2011 60 Book Challenge

I’ve challenged myself to read a book each week (on average) in 2011. This year’s challenge has a few vague parameters: more adult books, fewer audio books, and more books from the library (as opposed to buying them).

1. The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David Colbert (adult, e-book)

2. Room by Emma Donoghue (adult, e-book)

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (adult, e-book)

4. The Season by Sarah MacLean

5. The Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz (library)

6. A Whiter Shade of Pale by Christian Lander (adult)

7. The Awakening by Kate Chopin (adult, e-book)

8. Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt (adult, audio book)

9. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (adult, e-book)

10. By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

11. The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

12. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (adult, audio book)

13. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

14. Matched by Ally Condie (e-book)

15. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (library)

15.5. Lost and Found by Shaun Tan (library)

16. Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde (library)

17. Amelia Rules: The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular by Jimmy Gownley (library)

17.5. Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (library)

18. Alice in Rapture, Sort of  by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

19. Does This Book Make Me Look Fat? edited by Marissa Walsh (library)

20. The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Cermaic Frogs, and Me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart (e-book)

21. This World We Live In (library)

22. The Girl Who Was On Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy edited by Leah Wilson (adult, e-book)

23. Hate List  by Jennifer Brown

24. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult (adult, e-book)

25. If I Stay by Gayle Forman (library)

26. Bossypants by Tina Fey (adult, e-book)

27. The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them by E. Lockhart (e-book)

28. The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon — and Me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart (library)

29. Divergent by Veronica Roth (e-book)

30. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler (adult, e-book)

31. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

32. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

33. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

34. Reluctantly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

35. All But Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

36. 6th Target by James Patterson (adult, audio, library)

37. Superfreakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (adult, audio, library)

38. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery (e-book)

39. 7th Heaven by James Patterson (audio, adult, library)

40. Trapped by Michael Northrop

41. God No! Signs You May Already Be An Atheist and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette (ebook, adult)

42. Big Nate: In A Class By Himself by Lincoln Peirce (library)

43. An Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University by Kevin Roose (e-book, adult)

44. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

45. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (library, audio)

46. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (library)

47. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (library)

48. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai (library)

49. Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot (library, adult)

50. Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us by Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman (audio, adult)

51. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (e-book, adult)

52. Delirium by Lauren Oliver (library, e-book)

53. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (audio, adult)

54. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (library)

55. Before I Die by Jenny Downham (library)

56. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (library)

57. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (library, e-book)

58. Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds by Scott Berkun (e-book, adult)

59. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnston

60. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

12 responses to “2011 60 Book Challenge

  1. i love your book-a-week idea! i started a blog this year that’s similar, but with albums we’ve been meaning to listen to: ivebeenmeaningto.wordpress.com
    several queer, fabulous book nerds contribute to it!

  2. Miss Anderson

    I fixed the link to my review above if you want to see my full thoughts on it…but, basically, I wasn’t a fan. There were some parts that were hilarious, but I mostly felt sorry for her. I have several friends that LOVED it, though, and almost threw things at me when they read my review! I’d suggest checking it out. It was cheap as a Nook book.

  3. Ian

    Wowee….that’s quite a challenge….I’m lucky if I get through a third of that in a year. Hope your well on your way to meeting your challenge!

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