel knowledge and I'm surprised that the world is so shocked at such fundamental principles.)

I LOVE every Jane Austin book, you just can't go wrong with them.

Happy reading in 2011. I'll look forward to your reviews here on your blog...I hope you'll still have time to blog with all that reading...