Monday, January 4, 2010

Final Farewell to 09

I'm going to read 100 books this year!
I'm going to read 50 books this year!
I'm going to read something other than my textbooks this year!

Definitely #3 became my "actual" goal as 2009 began. I'm probably not near as prolific a reader as I used to be, what with the limitations of both my time and my patience. First of all, I am a disciple of the principle "Not every book is for everyone." I am pretty choosy about what I read, and I see my reading goals as ones of quality, not quantity.

That being said, I want to try and tally up the books I read last year--Amelia's books, and hey--I've decided to include all the "lovely, tasteful, and completely meaningful" books my professors subjected me to! My brain, my time, my list!

In the Chronological Order of Random Taste:
1. Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
2. Strike Up the Band: A New History of Musical Theatre
3. Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, from Cleopatra to Princess Di
4. How Fat was Henry VIII? And 101 Other Questions on Royal History
5. The Composers: A Hystery of Music
6. Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys: Music History as it Ought to be Taught
7. Cupid: A Tale of Love and Desire
8. Aphrodite's Blessings
9. The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History
10. A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials
11. How Did American Slavery Begin?
12. Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
13. Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America
14. A Break with Charity
15. Gods Behaving Badly
16. A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors
17. Edith Hamilton's Mythology
18. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
19. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
20. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
21. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
22. God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
23. The Dictionary of Imaginary Places
24. Skellig
25. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
26. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
27. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
28. The Secret Garden
29. Hoot
30. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1)
31. City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments, #2)
32. City of Glass (Mortal Instruments, #3)
33. Fool: A Novel
34. Howl's Moving Castle
35. The Missing Piece
36. The Missing Piece Meets the Big O
37. The Hollow Kingdom (The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy, #1)
38. Faerie Wars (Faerie Wars Chronicles, Book 1)
39. The Purple Emperor (Faerie Wars Chronicles, Book 2)
40. Ruler of the Realm (Faerie Wars Chronicles, Book 3)
41. Faerie Lord (Faerie Wars Chronicles, Book 4)
42. A Company of Swans
43. The Looking Glass Wars
44. Seeing Redd (Looking Glass Wars, #2)
45. ArchEnemy (Looking Glass Wars, #3)
46. All Quiet on the Western Front
47. Night
48, Hush, Hush
49. The Dark Queen
50. The Hunter's Moon
51. The Silver Rose
52. Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards: Exploring the Wonders and Worlds J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
53. The Red Necklace
54. The Silver Blade
55. Wolfskin
56. Nicholas and Alexandra
57. Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra
58. The Dark Mirror (The Bridei Chronicles, #1)
59. The Blade of Fortriu (The Bridei Chronicles, #2)
60. The Well of Shades (The Bridei Chronicles, #3)
61. The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern, #1)
62. Enna Burning (Books of Bayern, #2)
63. River Secrets (Books of Bayern, #3)

Woot! 63!!! I made it past 50!
Goal for 2010: 50-100. The goal is to read as many books as I did last year, and maybe even more, but certainly no less.
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