I just learned of a reading challenge which has been happening since January 2010. The challenge is to read 100 + books in one year. Of course, it is now the end of May. I am going to go for it……I will try to read 100 + books by the end of the year. I am giving myself the advantage of listing the books that I have already read this year, but will list those that I read from now on, as well. The list will be at this page.


1. Book of the Dead       Patricia Cornwell

2. Welcome to the Great Mysterious       Lorna Landvik

South of Broad        Pat  Conroy

4.  The Bullhead Queen       Sue Leaf

 5. The Mezzo Wore Mink    Mark Schweizer

6.  The Alto Wore Tweed     Mark Schweizer

7.   The Soprano Wore Falsettos   Mark Schweizer

8.   The Tenor Wore Tapshoes      Mark Schweizer

9.   The Bass Wore Scales    Mark Schweizer

10.  The Lace Reader     Brunonia Barry

11.  The Kitchen House     Kathleen Grissom

12. The Women   T C Boyle

13.  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet     Jamie Ford

14.  Netherland     Joseph O’Neill

15. Mudbound    Hillary Jordan

16.  Bee Season    Myla Goldberg

17. The Irresistable Henry House    Lisa Grunwald

18.  Moloka’i  Alan Brennert

19. Beat the Reaper   Josh Bazell

20. The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel    Maureen Lindley

21. The Help  Kathryn Stockett

22.  Name All the Animals    Alison Smith

23.  Ape House     Sara Gruen

24.  Half Broke Horses     Jeannette Walls

25.  The Art of Racing in the Rain     Garth Stein

26. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo   Stieg Larsson

27.  Freedom    Jonathan Franzen

28.  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  Alan Bradley

29.  The Book of Lost Things    John Connolly

30.  Neither Here nor There    Bill Bryson

31.    In Defense of Food      Michael Pollan

32.   The Girl Who Played with Fire  Stieg Larsson

33.   Traveling with Pomegranates    Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

34.   The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest   Stieg Larsson



  1. Mark Scheizer is popular here: I don’t know him so must look him up. What genre?

    • If silly is a genre, that would fit. These are books that my sister had read in the months just before her death, and had loved them. She was a voice teacher, and sang in and/or directed several church choirs. The main character is a choir director in a small town. The story is fun and the characters are cute. Nothing heavy, and a fast read!

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