100 Books in 2012

A friend of mine who’s in the UT Writer’s Guild with me recently told me about the 100 Books in One Year Challenge.  I did some research and decided I’d throw my hat into the ring.

The site I found was Book Chick City, and the lady who runs it said she had a whopping 630 participants last year!  Currently, there are 311 people signed up, not including me!

I’m a bit behind because it took me a week or so to decide, and I haven’t really been focusing on it.  But I promise I’ll do some interesting things this year, and you’ll probably get some book reviews or book-related articles along the way…

…especially after I go to the AWP Conference and Bookfair in March.  8 hour round-trip travel, and if I’m going to be on a train, I’m taking multiple books.

What books would you challenge me to read?  What books would you recommend?  I have great appreciation for young adult, light romance, some science fiction, and fantasy novels.  I also like poetry, if you’ve got recommendations!

If you’d like to sign up as well, you can do so at Book Chick City. (Despite what it sounds like, you don’t have to be female to join in.)  If you’ve joined in, let me know how far you are!  You can see my progress on this page, and as of now I have completed 7 books and am working on numbers 8 and 9.

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7 thoughts on “100 Books in 2012

  1. Oh, and for poetry I personally love Mary Oliver, especially her poem “Swimming, One Day in August,” which can be found in her book “Red Bird,” which I unfortunately do not own. I do *not* recommend “I Dreamed of Africa,” by Kuki Gallman – it *should* be really good, given that it’s a true story and takes place in Africa (yes, I’m obsessed), but it wasn’t very well done. I wrote an extensive review on a writing site…

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