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message 1: by Justine (last edited Dec 18, 2009 01:39AM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) My goal for 2009 is to read 204 books and/or 100,000 pages: 17 books a month/8,333 pages with sub-challenges.

January: 19 books
7,548 pages

February: 17 books
5,654 pages

March: 27 books
8,186 pages

April: 38 books
12,034 pages

May: 22 books
6,038 pages

June: 10 books
3,862 pages

July: 11 books
4,468 pages

August: 11 books
2,743 pages

September: 11 books
2,688 pages

October: 4 books
1312 pages

November: 5 books
1,585 pages


message 4: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) January 1
1. Definitely Dead
324 pages

January 2
2. All Together Dead
322 pages

3. From Dead to Worse
359 pages

Got hooked on this series on my trip home. I watched the whole series on HBO in one day and decided to check out the books.


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Justine (paperbackheart) January 6

4. Middlesex
529 pages

I'd been meaning to read this for so long and it was nothing like I expected. I thought it would focus more on Cal(liope) and less on the history of the family.


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Justine (paperbackheart) January 9

5. American Gods
588 pages

I've been eating up all the Neili Gaiman I can get my hands on for the past few months. I haven't been able to get these characters out of my head for weeks now.


message 7: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) January 10

6. The Undomestic Goddess
371 pages

Something quick to read.


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Justine (paperbackheart) January 12

7. The Book Thief
550 pages

I am not jumping on the amazingness bandwagon for this book. It was good, but I don't think it lived up to the hype.


message 9: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 8. Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer
375 pages

January 13

I find it strange that I hate Stephanie Klein and not Jen Lancaster. They have similarly annoying writing styles, but I guess I let Jen slide because she? Is hiLARious.


message 10: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 9. The Graveyard Book
307 pages




message 11: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 10. The Princess Diaries
283 pages


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Justine (paperbackheart) 11. Madness A Bipolar Life
284 pages

I loved loved loved her first memoir, Wasted. Madness just left me feeling a little crazy - which would have been okay (it happens when I read books like this) but I finished it during my lunch break and had to go back to work for two hours.


message 13: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 12. The Hour I First Believed A Novel
734 pages

13. Just Listen
371 pages

January 20

Oh Wally Lamb. You throw so much crazy history and different stories into your novels and make me swear to never read you again. This was no 'I Know This Much is True', but I'll let it slide.

Just Listen was cute and this boy is probably my new literary crush.


message 14: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 14. A Wild Sheep Chase
353 pages

I read half this book and then set it down for eight months. Not Murakami's finest, but whatever. I was able to pick it up easily and finish the story with no problem.


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Justine (paperbackheart) 15. Bitter is the New Black Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
400 pages

January 25

And then I became slightly obsessed with Jen Lancaster because I can't keep re-reading Laurie Notaro.


message 17: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 17. Coraline
162 pages

Had to read it before the movie comes out. After an almost fight with Amazon I was able to pick this book up and not set it down for three hours until I was finished (there was also a Heroes marathon going on).


message 18: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 18. Nineteen Minutes A novel
464 pages

January 28


message 19: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 19. A Dirty Job A Novel
387 pages


message 20: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 20. Jessica Z.
340 pages


message 21: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 21. Goodnight Nobody
371 pages

February 6


message 22: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 22. The Gargoyle
465 pages

February 10


message 23: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 23. Little Earthquakes
557 pages


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message 25: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 25. Villette


message 26: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 26. In Her Shoes
448 pages

And the Jennifer Weiner read-a-thon is complete.


message 27: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:36PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 27. Watchmen
408 pages


message 28: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 28. The Color of Magic
Audiobook


message 29: by Justine (last edited Feb 20, 2009 05:27PM) (new)


message 30: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:39PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 30. Fool
311 pages


message 31: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 31. One for the Money

287 pages


message 32: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:39PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 32. My Sister's Keeper
423 pages


message 33: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:39PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 33. Two for the Dough
336 pages


message 34: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:39PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 34. Three To Get Deadly
300 pages


message 35: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:39PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 35. Certain Girls
400 pages


message 36: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:20PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 36. Four to Score
338 pages


message 37: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:21PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 37. High Five
340 pages


message 38: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:40PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 38. Hot Six
350 pages

March 1


message 39: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:40PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 39. Seven Up
320 pages

March 2


message 40: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:40PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 40. Hard Eight
311 pages


message 41: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:41PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 41. To the Nines
320 pages


message 42: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:24PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 42. Vanishing Acts A Novel
418 pages


message 43: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:24PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 43. Visions of Sugar Plums
149 pages

March 8


message 44: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:25PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 44. Ten Big Ones
312 pages


message 45: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:25PM) (new)


message 46: by Justine (last edited Mar 11, 2009 05:25PM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 47. Twelve Sharp
310 pages


message 47: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 48. Lean Mean Thirteen
310 pages


message 49: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 50. Handle with Care
488 pages

March 13



message 50: by Justine (last edited Mar 16, 2009 10:51AM) (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) 51. Perfect Match A Novel
552 pages

March 11


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