Books on my Bookshelf

I love to read, but I often forget what I’ve read and then end up remembering the story when I’m a quarter of the way through it the second time. Since July of last year, my bookshelf is partially virtual as I’ve begun reading on my iPad Kindle App – love it!

This year I’m part of the Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge . I’ve challenged myself to read 6 to 10 more books than I read in 2010. I’m hoping to read an average of 3 books a month for a total of at least 36 books in 2011.

Update: It’s December 1, 2011 – If I get to 26, I’ll be happy!

  • I belong to a Book Club, so I’ve indicated our monthly selections
  • I’ve added a ♥ symbol to the books I really loved reading
  • I’ve added an ∞ symbol to books that made a lasting impression on me
  • I’ve added a ↓ symbol to books that I highly DO NOT recommend

The 2011 List

  1. Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs (Book Club Selection)
  2. Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  3. Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, Queen Noor – gave up halfway. Boring chronology with little insight.
  4. Room, Emma Donoghue (Book Club Selection)
  5. The Distant Hours, Kate Morton – currently reading
  6. Sing You Home, Jodi Picoult (BBTO Book Club Selection)
  7. Little Princes, Connor Grennan
  8. The Midwife of Venice, Roberta Rich
  9. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese (Book Club Selection)
  10. Runaway, Alice Munro
  11. Something Borrowed, Emily Griffin
  12. What is the What, Dave Eggers (currently reading)
  13. Autobiography of Henry VIII, Margaret George – currently reading
  14. Born To Run, Christopher McDougall
  15. Shanghai Girls, Lisa See
  16. The 4-Hour Work Week, Timothy Ferriss
  17. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen♥
  18. The Virgin Cure, Ami McKay
  19. Run Less, Run Faster, Bill Pierce
  20. When God Was a Rabbit, Sarah Winman (currently reading)
  21. The China Study, T. Colin Campbell – read half and then just read a couple of the study abstracts
  22. Minishopaholic, Sophie Kinsella
  23. Heart of the Matter, Emily Giffin

Late 2009 – 2010

  1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Stieg Larsson ♥ (Book Club Selection)
  2. Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots; Sally Armstrong
  3. Jillian Michaels, 30-Day Shred
  4. The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill ♥ (Book Club Selection)
  5. Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay ∞ (Book Club Selection)
  6. Open, André Agassi
  7. Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
  8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Mary Ann Shaffer ♥ (Book Club Selection)
  9. The Birth House, Ami McKay ♥ (Book Club Selection)
  10. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri ♥
  11. The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson
  12. 1500 Best Bars, Cookies, Muffins, Cakes, and More, Esther Brody
  13. Eat Clean Diet Cookbook, Tosca Reno
  14. The White Queen, Philippa Gregory
  15. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson
  16. Three Day Road, Joseph Boyden♥
  17. Peep Show, Joshua Braff
  18. The Other Queen, Philippa Gregory
  19. Through Black Spruce, Joseph Boyden (Book Club Selection – my pick)
  20. Mary Queen of Scotts, Margaret George
  21. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak (Book Club Selection)↓
  22. The Last Queen, C.W. Gortner

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tracey  |  April 13, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I loved The Book of Negroes as well, and have read a few of the others. I had number 1 and number 8 on my reading list-so it’s great to know they are worthwhile reads! Thanks!

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