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message 1: by Liz (last edited Mar 17, 2009 06:42PM) (new)

Liz (busy91) I do several challenges during the year, but the one I concentrate on the most is the amount ones. In the past 3 years I've aimed for 50 books a year, this year I am doing a 75 book challenge. So far, I'm doing well.

1. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health by T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell II

2. Sugar Blues by William Dufty

3. Daisy Miller by Henry James

4. 1001 Books for Every Mood A Bibliophile's Guide to Unwinding, Misbehaving, Forgiving, Celebrating, Commiserating by Hallie Ephron

5. The Rosary A Journey to the Beloved by Gary Jensen

6. A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

7. The Beach House by Jane Green

8. Being Perfect by Anna Quindlen

9. Show Boat by Edna Ferber

10. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg

11. How Starbucks Saved My Life A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else by Michael Gates Gill

12. The Prodigal God Christianity Redefined Through the Parable of the Prodigal Sons by Timothy Keller

13. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

14. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

15. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

16. UR by Stephen King

17. Summer by Edith Wharton

18. Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

19. Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption by Paulo Coelho


message 2: by April (new)

April (booksandwine) | 954 comments Yeahhhh New York! (I'm from NY too, upstate though)

What did you think of Lolita?
Lamb was pretty hysterical...


message 3: by Liz (new)

Liz (busy91) It has been a while since I updated.
April...I thought Lolita was just OK, and Lamb was hysterical.


20. Silas Marner - George Eliot (audio)
21. Beasts of New York - Jon Evans
22. You Can Heal Your Life - Louise Hay
23. Go Ask Alice - Anonymous (Beatirice Sparks)
24. Biblical Mysteries - Lonely Soul
25. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (audio)
26. Turbulent Souls - Stephen J. Dubner
27. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel - Thomas Monteleone
28. The Glimpses of the Moon - Edith Wharton (audio)
29. The 80/10/10 Diet - Dr. Douglas Graham
30. Shades Children - Garth Nix
31. Singer and the Sewing Machine: A Capitalist Romance - Ruth Brandon
32. Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz
33. Called Out of Darkness - Anne Rice
34. Blink - Malcolm Gladwell (audio)
35. Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt - Anne Rice
36. The Roman Pronunciation of Latin why we use it and how to use it - Francis Lord
37. Believe - Daniel Oran
38. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (audio)
39. Roasting in Hell's Kitchen - Gordon Ramsey
40. The Little Lame Prince - Dinah Mulock Craik
41. Heroic Measures - Jill Ciment
42. Old New York - Edith Wharton
43. Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing - Stephen King
44. Rage to Survive: The Etta James Story - Etta James



message 4: by Liz (last edited Oct 08, 2009 09:48AM) (new)

Liz (busy91) My next batch added 9/22/09
About a month since the last post.

45 Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia & Bulimia - Marya Hornbacher
46 The Third Jesus - Deepak Chopra
47 The Last Lecture - Randy Paucsh
48 Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
49 Finding Peace - Charles Stanley
50 The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs
51 The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
52 The Sunflower - Richard Paul Evans
53 Duma Key - Stephen King
54 Dead Man's Cell Phone - Sarah Ruhl
55 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
56 What Difference Do It Make? - R. Hall et al
57 Einstein: His Life and Universe - Walter Isaacson (audio)
58 When the Heart Cries - Cindy Woodsmall




message 5: by Liz (last edited Nov 25, 2009 06:08AM) (new)

Liz (busy91) Added 10/13
Home stretch!!


59 The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks
60 Have A Little Faith - Mitch Albom
61 Night Flight - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
62 The Evolultion of Calpurnia Tate - Jacqueline Kelly
63 The Christmas List - Richard Paul Evans
64 The Well: David's Story - Mildred Taylor
65 Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain - Meier & Henderson
66 Crossing Over - Ruth Irene Garrett
67 When the Morning Comes - Cindy Woodsmall
68 A Treasury of Christmas Miracles - Karen Kingsbury
69 Skipping Christmas - John Grisham
70 The Liturgical Year - Joan Chittister
71 Goodbye, Mr. Chips - James Hilton
72 The Thirteenth Tale (audio) - Diane Setterfield


message 6: by Liz (new)

Liz (busy91) Extra space although I probably won't need it.


message 7: by Liz (new)

Liz (busy91) Thanks Mike. Only 14 more to go, I'm 100% sure I'll make it. Next year....100!


message 8: by Liz (new)

Liz (busy91) 7 more to reach my goal!


message 9: by Liz (last edited Dec 30, 2009 06:35AM) (new)

Liz (busy91) 73. A Victorian Christmas - Cathrine Palmer
74. You: Staying Young - Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen
75. SuperFreakonomics - J. Levitt & S. Dubner
76. The Golden Ring: A Christmas Story - John Snyder
77. The Next Queen of Heaven - Gregory Maguire
78. Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works - Andrew Saul
79. Angel Time - Anne Rice





message 10: by Liz (new)

Liz (busy91) 75 BOOKS READ!!
GOAL MET!


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