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2010 Book Challenges

I am challenging myself to read 60 books this year.

1.  Wuthering Heights
2.  Her Mother’s Hope
3.  The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
4.  Lost in a Good Book
5.  Love Medicine
6.  Beneath a Marble Sky
7.  Scarlett Pimpernel
8.  Glass Mountain
9.  One Dance in Paris
10. Girl With a Pearl Earring
11. The Moonstone
12. Peter Pan
13. Marie Antoinette
14. Northanger Abbey
15. The Benevent Treasure
16. A Caribbean Mystery
17. Nemesis
18. Villette
19. The Embers of Heaven
20. Murder in Mesopotamia
21. The Boleyn Inheritance
22. The Lace Makers of Glenmara
23. Village School
24. The Age of Innocence
25. Sense and Sensibility
26. Like Water for Chocolate
27.The Picture of Dorian Gray
28. A Study in Scarlett
29. Abundance:  A Novel of Marie Antoinette
30. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
31. As I Lay Dying
32. Pinocchio
33. Rebecca
34. Summer at Tiffanys
35. The Foretelling
36. Incantation
37. Jane and Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
38. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
39. One For the Money
40. Envious Casca
41. The Vintage Caper
42. Still Life
43. Interpreter of Maladies
44. The Queen’s Man
45. O’ Pioneers
46. Die Laughing
47. Death by Darjeeling
48.  Thyme of Death
49.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in Nighttime
50.  Parisians:  An Adventure History of Paris
51.  Shanghai Girls
52. Death at Wentwater Court
53. Antiques Flee Market
54. Blue
55. Out of My Mind
56. The Sign of Four
57. Appointment With Death
58. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
59. Austenland
60. The Red Thread


1.  Beneath a Marble Sky
2.  Girl With a Pearl Earring
3.  The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
4.  Death at Wentwater Court
5.  Shanghai Girls
6.  The Boleyn Inheritance
7.  Blue
8.  Die Laughing
9.  The Queen’s Man
10. Abundance:  A Novel of Marie Antoinette
11. Wuthering Heights
12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


1.  The Lacquer Lady
2.  Villette
3.  Harriette Wilson’s Memoirs
4.  Sense and Sensibility
5.  Scarlett Pimpernel


1.  Nemesis
2.  Murder in Mesopotamia
3.  Appointment with Death
4. A Caribbean Mystery
5.  A Study in Scarlett
6.  The Sign of Four


1. Wuthering Heights
2. Pinocchio
3. Love Medicine
4. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
5. The Bell Jar

1.  The Benevent Treasure by Patricia Wentworth
2.  Jane and Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
3.  One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
4.  Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer
5.  The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle
6.  Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie

1.  The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
2.  The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
3.  Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
4.  Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
5.  As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

1. The Glass-Blowers
2. Don’t Look Now
3. The House on the Strand
Haven’t yet decided what my third book will be. Will update when a decision is made.


The idea in this challenge is to read books from my own shelves and then pass them on to others.  Most of the books from my above lists are mine.  At least twenty of these will be given away before year end.  It is only after I’ve read a book that I can know whether or not it is a true keeper.  As a result this will be an ongoing list.

1.  Girl With a Pearl Earring
2.  Beneath a Marble Sky
3.  One Dance in Paris
4.  Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
5. Villette
6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
7. One for the Money
8. Love Medicine
9. The Scarlet Pimpernel
10. The Foretelling
11. The Boleyn Inheritance
12. Interpreter of Maladies
13. The Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime
14. Antiques Flee Market
15. Postmark: Murder
16. Thyme of Death
17. Austenland

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