2011 Projects – A Book A Week

This is another project I did in 2010 that I loved. I really enjoy the arts and crafts, too but reading has a special place in my heart. So for 2011 I decided to continue my “a book a week” goal. Some weeks I won’t get to finish it and that’s ok but I know that I will read a whole lot more if I set this goal.

Here is my current list of 2011 books. They’re alphabetically sorted and you’ll see most of them are fiction. Some are young adult. Some are nonfiction. Some are from last year and some are new. I might only read a few on this list or many, it doesn’t matter, the idea is just to have a starting point.

  1. Ape House
  2. Before I Fall
  3. Before You Know Kindness
  4. By Nightfall
  5. Catching Fire
  6. cutting for stone
  7. Department of Lost & Found
  8. elsewhere
  9. Empire Falls
  10. Fly Away Home
  11. Flying Lessons
  12. Freedom
  13. Good Omens
  14. Graceling
  15. labor day
  16. Let’s Take the Long Way Home
  17. Linchpin
  18. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
  19. Man in the Woods
  20. Mary and O’Neill
  21. Mockingjay
  22. My Name Is Memory
  23. Ozma of Oz/Road to Oz
  24. Private Life
  25. Raising Jake
  26. Room
  27. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk?
  28. stiff
  29. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  30. The Big Short
  31. The Castaways
  32. The Coral Thief?
  33. The Devil in the White City
  34. The Distant Hours
  35. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  36. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  37. The Imperfectionists
  38. The Magicians
  39. The Maze Runner
  40. The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
  41. The Sea
  42. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
  43. the unit
  44. the unnamed
  45. the whole world over
  46. the writing circle
  47. What I talk about when I talk about Running
  48. What I Wish I Knew when I was 20
  49. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
  50. World Without End

Here’s to another year of high quality reading. As always, if you have suggestions please leave comments. Last year, I read a lot of the suggested books and loved them.

13 comments to 2011 Projects – A Book A Week

  • Christy

    Little Bee was one of my favorites last year, also Countdown by Deborah Wiles about the Cuban missile crisis (teen fiction) and Theodore Boon, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. Happy Reading. 🙂

  • Lorna

    I loved ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest’, infact I loved all three of these books. Enjoy!

  • Nikki

    May I make a suggestion?

    Malorie Blackman the noughts and crosses trilogy. Its kidult fiction but very thought provoking. I have bought myself a couple off your last year’s list. Next up to read phantom tollbooth

  • Nikki

    he is probably too young at 6. I think I would probably not let my children read it until 12. Some of the topics are a bit ‘grown up’

  • Nikki

    do let me know if you read it and how you get on…..I would be interested to see if it translates across the pond

  • Great list! I will look forward to your reviews. After doing a book a week this past year, I am doing book titles A-Z, plus my monthly book club. I will be posting my list of planned titles later and that makes me very nervous! I guess I always want the flexibility to go off the path and not be locked in. If you can do it, I can do it! Happy 2011!

    • karenika

      ooh I was wondering if you were planning on continuing for 2011. I am so glad you are!! What do you mean book titles A-Z? don’t feel locked in. Read what inspires you or what you enjoy. life’s short 🙂 and this is our time we spend for ourselves 🙂 can’t wait to see what you read!

  • Damiane Lucas

    Wow, your book list is extensive! Have you ever tried reading the Bible? I encourage you to giving it a try. It will touch your soul and change your life in a beautiful way. I have read it three times (in its entirety), and I am starting my fourth Bible reading journey in 2011. It’s the only book I read.

  • Tanya

    Loved Devil in the White City (and I hear there’s a movie coming out for it too)–just fascinating history there about the World Fair (other parts were morbid); also liked The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Are you on GoodReads.com? That’s where I keep my booklist – currently in progress and those I’m interested in. I get most of mine from the library, so not sure when I’ll get what I request–but it’s a delightful surprise.

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