Book Challenge.

I love books. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. (Right after talking to husband and cooking.) Since becoming a mother and graduating from college, however, my yearly book-reading average plummeted. I have been lucky to read 5 books a year. (Sad, but true.)

Last month, I decided to issue myself a book challenge. I wanted to average 5 books a month for a year. So far, so good. I hope I can keep it up! I'll be keeping track of my read books RIGHT HERE.

Would you like to join in? Please do! You don't need to read 5 books a month like me. Maybe 1 book a month is challenge enough for your hectic life. Or...maybe you are such a speedy reader that anything less than 10 books a month would be a piece of cake. Challenge yourself.  And don't forget to let me know what you are reading. I'd love some excellent book suggestions.

I track my books pretty well on one of my favorite sites: Goodreads. You can check out what I'm reading on my profile. (If you haven't discovered the joy of Goodreads, you really need to check it out! I've found so many good books because of friends' suggestions. It's a gem of a site!)

So far I've read:
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (10.4.10)
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (10.8.10)
3. These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner (10.13.10)
4. Atonement by Ian McEwan (10.20.10)
5. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (10.26.10)
6. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (11.2.10)
7. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (11.6.10)
8. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (11.9.10)

EDITED TO ADD: I had a couple people request that I create a Goodreads Group for the challenge. You can join in the fun HERE. So excited to share books with you!


  1. I'm so joining in. Goodreads sounds like the perfect site for someone like me!

  2. Yay good for you! This year on my birthday I set a goal to read 29 books this year. I think it is pretty reachable, but will still be a challenge some months. And yes, goodreads is truly the best.

  3. Wow - impressed. Book suggestions:
    The Help
    Secret Life of Bees
    Three Cups of Tea
    Hypocrite in a fluffy white dress

    p.s. I had the pumpkin cookies yesterday from your blog. YUM

    Read you daily.

    Cheers from utah

  4. I'm in! I just started "These is My Words" today.

    You've GOT to read Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers. Seriously, it was so amazing.

  5. How fun, I really need to read more, I guess I just need a few more hours a day :), but I love reading.

  6. 1. The Book Thief
    2. Sarah's Key
    3. The Christ Commission
    4. Letters for Emily
    5. The Begger King & the Secret of Happiness
    6. Les Miserables
    7. Anna Karenina
    8. Jane Eyre

    My most favorite books (minus These Is My Words) in no particular order.

  7. I love good reads! Just added you to my friends! I'm reading the Girl that Played with Fire right now :)

  8. Ohhh I am a HUGE reader.. I am on book 61 for 2010.. Chekout my flickr set! Hugs, Mandy


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