Books, books, books. How do I love thee?  

At the beginning of 2010, I realized that new motherhood – and life in general – was putting a damper on my love of reading. I set out to read a book a month for the entire year and documented it here. In 2011 I haven’t been so faithful to the monthly schedule, but I’m still doing better than I was prior to the experiment.    

What I’m reading now:  

Fed Up With Lunch by Mrs Q (Kindle Version)


On the Bedside Table: 

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

In My Amazon Cart: 

Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery


The 2010 Book A Month Experiment:  

My first goal was to read (an average of) one book per month for the year. My second goal was to beat my first goal.  I accomplished both.

(2/1/10)             The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin  

(3/7/10)            Give God a Year by Carole Lewis  

(3/12/10)          The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers  

(3/21/10)          I, Robot by Isaac Asimov  

(4/9/10)            The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion  

(5/9/10)            The Business of Happiness by Ted Leonsis  

(5/16/10)          The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones  

(6/5/10)            Losing It by Valerie Bertinelli  

(6/8/10)            Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and

                              Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll  

(7/1/10)            There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene  

(7/21/10)         Finding It by Valerie Bertinelli

(8/10/2010)   90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life by Don Piper                    and Cecil B. Murphey

(9/1/2010)      The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Note: The Secret Garden wasn’t on my intended Reading List, but I snuck it in as a tribute to the last days of summer. With it now on my Read So Far list, I’ve officially accomplished both my goals. Yay!

(9/7/2010)      The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert

(9/11/2010)     The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

(9/20/2010)    The Observations by Jane Harris

(10/30/2010)  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

(Yes, I continued to read after October, but stopped documenting. My bad.)


3 Responses to “Book Shelf”

  1. J Says:

    I’ve started the Happiness Project. I did finish Losing It and Give God a Year this year. I’ve also started Redefining the Strong Willed Woman and You Can’t Make Me but I Can be Persuaded by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias. I also started reading the Bible in January…it was a resolution and a goal.

    1. J Says:

      That should be Finding It no Losing It. I read Losing it last year…not that it really matters. 🙂

  2. J Says:

    I started reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but didn’t get very far. I found it boring. I am currently reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

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