Friday, December 18, 2009

100 books

This year I finally started reading regularly again after a very long hiatus. I used to love reading so much my mom had to put a limit on how many books I could check out of the library. Then school made me hate reading. I didn't want to read their books and I didn't want to stop and write about every chapter and then take a test. It completely took the joy out of it for me. So this year, I set out to read at least 50 books, which then turned into 100. I'm on my last book right now. Here's my top 25 for the year.

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4.5.6.
7.8.9.
10.11.12.
13.14.15.
16.17.18.
19.20.21.
22.23.24.
25.

honorable mentions: water for elephants, i need you more than i love you and i love you to bits, pride and prejudice and zombies, everything was fine until whatever

5 comments:

Little Gray Pixel said...

There are some really great books on this list! I, too, have been trying to read more this year and I've been thinking about doing 100 Books next year (assuming I ever finish the 100 Movies I've been working on!).

And thanks for giving me a few books to add to my to-read pile. :-)

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Wow - 100?! You sure have been prolific. You've named a lot of my favorites, so I think I'll check out some of these others. Thanks for sharing.

Kristina said...

I'll have to check some of these out! Thanks :) Some I've read but not nearly a hundred this year!! I can really relate to being turned off reading by school...I used to read tons of books but college made me hate it. When I'd been reading dry, boring stuff all day the last thing I wanted to do in my free time was more reading. I am just now getting back into it as well and discovering how much I missed it!

Every Little Counts said...

i, too, used to read constantly as a child and now as an adult, i can't seem to find the time. i usually end up falling asleep! but i did find some time to read some on your list-
the glass castle...so good.
francesca lia block- i have almost all of her books- i got addicted back in high school.
thanks for some new recommendations!

Relyn said...

I love reading, too. And, I'm a teacher (elementary) whose mission it is to stop other teachers from sucking the joy of reading out of kids. I love to read and to pass that love along to others. Your post made me think that you might like to read my recent post. I listed my top ten for the year. In 2008, History of Love won number one. I think we have similar taste. Anyway, if you are interested, you can check it out here. http://comesitbymyfire.blogspot.com/2010/01/bookish-year.html