trina (lacephotograph) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
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42 in 2011

I challenged myself to read 40 books this year (I know, it's not quite 50, but still), and got to 42, and today being the 31st, I don't think I'll finish any of the three I'm already part way through, so 42 it is.

I've never posted to this community before, but I do read a lot of the posts when they come up on my friends page. Anyway, here's my list, and I like reading lists that others write of the books they read (and when people have any amount over what I've read, I feel madly inferior! how can anyone read 100 books in a year is beyond me, I must read quicker!). There aren't any reviews, and I don't even usually review on my GoodReads, beyond giving an out-of-five star rating. I enjoyed all of these books though, the only one I probably really didn't would have been Douglas Adams.

  1. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins (finished: 16 January)
  2. Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson (finished: 18 January)
  3. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote (finished: 24 January)
  4. Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham (finished: 6 February)
  5. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (finished: 7 February)
  6. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams (finished: 10 February)
  7. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J. K. Rowling (finished: 12 February)
  8. Melody - V. C. Andrews (finished: 18 February)
  9. American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis (finished: 26 February)
  10. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (finished: 7 March)
  11. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater (finished: 12 March)
  12. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (finished: 22 March)
  13. A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness (finished: 3 April)
  14. Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult (finished: 9 April)
  15. Best Lesbian Erotica 2011 - Kathleen Warnock (finished: 10 April)
  16. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare (finished: 17 April)
  17. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown (finished: 23 April)
  18. Prozac Nation - Elizabeth Wurtzel (finished: 25 April)
  19. Room - Emma Donoghue (finished: 10 May)
  20. 13 Things that Don't Make Sense - Michael Brooks (finished: 23 May)
  21. The Witching Hour - Anne Rice (finished: 22 June)
  22. The Covenant of Genesis - Andy McDermott (finished: 28 June)
  23. The Ultimate Holistic Health Book - Deborah McManners (finished: 16 July)
  24. Altar of Bones - Philip Carter (finished: 4 August)
  25. Paranormality - Richard Wiseman (finished: 18 August)
  26. A Spy in the House of Love  - Anais Nin (finished: 27 August)
  27. Harry Potter and History - Nancy Reagin (finished: 2 September)
  28. Looking for Alaska - John Green (finished: 4 September)
  29. Shift - Em Bailey (finished: 12 September)
  30. One Day - David Nicholls (20 September)
  31. The Rembrandt Affair - Daniel Silva (finished: 21 September)
  32. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut (finished: 24 September)
  33. Sexing the Cherry - Jeanette Winterson (finished: 25 September)
  34. The Passage - Justin Cronin (finished: 29 October)
  35. Stardust - Neil Gaiman (finished: 31 October)
  36. City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare (finished: 4 November)
  37. Area 51 - Annie Jacobsen (finished: 3 December)
  38. The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova (finished: 5 December)
  39. The Kingdom of Childhood - Rebecca Coleman (finished: 8 December)
  40. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close- Jonathan Safran Foer (finished: 19 December)
  41. A Million Little Pieces - James Frey (finished: 23 December)
  42. The History of the World According to Facebook - Wylie Overstreet (finished: 28 December)
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