Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Resolution

For 2011 I made a resolution to read more.  I started out really good, reading about a book a week.  So after keeping that pace for a while I decided that would end up being my goal, reading 52 books this year. 
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Here is my list of books I have read this year, in no particular order.

  1. The Help (one of my favorites of the year!), Kathryn Stockett
  2. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
  3. Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
  4. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  5. The Beauty Detox Solution, Kimberly Snyder, C.N.
  6. Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee, Hoda Kotb
  7. Extraordinary Ordinary People: A Memoir Of Family, Condoleezza Rice
  8. Revive, Dr. Frank Lipman
  9. 20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger, Bob Green
  10. The Call Of The Wild, Jack London
  11. Enchantment: The Life Of Audrey Hepburn, Donald Spoto
  12. The Perfectly Imperfect Home, Deborah Needleman and Virginia Johnson
  13. How To Be The Perfect Housewife: Lessons In The Art Of Modern Household Management, Anthea Turner
  14. The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo (I might be one of the only people who didn't like this book.), Stieg Larrson
  15. Unbroken (I didn't think I would like this book, but it was captivating), Laura Hillenbrand
  16. A Year Without "Made In China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy, Sara Bongiorni
  17. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  18. Life Is So Good: One Man's Extrodinary Journey Through the 20th Century and How He Learned to Read at 98, George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
  19. Letter To My Daughter, Maya Angelou
  20. The Campaign For Domestic Happiness, Isabella Beeton
  21. The Bucolic Plague:  How Two Manhattanite Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir, Josh Kilmer-Purcell
  22. Chasing Harry Winston: A Novel, Laura Wiesberger
  23. Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own, Doreen Orion
  24. Parisan Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange
  25. The Three Weismanns of Westport: A Novel, Cathleen Schine
  26. Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy's Astanding Story of His Trip To Heaven and Back, Todd Burpo
  27. One Day, David Nicholls
  28. Two States: The Story of My Marriage, Chetan Bhagat
  29. Walking Backwards In High Heels:  The Impossible Art of Being Female, Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine
  30. What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, Malcolm Gladwell
  31. Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table, Ruth Reichl
  32. Elegance: A Novel, Kathleen Tessaro
  33. A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on all Occasions, Genevieve Antoine-Dariaux
  34. Clean: The Revolutionary Program To Restore the Body's Natural Ability To Heal Itself, Alejandro Junger
  35. The Sari Shop: A Novel, Rupa Bajwa
  36. I Don't Know How She Does It, Allison Pearson
  37. Irreverant Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Stangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town, David Farley
  38. Woman Food God: An Unexpected Path To Almost Everything, Geneen Roth
  39. Dr. Perricone's 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity: The Miracle of Cellular Rejuvenation, Nicholas Perricone
  40. The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
  41. True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World, Lisa Birnbach
  42. Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style, Tim Gunn and Kate Moloney
  43. The Wind and the Willows, Kenneth Graham
  44. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.:  Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Dawn of the Modern Woman, Sam Wasson
  45. Tales of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  46. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  47. A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, Charles Dickens
  48. Things I Want My Daughters To Know, Alexandra Stoddard
  49. Blogging for Bliss: Crafting Your Own Online Journal, A Guide for Crafters, Artists, and Creatives of All Kinds, Tara Frey
  50. Lucia, Lucia: A Novel, Adriana Trigiani
  51. What Would Jackie Do?: An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living, Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway
  52. Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl, Debra Ollivier 

Next year I plan to keep up my reading, however maybe not a book a week.  I would love to hear your suggestions on what I should read!

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