Bookshelf

For 2015 I have set a goal to read 33 fun and/or intellectually stimulating books for my 33rd year, yikes.  This page will serve as a recording of my progress.  Please feel free to share books you think I should below in the comments.  Here goes nothing!

Books on the list:
If I Stay
Celestra Ever After (by Addison Moore)
Perfect Love by Addison Moore
Fifty Shades of Grey (re-read)
Fifty Shades Darker (re-read)
Fifty Shades Freed (re-read in progress)
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
At Any Price by Brenna Aubry

At Any Turn by Brenna Aubry
At Any Moment by Brenna Aubry
Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin (in progress)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (in progress)
PUSH: Persevere Until Success Happens Through Prayer by Cindy Trimm
Surrender by Melody Anne
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
African Americans at the University of Florida by Betty J. Steward-Dowdell and Kevin M. McCarthy
The Moonlight Palace
Fearless by Joe Pilego
Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte
Bible: Psalms
La Dame aux Camelia by Alexandre Dumas
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (re-read)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (re-read)
1984 by George Orwell
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman (in progress)
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Woa by Junot Diaz
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

more to come….

An assortment of the books and/or articles that I love…

Image of the pilgrimage a book Image of learning reconsidered 2 a book Image of why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? a book

The Alchemist Cover  Harry Potter series

 

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