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Mary (attorneymom) I'm not aiming for a certain # of books. The only specific goal I have is to read 12 books from the 2010 1001 Books list. Other than that, I just want to enjoy reading for pleasure. : )

Here's to a great year!

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Mary (attorneymom) 1. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

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Mary (attorneymom) 2. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

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Mary (attorneymom) 4. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.

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Mary (attorneymom) 5. Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

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Mary (attorneymom) 7. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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Mary (attorneymom) 8. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

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Jessica | 6 comments I highly recommend reading Water for Elephants as soon as you get a chance. I could not put it down once I started it :) Enjoy!

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Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Mary wrote: "6. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson"

I really liked this one. If you enjoyed the creative nonfiction style of writing you may be interested in his book coming out May 2011: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin.

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Mary (attorneymom) Thanks for the suggestions, Jessica and Dionisia!

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Mary (attorneymom) 9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Mary (attorneymom) 10. 24 Hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton

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Mary (attorneymom) 11. How to Really Love Your Child by D. Ross Campbell

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Mary (attorneymom) 12. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

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Mary (attorneymom) 13. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

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Mary (attorneymom) 15. Room by Emma Donoghue

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Mary (attorneymom) Started reading the HP series with my kiddos ~

16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K Rowling

17. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling

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Mary (attorneymom) 18. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

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Mary (attorneymom) 19. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

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Mary (attorneymom) 20. Enos Mills' Colorado by Enos Mills and James Pickering

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Mary (attorneymom) 21. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

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Mary (attorneymom) 23. Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman

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Mary (attorneymom) 27. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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Mary (attorneymom) 28. Still Alice by Lisa Genova

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Mary (attorneymom) 29. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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Mary (attorneymom) 30. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Mary (attorneymom) 32. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Mary (attorneymom) 33. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

34. Christmas is Not Your Birthday by Mike Slaughter

35. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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Mary (attorneymom) 36. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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Mary (attorneymom) 37. A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

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Claire (proud-mum) | 3949 comments Mary wrote: "7. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck"

I read this at school :) hope you enjoyed it x

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Mary (attorneymom) Thanks, Claire! I enjoyed it, but not as much as I thought I would. I definitely want to re-read it, though. Maybe I wasn't in the right mindset when I read it the first time?

38. Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb

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Claire (proud-mum) | 3949 comments Mary wrote: "14. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon"

I really enjoyed this - a lovely story :)

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