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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Cate's Bookshelf

Updated 01/01/12

2012 update: I will no longer be keeping track of the books I read here. I'm just keeping this page up for reference.

My goal for 2011 was to read a minimum of 30 books. No requirements on kind of book or length. (Goal achieved 09/01/11)

Completed Reading in 2011:
  1. 01/11 - The Beach Road - James Patterson (Rating: Two Punches in the Face)
  2. 01/14 - Oleander House: Bay City Paranormal Investigations - Ally Blue (Rating: Worth Every Penny I Paid)
  3. 01/23 - The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield (Rating: Even Better The Second Time Around)
  4. 02/01 - A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton (reread)
  5. 02/08 - B is for Burglar - Sue Grafton (reread)
  6. 02/15 - C is for Corpse - Sue Grafton (reread)
  7. 02/22 - D is for Deadbeat - Sue Grafton (reread)
  8. 03/01 - E is for Evidence - Sue Grafton (reread)
  9. 03/08 - F is for Fugitive - Sue Grafton (reread)
  10. 03/15 - G is for Gumshoe - Sue Grafton (reread)
  11. 03/22 - H is for Homicide - Sue Grafton (reread)
  12. 04/09 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (#jhbc)
  13. 04/27 - I is for Innocent - Sue Grafton (reread)
  14. 05/06 - The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin (reread)
  15. 05/07 - J is for Judgment - Sue Grafton (reread)
  16. 05/08 - Zen and the Art of Happiness - Chris Prentiss (reread)
  17. 05/15 - K is for Killer - Sue Grafton (reread)
  18. 05/23 - The Middle Place - Kelly Corrigan (Rating: good, interesting read and not as depressing as the subject matter dictates)
  19. 06/15 - L is for Lawless - Sue Grafton (reread)
  20. 06/23 - M is for Malice - Sue Grafton (reread)
  21. 06/28 - Wait Till Helen Comes - Mary Downing Hahn (reread - YA)
  22. 07/09 - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs (4 stars, good book!)
  23. 07/01 - N is for Noose - Sue Grafton (reread)
  24. 08/02 - Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us - Seth Godin
  25. 08/04 - The Help - Kathryn Stocket (#jhbc)
  26. 08/14 - Rules of Civility - Amor Towles (my review for BlogHer Book Club, #bhbc)
  27. 08/30 - Kick-Ass Creativity: An Energy Makeover for Artists, Explorers, and Creative Professionals - Mary Beth Maziarz
  28. 08/31 - The Night of the Gun - David Carr
  29. 08/31 - The War of Art - Steven Pressfield
  30. 09/01 - Poke the Box - Seth Godin
  31. 09/05 - Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, and Found Happiness - Dominique Browning (BlogHer Book Club, #bhbc)
  32. 09/21 - Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer (#jhbc)
  33. 10/07 - O is for Outlaw - Sue Grafton (reread)
  34. 10/14 - My Happy Life - Lydia Millet
  35. 11/01 - Bird By Bird - Anne Lamott
  36. 11/27 - On Writing - Stephen King
  37. 12/01 - A Lover's Dictionary - David Levithan
  38. 12/19 - A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (#jhbc)
  39. 12/28 - The Magic Room - Jeffrey Zaslow (#bhbc)
  40. 12/31 - How to Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide to Spiritual Happiness - Karen Salmansohn

Completed Reading in 2010 (goal = 25 books, did not count textbooks):
  1. 01/07 - Anne of Ingleside - L.M. Montgomery (re-read)
  2. 01/11 - Rainbow Valley - L.M. Montgomery (re-read)
  3. 02/03 - Rilla of Ingleside - L.M. Montgomery (re-read)
  4. 02/24 - Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs (The New Rules of Social Media) - Brian Halligan
  5. 2/28 - T is for Trespass - Sue Grafton
  6. 03/21 - The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin
  7. 04/01 - U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton
  8. 04/01 - The 8th Confession - James Patterson
  9. 04/03 - Favorite - Karen McQuestion
  10. 04/09 - Run - Ann Patchett
  11. 05/03 - Candles Burning - Tabitha King
  12. 06/02 - Inspiration Sandwich: Stories to Inspire Our Creative Freedom - Sark
  13. 07/25 - The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story - Diane Ackerman
  14. 09/01 - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
  15. 09/15 - The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson
  16. 09/30 - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson
  17. 10/15 - The House at Riverton - Kate Morton
  18. 11/01 - Buddhism for Beginners - Thubten Chodron
  19. 11/16 - Zen and the Art of Happiness - Chris Prentiss
  20. 11/29 - The Distant Hours - Kate Morton
  21. 12/12 - Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook - Shel Silverstein
  22. 12/20 - In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction - Lee Gutkind
  23. 12/24 - Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
  24. 12/25 - The House At Pooh Corner - A.A. Milne
  25. 12/25 - When We Were Very Young - A.A. Milne
  26. 12/25 - Now We Are Six - A.A. Milne
  27. 12/28 - The 9th Judgment - James Patterson
  28. 12/30 - Life Guard - James Patterson
Finished in 2009:
  • 12/31/09 - The Adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary E. Pearson
  • 12/29/09 - Anne's House of Dreams - L.M. Montgomery (re-read)
  • Anne of Windy Poplars - L.M. Montgomery (re-read)
  • Anne of The Island - L.M. Montgomery (re-read)
  • Anne of Avonlea - L.M. Montgomery (re-read)
  • Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery (re-read)
  • 06/25/09 - 7th Heaven - James Patterson (Women's Murder Club)
  • The 6th Target - James Patterson (Women's Murder Club)
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  • Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
  • Atonement - Ian McEwan

3 comments:

Micael "Rabbit" Chadwick said...

Runny Babbit is one of my favourite books. You'll get such a kick out of it. Shel Silverstein is how I learned to read. My grandmother bought me several of his books when I was five and would read them to me - until I was able to read them back to her. "Listen to the Must'nts, child. Listen to the don'ts..." She is my real Giving Tree. I still have all those books to this day, too.

TMC said...

Very impressive! I'm only up to 12 this year. I keep the list in a Note on FB.

More impressive is the time it took you to write this post. So many links!

Whitney said...

You should start a weRead account on Facebook. I keep up with mine online that way and in a notebook too.

Sorry to say, but I would put your amount to shame! LOL.

You do read a wider variety than I do. You're going to love anything by James Patterson, FYI. I know I do. :)

If you get a chance to add any to your list, try Adriana Trigiani's Big Stone Gap Trilogy. It's a really great series! :)