Jan 4, 2010

Read read read!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a nice long weekend! Thanks for all your votes to help me pick 10 for 2010. The final list (in no particular order)
  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  4. Dreams my Father Told Me by Barack Obama
  5. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  6. 1984 by George Orwell
  7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  8. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  10. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
I'm excited to get started on these - and several of you said you would like to read some of them along with me - I would love that!

This also coincides with the Busy Bookworm 2010 Challenge. The rules of this are to pick books you absolutely, positively, want to read. Read more about the challenge (and get the button you see on the left side of this blog), here. I'm going to use my list of ten books to start off with, and then add as I go along.

I didn't quite finish my 2009 list but considering I didn't actively start participating until September, I didn't do too bad!

Books I 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
  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 (for a review click here)
  14. Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos (for a review click here)
  15. The Giver by Lois Lowry (for a review click here)
  16. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  17. See You In A Hundred Years by Logan Ward (for a review click here)
  18. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  19. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
What about you dear readers? Are you setting any reading goals or challenges for yourself this year? How did you do with the 2009 busy bookworm challenge? I'm going to start reading Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi - anyone with me? Happy Monday!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

My challenge for myself this year is to not buy a single book until I have read all the books I own. That probably means I could possibly go a whole year without buying a book since I have 2+ shelves of unread books!

I do have an exception to my rule - if I don't own or can't borrow a bookclub book from the library, I will let myself buy it. That's the only exception, though. My unread stash is just getting way too out of control!

I want to also start reading Reading Lolita in Tehran. First I have to read a book I borrowed from a co-worker, though. I don't know him very well, so I feel like I need to read the book & get it back to him asap. Should be fun, though - it's a travel memoir about Australia!

Happy NY :)

Angela said...

I'm going to check out the busy bookworm challenge, thanks for sharing!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I would love to re-read that with you, but I have no time currently haha... I am half way through one and then need to pick up the book club book and get started on my own TBR pile. Though, if you are like me, you may want to make a list of books she mentions throughout the story. Because I need to go back and write them down. I hadn't read all of them and I think if I had read them the book would have made more sense!

Amber said...

I just want to READ MORE! I used to read a few books a month but since having school/work/freelancing I've barely got in a book every two months. I currently have three books sitting on my dresser at home so my goal is to get through those in the next month. I want to spend 30-60 minutes (or more) EVERY DAY reading!

Nicole said...

That's one hard-core reading list. Some of those would take me quite a while. I think you're wise to stick with that list for now and add onto it later. Good luck!

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