The Goal: Read 100 books between September 1st 2012 & August 31st 2013.
The Rules: Childrens books don't count, magazines don't count, cookbooks don't count. (I could read 100 cook books in a day.)
Considering I read less than 50 books in 2011, and only 15 from January til now, I can tell you think will definitely be a challenge. Wish me luck! Join me even!
A few books I plan to read: (if you buy them through my blog I get some money back. I'm not being paid to recommend them. I just plan to read them. Just so ya know.)
1. Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz
Why: I'm mildly obsessed with Julia Child. Her life in insanely interesting. Did you know she worked for the OSS and loved cats?? You do now!
2. The One for the Money Series by Janet Evanovich
Why: I already read 1-3 and they were great! Really suspenseful and witty. There are 18 in the series so far.
3.The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
Why: Chick flicks, chick lit, I am an unashamed romantic fanatic. I'm sure a lot of my 100 books be "chick books". (dont judge me.)
4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Why: I've never read it & its only referenced in about five thousand movies and tv shows so I just have to see what all the hullaballoo is about.
5. A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
Why: Gail Carson Levine has been one of my favorites since I read my all time favorite book Ella Enchanted. Her books always make me feel nostalgic and romantic. Plus who doesn't love a good princess book?? (I'm still like 5 years old, ok?)
6. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene
Why: More nostalgia! I read a ton of these growing up. I really can't wait to dive back into Nancy's world.
7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Why: Quite a few people told me these books are amazing and I have to read them. And with a "mesmerizing world brimming with history, romance, and adventure" how can I resist??
8. Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
Why: I am a serious fan of
9. Helen Steiner Rice & other poetry books.
Why: I dont read a ton of poetry (besides reading my daughter Shel Silverstien books at bedtime.) However, I do love the way Helen's words uplift my spirit. I'd love to find more poets like her as well.
10. The Hobbit (& the entire LOTR series) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Why: I read the Hobbit in high school but have never read the rest of the series and it just makes me feel like something is missing from my life. A big, gaping, LOTR shaped hole.
That's just a few of the books I'd like to read this next year. I really hope I can do it!
What books should I add to my reading list? Would anyone like to make a reading goal with me? (It doesn't have to be 100)