Because reading is hot.

Hi ho! Since our beloved Andria made the blog look pretty and all, I feel motivated to write more. Two times in one 24-hour period, in fact! What I wanted to write about is my 40 books for my 40th year challenge– from January 1, 2010-December 31, 2010.  It’s not working. That’s because it’s June and I have read just about 40 books  since January 1. I under-challenged myself. However, I stumbled across Home Girl’s Book Blog 100 Books in a year challenge! Perfect!

Please join me in the challenge, or start your own. Please write about it.  I owe you tons of 2-second reviews. I won’t let you down!

Here’s my list, sans reviews.

1. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

2. A Happy Marriage: A Novel by Rafael Yglesias

3. Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderland by Michael Chabon

4. La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith

5. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

6. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson.

7. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson

8. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson

9. City of Thieves by David Benioff

10. The Sweetness at the Bottom of The Pie by Alan Bradley

11. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley

12: The Annotated Brother’s Grimm, Maria Tartar Ed

13: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

14. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

15. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

16. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
17. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
18. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
19. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
20. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
21. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
22. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
23. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
24. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
25. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
26. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for The Happiest places in the World by Eric Weiner
27. In the Woods by Tana French
28. The Elegance of The Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary
29. Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich
30.  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
31. Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness by Ariel Gore
32. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
33.  From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweil by E.L. Konigsburg
34. Tilt by Elizabeth Burns
35. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
36. The Essential Hip Mama: Writing From the Cutting-Edge by Ariel Gore
37. The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E. L. Konigsburg


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