Saturday, August 27, 2011

#52in52

So, in January, I decided to tackle #52in52, reading 52 books in 52 weeks. Many people said WOAH that's a lot of books. I, however, am almost done, and I still have 18 weeks. I'm on my last 6 books - here's what I've read, in the order (mostly) I read it:
1. Tell Them Who I am (Elliot Liebow)
2. The Postcard Killers (James Patterson)
3. Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
4. Night (Elie Wiesel)
5. The Accidental Mother (Rowan Coleman)
6. The Prophet of Yonwood (Jeanne DuPrau)
7. Lock and Key (Sarah Dessen)
8. The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears (Dinaw Mengestu)
9. Life, the Universe and Everything (Douglas Adams)
10. Along for the Ride (Sarah Dessen)
11. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Douglas Adams)
12. The Quickie (James Patterson)
13. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
14. The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)
15. Sarah's Key (Tatiana de Rosnay)
16. Her (Cherry Muhanji)
17. So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish (Douglas Adams)
18. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
19. Mostly Harmless (Douglas Adams)
20. The Bone Collector (Jeffrey Deaver)
21. Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson)
22. The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
23. Generosity (Richard Powers)
24. A Vintage Affair (Isabel Wolff)
25. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See)
26. Generation Kill (Evan Wright)
27. The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
28. How Full Is Your Bucket? (Tom Rath)
29. Resistance (Owen Sheers)
30. A Father's Affair (Karel Glastra Van Loon)
31. Bloody Jack (L.A. Meyer)
32. Quarterlife Crisis (Alexandra Robbins)
33. The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barberry)
34. The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
35. The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say about the Stages of Life (Edward Mendelson)
36. Rising Sun (Michael Crichton)
37. Atonement (Ian McEwan)
38. The Stone Monkey (Jeffrey Deaver)
39. Approaching the Qur'an (Michael Anthony Sells)
40. The Coffin Dance (Jeffrey Deaver)
41. Altar of Eden (James Rollins)
42. The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
43. BoneMan's Daughter (Ted Dekker)
44. Three Cups of Deceit (Jon Krakauer)
45. Without Remore (Tom Clancy)
46. Three Weeks with My Brother (Nicholas Sparks)

My top favorites were:
1. Sarah's Key
2. Along for the Ride
3. Three Weeks with My Brother
4. The Glass Castle

I have a lot of books that I own in one way or another that I still haven't read. By a lot...I mean over 180 e-books, and exactly 79 hard/paperback books. I've had lots of suggestions, so I'm excited to see the next 6 books (at least) and to keep updating through the year. What's your favorite book that you've read this year?

1 comments:

M. Martinka said...

Whoa Alex! Way to go. I'm setting myself a pleasure reading goal too (1 book a semester!), but you blew mine out of the water. I'll have to look into your faves. Thanks for all the ideas!

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#52in52

| Saturday, August 27, 2011
So, in January, I decided to tackle #52in52, reading 52 books in 52 weeks. Many people said WOAH that's a lot of books. I, however, am almost done, and I still have 18 weeks. I'm on my last 6 books - here's what I've read, in the order (mostly) I read it:
1. Tell Them Who I am (Elliot Liebow)
2. The Postcard Killers (James Patterson)
3. Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
4. Night (Elie Wiesel)
5. The Accidental Mother (Rowan Coleman)
6. The Prophet of Yonwood (Jeanne DuPrau)
7. Lock and Key (Sarah Dessen)
8. The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears (Dinaw Mengestu)
9. Life, the Universe and Everything (Douglas Adams)
10. Along for the Ride (Sarah Dessen)
11. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Douglas Adams)
12. The Quickie (James Patterson)
13. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
14. The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)
15. Sarah's Key (Tatiana de Rosnay)
16. Her (Cherry Muhanji)
17. So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish (Douglas Adams)
18. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
19. Mostly Harmless (Douglas Adams)
20. The Bone Collector (Jeffrey Deaver)
21. Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson)
22. The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
23. Generosity (Richard Powers)
24. A Vintage Affair (Isabel Wolff)
25. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See)
26. Generation Kill (Evan Wright)
27. The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
28. How Full Is Your Bucket? (Tom Rath)
29. Resistance (Owen Sheers)
30. A Father's Affair (Karel Glastra Van Loon)
31. Bloody Jack (L.A. Meyer)
32. Quarterlife Crisis (Alexandra Robbins)
33. The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barberry)
34. The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
35. The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say about the Stages of Life (Edward Mendelson)
36. Rising Sun (Michael Crichton)
37. Atonement (Ian McEwan)
38. The Stone Monkey (Jeffrey Deaver)
39. Approaching the Qur'an (Michael Anthony Sells)
40. The Coffin Dance (Jeffrey Deaver)
41. Altar of Eden (James Rollins)
42. The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
43. BoneMan's Daughter (Ted Dekker)
44. Three Cups of Deceit (Jon Krakauer)
45. Without Remore (Tom Clancy)
46. Three Weeks with My Brother (Nicholas Sparks)

My top favorites were:
1. Sarah's Key
2. Along for the Ride
3. Three Weeks with My Brother
4. The Glass Castle

I have a lot of books that I own in one way or another that I still haven't read. By a lot...I mean over 180 e-books, and exactly 79 hard/paperback books. I've had lots of suggestions, so I'm excited to see the next 6 books (at least) and to keep updating through the year. What's your favorite book that you've read this year?

1 comments:

{ M. Martinka } at: August 28, 2011 at 10:36 AM said...

Whoa Alex! Way to go. I'm setting myself a pleasure reading goal too (1 book a semester!), but you blew mine out of the water. I'll have to look into your faves. Thanks for all the ideas!

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