I've set simpler goals for challenges this year The two challenges I'm doing are both at Home Girl's Book Blog. The first is the 100 + Challenge: read 100 books or more in 2011. The second is the Support Your Local Library Challenge: read books from your local library* - I'm going to try for 50 (usually, that wouldn't be difficult at all, but, so far, I've only finished one library book this year!). You don't have to write reviews, just list the books (I'd love to do the reviews too, but I'm being realistic about what I'll probably get done).
I'm going to keep track of them on my 2011 Book Challenges page (which you don't need to go to because, so far, it consists of parts of this post)(I did add it to the sidebar). If they're recommended by someone, I'll add that too. Here is what I have so far (not many, but it's been a busy work month):
- The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan (#2 in the Percy Jackson series)(recommended by younger son)
- Dragonbreath: The Curse of the Were-Wiener - Ursula Vernon (#2 in the Dragonbreath series)(recommended by older son)
- A Kind of Honor - Joan Wolf (her first book)
- God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours - Regina Brett (Library 1)
- A Touch of Magic - Nadine Miller
- The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us - Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons (Library 2)
I'm currently in the middle of:
- Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
- The Wild Wood by Charles de Lint (about an artist - I've already recommended it to older son and dear husband)
- Princess Hynchatti and Some Other Surprises by Tanith Lee (recommended by younger son and older son).
How strange - I'm not in the middle of any non-fiction books right now. That almost never happens!
* Or libraries as the case may be - currently, our family has books out from the Wake County, Durham County, Orange County, and Chapel Hill libraries.
[The photo is from a recent family trip to 5th St Books, a used book store, in Mebane, NC. On New Year's weekend, they had a sale - all books 25 cents! These are the books we got that day. No, we don't have room for them all.]