Book Challenge 2011

The BOOK-A-WEEK-CHALLENGE began in February 2011. (My 2012 50 books challenge is here and includes “pithy reviews” about each book.)

Listed in order I read . . .

Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

The Other Life by Ellen Meister

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans

Skinny by Diana Spechler

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld (second read)

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

The Girls From Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow (non-fiction)

One Day by David Nicholls (second read)

The First Husband by Laura Dave

The Divorce Party by Laura Dave

The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan

Belong to Me by Marisa De Los Santos

Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos (Note: I accidentally read the last two books out of order. Read this one first)

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Slow Motion by Dani Shapiro (non-fiction)

The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen

Devotion by Dani Shapiro (non-fiction)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Sweathearts by Sara Zarr

The Little Bride by Anna Solomon

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Best American Essays series (2008 & 2009)  (non-fiction)

How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley  (non-fiction)

Blueprints for Building Better Girls by Elissa Schappell

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

Another Marvelous Thing by Laurie Colwin

Not That You Asked: Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions by Steve Almond (non-fiction)

I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron (non-fiction)

The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories by Steve Almond

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides . . . couldn’t bring myself to finish, but spent a week reading

Best Kept Secret by Amy Hatvany



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