Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010 reading challenge completed, bring it on 2011!

I keep a log of all the books I read. Every time I finish one I write it down, that way I can see how many books I average per year. In December of 2009 I looked back and saw that I had read a measly 28 books. I've always wanted to hit between 50-60 books a year and challenged myself to do just that in 2010, starting January 1 I was determined to hit 50 books. I only had to read 4-5 books a month, (which was not hard having still been pursuing my BA in English at the time). I don't know how I managed to read as much as I did with all the knitting I've done, but I somehow managed to hit 50 books without trying very hard.

The 50 Books I read in 2010
The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Pattillo
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Metamorphosis by Kafka
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Brave New World by Alduous Huxley
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Angels and Insects by A.S. Byatt
Possession by A.S. Byatt
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
The Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt
Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Betrayal by R.L. Stine
The Secret by R.L. Stine
The Burning by R.L. Stine
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Dead to the Word by Charlaine Harris
Hollywood Knits Styles by Suss Cousins
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Things I Learned from Knitting by Stephanie Pearl McPhee
Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl McPhee
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey
The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind
Sides Jobs by Jim Butcher
Monster Vol 1 by Naoki Urasawa
Vampire Knits by Genevieve Miller

Not a bad year of reading! So now that I know I can hit 50 books in one year, in 2011 I am challenging myself to read 75 books. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry I couldn't visit you over break! Things got crazy.
    Hey, do you want to do a swap? I can make you some lovely bath products in exchange for some awesome fingerless gloves or a chunky scarf? Think about it.