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message 1: by Tanya (last edited Jun 02, 2009 07:08PM) (new)

Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments I've only read 8 books so far this yr, but that's because I was finishing off my last semester of university (didn't have much time for pleasure-reading) AND not counting the fact that I re-read all 7 Harry Potters.

My goals:
- Read 50 books this year
- 15 of those 50 have to be considered "Classics"
- Complete and continue updating my "Read" shelf, along with reviews of each book (by the end of the yr)

Since Jan 1/09 I've Read:

1. Paging Aphrodite- Kim Green
2. Even Now- Karen Kingsbury
3. Ever After- Karen Kingsbury
4. Heart and Soul- Maeve Binchy
5. Dirty Martini- J.A Knorath
6. Sleeping Over- Stacey Ballis
7. Amazing Grace- Danielle Steele
8. A Crowning Mercy- Bernard Cromwell

Note: Books with * next to them are considered classics


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 9. Still Waters- Shirlee McCoy (almost forgot this one!)


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Carol (caroldias) To write the reviews is a challenge to me lol I never know what to write!


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments Yeah, I know! And I keep adding books to my Read shelf as I remember them, so it's getting ever harder to accomplish this. I don't think they're going to be very long/specific, unless the book made a huge impression on me, otherwise I'd never finish!

10. Little Women- Louisa May Alcott *


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 11. Fuzzy Navel- J.A Konrath



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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 12. Every Boy's Got One- Meg Cabot

Cynthia's summer reading challenge is really pushing me to read! I gotta get moving on the classics though...


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 13. Filthy Rich- Wendy Holden


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 14. Little Men- Louisa May Alcott


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 15. Goodnight Nobody- Jennifer Weiner


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 16. The Giver- Lois Lowry


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 17. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen*


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 18. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants- Ann Brashares




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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 19. My Sweet Audrina- V.C Andrews


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 20. The #1 Ladies' Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 21. The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

I know it's not a classic, but I really think it should be- what a fantastic book! 550 pages that just flew by- and every moment I spent reading this book was totally worth it!


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 22. Cherry Bomb- J.A Konrath


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 23- The Second Summer of the Sisterhood- Ann Brashares


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 24. The Friday Night Knitting Club- Kate Jacobs


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 25. Girls in Pants- The Third Summer of the Sisterhood- Ann Brashares

Halfway to my goal and just over halfway through the year. I know I can do it because I've already read 16 books just in the last month and a half :) YAY!!!


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 26. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason - Nancy Pearl



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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 27. My Sister's Keeper- Jodi Picoult


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 28. More Book Lust- Nancy Pearl


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 29. The Time Traveler's Wife- Audrey Niffenegger



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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 30. House of Mirth- Edith Wharton*

Yay! Another classic!




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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments Progress as of August 9th:

Books Read: 30
Classics Read: 3


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 31. The Woman in White- Wilke Collins*

Books Read: 31
Classics Read: 4





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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 32. Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood- Ann Brashares




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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 33. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- Ann Marie Shaffer and Annie Barrows


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 34. The Catcher in the Rye- J.D Salinger

Classics Read: 5


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 35. The God of Small Things- Arundhati Roy


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 36. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte

Classics Read: 6



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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 37. Jigs and Reels- Joanne Harris


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 38. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte

Classics Read: 7


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 39. Awake and Dreaming- Kit Pearson


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Marie-vicky (grimace) | 49 comments Tanya wrote: "33. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- Ann Marie Shaffer and Annie Barrows"

Marie-vicky reply "its such a good book.........."


message 36: by Tanya (last edited Sep 26, 2009 11:01AM) (new)

Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments I really liked it as well. A really sweet book with a happy ending. :)

40. The Memory Keeper's Daughter- Kim Edwards


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 41. Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 42. The Reader- Bernhard Schlink



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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 43. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime- Mark Haddon

A fantastic read, would strongly recommend to EVERYONE!


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 44. The Leaving of Liverpool- Maureen Lee


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 45. The Beggars' Ride- Theresa Nelson


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 46. The Flying Troutmans- Miriam Toews


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 47. Outlander- Diana Gabaldon.

This was a re-read for me, because An Echo in the Bone just came out and I want to refresh my memory... took me bloody forever to read though, but I loved it just the same :)


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 48. Stepping Stones- Maureen Lee

Another insanely long read, this one unfortunately not as enjoyable as the previous one though...


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 49. Dragonfly in Amber- Diana Gabaldon



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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 50. Chicken Soup for the Body and Soul

YAY! I've reached my goal officially :)

Next year I'm going to try for 60 books


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 51. The Piano Teacher- Janice K Lee


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 52. Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zaffon


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Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments 53. Too Much Happiness- Alice Munro


message 50: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisa_lipkind_leibow) | 57 comments Congrats on reaching your goal! Your list is fantastic, too. Absolutely LOVE Shadow of the Wind, and Alice Munro is the master!

-Lisa Lipkind Leibow
Author of Smart Women's Fiction
www.LLLeibow.com


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