25 Books in 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This challenge is going to be a cinch.  And if you think you don’t have the time (no big…reduce your goal, just don’t tell anyone else that I’m advocating for you to be an underachiever), reduce the goal.  But if you used to harbor a love of reading and getting lost in a story and post-college and just plain life have made you forget, having a goal like this will make you rediscover it.

Or maybe it will just help your general spelling and grammar.

I’ve read these thus far….here are my latest:

midwives 1.  Midwives.  I’ll be brutally honest.  I couldn’t even finish this book, it was that awful.  I’ve learned that just because a piece of literature is recommended by several people doesn’t mean it’s good.  Or maybe I just have bad taste.

Yeah, right.  Maybe Oprah’s the one with the bad taste, because she’s her people are the ones GWTDTwho recommended it.

2.  Girl with the Dragon Tattoo .  Remember all that stuff I said up there about various recommendations meaning nothing?  Yeah, ignore that for a few minutes.  This book is epic.  And graphic.  And completely creeped me out.  All of the reasons I watch Dateline, 48 Hours and 20/20 a lot.  The storyline is pure genius and I can’t wait to read the other two in the trilogy.

LB 3.  Little Bee.  Ok, now you can bring back the distant memory of me casting aside books that had received many recommendations.  This book is rotten.  I finished this one, though, I’ll have you know.  While the true story of Nigerian oil wars could have made a true impact in this book, instead, it’s filled with horrifically unrealistic situations and baseless characters.  I had high hopes.  They weren’t met.

Well, crud.  I just realized I’m only up to 10 books?!  I have to read 15 more within the next four months, apparently.  Ok.  We can do this.

By the way, I get most of my books on Amazon used and I refuse to pay over $5.00.  Additionally, your local library is a great resource…and free.  (I totally should go to heaven for that one).


Meaghan said...

yay for me recommending the girl with the dragon tattoo!!!! I have the other two whenever you are ready!! :) SO glad you enjoyed!

Butterflies and Monkeys said...

I have become a fan of the library -- I read a ton and so paying $25 a book that I read in a few days was not happening for the budget. So library it is.
The other two in the Dragon series are just as amazing as the first. I made Dad go to the bookstore while on layover in London in January to buy the third becuase I couldn't wait a few more months for it to land in North America. Go Europe for being ahead of the curve!
The movies also rock.

I recommend Zeitoun by Dave Eggers -- the story of a family after Katrina.

High Plains Drifters said...

Ditto on the library.

Vicki said...

I started keeping track of books I read in 2008, read 37 that year, and a whopping 59 in 2009. This year however, I'm a little slow, only about 20 so far. I need to start reading again!

Have you tried Goodreads bookswap? Lots of books available and you only pay postage.

Jaime said...

I'm starting The Girl Who Played With Fire now.

I heart the Millenium books.