Category: 50 Book Challenge 2011

1776, by David McCullough 61776 has been in my library for years and is an example of a book where I really should have read the jacket first.  It was described as a companion piece to McCullough’s biography of John Adams.  Of the miniseries I watched not… Continue Reading “1776, by David McCullough”

The Edible Woman, by Margaret Atwood 5 I picked up this title when I realized that I hadn’t read any Atwood at all in 2010.  This was the first novel that she wrote, but it wasn’t published until years later. Marian, a modern young lady of the 1960s is… Continue Reading “The Edible Woman, by Margaret Atwood”

Bloody Crimes, by James Swanson 4Bloody Crimes, by James Swanson, is an example of a book that I would not have gotten to any time soon if I hadn’t been trying the audio thing.  I really liked Manhunt, Swanson’s history of President Lincoln’s assassination and the subsequent hunt… Continue Reading “Bloody Crimes, by James Swanson”

The Zahir, by Paolo Coelho 3 I was home sick today, so it was a good thing I had just bought an audio book.  More on that later. Paolo Coelho is the author of The Alchemist, a book that has been on my shelf for over a year.… Continue Reading “The Zahir, by Paolo Coelho”

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath 2 My colleague, Dave, introduced this book to our department last month and my boss thought we should all read it.  That might make you groan, but I am just the sort of nerd that would appreciate the idea. Switch is a change management book… Continue Reading “Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath”

The Witches of Eastwick, by John Updike OneWhen John Updike published the sequel, I was reminded that I’ve been meaning to read The Witches of Eastwick for years.  Loved the movie, though it has been years since I’ve seen it.  Like Updike.  I had heard the novel was really different,… Continue Reading “The Witches of Eastwick, by John Updike”