100 Books Or Bust: Playing Catch-Up

Last weekend I hit 25, which means I am 11 books behind my target of 100. I am still having fun, and have enjoyed all the books on one level or another, brain-candy or bubble-gum.

Here be the first quarter, in reading order:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver

The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas

A Very Private Gentleman: A Novel – Martin Booth

I Was Amelia Earhart – Jane Mendelsohn

Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion

Summer Crossing – Truman Capote

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Aloft – Chang-rae Lee

Northline – Willy Vlautin

Body Surfing – Anita Shreve

The Snowman – Jo Nesbø

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union – Michael Chabon

The Piano Teacher – Janice Y.K. Lee

The Hours – Michael Cunningham

The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman

Room – Emma Donoghue

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender

The Devil’s Star – Jo Nesbø

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1) – Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) – Suzanne Collins

Submarine – Joe Dunthorne

The Autobiography of Alice B.Toklas – Gertrude Stein

Working on 26-30!

Other 100 Books posts of mine can be found here.

What have you read this year?

recent, current, and on-deck reads

6 thoughts on “100 Books Or Bust: Playing Catch-Up

  1. Not enough!! only 8 toward goal – a bunch of smut (A is for Amour, MASTER/slave, Gotta Have It); 2 by Laurie Notaro (Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death and We Thought You’d be Prettier – I totally ❤ her); the 2000 Year Old Man in 2000 by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner; and The Love Talker by Elizabeth Peters.

    I'm currently working on Justine by the Marquis De Sade; All the Anxious Girls in the World by Zsusi Gardner; and Damon's book My Two Chinas. I will make goal!

    Very much want to read Lemon Cake and The Room. Maybe soon.

  2. Finished my 30th last night – Shades of Grey, by Jasper Fforde, and very much recommended!

    Not counting the way-too-many textbooks, of course. Can’t get off the merry-go-round yet, alas – hope you’ve forgiven me for being a total no-show of late?

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