I want to read at least 25 books in 2011. Hoping to be closer to 30. I’m 8 down, 17-22 to go. What I’ve read so far, with links to my longer thoughts on goodreads:
Going Gray : What I Learned About Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood
I liked it! I have one, maybe two confirmed gray hairs, and this book made me want to never dye my hair again. I will turn 30 in 2012, I’m enthusiastically embracing aging.
Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
Eh. I thought it was going to be funnier.
This Is Where I Leave You
Really enjoyed. It felt like watching a holiday movie. Except instead of being home for Christmas, the wacky extended family is home for shiva.
Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor
Reminded me of why I make some of the food choices that I do. I thought I knew a good bit about factory farming but this included some really gross details and some really interesting facts.
Promising premise, but the main characters were so whiney I didn’t see why they were attracted to each other (or why I should care).
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
So interesting! Lots going on, really good characters. I want to read more by the author.
Yeah, I cried. The ending was a little silly but I liked it.
Abandoned, and not counted in my total:
Cutting for Stone
A graphic account of trying to kill a fetus to save the mother? Not before bed. And not during lunch. And that’s when I read, folks.
Dog Years: A Memoir
I’m curious to see if the stream of consciousness tidbits and nonlinear stories comes together to a more cohesive story, but after 70 pages it hadn’t.