Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thirty Things (An Update)

On October 22, 2008, I made a list of 30 Things to Do Before I'm 30.
Since then, a few of the items have been tweaked and a few others have been replaced; mostly because accomplishing that specific item no longer holds appeal for me.

I am 15 months away from turning 30. (Yuck.)
And I have, so far, crossed 11 items off of my list.
Though, I'm getting closer to crossing off another four.

Tonight, I completed the 50th book--halfway to item number one on my list: "Read 100 books"

Here are the 50 books I have read since October 2008. (Not so impressive, I know: 50 books in almost two years? Get it together!) Those with an asterisk are those I would highly recommend.
  1. Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman
  2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
  5. Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald*
  6. Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman
  7. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
  8. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  9. Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange
  10. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl*
  11. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  12. Summer of Naked Swim Parties by Jessica Anya Blau
  13. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury*
  14. In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen*
  15. House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros*
  16. Fathered By God by John Eldredge*
  17. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  18. Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge*
  19. Spud...The Madness Continues by John Van de Ruit
  20. Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg
  21. And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks by Jack Kerouac
  22. Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
  23. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
  24. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
  25. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  26. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  27. Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
  28. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson*
  29. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson*
  30. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson*
  31. East of Eden by John Steinbeck**
  32. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  33. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins*
  34. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins*
  35. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins*
  36. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
  37. Quentins by Maeve Binchy
  38. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman*
  39. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  40. Little Bee by Chris Cleave*
  41. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  42. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  43. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  44. Someone Like You by Roald Dahl
  45. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  46. George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  47. The Help by Kathryn Stockett*
  48. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  49. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
  50. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling*
I have three stacks of books waiting to be read (I'm fairly certain you could guess what the next six will be...) Hoping to make it to 100 before October 2012!
(That is, if the world doesn't end before then...)

1 comment :

Corinne said...

I love your idea of a 'to do list' of things to do before you turn 30 - I wish I would have done that. But please don't freak out about turning 30. I turned 30 in February, and it's been one of the best 6 months of my life. It's been so much fun and excitement, and almost all good!