Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Year's Resolution 2010

So my 2010 New Year's Resolution was simply this - read more. 

I'm embarrassed to say that I don't read very much at all.  So my goal this year was to read at least one book a month (even my goal is a pathetic number, I know!).  I enjoy non-fiction books.  If it involves nerdy science or psychology or human biology.....I'm in!

So with the event of getting pregnant occurring so early in the year, most of book selections have turned into pregnancy-related reads.  Still counts, right?

Here is the 2010 books read so far this year and the ones to come.  I'm still shooting for a goal of 12 books by the end of the year!!  So I need to step it up for the rest of 2010.
  1. Tipping Point by Maclom Gladwell - great book describing the differences in  ideas or trends that catch on a spread like crazy and the ones that, well...don't
  2. What to Expect When You're Expecting by Murkoff, Mazel and Lockwood - kind of a cliche read for pregos out there, but a great guide to explain changes in my body that I should expect and the growth of the baby
  3. I'm Pregnant: A week-by-week guide by Lesley Regan - just as the title implies, a book about the development of the baby and changes in my own body
  4. Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy - hilarious book about the side effects of pregnancy
  5. Why Men Never Listen and Why Women Can't Read Maps byAllan and Barbara Pease (in process) - differences between men and women in the way we think, act and communicate
  6. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream by Jennifer Ackerman (in process) - your body thru a typical day and why we do the things we do (fascinating!!  love this book!)
  7. The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (without being a bitch) by Caitlin Friedman & Kimberly Yorio (coming up next perhaps??)
  8. That's Not in My Science Book by Kate Kelly (another one coming up this year?) - in depth look at some of the scientific facts that we take for granted on a daily basis
So, as you can see, aside from the pregnancy related books, I do tend to read non-fiction and I just love reading random, useless facts that I will probably never need to know again.  What can I say, I'm a nerd at heart.  I do know that I need to get my little tush cracking if I expect to still meet my goal this year!!  Yikes!!

Any suggestions from all you "real" readers out there on books you'd recommend???  (I'm totally up for some fiction too....I'm not a complete dork)

1 comment:

Jaclyn said...

For as much as you loved "The Giver," I'd say the two follow-ups to it by Lois Lowry, "Gathering Blue" and "Messenger." Plus, they're YA ... which means you'll finish them quickly, which means you'll have a better chance at reaching your goal. Yay!!!


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