Hosted By: Callapider Days
September 23 – December 21, 2011
This is always one of my favorite challenges, even though I don’t always follow my own list and often go crazy on what I read. I need to start focusing on my reading for the rest of the year if I’m going to complete a lot of my challenges.
I think I’m already a couple days behind but that’s what this Sunday is all about – reading reading reading.
Books to Finish
- Blonde by Joyce Carol Oats
- Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice
- Legend of Sleepy Hollow
- A Mighty Heart by Mariane Pearl
- Rhett Butler’s People
- Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
- Spook by Mary Roach
- Bonk by Mary Roach
- Crime & Punishment
- It by Stephen King
- House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
- G is for Gumshoe
- Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
- Tough Customer by Sandra Brown
- Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
- Three Cups of Tea
In Death Challenge
Nicholas Sparks Challenge
Series 5 Challenge
- Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
- Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
- Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
- Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
- Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen
- Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen
- Final Warning by James Patterson
- Max by James Patterson
- Fang by James Patterson
- Angel by James Patterson
- Tick Tock by James Patterson
Let’s get this party started!
Author: Guy Kawasaki
Finished: June 30, 2011
Format: first edition
Amazing book! Guy Kawasaki did an amazing job creating the world where you can “change hearts, minds and actions” but not through manipulation but through transformation.
While reading the book, I had the opportunity to sit in on a keynote speach in San Francisco by Guy Kawasaki where he discussed the steps and actions you can take to create great personal and professional interactions.
From Amazon: ” By enlisting their own goals and desires, by being likable and trustworthy, and by framing a cause that others can embrace, you can change hearts, minds, and actions.”
I highly recommend this book to everyone. It’s fun and quick and very informative.
*challenges: countdown challenge, new authors challenge, 100+ reading challenge, a-z challenge, 11 in 11 reading challenge, pub challenge, monthly mixup
Hosted By: Not Enough Books
April 1- September 30, 2011
While I’m posting this quite late after finishing, I had so much fun with the cozy mystery challenge. I know this is an easy one for me because most of my reading comes from mystery authors. I could have kept on going longer than 7 books but it felt right to stop and move forward with other challenges and feeling a sense of accomplishment.
Here’s how my final list turned out. Hope everyone else had a fun time and I look forward to next year.
Author: Howard Schultz
Finished: June 21, 2011
One of my most favorite Early Reviewer books yet and I had to share with everyone once I finished. I’d been eyeing Onward every time I walked into Starbucks and heard so much about it that when it showed up in my mailbox I was so excited!
Onward is the story of how Starbucks struggled up and down with change (in almost every way) and pulled out on top through perseverance and strength. In the end, the one thing Starbucks refused to give us was the core of the company, the culture and soul that the community had come to love and trust.
Delving into many factors, including the economic downturn, product testing, new/old stores, Schultz digs deep into how he kept the company he loves from succumbing to hard times and giving up.
I highly recommend this book to everyone, no matter where you work or the stage of your life. The lessons Schultz touches on work for any time and place!
*challenges: countdown challenge, new authors challenge, 100+ reading challenge, a-z reading challenge, 11 in 11 reading challenge, pub challenge, monthly mix up