Saturday, January 1, 2011

Read From My Shelves Recap


While I did finish the War Through the Generations Challenge, the Read From My Shelves Challenge was not quite as successful. However, I did read from my shelves - just not always from the titles listed.

Even though I only completed half of my list, I am still counting this challenge as a success. At least I did read some books that had been languishing on my shelves for far too long. In 2011 my list is composed of the titles I didn't complete in 2010, plus a stack of books I am adding to my list. I didn't see that a list is required this year for the challenge, but I laid out the books I most want to get to, and if I read anything else, that should count, too.

The 2010 List:
Adult Titles:
1. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
2. Clara's War by Clara Kramer
3. While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty
4. After You by Julie Buxbaum
5. The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson
6. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
7. Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick
8. The Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center - midway through
9. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
10. Mockingbird by Charles J. Shields -midway through
11. Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
12. Black and White by Dani Shapiro

Young Adult/Tween Titles:
1. Rumors by Anna Godbersen
2. Tell Me Who by Jessica Wollman
3. Dangerously Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
4. Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
5. The Alchemyst by Nicholas Flamel
6. The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
7. Blue by Joyce Meyer Hostetter
8. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
9. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
10. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
11. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
12. Percy Jackson - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The following list is my new 2011 list of books I hope to read:

The 2011 ListL

Adult Titles:
1. Clara's War by Clara Kramer
2. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
3. Shelf Awareness by Lizzie Skurnick
4. The Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center
5. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
6. Mockingbird by Charles Shields
7. Sister of My Heart by Chita Banerjee Divakaruni
8. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
9. Safe From the Neighbors by Steve Yarbrough
10. Roses by Leila Meacham
11. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
12. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
13. Without a Backward Glance by Kate Veitch
14. Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund
15. Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
16. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
17. Self Storage by Gayle Brandeis
18. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
19. Ask for a Convertible by Danit Brown
20. Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe Esquith
21. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
22. Dirty Secret by Jessie Sholl

Middle Grade and YA Titles:

1. Tell Me Who by Jessica Wollman
2. Dangerously Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson
4. The Alchemyst by Nicholas Flamel
5. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
6. Percy Jackson the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
7. Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner
8. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
9. Countdown by Deborah Wiles
10. Extra Credit by Andrew Clements
11. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
12. Eli the Good by Silas House
13. Assignment Rescue: an Autobiography of Varian Fry by Varian Fry
14. Good bye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
15. The Road Home by Ellen Emerson White
16. Envy by Anna Godberson
17. Alice on Her Way by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
18. White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages
19. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
20. Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney

6 comments:

Kay said...

Tina, you've got a good list for 2011. I've read MAISIE DOBBS and MOCKINGBIRD. Also THE MEMORY KEEPERS DAUGHTER. Enjoyed all of them. Charles Shields did a call-in to my book group a couple of years ago when we read MOCKINGBIRD. Really enjoyed that.

I'm a big fan of Percy Jackson and his series. Hope you get to it this year. Very creative and a good reminder about mythology.

Peaceful Reader said...

These are some great titles. Memory Keeper's Daughter, The Alchemyst, and Little Bee are all great.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You still did really well Tina.

Anonymous said...

Four Spirits--I really liked. Memory Keeper's Daughter--will tug at you.

Looks like a good list. Maybe I should make my own list?

Krismar

Cozy in Texas said...

That's quite a list. Our book club has trouble getting together every six weeks (we mostly have trouble agreeing on a book)
Happy New Year.
Ann

Rachel said...

I saw that "The Adoration of Jenna Fox" was on your list for last year, and then this year, too! I finished reading it a week or two ago - it was not at all what I was expecting; it was very good and gave me a lot to think about! Hope you enjoy it when you get around to reading it! :)