The Commish's 2014 Book Challenge
Will you read more than 30 books this year? Will I...?
Phew! Just made it - finished at 10:40 on 12.31.14.
Are you in?
Click on the Goodreads link here:
How many will you read?
If you've never been the biggest reader, just pick smaller books on topics you like. The point is not to make everyone read "War and Peace". Have some fun, read books you've been putting off, and maybe check in with me or a friend and chat about what you're reading.
Here’s my list (in some cases, my reviews are on Goodreads.com): My ranking:
1. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell *****
2. Iqbal by Francesco D’Adamo, Ann Leonori (trans.) ****
3. Penn by Elizabeth Gray ****
4. Poemas con Sol y Son by Mabel Morvillo *****
5. The 5 Minute Linguist: Bite-Sized Essays on Language ... by E.M. Rickerson *****
6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer ***
7. The Giver by Lois Lowry ****
8. Weird but True: Fact Pack 4 by National Geographic *****
9. From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969 by Eric Williams *****
10. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin *****
11. Inferno by Dan Brown ***
12. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Year 1 by J.K. Rowling *****
13. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) by George R.R. Martin **** ½
14. The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues #1) by Rick Riordan ****
15. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by George R.R. Martin ****
16. Fairest of All (Whatever After, #1—Snow White) by Sarah Mlynowski **** ½
17. If the Shoe Fits (Whatever After, #2—Cinderella) by Sarah Mlynowski **** ½
18. A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin ****
19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Year 2 by J.K. Rowling ****
20. Sink or Swim (Whatever After, #3—The Little Mermaid) by Sarah Mlynowski **** ½
21. Little Bee by Chris Cleave *** ½
22. El Soñador by Pam Muñoz Ryan ****
23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Year 3 by J.K. Rowling ****
24. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg ****
25. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R.R. Martin ****
26. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski ** ½
27. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot *** ½
28. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Year 4 by J.K. Rowling ****
29. Dream On (Whatever After, #4—Sleeping Beauty) by Sarah Mlynowski **** ½
30. En el tiempo de las Mariposas (In the time of the Butterflies) by Julia Alvarez ***½
Just read #29:
Currently reading with the kids:
Why do this?
Plus, if you have children, it's much easier for them to understand the value of reading if they see you doing it, too.