Friday, December 12, 2008

If I Could

If I could read a book a day for the rest of the year, this is what I'd read (listed alphabetically by title):

  1. Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger

  2. Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression by Marie Osmond

  3. Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voight

  4. Escape by Carolyn Jessop

  5. Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
    by Melanie Rehak

  6. Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott

  7. Interworld by Neil Gaiman

  8. The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff

  9. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

  10. The Quickie by James Patterson

  11. The Rhyming Season by Edward Averett

  12. She's All That: Poems about Girls by Belinda Hollyer

  13. Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet
    by Xinran

  14. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

  15. Undone by Brooke Taylor

  16. Wait for Me by An Na

  17. The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

  18. The X in Sex: How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives
    by David Bainbridge

  19. The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond

  20. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

You may have guessed from some of the titles and authors' names that I'd like to finish the A ~ Z Reading Challenge. I'd also like to finish the Triple 8 Challenge - although I don't have quite enough books listed to do that.

It's not going to happen. I do have to work at least a few days between now and December 31, as well as prepare for and celebrate the holidays - and maybe get a little sleep. But still. A girl can dream, can't she?


  1. I keep meaning to read The Zookeeper's Wife. When you get around to it, you'll have to review it!

  2. Ha! Wouldn't that be nice? I was just looking at my TBR list wishing I could at least squeeze in 12 books a month. I would get through that list so much quicker! :-)

  3. well, you can read them eventually :)

    my reading has been slow this month due to the holidays keeping me busy.

  4. Okay, maybe that's setting your sights a little high, but you know what...I'm still cheering for you!!! You never know until you try, right?
    (At this point, I'll be happy to finish one book by the end of the year...that's how bad my reading has been. Yes, I'm pouting.)

  5. Hey! Great to see my poetry anthology on your list! I really hope you enjoy it when you get to it - and meantime, happy holidays!

  6. Oh I know what you mean. I have a list over my computer of the 5 books I have to finish before the end of the year plus one more that I'd like to get in before Dec. 21. I'd like to finish the A to Z challenge but I still have over 10 books to go, there's no way. I'd rather say nevermind and when I'm done my list, read whatever I feel like.

  7. What a great idea for a post, I might copy you!