Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Book Challenge 2012

So, I didn't reach my goal, didn't even get halfway. Sometimes standing at where you want the finish line to be, and looking back at where you are, in accomplishing your goal, is gross. I wanted to read 50 books this year, and I read a sorry 20. Standing at the moment I made the goal and writing '50' and thinking "really? The most I've read in a year was 25 and now I'm doubling it!?". Standing at that point, I think 20 is a decent first year yard stick amount. There's always next year, to see how close I get to 50. So here is the final list, the books I read and the ones I didn't get to in 2012...

Book Challenge 2012

In full book nerd fashion I have signed up for a book challenge, I counted once and read 25 books in a year, but I love a challenge so thought I'd go for 50 books this year.
If you love books too you'll probably love Bookfessions a tumbler of great book-confessions and check out my Best Book Shelves pinterest board if real books make you ooh and ahh and sigh.

For all you ebook lovers, haters, inquisitors I have a kobo and I love it.

If you just can't get enough, during the month of April I am putting some of my favourite quotes about books on pictures I've taken on my Quotes Blog

If you have any of the titles below that are marked with a * in ebook form and want to send it my way I'd love to gobble it up!

Currently at 20/50

Here's my list:
1-4. Game of thrones series a Song of Ice and Fire books 2,3,4,5 (Finished book 1 in 2011) By George R.R. Martin (review)
5. Harry Potter (in Spanish) J.K.R(review)
6. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson currently reading
7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy currently reading
8. The Second City Unscripted By Mike Thomas (review)
9. Lamb By Christopher Moore (review)
10. The Big Short:Inside the Doomsday Machine by Micheal Lewis
11. Me Talk Pretty One Day By David Sedaris (review)
*12. I'm with the Band: Confessions of a groupie By Pamela Des Barres
13. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath By Sylvia Plath
14. Love Stories By Mary Roberts Rinehart
*15. The Wealthy Barber Returns By David Chilton
*16. Still Life with Woodpecker By Tom Robbins
17. What the Dog Saw By Malcom Gladwell
18. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life By Steve Martin
*19. The Snows of Kilimanjaro and other stories By Ernest Hemingway
20. The adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
21. The adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
22. Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck
23. Stories I Only Tell My Friends By Rob Lowe
24. The picture of Dorian Grey By Oscar Wilde
25. The Paris Wife By Paula McLain (review)
26. The invisible Man By H.G. Wells
*27. Happy Accidents By Jane Lynch
28. Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
29. Tell me your dreams By Sidney Sheldon
30. Wuthering Hights By Emily Bronte
31. Seriously... I'm Kidding By Ellen DeGeneres
32. On the Road By Jack Karouac
*33. As the Crow Flies By Jeffery Archer
34. The Iliad By Homer
35. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) By Richard P. Feynman
36. Tuesdays with Morrie By Mitch Albom (review)
37. The Secret Places of the Heart By H.G. Wells
38. The Sisters Brothers By Patrick deWitt currently reading
39. The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
40. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot
41. The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
*42. Fountainhead By Ayn Rand
*43. Then Again By Diane Keaton
44. Emma By Jane Austin
45. A Moveable Feast By Ernest Hemingway (review)
46. A Literary Paris by Jamie Cox Robertson (review)
47. The WAR of ART by Steven Pressfield (review)
48. The Snake Charmer by Jamie James (review)
49. An Awesome Book by Dallas Clatton (review)
50. The Professor and the madman by Simon Winchester (review)
51. The Proving Ground by G. Bruce Knecht (review)
52. Heart Thoughts by Louise L. Hay (review)
53. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers currently reading
54. The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom
55. The world is flat by Thomas L. Friedman
56. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
57. To the lighthouse by Virginia Wolf currently reading

Please message me your favorite reads of the year, or any you'd recommend.
Happy reading in 2013!

1 comment:

  1. Read Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feinmann and
    QED The Strange Theory of Light and Matter.