Outdo Yourself Challenge (2011)

November 28, 2010

The Book Vixen is hosting the Outdo Yourself challenge.

Click the link to read the review for each book. The completion date follows the book title in parentheses.

The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2011 than you did in 2010. I’m participating at the “I’m on fire!” level, which means reading 16+ more books than in 2010.

  1. The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove by Cathy Erway (January 2, 2011)
  2. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell (January 11, 2011)
  3. You Comma Idiot by Doug Harris (January 13, 2011)
  4. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui (January 13, 2011)
  5. Room by Emma Donoghue (January 21, 2011)
  6. Annabel by Kathleen Winter (January 22, 2011)
  7. This Book Is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson (January 25, 2011)
  8. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi (January 31, 2011)
  9. If I Stay by Gayle Forman (February 3, 2011)
  10. The Spark: The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life by Chris Downie (February 5, 2011)
  11. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (February 7, 2011)
  12. Moonface by Angela Balcita (February 11, 2011)
  13. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (February 19, 2011)
  14. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (February 20, 2011)
  15. One Bird’s Choice: A Year in the Life of an Overeducated, Underemployed, Twenty-Something Who Moves Back Home by Iain Reid (February 20, 2011)
  16. Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff (February 27, 2011)
  17. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (March 7, 2011)
  18. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (March 9, 2011)
  19. We All Fall Down: Living With Addiction by Nic Sheff (March 11, 2011)
  20. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (May 16, 2011)
  21. The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibbs (March 17, 2011)
  22. The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost(March 20, 2011)
  23. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (March 25, 2011)
  24. Where She Went by Gayle Forman (March 27, 2011)
  25. Gotcha! by Shelley Hrdlitschka (March 30, 2011)
  26. Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (March 30, 2011)
  27. Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay (April 6, 2011)
  28. Loom by Thérèse Soukar Chehade (April 9, 2011)
  29. Some Dream for Fools by Faïza Guène (April 9, 2011)
  30. Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay (April 10, 2011)
  31. Dexter is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay (April 13, 2011)
  32. One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love edited by Rebecca Walker (April 14, 2011)
  33. The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics by John Pollack (April 16, 2011)
  34. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (April 18, 2011)
  35. Heart of Deception by M. L. Malcolm (April 20, 2011)
  36. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (April 21, 2011)
  37. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (April 23, 2011)
  38. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett (April 26, 2011)
  39. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (April 26, 2011)
  40. A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei (April 29, 2011)
  41. Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax (May 1, 2011)
  42. Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper by Diablo Cody (May 3, 2011)
  43. The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer by Philip Carlo (May 9, 2011)
  44. Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon (May 7, 2011)
  45. Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren (May 15, 2011)
  46. Skinny by Diana Spechler (May 16, 2011)
  47. The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete by Matt Long with Charles Butler (May 18, 2011)
  48. The Girl Who Was On Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy edited by Leah Wilson (May 22, 2011)
  49. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You by Eli Pariser (May 30, 2011)
  50. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (May 31, 2011)
  51. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (June 8, 2011)
  52. Cinder & Ella by Melissa Lemon (June 12, 2011)
  53. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (June 15, 2011)
  54. How to Read the Qur’an by Mona Siddiqui (June 16, 2011)
  55. Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam by Asra Q. Nomani (June 17, 2011)
  56. Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner (June 21, 2011)
  57. Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West by Benazir Bhutto (June 26, 2011)
  58. Being Muslim: A Groundwork Guide by Haroon Siddiqui (June 27, 2011)
  59. The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls (June 27, 2011)
  60. I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim edited by Maria M. Ebrahimji & Zahra T. Suratwala (June 29, 2011)
  61. Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris (July 2, 2011)
  62. Revenge: A Fable by Taslima Nasrin (July 3, 2011)
  63. Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy (July 7, 2011)
  64. The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at American’s Holiest University by Kevin Roose (July 9, 2011)
  65. The Translator by Leila Aboulela (July 11, 2011)
  66. Sweet Dates in Basra by Jessica Jiji (July 15, 2011)
  67. The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam (July 18, 2011)
  68. Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. by Medeia Sharif (July 19, 2011)
  69. Borderline by Allan Stratton (July 20, 2011)
  70. City of Veils by Zoë Ferraris (July 21, 2011)
  71. 32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter (July 22, 2011)
  72. Wandering Lonely in a Crowd: Reflections on the Muslim Condition in the West by S. M. Atif Imtiaz (July 23, 2011)
  73. The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing by Darina Al-Joundi with Mohamed Kacimi (July 24, 2011)
  74. Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey Through Islamic Lands by Aatish Taseer (July 25, 2011)
  75. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (July 27, 2011)
  76. The Jew Is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Anti-Semitism by Tarek Fatah (August 4, 2011)
  77. Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John Esposito and Dalia Mogahed (August 7, 2011)
  78. Gladdy’s Wake by B.K. Anderson (August 9, 2011)
  79. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (August 10, 2011)
  80. Children of Dust: A Portrait of a Muslim as a Young Man by Ali Eteraz (August 18, 2011)
  81. The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing by Sumbul Ali-Karamali (August 22, 2011)
  82. Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star’s Revolution by Salman Ahmad (August 29, 2011)
  83. CultureShock! United Arab Emirates by Gina Crocetti Benesh (October 17, 2011)
  84. This Girl is Different by J.J. Johnson (October 20, 2011)
  85. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (October 23, 2011)
  86. Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu by J. Maarten Troost (November 1, 2011)
  87. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (November 8, 2011)
  88. Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (November 11, 2011)
  89. Columbine by Dave Cullen (November 26, 2011)
  90. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (December 14, 2011)
  91. Mother of the Believers by Kamran Pasha (December 26, 2011)
  92. Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes (December 31, 2011)

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