Mrs. Overstreet’s Reading Challenge 2013: 60 Books

For 2012, I challenged myself to read 60 books.  I didn’t make it.  I did read 47 books, which isn’t too shabby.  In 2013 I vow to not go through a reading drought as I did in November of 2012 (really, only two books?).  I will make my goal.  Feel free to join in and set your own reading goal for 2013.  I’m more than happy to help you reach it!  Good luck and good reading!

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Mrs. Overstreet’s Reading Challenge 2012

I like to give myself a reading challenge each year.  Last year I challenged myself to read 100 books during 2011.  I failed… spectacularly.  I read only 50 books last year; while that is still a lot of books, it wasn’t where I wanted to be reading-wise.  So, this year I decided to back the number down to a more realistic amount:  60 books.  Here are my numbers so far:

January
1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
4. Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson

February
5. Matched by Allie Condie
6. The Amistad Mutiny: Fighting for Freedom by Barbara Somervill
7.  African-American Soldiers in the Revolutionary War by Lucia Tarbox Raatma
8. The Boy of a Thousand Faces by Brian Selznick

March
9. The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media by Brooke Gladstone and Josh Neufeld
10. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
11. Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

April
12. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
13. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
14. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

May
15.  Resistance:  Book 1 by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis
16.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
17.  The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

June
18.  The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
19.  The Family Fang by KevinWilson
20.  A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
21.  The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
22.  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
23.  The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

July
24.  Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
25.  The Mental Floss History of the World:  An Irreverent Romp through Civilization’s Best Bits by Erik Sass
26.  The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
27.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
28.  Columbine by David Cullen
29.  His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

August
30.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
31.  The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde
32.  Notes From the Dog by Gary Paulsen
33.  The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
34.  The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl

September
35.  Freefall by Joss Whedon
36.  Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
37.  Wonder by R. J. Palacio
38.  Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman

October
39.  Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
40.  Lost & Found by Shaun Tan
41.  Bootleg:  Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal

November
42.  Amiri & Odette:  a Love Story by Walter Dean Myers
43.  The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

December
44.  Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
45.  The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
46.  The Amazing Life of Birds:  The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech by Gary Paulsen
47.  Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Keep checking back because there’s plenty more reading to do!