2010 Book List

For 2010 I’m planning on doing a 20/20/20 challenge I saw on the Well Trained Mind boards. The idea is to read 60 books total. The first 20 as 2 books in each of 10 categories/authors. The second 20 as 2 categories of 10 books each and the final 20 as anything I want. My list is below. Open spots are there for flexibility, books crossed out are those I’ve read.

First 20 (10 categories, 2 in each category)

1. Two books by C.S. Lewis
2. Historical Fiction: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantle and The Gilded Veil by Rebecca Kohn
3. Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam
4. Short Stories: Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro and ________________
5. Jim the Boy and The Blue Star by Tony Earley
6. Two books by Wendell Berry
7. Books on books: The Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Fadiman and _______________
8.Great Dinosaur Discoveries by Naish and Dinosaur Odyssey by Sampson
9. Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel and Gospel Powered Parenting by Bill Farley
10. The President’s Daughter series by Ellen Emerson White

Second 20 (10 books in 2 categories)

Science and Medicine
1. Only a Theory by Kenneth Miller
2. The Cutter Incident by Paul Offit
3. The Real Life of a Pediatrician by Perri Klass
4. Every Patient Tells a Story by Lisa Sanders
5. Deadly Dinner Party by Jonathan Edlow
6. Bullseye by Jonathan Edlow
7. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Food Books

1. American Fried by Calvin Trillan
2. Alice, Let’s Eat by Calvin Trillan
3. Third Helpings by Calvin Trillan

Third 20 (any 20 books, related to above or not)

1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
2. Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
3. Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
5. An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
7. What To Listen for In Music by Aaron Copeland
8. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
9. something about Alfred Dreyfus
10. something about Antarctic exploration
11. Creed or Chaos by Dorothy Sayers
12.The Death of Adam by Marilynne Robinson
13. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosn
14. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
15. The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell
16. Operation Mincemeat by Ben MacIntyre
17. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George
18. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson
19.  River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
20. I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
21. La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith
22. The Last Empty Places by Peter Stark
23. The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett
24. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
25. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
26. The Graduate by Charles Webb
27. Homeschooled by Charles Webb
28. Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
29. Written in Bone by Simon Beckett
30. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

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