Sunday, January 3, 2010

100+ Reading Challenge

I've decided this year to participate in J. Kaye's Book Blog 100+ Reading Challenge. I've never read this many books in a year, and I'd like to see if I can do it. Maybe it'll motivate me to leave the TV off at night and read more books instead! Ugh, but I have so many nights of Jeopardy on TIVO to catch up with!

So according to the rules on J. Kaye's website, I need to have one post where I list all the books I read for the challenge. So here it is. I'll be updating this post as I go along, and I'll also be posting reviews of some of the books that I read, in separate posts.

Hey, with all the books I'll be reading, maybe I'll finally be able to beat my husband at Jeopardy!

1. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table, Molly Wizenberg
2. The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up the Workplace, Ron Alsop
3. My Life in France, Julia Child, with Alex Prud'homme
4. Sacred Hearts, Sarah Dunant
5. NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
6. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms, Dr. Laura Schlessinger
7. Iodine, Haven Kimmel
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, May Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
9. The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids, Alexandra Robbins
10. Homeschooling: A Family's Journey, Gregory and Martine Millman
11. The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It, by Robyn O'Brien.
12. The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood
13. The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement,  Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell
14. Homeschool Open House, Nancy Lande
15. Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture, Kirsten Olson
16. Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
17. Simple Country Wisdom: 501 Old-Fashioned Ideas to Simplify Your Life, Susan Waggoner
18. The Duggars: 20 and Counting!, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar
19. The Fortieth Day, Poems by Kazim Ali
20. Erosion, Jorie Graham
21. Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet, Christian Wiman
22. Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Mark Doty
23. The Joy of Teaching, Peter Filene
24. Leaping Poetry, Robert Bly
25. On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching, James M. Lang
26. Spell, Dan Beachy-Quick
27. The Writing Teacher's Companion, Rai Peterson
28. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself
29. A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah
30. Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books, Lynne Sharon Schwartz
31. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
32. Possession, A.S. Byatt
33. The Color of Water, James McBride
34. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home, Rhoda Janzen
35. Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
36. The Doctor & the Diva, Adrienne McDonnell


  1. Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge. This is going to be a fun reading year.

    Happy New Year!!

  2. Marci: "I'll take Blogs of 2010 for $400".
    Alec: "It's how Marci finally beat D.J. at Jeopardy."
    Marci: "What is J. Kaye's Book Blog 100+ Reading Challenge?"