Reading: 2008 - 2011

Here is my list of books I've read in 2008.  I'm hoping to achieve this goal of reading 100 however I did get a late start.

Rated by color:  Red (loved it), orange  (good), blue (okay), green (not a favorite)

  1. Losing it and gaining my life back 1pound at a time by Valerie Bertinelli
  2. Middlesex
  3. The 4th of July by James Patterson
  4. The 6th Target by James Patterson
  5. The Quickie by James Patterson
  6. The Diary of Anne Frank (currently reading)
  7. Good in bed by Jennifer Weiner
  8. The digital photography book by Scott Kelby
  9. Sweet Revenge by Fern Michaels
  10. Lethal Justice by Fern Michaels
  11. Scratch beginnings by Adam Shepard
  12. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  13. Three cups of tea by Greg Mortenson (currently reading)
  14. Five things I can't live without by Holly Shumas
  15. A wolf at the table by Augusten Burroughs
  16. Escape by Carolyn Jessop
  17. Secret lives of the US Presidents by Cormac O'Brien
  18. No one cares what you had for lunch (100 ideas for your blog) by Margaret Mason
  19. Caffeine for the creative mind 
  20. At home with pictures
  21. Hide and Seek by Fern Michaels
  22. Layers inspired collage for paper projects with meaning by Shari Carroll
  23. Hokus Pokus by Fern Michaels
  24. Whatever you think, think the opposite by Paul Arden
  25. Lucky by Alice Sebold
  26. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich 
  27. Art Journal Revolution
  28. 90 minutes in heaven by Don Piper
  29. The tenth circle by Jodi Picoult
  30. The double by Jos'e Saramago (currently reading)
  31. 7th heaven by James Patterson
  32. The art of racing in the rain by Garth Stein
  33. The Last lecture by Randy Pausch
  34. Enough About You, Let's Talk About Me: How to Recognize and Manage the Narcissists in Your Life
  35. Fast Track (The Sisterhood: Rules of the Game, Book 3) by Fern Michaels
  36. Stori Telling by Tori Spelling
  37. Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
  38. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  39. What I know now, letters to my younger self by Ellen Spragins
  40. The other boleyn girl by Phillipa Gregory
  41. twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  42. The Red tent by Anita Diamont
  43. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
  44. Daily readings from your best life now by Joel Osteen (currently reading)
  45. The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
  46. The best laid plans by Sidney Sheldon

In 2009 I will attempt a goal of 50 books to read for the year. I hope to pass this goal. If you have any books that you'd recommend that I didn't read in 2008 please let me know

  1. Out stealing horses by Per Petterson
  2. Kentucky Rich by Fern Michaels 
  3. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks 
  4. The middle place by Kelly Corrigan 
  5. Eat this, not that
  6. Broken open - how difficult times can help us grow by Elizabeth Lesser 
  7. Into the wild by Jon Krakauer 
  8. A short guide to a happy life by Anna Qundlen 
  9. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young 
  10. Sailing alone around the room (currently reading)  
  11. The book thief by Markus Zusak
  12. The unbearable lightness of being (to read/recommended)
  13. The Reader
  14. The liar's Diary by Patry Francis 
  15. Always looking up by Michael J. Fox 
  16. Feed me by Harriet Brown
  17. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  18. Finger lickin' fifteen by Janet Evanovich
  19. Ignore Everybody: and 39 other keys to creativity by Hugh MacLeod
  20. Mommywood by Tori Spelling
  21. Healing from family rifts
  22. Heartbreaker by Carly Phillips
  23. Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  24. I thought it was just me by Brene Brown
  25. Walking the perfect square by Reed Farrel Coleman 
  26. The wizard of oz and other narcissist by 
  27. The help by Kathryn Stockett 
  28. High on arrival by Mackenzie Phillips
  29. The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  30. The bright side of disaster by Katherine Center
  31. Life is a verb by Patti Digh (currently reading)
  32. Blue water by A. Manette Ansay (currently reading)
  33. Have a little faith by Mitch Albom 
  34. Ordinary Sparkling momentby Christine Mason Miller 
  35. The last song by Nicholas Sparks 
  36. The Christmas box by Richard Paul Evans
  37. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (currently reading)

Another attempt at achieving and tracking my book reading goals for 2010

  1. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout 
  2. The Awe-Manac (A daily dose of wonder) by Jill Badonsky (currently reading)
  3. Life is a verb by Patti Digh (currently reading)
  4. Blue water by A. Manette Ansay
  5. The Guernsey Literary and potato peel pie society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  6. This I believe by Jay Allison, Dan Gediman (editors)
  7. Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert
  8. Lessons I learned in the dark 
  9. Fearless by Max Lucido 
  10. A million miles in a thousand years by Donald Miller
  11. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (currently reading)
  12. Are you there, Vodka its me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler 
  13. Running faster from the 5k to the marathon by Brad Hudson(currently reading)
  14. In defense of food (currently reading)
  15. Still Life by Louise Penny
  16. The 9th judgement by James Patterson 
  17. Lift by Kelly Corrigan
  18. Eat, Pray, Love
  19. Run like a mother by Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell
  20. Believe it, Be it by Ali Vincent
  21. Spoken from the heart by Laura Bush
  22. The girl who played with fire by Stieg Larsson
  23. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  24. The book of Awesome
  25. The go-giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
  26. Coach by Michael Lewis
  27. Brava, Valentine 
  28. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
  29. Women food and God by Geneen Roth
  30. The girl who kicked the hornets nest by Stieg Larsson 
  31. War by Sebastian Junger
  32. The great gatsby
  33. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  34. How McDonalds got its groove back by New World City
  35. Compromising positions by Jenna Bayley Burke
  36. Lit by Mary Karr 
  37. God Never Blinks by Regina Brett
  38. Plainsong by Ken Haruf 
  39. Unbearable lightness by Portia De Rossi 
  40. Pride and Prejudice (currently reading)
  41. The perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  42. Unbroken (halfway done)
  1. 2011 reading list
  1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (started in 2010 finished 2011)
  2. Room by Emma Donoghue
  3. Decision Points by George W Bush
  4. 50/50: secrets I learned running 50 marathons in 50 days by Dean Karnazes
  5. A tale of two cities
  6. The gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  7. Cutting for Stone
  8. Townie by Andre Dubus III
  9. The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
  10. The Lincoln Lawyer - awesome can't wait to see the movie
  11. Same kind of different as me
  12. Faces of the gone by Brad Parks
  13. Leaving home: short pieces
  14. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  15. Working it out by Abby Rike
  16. Stephen King on writing
  17. If you asked me by Betty White
  18. Secrets to a healthy metabolism by Maria Emmerich
  19. City of  thieves by David Benioff
  20. The girl who kicked the hornets nest
  21. The guardian by Nicholas Sparks
  22. The Partner by John Grisham
  23. The 36 hour day
  24. Battlefield of the mind
  25. Traveling mercies by Anne Lamott
  26. Only spring: on mourning the death of my son by Gordon Livingston
  27. Expressive photography by the shutter sisters
  28. According to Jane
  29. Freakonomics
  30. The partner by John Grisham
  31. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  32. Sarah's key
  33. Crooked letter, crooked letter
  34. Seriously I'm kidding by Ellen Degeneres
  35. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
  36. The wedding by Nicholas Sparks

While its not much to list... I will add 2013 reading list

  1. The fault in our stars by John Green
  2. The Racketeer by John Grisham
  3. Tiny Buddha by Lori Deschene
  4. And the mountains echoed
  5. Dad is fat by Jim Gaffigan
  6. Defending Jacob
  7. Everything is perfect when your a liar
  8. Killing Kennedy
  9. Tell the wolves I'm home
  10. metomorphosis, surviving brain injury

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