Sunday, January 1, 2017

Goodreads Book Reading Challenge

2016 I did the Goodreads Reading Challenge. It was fun to keep track of
200 books (well to record most of the books I read this year). There are about 30
I started but either lost under the nightstand, left out on the porch or couldn't struggle
through emotionally. Some books take a great deal of time - all year I worked on Roland
Barthes Empire of Signs. Sentences spun in my head as I weeded in the garden.
Other books were literary, poetry, thrillers, comic books, new releases for friends and
wild and crazy.

Here is list of books, I owe a few reviews, when will I have time?

I'm going to do the challenge again with same number count goal.
Writers should ALWAYS be reading, listening to spoken word readings and
writing. Long form, poems, short stories, notes, letters, handwritten and
online... Put on your writing hat, mask, costume, superstitious mask but
just write.

Caroline Gerardo
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Peeling Back the Trees... by Erik Anderson
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12 pages
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The Collected Stories
The Collected Stories by Lydia Davis

235 pages

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All the Light We Cannot See
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Stone Boats by Elizabeth Taddonio
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it was amazing
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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
Aimless Love by Billy Collins
Catherine of Siena by Catherine of Siena

Post Meridian by Mary Ruefle
St Catherine of Siena by Pope John Paul II
Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver
it was amazing

Burning Bright by Ron Rash
Peeling Back the Trees... by Erik Anderson

Her book by Eireann Lorsung
Cry Me a River by T.R. Pearson
The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe
Gweilo by Martin Booth

Transubstantiate by Richard   Thomas
it was amazing
The End of the Alphabet by Claudia Rankine
Nine Gates by Jane Hirshfield

Bone by Bone by Carol O'Connell
The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. Koch

New Collected Poems by George Oppen
Paris Trance by Geoff Dyer
it was amazing
At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom by Amy Hempel

Debt by Mark   Levine
The Gallery by John Horne Burns

The Rain Before it Falls by Jonathan Coe
Lorine Niedecker by Lorine Niedecker
The Wilds by Mark   Levine
Dora by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Dwarves of Death by Jonathan Coe
The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks
I Want Burning by Coleman Barks
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver

One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash
How We Became Human by Joy Harjo
The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison
really liked it

Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb
Mallory's Oracle by Carol O'Connell

This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
it was amazing
Commons by Myung Mi Kim
Cry Father by Benjamin Whitmer

Too Good to Be True by Benjamin Anastas
The Good Lieutenant by Whitney Terrell

Incarnadine by Mary Szybist
Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte
Hummingbird Sleep by Coleman Barks
People on a Bridge by Wisława Szymborska

The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr
Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins
Into That Darkness by Steven  Price
The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg

Brother's Keeper by Glen R. Krisch
Cold Quiet Country by Clayton Lindemuth
it was amazing
And Her Soul Out Of Nothing by Olena Kalytiak Davis

Tampa by Alissa Nutting
Tender Hooks by Beth Ann Fennelly

The Wings of Joy by Sri Chinmoy
Hollywood Car Wash by Lori Culwell
The Hand of Poetry by Coleman Barks
The Wisdom Of Sri Chinmoy by Sri Chinmoy

Omens in the Year of the Ox by Steven  Price
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
Karmic Traces by Eliot Weinberger
it was amazing

Dura by Myung Mi Kim
Granted by Mary Szybist

Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers by Alyssa Wong
Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith

The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi Edugyan
The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat

Secure the Shadow by Claudia Emerson
Dancing on the Edge of the Roof by Sheila    Williams
Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
Silent Hall by N.S. Dolkart

View With a Grain of Sand by Wisława Szymborska
I'm the Man Who Loves You by Amy King
Commentaries on the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita by Sri Chinmoy

Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine

Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
Bellocq's Ophelia by Natasha Trethewey
Robert B. Parker's Lullaby by Ace Atkins
Anatomy of Keys by Steven  Price

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen
What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe
The Shade of My Own Tree by Sheila    Williams
Uncanny Magazine Issue 10 by Lynne M. Thomas

A Book of Luminous Things by Czesław Miłosz
Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
it was amazing
Gourd Seed by Coleman Barks

Great with Child by Beth Ann Fennelly
If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting by Anna Journey

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Vulgar Remedies by Anna Journey
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate by Ted Chiang

Uprooted by Naomi Novik
She by Michelle Latiolais

Fools Crow by James Welch
Almost No Memory by Lydia Davis
Falling Awake by Alice Oswald
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

The Cows by Lydia Davis
An Arrangement of Skin by Anna Journey
Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
The Door by Magda Szabó

The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
it was amazing

The Indian Lawyer by James Welch
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart by Robert Bly

Flying Higher by Michael Damian Thomas
Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
Scarlet Tanager by Bernadette Mayer
My Lovesick Zombie Boy Band by Damien Walter

In the Devil's Territory by Kyle Minor
it was amazing
As Long As Trees Last by Hoa Nguyen
The Industry of Souls by Martin Booth

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Collected Stories by Lydia Davis

Lunch Poems by Frank O'Hara
Why I Am Not a Painter and Other Poems by Frank O'Hara
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
it was amazing

Haunted Houses by Lynne Tillman
The Beauty by Jane Hirshfield

Red Juice by Hoa Nguyen
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Dispatches by Michael Herr
Upstream by Mary Oliver

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
it was amazing
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Madness, Rack, and Honey by Mary Ruefle

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
'Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma

Landscaping for Wildlife by Jen Karetnick
Late Wife by Claudia Emerson
Staring Into the Abyss by Richard   Thomas
The Gallery of Vanished Husbands by Natasha Solomons

Midwinter Day by Bernadette Mayer
Crave by Laurie Jean Cannady
it was amazing
Vistas of Many Worlds by Erik Anderson

A Little White Shadow by Mary Ruefle
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Leonard by William Shatner
Exigencies by Richard   Thomas
The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink
A Confession by William F. Aicher

think tank for human beings in general by Jordan Castro
Dart by Alice Oswald
Scattered at Sea by Amy Gerstler
Join by Steve Toutonghi

Into the Heart of the Country by Pauline Holdstock
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
it was amazing
The Thunder Mutters by Alice Oswald

Butcher's Crossing by John  Williams
Only by Blood and Suffering by LaVoy Finicum

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo
it was amazing
Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

Unmarked by Peggy Phelan
Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramović

The Trouble With Being God by William F. Aicher
Come, Thief by Jane Hirshfield
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
Garments Against Women by Anne Boyer

Here, Bullet by Brian Turner
The Dancers Inherit The Party by Ian Hamilton Finlay
really liked it
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Grit by Angela Duckworth
Extensions by Myrna Dey

You Are the Message by Roger Ailes
Glory over Everything by Kathleen Grissom
Thunderbird by Dorothea Lasky
The Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee

The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Edna Poems by Laura Theobald
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
She Had Some Horses by Joy Harjo

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Forty Stories by Donald Barthelme
it was amazing

What My Hair Says About You by Laura Theobald
American Genius by Lynne Tillman

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse by Elaine Kahn
it was amazing
The Spy by Paulo Coelho
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

A White Trail by Diana Cohen Krantz
Women in Public by Elaine Kahn
Young Americans by Jordan Castro

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
I'll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell

Maria Lassnig by Kasia Redzisz
Stone Boats by Elizabeth Taddonio
The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
Marlene by C.W. Gortner

The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day
The Gunslinger by Stephen King

You can easily add books to this list by setting the Date Read for each book to any time in 2016.
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You read 200 out of 199 books.
Congratulations! You're really good at reading, and probably a lot of other things, too!

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