100 Books in 2010

This year I am taking the 100 books in 2010 challenge!! This shouldn't be too difficult for me, but I am starting late so, we'll see! I will put a link directly to this post on my sidebar, and update this page each time I finish a book. And please, if anyone has any recommendations for me, don't hesitate to let me know!

**Please Note: Be careful clicking on the links if you think you may read any of these, as some of them may contain spoilers.**



Book 1/100: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.
Oh. My. I LOVED this book. This book isn't for everyone. It's awesomely complicated, bizarre, full of deeper meanings (or is it?), hidden codes, symbolism, and just... nuts! I linked the title to the Wikipedia page because it's more helpful in understand just what this book is all about. If you have read it or plan to, let me know! I'd love to discuss it!


Book 2/100:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig.
Wow. Just... wow. I have a love/hate relationship with this book. As I was reading, at times I thought that it was just ridiculous and why should anyone think about anything that deeply? Other times it really made me think, in a good way. At times I was sucked in and couldn't put it down, other times I had to force myself to continue reading it. I'm very, very happy I read this book, but I honestly don't think I would read it again!

Book 3/100
: The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall.
I liked this one. It didn't make me think as hard as the last 2 books I read, but still made me think. It moved a lot quicker, and had me drawn in more. Was a little on the weird side, but I like that!

Book 4/100: The dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst.
A very, very depressing book! Very sad, poetically written, easy to read but so, so sad!!

Book 5/100:
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx.
I love the way this book was written. It was poetic, and very originally descriptive. Because I don't have that talent, that is the only way I know how to describe it! It was a tad on the boring side, as far as the plot goes. The wording more than made up for that, and it did suck me in, in an unusual kind of way.

In case you couldn't tell, I am running very behind on this. I still feel I can meet this goal, though!!

Feel free to check back often to check in on my progress! I need to get my butt in gear and find more books now!
 

4 comments:

    Interesting target and a difficult one also. Hope u achieve it. :)

    I can recommend 2 States by Chetan Bhagat, Guide by R.K. Narayana and Namesake by Jumpa Lehri.

    Best wishes. :)

     

    fun! i like the book 1/100 to help keep track (i did day 1 blog 1 etc. when i was trying to motivate myself to blog more often)...wish i could join this but alas i can't keep up with my current life minus 100+ books...will have to live vicariously through you...i am currently reading anne lamott's blue shoe...i love that she is super liberal and religious (an odd combo...she is also a witty writer and i can connect with much of her writing...this is the first fiction book by her i have read...check out her non-fiction)

     

    I just started (and am close to finishing) Faking It by Elisa Lorello which is an odd sort of love story between a professor and an escort, though I haven't quite figured out how it will end.

    I just finished Dear John by Nicholas Sparks and once I got into it I found it a good read.

    I definitely recommend classics: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Gone with the Wind and I've heard Rhett Butlers People is an excellent one too but I haven't gotten to it yet. The House of the Seven Gables, Dracula, Pride and Prejudice.

    I enjoyed the Twilight series for what it was, a quick read, so if you don't hate it and haven't read it yet, you might let it suck you in for a little while.

     

    Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge of 2010. I’m so excited to get this new year underway. I think there are going to be lots of great books published this year.

    Have fun!