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Last year, I stumbled across a challenge to read 100 books in 2011.  I realized I could not possibly read 100 books in 365 days, given that I like to read novels and that doesn't tend to take top priority when homeschooling a ten year old, parenting a toddler, leading a Cub Scout den, and organizing district Cub Scout activities.  HOWEVER... I did read a fair number of books last year...  at least 19.  After awhile, I forgot to keep track.  This year, I'd like to surpass that number and read 36.  That's three full books every month.  Looking at my kindle account, I'm seeing that I can plow through one every five days or so, if I'm only snatching moments to read here and there.  I think 36 is a reasonable goal, and I hope to blow it out of the water.

1. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
4. Roadwork by Stephen King
5. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
6. The Twelfth Imam by Joel C. Rosenberg
7. The Tehran Initiative by Joel C. Rosenberg
9. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
10. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
11. I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
12. A Grown Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
13. Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel
14. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands by Chelsea Handler

I'm not linking up to any challenge this year because the 2011 hostess upped her challenge to 150+ books and there's no way I can do that, unless you count all the picture books I read to dear Katie.  Also, I know there are other challenges out there, but this is really just my way of keeping track.

2011... I know I read more than this, but I slacked off on keeping track.  Still, 19 books isn't too terribly bad.  That's one every nineteen days.
  1. Under the Dome, Stephen King
  2. The ADD Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child, William Sears and Lynda Thompson
  3. The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, Mary Helen Stefaniak
  4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
  5. Homeschool Your Child for Free, LauraMaeryGold and Joan Zielinski
  6. Beyond Survival: A Guide to Abundant Life Homeschooling, Diana Waring
  7. The Girl who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson
  8. Bergdorf Blondes, Plum Sykes
  9. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Stieg Larsson
  10. The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady, Elizabeth Stuckey-French
  11. Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
  12. Winner of the National Book Award, Jincy Willet
  13. Millie's Fling, Jill Mansell
  14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  15. The Four Ms. Bradwells, Meg Waite Clayton
  16. Freedom, Johnathan Franzan
  17. Water for Elephants
  18. The Help
  19. The Hunger Games
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