Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 Reading from My Shelves Project


In brief, the idea behind this challenge is to read books from your own shelves, and once you've finished the book it must leave your home permanently....donate it, give it to a friend, swap it, sell it...you get the idea. ONLY after it leaves your home can you count it for this challenge.  I was able to pass along 93 books with this challenge in 2010, so it was a no brainer for 2011. This year I am committing to (50) books as I plan to read lots of eBooks this year.  Details HERE

  1. The Lake of Dreams; Kim Edwards - 4/5 (review)
  2. I Still Dream About You; Fannie Flagg - 4/5 (review copy)
  3. How To Read the Air; Dinaw Mengestu - 4.5/5
  4. Sunset Park; Paul Auster - 3.5/5 (audio) (review)
  5. Silverlicious; Victoria Kann - 5/5 (review)
  6. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter; Tom Franklin - 4.5/5  (review copy)
  7. The Memory Palace; Mira Bartok - 4.5/5 (review copy)
  8. Of Mice and Men; John Steinbeck - 5/5 
  9. Caribou Island; David Vann - 4/5 (review copy) 
  10. Sing You Home; Jodi Picoult - 5/5 (review copy) 
  11. The Tiger's Wife; Tea Obreht - 4/5 (review copy) 
  12. Pinkalicious; Victoria and Elizabeth Kann - 5/5 (review copy) 
  13. The Wishing Trees; John Shors - 4/5 (review) 
  14. The Love of My Youth; Mary Gordon - 4.5/5 (review copy)
  15. Night Flight; Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor - 5/5 (review copy)
  16. Revolution; Jennifer Donnelly - 4/5 (review)
  17. World and Town; Gish Jen - 4/5 (review) 
  18. Women Food and God; Geneen Roth - 4.5/5 (review)
  19. The Lake; Banana Yoshimoto - 4/5 (review) 
  20. The Easter Parade; Richard Yates - 4.5/5  
  21. Until Tuesday; Luis Carlos Montalvan - 3/5 (review)  
  22. A Father's Love; David Goldman - 4/5 (review) 
  23. Disturbing the Peace; Richard Yates - 4/5
  24. The Beauty Detox Solution; Kimberly Snyder - 3/5 (review) 
  25. Faith; Jennifer Haigh - 4.5/5 (review)  
  26. School for the Blind; Dennis McFarland - 4/5 
  27. Pumpkin Eater; Penelope Mortimer - 4/5
  28. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary; Andrew Westoll - 5/5 (review)
  29. A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion; Ron Hansen - 5/5 (review)  
  30. The Heart Specialist; Claire Hilden Rothman - 4/5 (review) 
  31. Break the Skin; Lee Martin - 4/5 (review) 
  32. Game of Secrets; Dawn Tripp - 5/5 (review)  
  33. The Kitchen Daughter; Jael McHenry - 4.5/5 
  34. The American Heiress; Daisy Goodwin - 3.5/5 (audio/rev)
  35. Sister; Rosamund Lupton - 4.5/5 (review)
  36. State of Wonder; Ann Patchett - 4.5/5 (review book)  
  37. Mice; Gordon Reece - 3.5/5 (review)
  38. Alice Bliss; Laura Harrington - 4.5/5 (review)  
  39. A Good School; Richard Yates - 4/5
  40. The Lost Daughter; Elena Ferrante - 4.5/5  
  41. Child Wonder; Roy Jacobson - 4.5/5 (review) 
  42. The Night Strangers; Chris Bohalian - 4/5  
  43. The Night Circus; Erin Morgenstern - 5/5  
  44. Frenchman's Creek; Daphne DuMaurier - 4/5 
  45. Those Across the River; Christopher Buehlman - 4/5 (review) 
  46. A Trick of the Light; Louise Penny - 4/5 (audio)
  47. Cold Spring Harbor; Richard Yates - 4.5/5 
  48. The Days of Abandonment; Eleana Ferrante -4.5/5 
  49. The Grief of Others; Leah Hagen Cohen - 4/5 
  50. The Marriage Plot; Jeffrey Eugenides - 4/5

    6 comments:

    1. Good luck with all of your challenges!

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    2. Good luck with all your challenges, Diane! Happy reading!

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    3. Good luck! I'll be doing this too, though unofficially. Here's to clearing out that TBR pile!

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    4. I love the added "get it out of your house" stipulation. I need to do that before I move again. Best of luck this year!

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    5. Wow ... 93 books! That is wonderful ... and I'm sure the recipients are happy you did this challenge.

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