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Megan | 21 comments So far I've read

1. Kinsella's Shopaholic and Baby
2. J.B. Stanley's Fit to Die
3. Jamison's An Unquiet Mind

I think this will be a fun challenge, I've been telling myself for years to keep a detailed list of what I've read and have started lists many times. But I hope this year I will actually stick to it and make it a permanent habit.

Good luck to us all!

message 2: by Danine (new)

Danine (dulcemea) Good luck to you too! I think it will be fun too. I wanted to do this last year but that didn't happen. Please come back here for support and conversation :)

message 3: by Megan (last edited Feb 01, 2008 07:53PM) (new)

Megan | 21 comments 4. Alice Hoffman's The Ice Queen
5. Sara Nelson's So Many Books, So Little Time (a book everyone on goodreads can relate too)

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Megan | 21 comments 6. Jeannette Walls's The Ice Castle
7. Olive Ann Burns's Leaving Cold Sassy

message 5: by Megan (last edited Mar 04, 2008 04:30PM) (new)

Megan | 21 comments 8. Karen Lee Boren's Girls in Peril; its a novella

message 6: by Megan (last edited Mar 17, 2008 07:23PM) (new)

Megan | 21 comments 9. Jennifer S. Davis's Former Lives in Art, short stories

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Megan | 21 comments 10. John Grisham's Playing for Pizza

message 8: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments 11. Ruth Reichl's Garlic and Sapphires
12. Julia Scheere's Jesus Land

message 9: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments 13. Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods

message 10: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle Hi Megan!
Just wanted to pop over to your list and say HI!
You look like you have been reading some interesting stuff as well. How was "Shopaholic and a Baby"?? I have been thinking of reading that series, but don't know much about it.

What did you think of "The Glass Castle"? I still think about that book and I read it two years ogo. VERY thought provoking to say the least.

Thanks for the comment you made to Paula and I(on Paula's list). Its comments like that, that keep me going. Especially when I am in a tough book like I am in now. You rock!!

message 11: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulagrin) | 289 comments Let me tell you that I just have too much time on my hands (and *almost* too many books on the shelves! I'm glad that, if nothing else, I amuse, as well as give decent advice about the piles of books I read. :)

message 12: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments I like the shopaholic series for light reading when I'm really busy, or really tired and can only sit and read for a few minutes sporadically. I am reading her latest, Remember Me? right now which isn't part of a series but it's still the same style/basic theme. She is funny which I like.
Glass Castle I read for a book club, it was very, very good. And just like you said thought provoking, it was interesting to discuss it with others.

14. Julia Alvarez's In the Time of Butterflies
15. Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me?

message 13: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments 16. Anna Maxted's "A Tale of Two Sisters"

It's not looking like I will make it to 50, maybe not even 30!? SIGH......

message 14: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer A.M. (jenniferam) | 106 comments Don't give up! I am only on #14! Maybe you'll get going over a long weekend. I keep hoping for more time - maybe I'll get it soon too!

message 15: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments 17. Jacqueline Kelleher's "Nurturing the Family A Guide for Postpartum Doulas" need to read lots more to finish my certification so maybe that will help me get to two goals at one, muah ha muah haha!

message 16: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments 18. Midwives Chris Bonjalian, book on tape

19. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl Fannie Flagg

message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 35 comments A Tree Grows in Brooklyn would have
to be one of my favorite all time books.

Also, the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.

She makes living "off the grid" sound like fun!

(Living off of any public utilities. Could be boring).

Ok, back to reading, but I had to interject.


message 18: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments 20. Ann Tyler's The Amateur Marriage

message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 35 comments Oh, yeah, someone else read The Amateur

Does anyone know what to make of The Uglies
by Westerfield?

What I mean is that my daughter had to
read it for 7th grade Adv. English this
summer, she doesn't even want to finish it,
so I'm wondering if it's inappropriate.

I'll read it today. I hate the fact that
I was making her read it just to complete
the assignment!

Now I know better.

Sarah P.

message 20: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments 21. WOw, it's been a long time since I've been on here to update it...grad school was a total downer on my reading goal....but such is life, one goal at a time.....ok well I listened to:

Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes.

22. And also listened to Ken Follett's World Without End.

Now I'm reading two books, but we'll see how long it takes, I just moved and it's almost time to travel...yikes it's always something. I will probably get to 30 books before '09.

message 21: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments So it's 2009, and I did not make my goal, I'm just going to keep going and see if I can make 50 books in 2 years!!

23. The Guernsay Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Jan '09)

Nothing but text books since then!!

message 22: by Megan (new)

Megan | 21 comments correction, it was pillars of the earth, not world without end...i was sleep deprived in December...majorly

message 23: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments COUNT THE TEXT BOOKS! Afterall, you may be studying something the rest of us are interested in...and putting info in your brain SHOULD COUNT!

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