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Modern Day Reading, With Coffee [Wordless Wednesday]

Modern Day Reading, With Coffee

Reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower on my iPad outside with coffee.

Tuesdays with Linden’s Favorite Links: Book Challenge 24 in 20-10

Today’s link post is going to share just a few links. The first is to GoodReads.com. If you are a book lover, you need to be a member of this site. Good Reads helps you track the books that you have on you “to read” list, the books that you have already read, and even the books you are currently reading (if you keep up with it). Even more, Good Reads keeps you connected with your friends and what they are reading. I love getting book recommendations from Lyndsay, and Alex always posts great summaries of books he’s read! If you join (or already on the site), feel free to send me a friend request by viewing my profile.

My second link is to a Google Docs spreadsheet containing my reading goals for the year. I’ll be continuing work on my Ph.D., teaching online composition at OTC, running, and playing housewife and auntie this year, so I figure that I should be able to manage two leisure titles on average per month, making my book challenge is “24 in 20-10*.”

Here’s the current list, although since I reserve the right to change it at whim, you can always check the Google Doc where I’ve organized my list by clicking here. This spreadsheet also shows who recommended or gave the book to me, and I will be recording the dates I start and finish the book there.

24 in 20-10

  1. Is the Mormon My Brother? (James R. White) Done! Completed 16. Jan
  2. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami)
  3. The Five Love Languages (Gary Chapman)
  4. Collected Novellas (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  5. Der Vorleser (Bernhard Schlink)
  6. Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
  7. Dancing on My Ashes (Heather Gilion and Holly Snell)
  8. Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
  9. Your Body’s Many Cries for Water (Dr. F. Batmanghelidj)
  10. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (Walter Isaacson)
  11. Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ (John Piper)
  12. 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days (Dean Karnazes)
  13. Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
  14. The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
  15. The Host (Stephanie Meyer)
  16. The Pilgrims Progress (John Bunyan)
  17. The Black Book (Middleton A. Harris)
  18. Les Miserables (unabridged) (Victor Hugo)
  19. Wishful Drinking (Carrie Fisher)
  20. Going Rogue: An American Life (Sarah Palin)
  21. Der, die, was?: Ein Amerikaner im Sprachlabyrinth (David Bergmann)
  22. Everything that Rises Must Converge (Flannery O’Connor)
  23. Siddartha (Herman Hesse)
  24. Walden (Henry David Thoreau)

What measurable goals have you set for yourself this year? Share in the comments!

* I’ve never called a year in this millennium “twenty-three” or “twenty-oh-four,” but this time, “twenty-ten” works and fits the rhythm.