Reading Goal



In 2011, I read 48 books. Some were kid books (pre-reading to see if they'd be good for Jack), some were classics, some were recommended by friends, some were old favorites and some were celebrity trash novels.  So, while it might not have all been worthwhile reading, it was beyond worthwhile to me to be making time to read again.  There is magic in books and I missed reading and discovering.

This year I would like to keep up the reading (of course) and I have a little goal too.  I'd like to read a few (maybe 10) biographies of women who have shaped or are shaping American history.  These can't be scholarly biographies as I know I don't have the time/concentration to devote to that type of writing, but I'd love a book that has substance and can teach me more about each woman's history.  Any suggestions?

Oh, and if you have any other must-read books you'd like to recommend, I'll gladly take those suggestions too.  I'm finishing up my current book now (before I get more library fines) and have one more in the queue, but then I have no idea what is next...
beckley said...

GOSH heather, thank book looks FILTHY.

what am i going to do with you?!



(also, I think books found in attic are awesome. so there. i'm a complete hypocrite.)

AEK said...

Long time ago I read Front Row at the White House by Helen Thomas, which was good and interesting. You have peeked my interest though and would love to hear what you come up with.
Some of my favorite authors are: Jane Hamilton, A. Manette Ansay, Elizabeth Berg, Anne Lamott, Anne Tyler, Chris Bohjalia, Jhumpa Lahiri to name a few...

Christine J said...

I thought the "Having Our Say" book by the Delany sisters was interesting when I read it many moons ago. If you haven't read that yet, I would recommend it.

Karri said...

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is on my list. Those I know who have read it only say fab thongs about it.
http://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Life-Henrietta-Lacks/dp/1400052173

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