Saturday, May 27, 2006

Summer Reading Challenge 2006

Summer Reading Challenge 2006 Goals 13 weeks?

One book a week, alternating somewhat evenly between fiction which
I love, and non-fiction which I have a hard time getting into most of the time.

Some of the books that I want to read this summer in no particular order:


Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
Eating in the Dark: America's Experiment with Genetically Engineered Food by Kathleen Hart
DONE Unveiling Islam by Ergun Mehmet Caner Library book
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd
Raising Strong Daughters by Jeanette Gadeberg
DONE Knitting Rules: The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatching, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee This needs to be done before she comes to Portland this book tour.
Boundaries With Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Dr. John Townsend
Mayada: Daughter of Iraq One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein by Jean Sasson
The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn by Diane Ravitch
The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands by Dr Laura Schlessinger
DONE Plague: A Story of Science, Rivalry , and the Scourge That Won't Go Away by Edward Marriott
DONE A Heart for Any Fate: Westward to Oregon 1845 by Linda Crew
DONE Ladies Were Not Expected: Abigail Scott Duniway and Women's Rights by Dorothy Nafus Morrison

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway The Finca Vigia Edition
DONE The Rapture by Jerry Jenkins and Tim Lahaye Library Book
The Davinci Code by Dan Brown
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Divine by Karen Kingsbury
Even Now by Karen Kingsbury
DONE Grace In Thine Eyes by Liz Curtis Higgs Library Book
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It looks like most of the books on my list are non-fiction. All but five are on my shelves, three are library books, two I have right now, and one that doesn’t come out until June 6, and I know there are already several people in front of me with it on hold, and two added to the list this afternoon are from a friends' library. There's just not enough time to read this summer!!

EDIT: I've also read some other quick reads since starting this:

Self Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back by Norah Vincent

Without A Trace by Colleen Coble

Sharpe's Eagle by Bernard Cornwell Audio
Sharpe's Tiger by Bernard Cornwell Audio
The Boggart by Susan Cooper Audio
The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper Audio
The Dark is Rising Series of 5 books by Susan Cooper Audio

Wise Child by Monica Furlong
The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters Audio
Sofie Metropolis by Tori Carrington Audio
1906 : A Novel by James Dalessandro Audio
SisterChicks in Gondolas by Robin Jones Gunn

1 comment:

Susan said...


What a diverse set of books. Have fun on the way to your goal!