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message 1: by Monica (new)

Monica (monnieh722) Hi all!!

Since I am sure I have some form of OCD... I'll have to begin my count in 2011 LOL

Here is a small list of books I am hoping to get through before Dec '11... I am sure It'll change hundreds of times!

Under the Dome by Stephen King

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

MiddleSex by Jeffrey Eugenides (I have heard mixed reviews on this one... So we'll see..)

Perfect Match and Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult (love love her books!

Sevenwaters Trilogy: Daughter of the Forest, Son of Shadows, and Child of Prophecy by Juliet Marillier

Diary of Anne Frank (I saw Freedom Writers and it inspired me to re-read it!)

Kushiel's Dart by Jacquelina Carey

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Legend of the Sorcerer by Donna Kauffman

The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum

The Princess Diaries 1-3 by Meg Cabot

Animal Farm (I can't find my copy!! Its driving me crazy!!!)

The Other Bolyen Girl by Philippa Gregory

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

Dream Quake and Dream Hunter by Elezabeth Knox

Moking Jay by Suzanne Collins (I have been putting off reading this for some time!! Not sure why!)

Re-Read the Samantha series from American Girl


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I feel the same way.. I started late and have to re-start in 2011.
I LOVED Middle Sex. I can't wait to hear what you thought of it!!


message 3: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 83 comments Monica, I feel the same way too! I discovered this group a few months ago, and now I'm just waiting till the new year to be "official." Glad to see I'm not the only out there with book OCD!


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Monica (monnieh722) 1. Currently reading: Under the Dome


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Monica (monnieh722) 2. Walk Two Moons (Summer Reading Edition) by Sharon Creech


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Monica (monnieh722) 3. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

Not what I was expecting from Nicholas Sparks. But good non the less.


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Monica (monnieh722) 4. Teaching With Love and Logic Taking Control of the Classroom by Jim Fay

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #2) by Jeff Kinney


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Monica (monnieh722) 6. Readicide How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do about It by Kelly Gallagher

Awesome book!! I recommended it to any educator!!


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Monica (monnieh722) 7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3) by Jeff Kinney

8. Animal Farm by George Orwell


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Monica (monnieh722) 9. Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody


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Monica (monnieh722) 10. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

I bought this through my little brother's book order. A very heart warming story!


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Monica (monnieh722) 11. A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks

Did not like the way it ended at all.


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Monica (monnieh722) 12. Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young

Horrible horrible book. The movie (The Wedding Date) was WAY better.


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Monica (monnieh722) 13. Just One Look by Harlan Coben


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Monica (monnieh722) 14. The Boyfriend List 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, #1) by E. Lockhart


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Monica (monnieh722) 15. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

Love this book!


16. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Ugh.... Not a very good book. VERY disappointed.


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Monica (monnieh722) 17. For One More Day by Mitch Albom

Amazing. I just lost my father so this book was an amazing pick me. And it was exactly what I needed.


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Monica (monnieh722) 18. The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown



19. At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks



20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4) by Jeff Kinney



21. Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith



22. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Ummm.... Not much of a secret. More like common sense.




23. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch



24. Kissed by an Angel (Kissed by an Angel, #1-3) by Elizabeth Chandler


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

Your comment on The Secret was one of the best I've ever read. I've never wanted to read the book, but now I kind of do to see what kind of common sense everyone is raving about.


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Monica (monnieh722) 25. Peeled by Joan Bauer


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Monica (monnieh722) 26. Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach


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Monica (monnieh722) 27. The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank


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Monica (monnieh722) 28. The Woods by Harlan Coben


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Monica (monnieh722) 29. 101 Great Classroom Games (101... Language) by Alexis Ludewig
Not sure if this counts, but this book is great! I teach high school and even though the games in this book are geared for middle/elementary school, I was able to tweek the games for my classroom! :)

30. What to Expect Before You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff
Most of the reviews of this book were negative. But I read this book with an open mind. I did find it helpful and full of fun/useful information.


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Monica (monnieh722) 31. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

This book superseded my expectations! I went into reading this book worried it was going to be similar to movie (which we all know the book is always better than the movie!). But this book is now one of my favorites :D


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Monica (monnieh722) 32. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

I started reading this book with high expectations... and ended disappointed.


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Monica (monnieh722) 33. The 9th Judgment (Women's Murder Club, #9) by James Patterson


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Monica (monnieh722) 34. Belly Laughs The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy

Hilarious!


message 29: by Monica (last edited Dec 04, 2011 11:08AM) (new)

Monica (monnieh722) 35. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler

Not that funny.... Not sure how one human being can have so many ridiculous things happen to them.


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Monica (monnieh722) 36. Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel


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