Friday, August 01, 2008

50 book challenge list:

What I've read for the year, 2008, thus far.....

50 Book Challenge 2008

1. Devil’s Corner – Lisa Scottoline
2. You Can Be Happy No Matter What: Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective – Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
3. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold *
4. The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls *
5. What Wendell Wants: Or, How To Tell If You’re Obsessed With Your Dog – Jenny Lee
6. Mistaken Identity – Lisa Scottoline
7. How To Breathe Underwater – Julie Orringer
8. Waiting for Daisy – Peggy Orenstein
9. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water –Michael Dorris
10. Swim to Me – Betsy Carter
11. The Last Summer (of you and me) – Ann Brashares
12. The Double Bind -- Chris Bohjalian
13. Dead Ringer – Lisa Scottoline
14. The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother – James McBride
15. Dark of the Moon – John Sanford
16. Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel – Heather McElhatton
17. The Abs Diet for Women: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Belly and Firm up Your Body for Life – David Zinczenko
18. Shutter Island—Dennis Lehane *
19. Back on Blossom Street – Debbie Macomber
20. We Need To Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
21. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A novel of war and survival – Louise Murphy
22. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – Malcolm Gladwell
23. Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask About African American Students – Gail L. Thompson
24. The Almost Moon – Alice Sebold
25. Change of Heart—Jodi Picoult
26. The Future of Love – Shirley Abbott
27. Lady Killer – Lisa Scottoline
28. The Everything Toddler Book: From Controlling Tantrums to Potty Training, Practical Advice to Get You and Your Toddler Through the Formative Years – Linda Sonna
29. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child—Marc Weissbluth, M.D.
30. Bright Shiny Morning – James Frey
31. The Blue Zone – Dan Buettner
32. Everyone Worth Knowing – Lauren Weisberger
32. Island of Lost Girls – Jennifer McMahon
33. Quicksand – Iris Johansen
34. Making the Terrible Twos Terrific – John Rosemond
35. Darkly Dreaming Dexter – Jeff Lindsay
36. Dearly Devoted Dexter—Jeff Lindsay
37. The Happiest Toddler on the Block –Harvey Karp, M.D.
38. Twilight –Stephenie Meyer
39. When You Are Engulfed in Flames – David Sedaris
40. Married Lovers – Jackie Collins
41. Dexter in the Dark – Jeff Lindsay
42. Gossip of the Starlings – Nina de Gramont
43. The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
44. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
45. Dirty Girls on Top—Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
46. Certain Girls – Jennifer Weiner
47. Chasing Harry Winston – Lauren Weisberger
48. The Film Club – David Gilmour
49. Love the One You’re With – Emily Giffin
50. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer

* read for the second time

51. Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities – Alexandra Robbins
52. This Charming Man – Marian Keyes
53. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wroblewski
54. The Garden of Last Days – Andre Dubus III
55. Phantom Prey – John Sandford
56. Stalking Susan – Julie Kramer
57. Sleeping Through the Night:Revised Edition—Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D
58. So Long at the Fair – Christina Schwarz
59. Picture Perfect --Jodi Picoult *
60. A Summer Affair – Erin Hilderbrand
61. Breaking Dawn—Stephenie Meyer
62. The 19th Wife—David Ebershoff
63. The Art of Racing in the Rain—Garth Stein
64. Belong to Me – Marisa de los Santos
65. Don’t you Forget About Me – Jancee Dunn
66. Fractured – Karin Slaughter
67. Triptych—Karin Slaughter
68. Blindsighted – Karin Slaughter
69. Kisscut – Karin Slaughter
70. Indignation – Philip Roth
71. A Faint Cold Fear—Karin Slaughter
72. Indelible – Karin Slaughter
73. The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British – Sarah Lyall
74. Time of my Life – Allison Winn Scotch
75. Faithless – Karin Slaughter
76. Beyond Reach – Karin Slaughter
77. Half of “The Sweet In-Between” –Sheri Reynolds (could not get into it to finish)

6 comments:

Jenni said...

Good for you! I wish I had more time to read. My project this summer has been "high school reading." To Kill a Mockingbird, Night, The Scarlet Letter, etc. I didn't really appreciate them when I was younger, I don't think. Do you belong to goodreads.com? It's a great way to get book recs from friends, and give them as well.

Jamie said...

Wow!! Congratulations! That is an amazing list and I'm definitely going to have to save it for future library runs!

I think keeping track of my reading may be one of my New Year's Resolutions this year!

I second Jenni with the idea of goodreads.com. I'd love to follow you on there and read your reviews!

I am sure you're like me and can't wait until K is old enought to start reading more in-depth books to her -- I am so excited for when Bo is old enough for the Laura Ingalls Wilder series, Harry Potter, etc.

Bookerson said...

wow...how do you read so fast?

kristine said...

Way to go! I know if I actually picked up a book other than a kids book, I could read that much too.
Unfortunately, I never pick up ooks because I always find other things I need to do - i miss reading.... adult books!

Wendy & Karen said...

Congratulations on 50 books! Awesome!

kristine said...

Look at you! You finished 72 books this year! I am going to participate in the 50 book challenge next year (which starts in like 42 minutes...)

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