In 2010 I managed to read 53 books. While this is called the “100+ Books Challenge”, all I really want to achieve this year is reading more than I did last year. As a lot of my time is spent reading literary journals, I’ll be including those too this year, but only if I read the journal in its entirety, cover-to-cover, every piece in there.
1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.
2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.
What doesn’t count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.
3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.
5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2011. Books started before the 1st do not count.
Here I will post books I’ve read, along with a link to its review (if I write/wrote one)…
0. The Best Australian Stories 2010, edited by Cate Kennedy. (I started reading this book in 2010, so it won’t be counted on my list, but I wanted to include it somehow. So – ‘0’)
1. The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon
2. Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk
3. With Borges, by Alberto Manguel
4. White Teeth, by Zadie Smith
5. Yellow Dog, by Martin Amis
6. 13, Rue Therese, by Elena Mauli Shapiro
7. Brokeback Mountain, by Annie Proulx
8. To The Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
9. In The Penal Colony, by Franz Kafka
10. Sixty Lights, by Gail Jones
11. In My Skin, by Kate Holden
12. Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee
13. Room, by Emma Donoghue
14. The Catcher in The Rye, by J.D. Salinger
15. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
16. Brokeback Mountain, by Annie Proulx
17. Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl
18. Eat Me, by Linda Jaivin
19. The Ottoman Motel, by Christopher Currie
20. Another Bullshit Night In Suck City, by Nick Flynn
21. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
22. Consider The Lobster, by David Foster Wallace
23. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
24. New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer
25. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
26. Reality Hunger, by David Shields
27. Lucky, by Alice Sebold
28. City of Glass, by Paul Auster
29. Ghosts, by Paul Auster
30. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
31. Adverbs, by Daniel Handler
32. Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee
33. Visitation, by Jenny Erpenbeck
34. The Quiet Room, by Lori Schiller and Amanda Bennett
35. You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead, by Marieke Hardy
36. The Enchanted Wood, by Enid Blyton
37. The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, by David Shields
38. Death of a Ladies’ Man, by Alan Bissett
39. Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer
40. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams
41. Cherry Ripe, by Carmel Bird
42. Ham on Rye, by Charles Bukowski
43. A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book The First: The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket
44. A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book The Second: The Reptile Room, by Lemony Snicket
45. A Spy in the House of Love, by Anais Nin
46. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin