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Finish Line 2009! > Allyson's 50 books in 2009

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message 1: by Allyron (last edited May 26, 2009 06:36AM) (new)

Allyron I'm a bit late joining but I have been working on my own 50 books challenge since January as a way to get myself reading more and so far it has been great. I'm working on book 16 on the moment -

1. Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert
2. The Day The World Came To Town, Jim Defede
3. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
4. Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk
5. In A Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson
6. The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
7. The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid,Bill Bryson
8. Rockabye, Rebecca Wolf
9. Suite Francais, Irene Nemirovsky
10. The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
11. The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
12. The Birth House, Ami Mckay
13. Stolen Innocence, Elissa Walls
14. No One Belongs Here More Than You, Miranda July
15. Fargo Rock City, Chuck Klosterman
16. Town House, Tish Cohen

Adding 4 more books to the list -

17. My Life In France, Julia Child
I devoured this book... a great story and so much fun to read!

18. The Game, Neil Strauss
I had to see what it was all about... not as 'bad' as I was expecting, very entertaining and easy to read - I finished it in just a few days.

19. In Defence of Food, Michael Pollen
I really enjoyed this one... I am guilty of obsessing over what I eat and in the process forgetting about traditional wisdom and eating things that are processed and make ridiculous health food claims. Now to actually adopt the lifestyle that this book talks about!

22. Spanish Fly, Will Ferguson
I am halfway through this one and enjoying it so far. I wanted to pick up a fiction after my last three books.

message 2: by Aprile (new)

Aprile (aprileb) Sixteen is a great start!

message 3: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments whoohoo for 10+6 and welcome!

message 4: by Allyron (new)

Allyron Haven't updated here in a while, I have a bunch to add to my list -

20. Spanish Fly, Will Ferguson (got ahead of myself and listed it as 22 in my last post)
21. Tacones, Todd Klinck
22. A Year in Provence, Peter Mayle
23. Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer
24. Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
25. Blindness, Jose Saramago
26. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
27. The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson
28. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
29. Embracing the Fear, Judith Bemis & Amr Barrada
30. Angels & Demons, Dan Brown
31. The Chris Farley Show, Tom Farley Jr.
32. Crazy For The Storm, Norman Ollestad
33. Bluebeard, Kurt Vonnegut
34. Loving Frank, Nancy Horan
35. How Proust Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton (currently reading)
36. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe (currently reading)

I expected to get a lot more reading done over the summer. As it stands now I will need to finish the two books I'm currently working on, read two more during September and then continue reading four a month for the rest of the year to make my goal.

message 5: by Allyron (new)

Allyron 37. Madness, Marya Hornbacher
I read this in one Saturday... couldn't put it down.

38. Ask the Dust, John Fante
I bought this book three years ago but it ended up in a box after a couple of moves. I was digging around for something to read on the weekend and pulled this out. I'm sorry I waited so long, it was great.

39. This Wheel's on Fire, Levon Helm
I'm only 1/4 of the way through this one but I love Levon and The Band so I'm pretty confident that I'll love this book. So far it has the same loose story telling style of Johnny Cash's autobiography.

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