If you know me personally, you are probably aware that I have a lousy memory. It's partially responsible for my blogging as a way to recall what I've read and what it was about. With that in mind, I am going to do a few short blogs to catch up with the books I've read recently, but the reviews may be non-existent, as long as I can add the cover blurbs. I apologize in advance.
As to the my challenge. This is a challenge to myself to catch up on my wish list of reading. That list grows longer almost daily with more books being added and few being read and removed. I have a Goodreads.com account where I keep my complete list of books I've read and want to read. Recently I discovered that Goodreads.com offers book giveaways and as I've entered to "win" books they have been added to my "want-to-read" list causing it to grow even more quickly.
My new challenge to myself is to start at the oldest end of my list and read 20 books from it before allowing myself to read any other books already on the list or not. I'm not going to require that I read them in any particular order, other than the first oldest 20. So for the next period of time, the following list,in no particular order, is my-read-it-or-delete-it reading profile.
|The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch|
|American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld|
|Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore|
|As Always, Jack by Emma Sweeney|
|The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver|
|The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise by Julia Stuart|
|Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer|
|The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield|
|A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini|
|Loving Frank by Nancy Horan|
|The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger|
|A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith|
|Civil War Wives by Carol Berkin|
|The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson|
|Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin|
|Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy|
If you've stumbled upon this particular post and would like to read any of my reviews of the books I've completed and listed here, just click the photo.
|First book completed of 20 book challenge|
|Book 2 of 20|
|Book 3 of 20|
|Book 4 of 20|