As you may have read, I created a reading challenge for myself to read 100 books this year. I’m using the Twitter hashtag #100Books to indicate reviews of the books I read and posts related to reading.
I will update my monthly reading list below. I actually plan to list 10 books each month, recognizing that some will be bumped to the next month because of academic requirements. I also need to account for my refusal to continue reading any book I do not enjoy. So, I’ll plan for extras.
I would love for you to accept the challenge with me or provide me with your reading recommendations. You can do that on my reading challenge post, on Facebook or on Twitter.
January (10 books read)
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (I already was reading this one in December, but I won’t complete it until after the new year. I’m giving myself a bit of a head start.) Read my review.
2. Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall (I also already was listening to this audiobook before the new year, but I knew I wouldn’t finish it until 2013.)
3. Life of Pi (This is my book club’s monthly pick.) I hated it. I quit. I won’t be finishing this one.
4. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast (Read my review here.)
5. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Read my review.)
7. Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life (Read by review here.)
9. Finish Your Dissertation Once and For All
10. The Fault In Our Stars (added mid-month) You can read my review here.
11. Truth, Lies and Advertising (added mid-month)
February (6 books read)
1. The New Elevator Pitch (Read my review.)
2. Daddy Love (Read my review.)
3. Cover of Snow (Read my review.)
4. All She Ever Wanted (Read my review here.)
5. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (Read my review.)
6. Biography of Steve Jobs (Read my review here.)
March (8 books read)
1. I Thought It was Just Me, But It Isn’t (Read my review here.)
2. Never Knowing (Read my review)
3. Advertising Account Planning: A Practical Guide
4. Unleash the Power of the Female Brain: Supercharging Yours for Better Health, Energy, Mood, Focus, and Sex (Read my review.)
5. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence
6. Here I Go Again (Read my review.)
7. What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekends (Read my review)
8. 25 Tips for Productivity (Read my review.)
April (7 books read)
1. Whatever You Love (Read my review.)
2. Say When
3. Lean In
5. Making Marriage Simple (Read my review here.)
6. The How of Happiness (Read my review here.)
7. Living Dead Girl (Read my review)
May (4 books read)
1. Think Like a Rockstar (Read my review)
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Read my review.)
3. Save Me
5. Inside Rehab. I am not enjoying this audiobook, so I’m not going to finish it. It probably would be interesting for someone in psych, but I’m bored of listening to it. Moving on!
June (9 books read)
3. The Last Lecture (rereading)
4. The Affair
5. No Easy Day
9. Thirteen Reasons Why (Read my review)
July (12 books read)
6. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery
7. The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
8. Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked
9. Denial: A Memoir of Terror (Read my review)
10. The Last Hour
August (6 books read)
1. It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership
3. Still Alice
5. When Cancer Strikes a Friend
6. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
September (12 books read)
1. The Time Between (Read my review)
4. The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting
11. The Good Nurse
12. My Life Among the Serial Killers
October (14 books read)
3. Release Me
4. Claim Me
6. Complete Me
11. There’s More to Life Than This
12. The Rosie Project (Read my review)
13. Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
14. Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
November (8 books read)
3. Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working Anymore
4. Mistress (I hated this book and decided not to finish it.)
5. How to Talk so Teens will Listen and Listen so Teens will Talk
6. Attachments (Read my review)
7. Start with why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
8. Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
December (12 books read)
1. Blog, Inc.
2. Secondary Traumatic Stress: Self-Care Issues for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators
3. The Book of Matt (Read my review)
4. Big Brother
5. The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
7. Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting through to Absolutely Anyone
8. The Scent of Rain and Lightning
9. Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)
11. The Dinner
12. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
I read more than the 100 books I challenged myself to read this year. I finished the year having read 108 books! I hope you’ve found my book list and book reviews helpful. Here’s to more intentional reading time in 2014!
Chris Evans says
A book every 3.65 days? Oh, Kenna! At least you chose a leap year!
Prof KRG says
We’ll see how I do. I read a ton in the summer and during breaks. It’s more difficult during the academic year.
Tara Buehner says
So um… where does all this time come from? Do you sleep? or eat? Other basic bodily functions?
Prof KRG says
I read every night before I go to bed, while I’m waiting for appointments to start or practices to end and for relaxation. I also listen to audiobooks during my commute and during exercise. So, a little here, a little there.