Saturday, March 5, 2011

Belated Reading Goals for 2011

In an effort to do this in an organized way, I have considered the books sitting around the house in piles awaiting my attention. They have been added to Good Reads although one isn't in the database (Home Fires Burning) and two are already listed as being read (Pops and Field of Blood). Those anomalies bring the total to 24.

The goal is to read a book a week including the ones in the list below and then to pass those books on to the next appropriate reader. Some of the titles are recent and some are not. To me, it looks like an extremely eclectic list. (Note: Six books not listed have been read as of the end of February 2011)

So, here goes, in no particular order:
  1. Orynx and Crake - Margaret Atwood (Used library book sale)
  2. Uncle Silas - J.S. Le Fanu (Suggestion from friend)
  3. Three Seconds -Roslund & Hellstrom (Won! in an online contest)
  4. In the Company of Others - Jan Karon (Christmas present from sister-in-law)
  5. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (Used library book in Southern bookstore)
  6. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski (Used Library book sale)
  7. Home Fires Burning - Margaret Maron (ARC signed and sent to me by author - never published?)
  8. Paris to the Moon - Adam Gopnik (Used on Amazon)
  9. The Man Who Traded His Wife for Woodworking Tools - G. L. Blanchard (friend)
  10. My Red Blood - Alex Dobkin (borrowed from friend)
  11. The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty - Carolyn Heilbrun (borrowed from same friend)
  12. S is for Silence - Sue Grafton (Used library book sale)
  13. T is for Trespass - Sue Grafton (Used library book sale)
  14. To the Nines - Janet Evanovich (Used library book sale)
  15. Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyer (borrowed from niece)
  16. Pops: A Life of Louie Armstrong - Terry Teachout (friend)
  17. Reading the Plays of Wendy Wasserstein - Jan Balakian (obsession)
  18. Among Others - Jo Walton (review)
  19. The Poison Tree - Erin Kelly (review)
  20. Weird Sisters - Eleanor Brown (review)
  21. Lake of Dreams - Kim Edwards (review)
  22. This Book is Overdue - Marilyn Johnson (shared by a BFF checked out from library)
  23. The Bostons - Carolyn Cooke (suggested by friend purchased for .01 plus $3.99 shipping)
  24. Field of Blood - Denise Mina (used paperback at Schuler's in Lansing)
Besides these titles and the six already read, I now have slots for an additional 22 books in 2011. Let the reading begin!

1 comment:

  1. Need to add Denise Mina's THE DEAD HOUR and Deborah Harkness' DISCOVERY OF WITCHES.