Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

For 2012 I'm going to try and read more books than I did in 2011, so I'm signing up for the Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge to keep myself on track with this. I'll keep track of the books I've read on this page. Last year I read 53 books, so I'll try to read more than that this year!

1. Q, Evan Mandery (fiction)
2. 22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson (fiction)
3. White City, Mark Irwin (poetry)
4. Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson (fiction)
5. In the Lake of the Woods, Tim O'Brien (fiction)
6. Antigone, Sophocles (drama)
7. Keeping the House, Ellen Baker (fiction)
8. Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose (nonfiction)
9. The Eternal City, Kathleen Graber (poetry)
10. Once Upon a River, Bonnie Jo Campbell (fiction)
11. Interloper, L. S.  Klatt (poetry)
12. The Art of the Poetic Line, James Longenbach (nonfiction)
13. A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis (nonfiction)
14. Veil, Rae Armantrout (poetry)
15. The Beginner's Goodbye, Anne Tyler (fiction)
16. Bringing up Bebe, Pamela Druckerman (nonfiction)
17. C.K. Williams on Whitman (nonfiction)
18. Home, Toni Morrison (fiction)
19. The Dirty Life, Kristin Kimball (memoir)
20. Vaclav and Lena, Haley Tanner (fiction)
21. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, Jeannette Winterson (memoir)
22. Lone Wolf, Jodi Picoult (fiction)
23. Legend, Marie Lu (young adult fiction)
24. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (young adult fiction)
25. Poster Child, Emily Rapp (memoir)
26. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (young adult fiction)
27. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle (young adult fiction)
28. Long Division, Alan Michael Parker (poetry)
29. Saint Maybe, Anne Tyler (fiction)
30. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card (science fiction)
31. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (young adult fiction)
32. The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell (fiction)
33. Amazing Grace, Kathleen Norris (nonfiction)
34. The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence (nonfiction)
35. The Road, Cormac McCarthy (fiction)
36. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender (fiction)
37. Every Riven Thing, Christian Wiman (poetry)
38. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Daj Sijie (fiction)
39. Responding to Student Writers, Nancy Sommers (nonfiction)
40. Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamot (nonfiction)
41. The Lost Art of Reading, David Ulin (nonfiction)
42. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffeneger (fiction)
43. The Assumption, Bryan Dietrich (poetry)
44. Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott (nonfiction)
45. The Flight of Gemma Hardy, Margot Livesey (fiction)
46. A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan (fiction)
47. The Hypnotists Love Story, Liane Moriarity (fiction)
48. Alcestis, Erupides (drama)
49. The Master’s Muse, Varley O’Connor (fiction)
50. Core Samples from the World, Forrest Gander (poetry)
51. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, Alan Jacobs (nonfiction)
52. Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, Bob Spitz (biography)
53. Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brun (fiction)
54. Acts of Faith, Eboo Patel (nonfiction)
55. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin (nonfiction)

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