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Jill's 2010 Personal Challenge: A Book A Week or 52 books

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message 51: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 29: Brooklyn byColm Tóibín.


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Jill  (half_pint) Book 30: Dead and Goneby Charlaine Harris


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Jill  (half_pint) Book 31: American Godsby Neil Gaiman.


message 54: by Jill (new)

Jill (Jillybeans) | 4467 comments Hi Other Jill! lol. You are reading right along at a pretty good clip. How did you like American Gods?


message 55: by Mary (Marbear), Founder (new)

Mary (Marbear) (mbeth45) | 10122 comments Mod
Great job Jill. You are a true book addict.

Mary


message 56: by Vicki (new)

Vicki How was American Gods? I have been wanting to read that for awhile.


message 57: by Jill (last edited Jun 14, 2010 02:12PM) (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Jill wrote: "Hi Other Jill! lol. You are reading right along at a pretty good clip. How did you like American Gods?"

Vicki wrote: "How was American Gods? I have been wanting to read that for awhile."

I really enjoyed it. However it is a rather long read. It moves a little slowly at times (at least it did for me). If you are a fan of Gaiman you should definitely read it. It is worth it!


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Jill  (half_pint) Book 32: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.


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Jill  (half_pint) Book 33: Stardustby Neil Gaiman.


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Jill  (half_pint) Book 34: Marcelo In The Real World by Francisco X. Stork


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Jill  (half_pint) Book 35: Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris


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Jill  (half_pint) Book 36: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling


message 63: by Jill (last edited Jul 21, 2010 01:52PM) (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 37: A Touch of Dead by Charlaine HarrisA Touch of Dead


message 64: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 38: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephanie Meyer


message 65: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Can you tell I was just on vacation by the last 4 books that I posted?


message 66: by Yorky (new)

Yorky Caz (YorkyCaz) | 2211 comments arent the sookie stackhouses fantastic!!


message 67: by Mary (Marbear), Founder (new)

Mary (Marbear) (mbeth45) | 10122 comments Mod
Hi Jill. You've read 38 books? That's so great. Keep up the good work.


Marbear


message 68: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) jill wrote: "Can you tell I was just on vacation by the last 4 books that I posted?"

They are the best when you want to give your brain a break! I don't know how I'm going to last until Book 11.


message 69: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) MarBear wrote: "Hi Jill. You've read 38 books? That's so great. Keep up the good work.


Marbear"


Thanks!


message 70: by Jill (last edited Jul 21, 2010 01:52PM) (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 39: The Lightning Thiefby Rick Riordan


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Jill  (half_pint) Book 44: Backseat Saintsby Joshilyn Jackson

Book 45: Linger byMaggie Stiefvater

Book 46: The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins (I had to re-read so I was ready for Mockingjay!)


message 73: by Mary (Marbear), Founder (new)

Mary (Marbear) (mbeth45) | 10122 comments Mod
Hi Jill. Wonderful. I can't believe how many books you've read. I need to retire and just stay home and read. Happy reading.

marbear


message 74: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) MarBear wrote: "Hi Jill. Wonderful. I can't believe how many books you've read. I need to retire and just stay home and read. Happy reading.

marbear"


The idea of being retired and reading sounds so wonderful!!! Except for the part that I'd probably have to be older than I am for that to be reality!


message 75: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 47: Catching Fireby Suzanne Collins

Book 48: Mockingjayby Suzanne Collins

Book 49: The Slap: A Novel by Christos Tsiolkas

Book 50: Never Let Me Goby Kazuo Ishiguro

Book 51: Freedomby Jonathan Franzen


message 76: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) All right, I already passed my goal, but I am going to keep on going.

Book 52: Ubikby Philip K Dick

Book 53: Grave Sightby Charlaine Harris

Book 54: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling


message 77: by Sterlingcindysu (new)

Sterlingcindysu Jill wrote: "All right, I already passed my goal, but I am going to keep on going.
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Congrats, I think that's a big milestone, breaking the one-book-a-week barrier.


message 78: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Sterlingcindysu wrote: "Jill wrote: "All right, I already passed my goal, but I am going to keep on going.
"

Congrats, I think that's a big milestone, breaking the one-book-a-week barrier."


Thanks!


message 79: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 55: The Magiciansby Lev Grossman


message 80: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 56: Great Houseby Nicole Krauss


message 81: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 57: Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson


message 82: by Jill (last edited Oct 23, 2010 07:18PM) (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 58: Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Sebold


message 83: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 59: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Book 60: Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris


message 84: by Betsy (new)

Betsy (betsy78) | 268 comments Jill wrote: "Book 55: The Magiciansby Lev Grossman"

Curious what you thought of The Magicians? I was bored by it, but I think it might have been because I was expecting something different.


message 85: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Betsy wrote: "Jill wrote: "Book 55: The Magiciansby Lev Grossman"

Curious what you thought of The Magicians? I was bored by it, but I think it might have been because I was expecting somethin..."


I wasn't really a fan. I go into detail in my post on my blog. http://jnorath.blogspot.com/2010/10/b...

I really didn't like Quentin.


message 86: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 61: Vixen by Jillian Larkin


message 87: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 62: An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris


message 88: by Bernadette (new)

Bernadette (Bern51) | 362 comments I think I'm going to try something like the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge for 2011. How do we post our reading goals, or start a new discussion thread for The Book Addicts?


message 89: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) @Bernadette,I think you could just start a new topic on this page: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_...


message 90: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 63: Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli


message 91: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) Book 64: by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Book 65: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Book 66: Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
Book 67: Scott Pilrgim's Precious Little Life Vol 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Book 68: Scott Pilgrim vs the World Vol 2 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Book 69: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Book 70: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris


message 93: by Jill (new)

Jill  (half_pint) All right. I think I might be finished for the year.

Book 75: Just Kidsby Patti Smith

Here were my favorites:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Published 2009)

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (Published 2009)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Published 2005)

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (Published 2005)

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Published 1996)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter* by Seth Grahame-Smith (Published 2010)

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson (Published 2010)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Published 2005)

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (Published 2010)

Great House by Nicole Krauss (Published 2010)

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray (Published 2010) I’m including this despite the fact that I didn’t love the ending.

Just Kids* by Patti Smith (Published 2010)

If I had to pick only one book out of these 10 to say was my most favorite, I think it would have to be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.


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