Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Book Club Book Goal

While I realize that my 101 in 1001 goal to read 101 books is totally not happening, that has not stopped me from creating a brand new book goal.  I was sitting there at book club the other night, thinking about how much I adore being a part of such an awesome group of (currently all) women and how much I look forward to book club every month.  Considering how true those two things are, it is completely ridiculous that my success rate for completing the books has completely sucked.  Not only do I want to fix that, but I want to make it my goal to FINISH every book that has been on the list for any of the book clubs I've participated in for the past 7 years.  It's definitely doable - I quit a number of them with like 50 pages left to go.  
 
So, going backwards through time...
 
Akron Book Club (this will continue to be updated)
- Apr 2017: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
- Mar 2017: Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of Amnesiac Patient H.M.
- Feb 2017: Stamped From the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
- Jan 2017: Dark Matter
- Dec 2016: Backstage Pass
- Nov 2016: Adnan's Story
- Oct 2016: Kitchens of the Great Midwest
- Sep 2016: Dreamland
- Aug 2016: The Sympathizer
- Jul 2016: Big Girls Don't Cry, The Election That Changed Everything
- Jun 2016: Trigger Warning
- May 2016: Fates and Furies
- Apr 2016: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
- Mar 2016: Girl in a Band
- Feb 2016: Unbecoming
- Jan 2016: Yes, Please
- Dec 2015: Girl on a Train
- Dec 2015: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
- Nov 2015: All the Light We Cannot See
- Oct 2015: There is No Lovely End
- Sep 2015: Not That Kind of Girl (completed Sep 2015)
- Aug 2015: Go Set a Watchman (completed Aug 2015)
- Jul 2015: The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out A Window And Disappeared (completed July 2015)
Jun 2015: Annihilation (completed Sep 2015)
- May 2015: The Husband's Secret (completed May 2015)
- Apr 2015: The Secret Place (completed Apr 2015)
- Mar 2015: Five Days At Memorial
- Feb 2015: The Art of Fielding (completed Feb 2015)
- Jan 2015: The Book Thief (completed Oct 2015)
- Dec 2014: Serial Podcast (completed Dec 2014)
- Nov 2014: The Hundred Year House (completed Oct 2014)
- Oct 2014: The Interestings (completed Sep 2014)
- Sep 2014: A Complete History of Nearly Everything
- Aug 2014: Eleanor and Park (completed Jun 2014)
- Jul 2014: Whip Smart (completed Jul 2014)
- Jun 2014: The Hard Way on Purpose (completed Aug 2014)
- May 2014: Life After Life
- Apr 2014: Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls (completed May 2014)
- Mar 2014:The Unlikely Disciple (completed May 2014)
- Feb 2014: The Year of Magical Thinking (completed in 2010)
- Jan 2014: A Good Lord Bird (completed Sep 2015)
- Nov 2013: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (completed Nov 2013)
- Oct 2013: Girls in White Dresses (completed Oct 2013)
- Sep 2013: The Elegance of the Hedgehog
- Aug 2013: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (completed Aug 2013)
- Jun 2013: Geek Love
- May 2013: Fall to Pieces
- Apr 2013: Lean In
- Mar 2013: State of Wonder
- Feb 2013: A Proper Education for Girls
- Jan 2013: Anna Karenina
- Nov 2012: Some Girls: My Life in a Harem (completed Nov 2012)
- Oct 2012: In the Land of Invisible Women
- Sep 2012: Gone Girl (completed Sep 2012)
- Aug 2012: Unbroken (completed Aug 2012)
- July 2012: Just Kids (completed Jul 2012)
- May 2012: 50 Shades of Grey (completed May 2012)

Book It 2.0:
- Apr 2012: There But For The
- Mar 2012: The Great Gatsby (completed in high school)
- Feb 2012: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (completed Feb 2012)
- Jan 2012: The Marriage Plot
- Oct 2012: The Tiger's Wife
 
Twitter/Chicken Book Club:
- Oct 2012: What Alice Forgot (completed Oct 2012)
- Sep 2012: Perks of Being a Wallflower (completed in college or maybe grad school)
- Aug 2012: A Discovery of Witches (completed Aug 2012)
- July 2012: Jane (completed Jul 2012)
- June 2012: The Mysterious Benedict Society
 
Book Lushes (some time in 2010 I think?): 
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- The Help
- Olive Kitteridge
- The Year of Magical Thinking
- The Red Tent
 
Read Between the Wines:
- May 2010: The Unnamed
- Mar 2010: All the Way Home
- Feb 2010: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (completed Feb 2010)
- Nov 2009: The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (completed Nov 2009)
- Sep 2009: Breakfast of Champions (completed in high school)
- Jul 2009: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
- April 2009:The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay
- Feb 2009: What is the What
- Nov 2008: Netherland
- Sep 2008: Everything is Illuminated
- Aug 2008: American Gods
- Jul 2008: The Time Traveler's Wife (completed Jul 2008)
- Jun 2008: Then We Came to the End
- May 2008: A Thousand Splendid Suns (completed May 2008)
- Apr 2008: The Alchemist (completed Apr 2008)
- Mar 2008: On Beauty (completed Mar 2008)
- Feb 2008: A Year of Living Biblically (completed Feb 2008)
- Jan 2008: Middlesex (completed Jan 2008)
- Dec 2007: A Dirty Job (completed Dec 2007)
 
Also...are any of you ladies of the internet book clubbing it together?  Can I join?  I'd love to have one real life one and one internet one again.  


1 comment:

Kara Keenan said...

Can I join the online book club too? I currently don't have one, as my online one just folded.

Oh, and Geek Love is an amazing, but strange book. I read it for the first time in college, and was blown away.