In 2010 I managed to read 53 books. In 2011, I read 46 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. If I can beat 2010, I’ll be supremely happy. Again this year, I’ll be including literary journals, but only if I read them cover-to-cover.
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, 2012. 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)…
1. Rocks in the Belly, by Jon Bauer
2. What the Family Needed, by Steven Amsterdam
3. Obernewtyn, by Isobelle Carmody
4. After the Snow, by S.D Crockett
5. Flying With Paper Wings: Reflections On Living With Madness, by Sandy Jeffs
6. Bright Lights, Big City, by Jay McInerney
7. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
8. A Visit From The Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
9. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
11. Juno, shooting script, by Diablo Cody
12. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
13. Phaedrus, by Plato
14. Running Dogs, by Ruby J. Murray
15. The Trojan Women, by Euripides
16. The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
17. The Daughters of Troy, by Euripides
18. Fire, by Raymond Carver
19. Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler
20. Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria, by Sigmund Freud
21. Killing the Black Dog, by Les Murray
22. Mary Bennet, by Jennifer Paynter
23. The Lover, by Marguerite Duras
24. The Tooth, by Shirley Jackson
25. The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl, by Shauna Reid
26. The Summer Without Men, by Siri Hustvedt
27. Bite Your Tongue, by Francesca Rendle-Short
28. Run Fat B!tch Run, by Ruth Field
29. Love and Hunger, by Charlotte Wood
30. Our Father Who Wasn’t There, by David Carlin
31. The Memory of Salt, by Alice Melike Ulgezer
32. The Engagement, by Chloe Hooper
33. Camera Lucida, by Roland Barthes
34. Gaysia, by Benjamin Law
35. Crying In The Car, by Karen Andrews
36. The Missing Ink, by Philip Hensher
37. The Lost Woman, by Sydney Smith
38. Are You My Mother?, by Alison Bechdel
39. Little Spines, RMIT Creative Writing Anthology 2012
40. Street to Street, by Brian Castro
41. Six Weeks to OMG, by Venice Fulton
42. Both Flesh and Not, by David Foster Wallace
43. Timepieces, by Drusilla Modjeska
44. Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan