My Reading List: 2011

I have a confession to make: I love reading. Love. Love. Love.

I also love setting goals.

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 (and achieving, I hope!) this lofty number. To get to 100, this typically means that I start about 115, and don’t finish about 15 of them. I keep a running list of the books and what I think of them in my journal, and this year I’m going to put them online as well (to bore you all!). If you read my other blogs, you know this is copied there as well;)

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


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