Oct 7, 2009

Busy Bookworm Update

How are you doing with the Busy Bookworm Challenge? I have recently finished The Girls from Ames and The Romance Reader (review coming soon!) so I thought I'd post an update. I also remembered a few more books I've finished this year which made me feel important. (Hi, my name is Becky and I associate my worth with the amount of books I've read).

Books I've read in 2009
  1. Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  2. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (for a review click here)
  3. The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst (for a review click here)
  4. What Happens In London by Julia Quinn
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (another re-read)
  6. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown
  7. The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
  8. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  9. The Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
  10. The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow
  11. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  12. Rattled!: A Memoir by Christine Coppa
  13. The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham
Cupcakes and books - can you think of anything better?

Books to read by the end of 2009
  1. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
  2. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  3. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (My goal is to start this book in 2009!)
  6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  8. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  9. Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos
  10. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  11. One Jane Austen book (I haven't decided which one yet)
How are you all doing with reading? If you want to mention that you're taking part in this, simply go here. Anything I have to read right this second? Any thoughts on which Jane Austen book I should read? Are you tired of me using the word read? Happy hump day!

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The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I had a goal to read 100 books this year because I know it's do able for me but instead I have been suckered into the internets more and more and read blog reviews and add more books to read! I have read 28 or 30 or 29 books so far this year. Currently working on I See You Everywhere by Julia GlasS and Revolutionary Road. I want to read The Reader and I have a copy of Water for Elephants. My goal is to read a Jane Austen novel this year too.. I was well on my way into Pride and Prejudice and left it in Ohio for awhile, so now I will have to restart. I suggest that one.. :)

Michelle Santiago said...

i just recently discovered your blog but i was reading your old posts back in july... OMG I thought I was the only one who didn't like twilight. you wrote all the "cons" of that book perfectly and I agree 100% (I also hate it when people compare twilight and harry potter... that really upsets me). romantic that i am, i also enjoyed reading about you and your husband's history. you're both TOO cute... the stuff of romance novels :)

i suggest you read jane austen's emma (b/c pride and prejudice is too overdone nowadays) :)

Becky said...

Um, Michelle. I think you just became my new bff :)

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