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Thursday, July 29, 2010

52 Books in a Year! Help Needed!

Back in September, I made a very simple little choice to start reading books for pleasure again. You can read a bit about that decision HERE. I definately eased into it, and read only two books in that first month. I've been keeping a running list of the the books I've read at the bottom of my blog. I noticed about a month ago, that I was quite possibly going to be able to read 52 books (average of one book a week) before the year is up, and I made it a little goal for myself. As it turns out....I'll be there easily a month before the deadline of 9/14/10. I'm THRILLED. Here is a list of the books I have read this year so far. As you can see......I'm on book 51 right now. I thought it would be fun to ask for reccommendations on my fifty second book! So....let's hear it....What is your favorite book right now? What should I read NEXT?

Starting 9/14/09

"Little Alters Everywhere" by Rebbeca Wells.

"Getting Over Jack Wagner" by Elise Juska.

"The Shack" by William Young.

"N is for Noose" by Sue Grafton (♥ this series. picking up where I left off.)

"O is for Outlaw" by Sue Grafton

"Resistance" by Anita Shreve

"P is for Peril" by Sue Grafton

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

"South Bound" by Susan Rebecca White

"Q is for Quarry" by Sue Grafton

"A Clue for the Puzzle Lady" by Parnell Hall (I'm hooked!)

"Last Puzzle and Testament" by Parnell Hall

"Puzzled to Death" by Parnell Hall

"Deafening" by Francis Itani

"R is for Ricochet" by Sue Grafton

"Midnight in the Garden of Good And Evil" by John Berendt

"A puzzle in a Pear Tree" by Parnell Hall

"With This Puzzle, I Thee Wed" by Parnell Hall

"S is for Silence" by Sue Grafton

"Curiousity Killed the Cat Sitter" by Blaize Clement

"Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund" by Blaize Clement

“And a Puzzle to Die On” by Parnell Hall (22)

“Stalking the Puzzle Lady” by Parnell Hall

"Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues" by Blaize Clement

"Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof" by Blaize Clement

“T is for Trespass” by Sue Grafton

“You Have the Right to Remain Puzzled” by Parnell Hall

“Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs” by Blaize Clement

“The Sudoku Puzzle Murders” by Parnell Hall

“A New Leash on Death” by Susan Conant

“The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder” By Joanne Fluke

“Dead Man’s Puzzle” by Parnell Hall

“Strawberry Shortcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke

“Dead Canaries Don’t Sing” by Cynthia Baxter

“U is for Undertow” by Sue Grafton

“The Puzzle Lady Vs. The Suduko Lady” by Parnell Hall

“A Bite of Death” by Susan Conant

“Blueberry Muffin Murder” by Joanne Fluke

“She’s Come Undone” by Wally Lamb

“Lemon Meringue Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke

“The Girl who played with Fire” by Stieg Larsson

“Ellen Foster” by Kaye Gibbons

“The Fudge Cupcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke

“Putting on the Dog” by Cynthia Baxtor

"What Looks Like Crazy on an ordinary day" by Pearl Cleage

“Paws Before Dying” by Susan Conant

“The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold

“Lead a Horse to Murder” by Cynthia Baxtor

“There’s No Place Like Here” by Cecelia Ahern

“Gone To the Dogs” by Susan Conant (50)

Currently reading:

“The Almost Moon” by Alice Sebold

P.S. If you came here looking for Team-Up Thursday...I'm sorry to disappoint....but Berta and I had some technical....and logistical issues this week. We'll be back on track next week, though. :)

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Deb said...

I'm a big Sue Grafton fan too but haven't read any of the others on your list. I'll have to try a few of them!

I posted about reading today too... :)

I don't have any suggestions for you really, I'm looking for good reading options too right now so your list came at a great time.

Paige said...

The Help was the best book I've read in a long time. Also if you liked Ellen Foster, Kaye Gibbons other books are really good too.

Cheryl said...

One of my all time favorite books is LAMB the Gospel According to Biff Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. It is not as irreverent as one might think. It's about the years missing from the Bible. It is laugh-out-loud funny. I walked away from it (a few times now) hoping that this may have a little truth to it.

Autumn said...

I am so so impressed! I love reading too and wish I would force myself to read instead of surf the web or watch t.v. but I've been so lazy about it for so long. I did however start reading a book on this trip. I'll let you know if it's a good recomendation after I finish it.

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh WOW, Corey. I'm so impressed. That is just awesome. Though right now I can't think of a recommendation, I love to read, I've just not been able to make the time for it that I'd like yet. Soon, soon!


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