2013

Every year for the past two years, I have tried to take the pledge to read fifty books in one calendar year. This is the first year that I won’t be enrolled in school and will have more time to enjoy my leisure reading. I hope to complete the pledge by December 31, 2013.

Edit: It’s the start of the new year – and I have in fact, completed the 50 book pledge this year! I’m indeed proud of myself, but want to aim higher for 2014. Thank you everyone for their support and recommendations of new reads. I want to add more ‘meaty’ books for next year, so stay tuned! 🙂

  1. My Point Is… And I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres 
  2. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (Beatrice Sparks)
  3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  4. The Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
  5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  6. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  7. Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch
  8. Paper Towns by John Green
  9. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  10. Struck by Lightning by Chris Colfer
  11. Queen of Babble: In The Big City  by Meg Cabot
  12. Bared to You by Sylvia Day
  13. Queen of Babble: Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot
  14. The Secret by L. Marie Adeline 
  15. Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
  16. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green 
  17. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
  18. The Book of Even More Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  19. The Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  20. Simplicity Essays by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists)
  21. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
  22. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  23. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
  24. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison
  25. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  26. Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill
  27. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen
  28. The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  29. The End Of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  30. A Year of Writing Dangerously by Barbara Abercrombie
  31. A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron
  32. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Lam
  33. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
  34. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
  35. Tell It To The Trees by Anita Rau Badami
  36. PS, I Love You by Cecila Ahern 
  37. Every Day by David Leviathan 
  38. The Bridge by Jane Higgins 
  39. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  40. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  41. Adele: The Biography by Chas Newkey-Burden
  42. Up and Down by Terry Fallis
  43. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  44.  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  45. The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom
  46. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
  47. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
  48. The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
  49. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
  50. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
  51. The Dogs of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron

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