Saturday, January 1, 2011

December Reads

1. Storyteller by Patricia Reilly Giff
2. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
3. How To Read Thin Air by Dinaw Mengestu
4. Maxine Banks is Getting Married by Lori Aurelia Williams
5. The Sweetness of Salt by Cecilia Galant
6. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
7. Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger
8. The Next Big Story by Soledad O'Brien
9. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
10. The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
11. the Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore
12. Smile for the Camera by Kelle James
13. A Time of Miracles by Anne Loure Bondoux
14. Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell
15. Accomplice by Eirann Corrigan
16. The Bride Will Keep Her Name by Jan Goldstein
17. The Widow's Tale by Julia Glass
18. Hoda by Hoda Kotb
19. Without a Word by Jill Kelly
20. Saint Training by Elizabeth Fixmer
21. Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart
22. Palace Beautiful by Sarah Deford Williams
23. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
24. Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino
25. The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle

1 of these was a book I owned, 24 were from the library
4 books were written by male authors, 21 by females
12 books were were middle grade or YA, 13 were adult
5 books were non-fiction, 20 were fiction

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Reads

1. Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary
2. Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace
3. Gone by Michael Grant
4. Ape House by Sara Gruen
5. Jake by Audrey Couloumbis
6. Open by Andre Agassi
7. Half a Life by Darin Strauss
8. The Cay by Theodore Taylor
9. Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel
10. Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and TR Simon
11. Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condoleezza Rice
12. Stay by Allie Larkin
13. The Bells by Richard Harvell
14. Bound by Antonya Nelson
15. The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia by Mary Helen Stefaniak
16. Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein
17. Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
18. Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
19. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
20. Outcasts United by Warren St. John
21. Sassy and the Birthday Storm by Sharon Draper
22. The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
23. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

6 of 23 books were written by a male, 17 by a female
5 were books I own, 18 were library books
2 books count for the Read From Your Shelves Challenge
10 books were middle grade or YA novels, 13 were adult
7 were non-fiction, 16 fiction

Sunday, October 31, 2010


1. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
2. Mamba Point by Kurtis Scaletta
3. The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
4. The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee Frazier
5. Breaking Night by Liz Murray
6. Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber
7. Cold Hands, Warm Heart by Jill Wolfson
8. Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary
9. The Island by Elin Hildebrand
10. The Gendarme by Mark Mustian
11. The Properties of Water by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
12. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
13. The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell
14. 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
15. Saving Sky by Diane Stanley
16. What We Have by Amy Boesky
17. Under a Red Sky by Haya Leah Molnar
18. The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
19. I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
20. Factory Girls: From Village to City in Changing China by Leslie T. Chang
21. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Mary Rose Wood

19 of 21 books were from the library
10 of 21 books were middle grade or YA
3 of 21 books were written by male authors, 18 by females
4 books were memoir or non-fiction, 17 were fiction

Saturday, October 2, 2010


1. Life, After by Sarah Darer Littman
2. Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
3. When Did I Get Like This? by Amy Wilson
4. The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli
5. Seattle Blues by Michael Wenberg
6. Juliet by Anne Fortier
7. Zoo Story by Thomas French
8. Perfect Reader by Maggie Pouncey
9. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
10. For Freedom: The Story of A French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
11. Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel
12. Fragile by Lisa Unger
13. Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
14. Silencing Sam by Julie Kramer
15. Thin, Rich, Pretty by Beth Harbison
16. Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
17. Growing Up Bin Laden by Najwa Bin Ladin and Omar Bin Laden
18. This is Where We Live by Janelle Brown
19. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
20. Healer by Carol Cassella

12 of 20 books are adult books, 8 are middle grade or YA
3 are written by male authors, 17 by females
3 of 20 books are my own, 17 are from the library
3 are non-fiction, 17 are fiction

Saturday, September 4, 2010


1. The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek
2. Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
3. Father of the Rain by Lily King
4. Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding.... by Randy O. Frost
5. Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill
6. White House Doctor by Dr. Connie Mariano
7. Life With the Lincolns by Gayle Brandeis
8. Sea Escape by Lynn Griffin
9. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
10. Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
11. A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer
12. The Bear Makers by Andrea Cheng
13. Diamond Willow by Karen Hesse
14. The Dog in the Wood by Monika Schroder
15. The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum
16. The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt
17. With Friends Like These by Sally Koslow
18. Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

7 of these were YA/tween, 11 adult
3 were nonfiction, 15 fiction
2 of these books were my own, 16 were library books
2 were written by males

Sunday, August 1, 2010

July Reads

1. If You Knew Suzy by Katherine Rosman
2. The Language of Secrets by Dianne Dixon
3. Tell Us We're Home by Marina Budhos
4. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
5. The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, et. al
6. Promises to Keep by Jane Green
7. To Come and Go Like Magic by Katie Pickard Fawcett
8. Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart
9. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
10. The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Laura Zeises
11. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
12. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
13. The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg
14. Never Blame the Umpire by Gene Fehler
15. My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
16. A Mountain of Crumbs by Elean Gorokhova
17. The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
18. Between Two Worlds by Roxana Saberi
19. Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook
20. Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline
21. Every Little Thing in the World by Nina De Gramont
22. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
23. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
24. Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry
25. The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
26. Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo
27. Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor
28. Crunch by Leslie Connor

24 of these were library books, 4 were my own
12 were tween or YA, 16 adult books
1 book was written by a male author, 27 by females
5 books were non-fiction, 23 were fiction
None of the books read counted toward challenges I am participating in
None of these books were read on my Kindle

Sunday, July 11, 2010

June Reads

1. Just Let Me Lie Down by Kristin Van Ogtrop
2. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
3. A Brief Chapter In My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt
4. Love in Midair by Kim Wright
5. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
6. All of a Kind Family Uptown by Sydney Taylor
7. Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs by Heather Lende
8. Boys and Girls Like You and Me: Stories by Aryn Kyle
9. The Daughters by Joanna Philbin
10. Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin
11. Home Game by Michael Lewis
12. Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier
13. After You by Julie Buxbaum
14. Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
15. Three Wishes by Carey Goldberg, et. al.
16. Prairie Summer by Bonnie Gesiert
17. Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood by Jame Richards
18. The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
19. Star in the Forest by Laura Resau
20. The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark
21. Kaleidoscope Eyes by Jen Bryant
22. Big Girl by Danielle Steel
23. Come Sunday by Isla Morley
24. The Importance of Wings by Robin Friedman
25. Ten Minutes From Home by Beth Greenfield
26. The Unlikely Disciple: One Sinner's Semester at the Holiest University by Kevin Roose
27. Birdology by Sy Montgomery
28. The Heights by Peter Hedges
29. This Means War by Ellen Wittlinger
30. The Great Death by John Smelcer
31. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
32. Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
33. The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

9 out of 33 were nonfiction, 24 were fiction
20 were adult books; 13 were young adult or tween titles
6 out of 33 were written by males, 27 by females
4 were books I owned - 1 counts for the Read From Your Shelves Challenge
1 book was read on the Kindle
1 book, Kaleidoscope Eyes was read for the Vietnam War Challenge