Thursday, December 29, 2011

100+ Reading Challenge 2011...Failed Again!

My Overstuffed Bookshelf hosted this challenge for 2011 and I have to admit that when I signed up for it I really didn't have the intention to read more than a hundred books during the year, but mostly just to keep a running list of the books that I did read.  There is so much going on in my life that I actually read less books this year than in 2010!  Last year I ended the year with 51 books read while this year the list is only at 43.  Here is the list of books that I read and you could click on the title to read my review:

1. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez--Completed 1/6/2011
2. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens--Completed 1/12/2011
3. The Missionary by William Carmichael and David Lambert--Completed 1/14/2011
4. Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas--Completed 1/31/2011
5. The Brave by Nicholas Evans--Completed 2/1/2011
6. Sweetie by Kathryn Magendie--Completed 2/6/2011
7. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran--Completed 3/4/2011
8. The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader--Completed 3/4/2011
9. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin--Completed 3/17/2011
10. The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry--Completed 3/23/2011
11. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows--Completed 3/31/2011
12. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay--Completed 3/31/2011
13. Night Road by Kristin Hannah--Completed 4/09/2011
14. Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson--Completed 4/15/2011
15. The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair--Completed 4/24/2011
16. They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti--Completed 5/2/2011
17. When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson--Completed 5/9/2011
18. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin--Completed 5/23/2011
19. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley--Completed 5/29/2011
20. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein--Completed 5/31/2011
21. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz--Completed 6/10/11
22. The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson--Completed 6/15/11
23. Too Jewish by Patty Friedmann--Completed 6/27/11
24. Love Over Scotland by Alexander McCall Smith--Completed 7/1/11
25. Sweet Jiminy by Kristin Gore--Completed 7/2/11
26. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See--Completed 7/17/11
27. Lamb Bright Saviors by Robert Vivian--Completed 7/25/11
28. The Camel Club by David Baldacci--Completed 8/2/11
29. The Help by Kathryn Stockett--Completed 8/7/11
30. The Traitor's Wife by Kathleen Kent--Completed 8/19/11
31. The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard--Completed 8/30/11
32. Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand--Completed 9/6/11
33. The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy--Completed 9/10/11
34. Everything We Ever Wanted by Sara Shepard--Completed 9/24/11
35. Angel Sister by Ann Gabhart--Compleed 10/4/11
36. To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal--Completed 10/7/11
37. Testimony by Anita Shreve--Completed 10/16/11
38. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta--Completed 10/31/11
39. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls--Completed 10/31/11
40. One Summer by David Baldacci--Completed 11/12/11
41. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley--Completed 11/15/11
42. House Rules by Jodi Picoult--Completed 12/6/11
43. Iron House by John Hart--Completed 12/14/11
44. Room by Emma Donaghue--Completed 12/20/11
45. The Snow Angel by Glenn Beck--Completed 12/24/11
46. All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson--Completed 12/27/11
47. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg--Completed 12/30/11


bermudaonion said...

Oh well, at least you gave it a try.

Harvee said...

You did read some good books even though you didn't reach the goal.

Angie Vik said...

Well done. With working full time and taking care of your Grandma and enjoying your children, I think you did pretty well. I like that you keep a list of what you read. I might try that.

Eesti said...

This book is tragic in the sense that it demonstrates what human nature is capable of and what it can work to overcome in the end. I could not put this book down and it left me scared but rooting for the main character. It has been awhile since that has happened to me. I would very much recommend this title to others, but beware, it did give me the creeps!