What I’m Reading {100 Books in 2011}

I love reading. Love. Love. Love.

I also love setting goals.

I also am a tiny bit obsessive.

This winning combination has led me to an annual tradition of aiming to read 100 books per year. This will be my fourth year setting this lofty number. (To get to 100, this typically means that I start about 115, and don’t finish about 15 of them. This, because a few years ago I made a pact with myself to stop finishing bad books. Finishing every book used to be my other obsession.)

I keep a running list of the books and what I think of them in my journal, and this bright shiny 2011 I’m going to write them here to bore you all.

Here goes…

Books Read in 2011:

  1. The Message
  2. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
  3. Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back…And How You Can Too
  4. Falling Apart in One Piece
  5. Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas & Found Happiness
  6. Healthy Homemaking
  7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  8. Room
  9. Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession
  10. The New Good Life: Living Better in an Age of Less
  11. In A Perfect World
  12. Mutant Message Down Under
  13. Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land
  14. Women, Food and God
  15. The Raw Diet (Jordan Rubin)
  16. Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny:
  17. Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam (Zainab Salbi)
  18. The Middle-Class Millionaire: The Rise of the New Rich and How They Are Changing America
  19. Time Management 101
  20. Nourishing Traditions
  21. It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace
  22. Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
  23. The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen
  24. Conversations with God: 1
  25. Conversations with God: 2
  26. Conversations with God: 3
  27. Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: No Schedules, No Meetings, No Joke
  28. Health Book
  29. Everything I Know About Business Books
  30. Calm My Anxious Heart
  31. Re-Work
  32. Share This!
  33. The Winter of Our Disconnect
  34. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where you Are
  35. This Life is In Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and A Life Undone
  36. Hunting Eichmann
  37. Millionaire Messenger
  38. Quakebook 2:46
  39. Share This!
  40. Born To Run
  41. 3 Cups of Deceit
  42. The Simple Dollar
  43. The Hundred Thing Challenge
  44. Hiroshima In The Morning
  45. Eichmann In My Hands
  46. The Samurai’s Garden
  47. The Lost City of Z
  48. No Biking In The House Without A Helmet
  49. Skeletons On The Zahara
  50. Difficult Conversations
  51. Power Sleep
  52. A Place Of Yes
  53. The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working
  54. Health Book
  55. Health Book (as I’ve mentioned before, I choose not to disclose the names of all the health books I read!)
  56. Queen Of The Sun
  57. Move Your Shadow
  58. Crush It!
  59. Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way
  60. Half the Sky
  61. Wanderlust
  62. Acedia & Me
  63. Health Book
  64. Health Book
  65. The Dressmaker of
  66. The Long Goodbye
  67. On Persephone’s Island
  68. Blood, Bones & Butter
  69. An Unexpected Light
  70. Catfish and Mandala
  71. On a Shoestring to Coorg
  72. The Waiting Land
  73. Unlikely Destinations
  74. The Quiet American
  75. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
  76. First They Killed My Father
  77. The Venice Experiment
  78. The Last Resort
  79. The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
  80. Death in a Prairie House
  81. Crossing the Heart of Africa
  82. EntreLeadership
  83. Kisses from Katie
  84. Tweet If You (Heart) Jesus
  85. The Last Empress
  86. Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean
  87. Made to Crave
  88. Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic
  89. Grace for the Good Girl
  90. {health book}
  91. The Power of Miracles
  92. A Confident Heart
  93. Debt Free University
  94. Nightwoods
  95. Thy Kingdom Connected
  96. Love Has A Face: A Mascara, A Machete, and One Woman’s Miraculous Journey with Jesus in Sudan
  97. Happy Chaos
  98. The Overload Syndrome
  99. For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question
  100. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Comments

  1. Did you have (I mean, also bought) the books, or only read them, Ms. Claire? Thanks for answering. : )

  2. How did you like Made to Crave, Claire?

  3. Love Has A Face: A Mascara, A Machete, and One Woman’s Miraculous Journey with Jesus in Sudan

  4. Impressive. How many hours you read every day?

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