2011 Reading Challenge

I have decided to take a different approach to the idea of a reading challenge this year.  I will not be choosing certain books in advance or committing myself to a bunch of different themed challenges.  This year I am taking the free spirit approach.  I hope to read at least 75 books in the coming months.  Here I will keep an ongoing list of what I've read.  I will choose books at random throughout the year depending on mood, likes, and just generally follow where my heart leads.  I hope this year's reading will be fun, educational, and personal.  Happy Reading!!!!


1. Don't Look Know by Daphne du Maurier
2. Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne George
3. Walking on Water: Reflections on faith and art by Madeleine L'Engle
4. Animal Farm by George Orwell
5. How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin
6. So Many Books, So Little Time A Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson
7. The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
8. Bright Star by John Keats
9. Wicked Weaves by Joyce and Jim Lavene
10. The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly
11. Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore
12. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
13. Cruel as the Grave by Sharon Kay Penman
14. A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair
15. Crewel World by Monica Ferris
16. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
17. Crop Circles: Signs, Wonders, and Mysteries by Steve and Karen Alexander
18. Not a Girl Detective Susan Kandel
19. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
20. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green
21. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
22. Bohemian Manifesto A Field Guide to Living on the Edge by Laren Stover
23. Her Daughter's Dream by Francine Rivers
24. Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson
25. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
26. The Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket
27. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
28. Almost French by Sarah Turnbull
29. Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky
30. TheRobber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty
31. Dear Jane Austen A Heroine's Guide to Life and Love by Patrice Hannon
32. Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
33. The Top 100 Miracles of the Bible by Pamela McQuade
34. Living Artfully by Sandra Magsamen
35. Miracles of Our Lord by George MacDonald
36. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
37. The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin
38. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
39. Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun by Kathleen Bacus
40. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
41. Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
42. Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner
43. The Lost Upland Stories of Southwest France by W.S. Merwin
44. The Adventures of Holly Hobbie by Richard Dubelman
45. Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver
46. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
47. Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
48. Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy
49. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
50. Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies