Update: Read it or Lose it

Last January, I selected 20 books in my house that I had been meaning to read, but just hadn’t gotten around to. I vowed that if I didn’t read them in the next year, I would give the unread books away. In the end I finished 9 of the books on my list.

The books I finished were:
The Book That Changed My Life edited by Roxanne J. Coady and Joy Johannessen. Finished March 2013.
Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Food by Gary Paul Nabhan. Finished May 2013.
Daughter of Heaven by Leslie Li. Finished March 2013.
Defiance by Carla Jablonski. Finished January 2013.
Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang. Finished January 2013.
Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter by Ruth Rendell. Finished August 2013.
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez. Finished February 2013.
The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Legacy of Infidelities by Katharine Weber. Finished January 2014.
Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull. Finished December 2013.

Started but never got in to:
Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels by Jill Jonnes
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
Lewis & Clark by Nick Bertozzi
Radio On by Sarah Vowell
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History by Sidney Wilfred Mintz
To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America by Lillian Faderman

Never even picked up (guess I didn’t want to read them as much as I thought):
Lies Across America by James W. Loewen
Origins by Amin Maalouf
Trash by Dorothy Allison
What You Call Winter by Nalini Jones

Didn’t finish, but giving myself an exception and keeping, because I make the rules, dammit!
The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

All the books I didn’t finish are getting donated. If any are on your To Read list, and you’d like me to send them to you, just let me know!

Update: Read it or Lose it

2 thoughts on “Update: Read it or Lose it

    1. cransell says:

      Louise Erdrich is one of my favorite authors. I read her in a college class at first and she’s one of the few that I’ve kept reading post-academia!


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