My 2011 Reading List
I also learned about services that allow readers to request advance or courtesy copies of current books from various publishers in exchange for an honest review. (Thanks, Tessa Shockey!) The reading/blogging services I use are BookSneeze, Tyndale's blog network and NetGalley. If you are interested, the reviews are posted elsewhere in this blog.
And now, without further adieu I present my 2011 reading list! :-)
Those I'm reading now (but probably won't finish until 2012):
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (Kindle Freebie and an assigned book from Lauren's AP English class).
- Not for Sale by David Batstone (Kindle). A book about human trafficking.
- Wading Home by Rosalyn Story (Kindle Freebie). A story of the New Orleans flood.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Print, loaned to me by a friend).
- A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Print, found it at a used book store in the US)
- Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl (Print, found it at a used book store in Seoul)
- Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Print, part of Lauren's AP English reading assignment)
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (Kindle). An excellent and entertaining book about writing.
- Promissory Payback by Laurel Dewey (NetGalley review) Fiction detective novel.
- The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles (Kindle). This is one I didn't finish. An historical book about Cornelius Vanderbilt. Too long. Too detailed. Too boring. Visit Biltmore House instead.
- The Invisible Order, Book Two, The Fire King by Paul Crilley (Kindle, NetGalley)
- Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright (Print, BookSneeze)
- Stumbling into Grace by Lisa Harper (Print, BookSneeze)
- The Tehran Initiative by Joel Rosenberg (Kindle, Tyndale House)
- Deepest Thanks, Deeper Apologies by Stephen Shortridge (Kindle, NetGalley)
- Popular Clone by M.E. Castle (Kindle, NetGalley)
- Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin (Kindle, NetGalley)
- The Coming Revolution by Richard Lee (Kindle, NetGalley)
- Sex Trafficking by Siddharth Kara (Kindle)
- Just Courage by Gary Haugen (Kindle)
- The Dragonfly Effect by Andy Smith (Kindle). One of the three I haven't finished but eventually will.
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Kindle Freebie)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Kindle)
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Kindle Freebie)
- Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (Kindle)
- The End is Now by Rob Stennett (Kindle Freebie)
- Radical by David Platt (Print)
- Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson (Print)
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Print). Another of Lauren's AP English assignments.
- The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baronness Emmuska Orczy (Kindle Freebie)
- Hostage in Havana by Noel Hynd (Kindle Freebie)
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Kindle Freebie)
- Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott (Kindle Freebie). The third one I didn't finish. I read it as a child and liked it. It was a book club read that I didn't finish in time for the discussion.
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (Kindle Freebie)
- Lottie Moon by Regina D. Sullivan (Kindle)
- Pearl of China by Anchee Min (Kindle, loaned by a friend)
- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Kindle)
- The Santa Shop by Tim Greaton (Kindle Freebie)
As always, I welcome suggestions for other books to add to my 2012 "to read" list. We canceled cable, effective the end of this month, so I may have even more time to read in the New Year. :-)
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