Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 Reading List

Do I even dare committ to reading all of these books?  I have SO many that I'm just dying to read!
Of course, I would also like to fulfill my other resolutions, after February 25th, of course!

What are my resolutions (things to DO, not quit this year)?  And what's on February 25th and why am I waiting to start until then?

Those are both two completely different blog posts for Thursday and Friday!

In the meantime, here is my list, in no particular order.

These next three are a series called The Hunger Games and I've heard good things about this series.  We'll see.  I'm usually a hard sell on series, they have to be really great and riveting with different stories in each (or a continuation).  I don't like series that are the same book over and over again (remember the TV seris 24?   I got tired of the same ole - same ole very quickly!)

The cover of a book usually makes a sell to me (marketing at it's best!)  These next few books just look interesting and I'm excited to read them!

Ashleigh read South of Broad and loved it, so I added it to my list.  The story doesn't really intrigue me but she says I won't be disappointed!

Husband is currently reading this book and says it's hilarious!  NPR also rated this as one of its top books for 2010.

My mom and dad have been itching for me to read this book for years!  I don't know why I've waited.

Another one Ashleigh, and several other bloggers, loved and so I've added it to my list.

As if you didn't already know!  I love George Bush and his wife.  I'm very excited to read both George and Laura Bush's books.

The next few books I've added to my list based on other blogger's recommendations!  I've heard of most of them but waited for a review before branching out for the read.

I am currently reading this Nora Roberts Bride series.  They are easy reads and will keep my habit satisfied until I can pick up some more difficult reads after February 25th.  So far, I'm liking the romance!

Again, more books based on blogger reviews.


I read Firefly Lane in 2009 and LOVED it!  Could not put the book down.  I've heard that it was Kristin Hannah's best book and the other books have not kept up the reputation.  We'll see.

The next two are on NPR's best books of 2010, not a typical "Jennifer read" but I thought I'd give it a try.

So....that is exactly two books per month!  Wow!  I read 25 in 2010, can I keep up the trend?

Anything else you'd recommend or that you have on your list?

Happy Wednesday Y'all!


  1. So many good books! Adding a few to my Amazon wish list!

  2. You can do it!
    You have some real winners on there that are fast reads; Water for Elephants, Kite Runner, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, Life of Pi and the Mockingjay series are all great! The only one on there I read and didn't like but know many people who did was Time Travelers Wife; it seems people either loved it or hated it!
    Hope you get to read them all; I am going to challenge myself to also read two books a month!

  3. Read Water for Elephants before the movie comes out!!!

  4. Lots of books! I think I have 20 in my goodreads account right now.

  5. Wow, what a great list! You picked some that I loved (Kite Runner, Sunday at Tiffany's) and also prompted me to add to my list. Thank you for posting them, as well as your previous list!

  6. You are ambitious! I hope you get them all read! Let us know which ones you liked. So glad you are back to blogging ;)

  7. Wow, looks like you have some great books picked out to read! Please be sure to update us on the ones that you really enjoy.

    Love the picture of the snowman! We never get snow here like that.

  8. Water for Elephants & The Kite Runner are excellent. Also, Cutting for Stone, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and Mudbound.

    I thought your list was a little short ;)


  9. The Hunger Games Trilogy is absolutely wonderful, that series and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series are two series I could not put down and brought them with me everywhere while reading them. Water for Elephants is such a moving book, and I will never forget when I read Life of Pi; it is amazing. Enjoy your reading. Great texts!

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