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

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May Reads

1. A Match Made In High School by
2. Panama by Shelby Hiatt
3. Falling Apart in One Piece by Stacy Morrison
4. Prairie Winter by Bonnie Geisert
5. A Faraway Island by Annika Thor
6. Shoot To Thrill by P.J. Tracy
7. The Red Thread by Ann Hood
8. Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu
9. Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok
10. Summer House by Nancy Thayer
11. Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch
12. All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
13. Claiming Ground by Laura Bell
14. Wrong Place, Wrong Time by John A. Rich
15. Life In Spite of Me by Kristen Anderson
16. Broken Memory by Elisabeth Combres
17. Game Change by John Heileman and Mark Halperin
18. Sources of Light by Margaret McMullan
19. Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodsen
20. Night Fires by George Edward Stanley
21. Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline
22. While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty
23. Losing Charlotte by Heather Clay
24. Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House by Meghan Daum
25. Lessons by Bonnie Geisert
26. The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald
27. We Were Here by Matt De La Pena
28. After the Moment by Garret Freyman-Weyr
29. The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

4 books were written by male authors, 25 by females
12 were middle grade/YA, ,17 adult
1 book was read for the Vietnam War challenge - The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
1 book was from the Read From Your Shelves challenge- While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty
3 books were ones I owned and 26 were library books
0 books were read via my Kindle
6 books read were non-fiction, 23 were fiction

Sunday, May 2, 2010

April 2010

1. Discovering Pig Magic by Julie Crabtree
2. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
3. Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth
4. My Father's Secret War by Lucinda Franks
5. The Confederate General Rides North by Amanda Gable
6. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
7. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
8. Fat Cat by Robin Brande
9. Imperfect Endings by Zoe Fitzgerald
10. Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze
11. The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson
12. The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
13. The Power of Half by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen
14. Secrets, Lies, and My Sister Kate by Belinda Hollyer
15. Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
16. Devotion by Dani Shapiro
17. The Swimming Pool by Holly Lecraw
18. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
19. Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli
20. Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas
21. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
22. War Games by Audrey Couloumbis and Akila Couloumbis
23. Get Lucky by Katherine Center
24. For Keeps by Natasha Friend
25. Legacy of a False Promise by Marilyn Fuchs Singer
26. Heist Society by Ally Carter
27. Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Reads

1. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
2. The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens
3. Waiting Wives by Donna Moreau
4. TMI by Sarah Quigley
5. Lit by Mary Karr
6. Healing Hearts by Kathy Magliato
7. A Map of the Known World by Lisa Sandell
8. Dear America: Land of the Buffalo Bones by Marion Dane Bauer
9. Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
10. Lift by Kelly Corrigan
11. Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewis Buzbee
12. Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris
13. The Privileges by Jonathan Dee
14. Purple Heart by Patricia McComick
15. Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton
16. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
17. Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs
18. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
19. Hush by Kate White
20. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
21. An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick

Of these 21 books, 4 were written by male authors, 17 by females.
8 were middle grade/YA, 13 were adult books
1 book was read from the Vietnam War Challenge: Waiting Wives by Donna Moreau
1 book was read for theRead From Your Shelves Challenge: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
5 books were my own, 16 were from the library
No books were read via my Kindle :(
5 books were non-fiction, 16 were fiction

Sunday, February 28, 2010

February 2010

1. Black and White by Dani Shapiro
2. The Liberation of Gabriel King by K. L. Going
3. Noah's Compass by Ann Tyler
4. Born Round by Frank Bruni
5. Living Oprah by Robyn Okrant
6. Trixie Belden #2: The Red Trailer Mystery by Julie Campbell
7. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
8. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
9. The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark
10. Wild Things by Clay Carmichael
11. Chrissa Stands Strong by Mary Casanova
12. A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls Lanier
13. All Things at Once by Mika Brezezski
14. The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap
15. Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
16. Love You, Hate You, Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
17. Hard Gold by Avi
18. Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt
19. Rumors by Anna Godbersen
20. Mitch and Amy by Beverly Cleary
21. Rainwater by Sandra Brown

Of the 21 books read, 4 were by male authors, 17 by females
Ten books were young adult/children's books
Eleven books were adult books
No books were read for the Vietnam War Challenge
2 books read were for the Read from Your Shelves Challenge: Black and White by Dani Shapiro and Rumors by Anna Godbersen
10 library books were read, 11 were my own
2 books were read via my Kindle: The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark and All Things At Once by Mika Brezezski
6 books were non-fiction, 15 fiction

Saturday, January 30, 2010

January Reads

1.Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
2. However Tall The Mountains by Awista Ayub
3. A Gate At the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
4. No Time To Wave Goodbye by Jacqueline Mitchard
5. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
6. Nancy Drew #29: Mystery at the Ski Jump by Carolyn Keene
7. Hannah's Winter by Kieran Michan
8. Five Minutes More by Darlene
9. Road to Tater Hill by Edith Hemingway
10. So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones
11. Chrissa: an American Girl by Mary Casanova
12. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
13. Final Exam by Maggie Barbieri
14. Knit the Season by Kate Jacobs
15. The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi
16. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
17. Lies My Mother Never Told Me by Kaylie Jones
18. Franny Parker by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
19. Abigail Iris: The One and Only by
20. Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe
21. Marriage and Other Acts of Charity by Kate Braestrup

Of those 21 books, only 3 were written by male authors
11 of 21 books were young adult or childrens books
5 of 21 books were non-fiction
2 were written by non-American authors
1 book was for my Viet Nam War Challenge - The Wednesday Wars by Schmidt
2 books were for the Read From Your Shelves Challenge: The Wednesday Wars and Anne of Green Gables
15 of 21 books read were from the library, 6 were my own
2 of 21 books were read via my Kindle