100+ Reading Challenge

Midway through 2010, I was kicking myself for not signing up for the 100+ books reading challenge.

This year, I’m participating!
Here are the guidelines:

“1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.


2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.

What doesn’t count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.

3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2011. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.”



This page will be my home base for this reading challenge.
Books I Read in 2011

1. Just Kids by Patti Smith
2. Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro
3. Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz
4. Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism by Bob Edwards
5. Hey Buddy: In Pursuit of Buddy Holly, My New Buddy John, and My Lost Decade of Music by Gary W. Moore
6. The President’s Lady: A Novel about Rachel and Andrew Jackson by Irving Stone
7. Dear Mrs. Kennedy: The World Shares Its Grief: Letters, November 1963 by Jay Mulvaney and Paul De Angelis
8. Bird Cloud: A Memoir by Annie Proulx
9. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman
10. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
11. How to Live, or, A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
12. Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy
13. The Natural by Bernard Malamud
14. Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr
15. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
16. 5th Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson
17. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
18. True Grit by Charles Portis
19. Step on a Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
20. Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books by William Kuhn
21. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
22. Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow
23. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
24. The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
25. Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
26. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels—A Love Story by Ree Drummond
27. The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir
28. The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
29. Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad
30. Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts by Julian Rubinstein
31. Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers (audiobook)
32. The Sun’s Bride by Gillian Bradshaw
33. The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story by Robert Baer and Dayna Baer
34. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
35. Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella
36. Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber
37. Goody Hall by Natalie Babbitt
38. The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things by Neil Pasricha
39. What’s a Disorganized Person to Do? by Stacey Platt
40. The Still Point by Amy Sackville
41. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
42. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
43. The 10 Commandments of Money: Survive and Thrive in the New Economy by Liz Weston
44. Bossypants by Tina Fey
45. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
46. She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy
47. The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
48. The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1)
49. The Great Circle by Peter Prince
50. If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster
51. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
52. Women of Magdalene by Rosemary Poole-Carter
53. Pocket-47 by Jude Hardin
54. Spider Web by Earlene Fowler
55. Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness by Neil Strauss
56. Life by Keith Richards
57. The Good Among the Great: 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative, and Joyous People by Donald Van de Mark
58. Christy by Catherine Marshall
59. Hell Is Empty by Craig Johnson
60. Red on Red by Edward Conlon
61. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
62. Vanity Fair’s Presidential Profiles edited by Graydon Carter
63. Chocolate Chocolate: The True Story of Two Sisters, Tons of Treats, and the Little Shop that Could by Frances ark and Ginger Park
64. My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock
65. The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
66. Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller
67. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
68. Kate: The Making of a Princess by Claudia Joseph
69. Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
70. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
71. The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
72. Jackdaws by Ken Follett
73. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
74. Original Sin by Beth McMullen
75. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
76. This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman
77. The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream by Suze Orman
78. An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir by Robert Lipsyte
79. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
80. Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy
81. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
82. Corn Flakes with John Lennon by Robert Hilburn
83. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs
84. Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper by Geoffrey Gray
85. Angel’s Peak by Robyn Carr
86. Last Men Out: The True Story of America’s Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
87. Pirate King by Laurie R. King
88. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
89. English Creek by Ivan Doig
90. Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr
91. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
92. Saratoga by David Garland
93. The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
94. D.C. Noir edited by George Pelecanos
95. The President’s
Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
by John
Bredar
96. After This by Alice McDermott
97. Killing Floor by Lee Child
98. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
99. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
100. The Last Striptease by Michael Wiley
101. The Blood Red Indian Summer by David Handler
102. Steal the Show by Thomas Kaufman
103. Boston Noir edited by Dennis Lehane
104. Jacqueline Kennedy:
Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy: Interviews with Arthur M.
Schlesinger, Jr., 1964

105. Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler
106. What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes
107. The Dogs of War: The
Courage, Love, and Loyalty of Military Working Dogs
by Lisa
Rogak
108. Into the Wild Nerd
Yonder: My Life on the Dork Side
by
Julie Halpern
109. Mrs. Nixon by Ann Beattie
110. Heart of a Lion by Gilbert Morris
111. A Place Called Trinity by Delia Parr
112. Laura Rider’s Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
113. V Is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
114. Blue Blood by Edward Conlon


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