Monday, November 14, 2011

Challenge wrap-up: Reading from my shelves


We're nearing the end of 2011 and it's time for me to do my challenge wrap-up posts. I am proud to say that I've finished every challenge that I signed up for this year! I get right on my challenges as January rolls around, plotting out when, but not necessarily what, to read for each challenge so that I don't forget about them. A little organized, yes, but it works for me.

The idea behind the Reading from My Shelves Project to encourage us to read books that we already own and are staring at us from our TBR shleves/piles. This one was great as I reduced my overwhelming TBR shelves by quite a bit. In fact, some books on the shelves became DNFs as I discovered they just weren't for me. But this list is the ones I read all the way through:

  1. Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
  2. Shine by Lauren Myracle
  3. Palestine by Joe Sacco
  4. Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipur
  5. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
  6. Little Princes by Conor Grennan
  7. When the Stars go Blue by Caridad Ferrer
  8. Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
  9. IQ: How Psychology Hijacked Intelligence by Stephen Murdoch
  10. Born Under a Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield--one of my favorites
  11. The Immoral Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  12. Chasing Windmills by Catherin Ryan Hyde
  13. A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman by Lisa Shannon
  14. The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda--one of my favorites
  15. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
  16. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  17. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
  18. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  19. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  20. Nelson Mandela: the Authorized Comic Book by the Nelson Mandela Foundation
  21. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok--one of my favorites
  22. Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
  23. Sisters of the Sari by Brenda L. Baker
  24. Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe by Doreen Baingana
  25. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  26. Columbine by Dave Cullen
  27. For Blood or Money by Nathan Everett
  28. Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
  29. Stay by Allie Larkin
  30. The Implosion of Aggie Winchester by Lara Zielin
  31. Love in Translation by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
  32. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand--one of my favorites
  33. The Threadbare Heart by Jennie Nash


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