Well i loved doing this challenge usually I take ages between reading books, I’m not sure why, a feeling I don’t want to loose the last book, or arn’t ‘feeling’ the new book enough to begin reading, which is weird, I know. So this mission made me speed up my reading, and you know what I was loving it. OK so I didn’t get to thiry books, BUT I did read more so I’m gonna tick it as done, and I’m gonna do it again this year. I hope I never reach a point where I never want to read, I love it, old and new stories, bring on 2011!! 2 years ago
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How I did it: So I've always kept a record of the books I read, its just something I like to do. I keep a small blank book, and I like to write the title, author, publishing date, characters, a feel of the story and the date I read it. But although I love books, I sometimes have difficulty moving onto the next book, its like I dont' want to forget the last. So here's where the list comes in, it pushed me onto the next book, and although I didn't complete the number of books I originally set out for myself, I read a number more books than I would have otherwise. I just like to browese book shops often for good deals and am aware of authors I like and look out for new books they're bringing out that may interest me. Read how I did it… 2 years ago
Unfortunately I only made it to 23 books, but that is a good number and I am proud of myself for reading so much :)
Next year I’ll aim for 25 :P 2 years ago
The year is over… and I only read 28 books. Still, it’s pretty good for me. In 2011 I’m aiming at 50 books.
17. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman (635 pages)
18. Scott Pilgrim Finest Hour, by Bryan Lee O’Malley
19. Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sanditon, by Jane Austen (211 pages)
20. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (240 pages)
21. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by JK Rowling (223 pages)
22. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (454 pages)
23. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins (472 pages)
24. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins (455 pages)
25. One Day, by David Nicholls (435 pages)
26. Tess of the d’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy (508 pages)
27. Peter Pan, by JM Barrie (182 pages)
28. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by JK Rowling (251 pages)2 years ago
Long Time Coming- Sandra Brown
almost done 2 of them
8. top canadian poems 2010
7. change your life challenge (187 pgs left)
5. friday night knitting club (228 pgs)
4. the gift
3. confessions of a teen nanny
2. Ana’s story (289)
1.Sandra brown – tidings of great joy (195 pgs) 2 years ago
...I usually read 50 books per year, I decided to read more difficult, longer books this year. In terms of time and words, I probably read roughly the same amount this year. 2 years ago
21. Falling is like this – Kate Rockland
11 more days, 9 more books to read.
This book is now one of my favorites :) 2 years ago
19. Helping me help myself by Beth Lisick
20. Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux (amazing!) 2 years ago
The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare)
The Bad Beginning (Snicket)
The Reptile Room (Snicket)
The Wide Window (Snicket)
I feel a bit like I’m cheating with the Series of Unfortunate Events, however that’s still reading (even if the books are quick), and I’m enjoying them, which is all that matters! 2 years ago
I just finished
Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
At first, I thought that it was a bit boring but as I neared the end I was really intrigued to see what would happen with the characters next.
I thought that the main character was a bit annoying at first because of her constant lies and denial, but then I grew to accept that she had faults just as we all do and was easier on her. She is really a caring person I realized half way through the novel.
Read it ! :)
7 out of 10 2 years ago
I still have four weeks left in the year, so maybe I’ll add a few more books, but here’s my list.
1. The Invisible Man (Wells)
2. Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives (Eagleman)
3. The Remains of the Day (Ishiguro)
4. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Solzhenitsyn)
5. The Plot Against America (Roth)
6. Power Money Fame Sex (Rubin)
7. Animal Farm (Orwell)
8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Larsson)
9. Night (Wiesel)
10. The Liar in Your Life (Feldman)
11. Await Your Reply (Chaon)
12. The Price of Privilege (Levine)
13. Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Wilson)
14. My Date with Satan (Richter)
15. April & Oliver (Callahan)
16. The Definitive Book of Body Language (Pease)
17. The Fountainhead (Rand)
18. Quarterlife Crisis (Robbins; Wilner)
19. Lolita (Nabokov)
20. Dracula (Stoker)
21. Going Abroad (Newman)
22. How to Build a Time Machine (Davies)
23. The Turning (Winton)
24. A Century of Noir (various)
25. Lullaby (Palahniuk)
26. Sounds Like Crazy (Mahaffey)
27. Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen (Gilmore)
28. Ms. Hempel Chronicles (Bynum)
29. Super Freakonomics (Levitt; Dubner)
30. Twin Study (Richter)
A few thoughts:
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon is the best novel I read this year. I also liked #4, 15, 17.
I read a lot of short story collections this year: #2, 13, 14, 23, 24, 28, 30. Stacey Richter (#14, 30) and Tim Winton (#23) are both really good writers.
The Fountainhead is mostly great. But it’s around 700 pages, so there are stretches of it that are really boring. I think it’s worth reading simply because of the main character, Howard Roark. 2 years ago
The Happy Introvert by Elizabeth Wagele :):)
was great!some books I plan to read the rest of the year..
20. finish: change your life challenge – Brook Noel
21. finish: Nice Girls can finish first – Daylle Deanna Schwartz
22. finish: Good Morning, 365 positive ways to start your day- Brook Noel
23. skunk girl – Sheba Karim
24. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
25. The Perfect Christmas – Debbie Macomber
26. Christmas at Harrington’s – Melody Carlson
27. Second chance Christmas – Mackenzie Mckade
29. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
30. A wrinkle in time- Madeleine L’Engle 2 years ago
Forbidden Journey (Maillart)
The Road to Oxiana (Byron)
12th Night (Shakespeare)
Measure for Measure (Shakespeare) 2 years ago
I just finished reading “I still don’t even know you” by Michelle Berry
still have 14 left to read, so I have to read at a rate of 2-3 books each week?? I better go read now! bye! 2 years ago
I just finished “PlayerOne – what is to become of us” by Douglas Coupland. It was very interesting. The story is about four characters who are stuck in a airport bar together because of a chemical spill and a sniper on the loose. They discuss life and religion, each have very strong opinions and they break down walls and learn about themselves in this time spent together. It was very good ! 2 years ago
I just read this book although I saw the movie some years ago (didn’t know it was from a book back then). I hope to see it again sometime soon.
Excellent book, a Nicholas Sparks classic that makes you desire to love and be loved unconditionally in return. 2 years ago
How to talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes.
Great tips, I need to jot them down and use them everyday! 2 years ago
I just finished “for one more day” by Mitch Albom, it was pretty good, made me think about my relationship with my mom and those close to me, we need to really appreciate them. 2 years ago
“The world is divided into those who have read the hobbit and the lord of the rings, and those who are yet to read them.”
I love that quote, and thankfully i’m in the first group, and im glad i discovered tolkien quite early on. This is not the first time i’ve read this book, and it certainly won’t be the last. It’ll be six years since i last picked up this book, and after all the new material i’ve been reading this year; well i felt the need to return to my roots.
I love this story, it has everything in a fantasy book should have; travel, adventures, treasure, goblins and dwarfs, elves and of course hobbits. Most specifically Bilbo Baggins a very well respected hobbit from the Hill, pulled from his cosy hobbit hole on a perilous journey east.
What a fabulous story for all ages, i cannot wait to sit and read this book to my children at one stage. The book that kicked off my interest in books, and especially my liking for fantasy books. Loved revisiting the story. Now to move onto the lord of the rings whilst middle earth is still fresh in my mind or back onto my new books quest??? Middle earth it is!!! 2 years ago
Baghdad Sketches (Stark)
Brazilian Adventure (Flemming)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare)
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)
Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare) 2 years ago
Gilding Lily by Tatiana Boncompagni
18 more books to read! :o
next read is… ‘For One More Day’ by Mitch Albom :) 2 years ago
Wartime England, and Anna Sands is one of the many children from London being evacuated to the countryside to avoid the Blitz. Anna finds herself in Ashton Park, Yorkshire. Multiple threads take place in this book, from Anna’s seperation from her mother, to Mr and Mrs Ashton the childless couple who have taken in these evacuees and started a school. The stories of love are so moving, they really touched me. And i felt it really put into perspective the personal stories of a war which now is only reached through facts and film reels. As the book its self says its not just a love story, but a story about love. 2 years ago