Friday, October 17, 2014

Blog Notice

I will no longer be using this blog for challenges.  Instead, I've created a new blog that will be used for all challenges I do.  I don't know what I was thinking, creating a blog for just one year of challenges.

Cassandra Reads Reading Challenges is the new blog I've created.  I've added all the posts from this blog as well as planned 2015 challenges.  The 2015 challenges are just scheduled at the moment, but the planning is there, anyway.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Non-Fiction Adventure

I got the idea for this one from Book Dragon's lair here on Blogger (here is the post on the creator's blog). The goal is to read 50+ nonfiction books in five years.  That sounds like a lot of nonfiction, but I've read 20 nonfiction books in 2013 and I think I can manage 50 in 5 years.

My list can also be found on Libib.
Note: I will no longer be updating this post, since my challenge blog has moved. New post is here.

♫ - Audiobook
♦ - Library book, either audio or ebook

Dates: Jan 1, 2014 to Jan 1, 2019
These books are subject to change.  About half of them are library books.  I have a list of 12 books I plan on reading in 2014.  I'm hoping for 2 a month, but I'd like to see how this goes first.  
  1. Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy by Martin Lindstrom - Read 1/2 - 4
  2. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30) by Mark Bauerlein ♫♦ - Read 2/6 - 4
  3. 1492: The Year Our World Began by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto - Read 3/26 - 3½★
  4. The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army by Stephan Talty ♫♦ - Read 3/27 - 4
  5. 7 Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along by Larry Schweikart ♫♦ - 4/3 - 3½★
  6. Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician by Anthony Everitt ♦ - 4/23 - 4
  7. The Demon Under The Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug by Thomas Hager ♫♦ - 5/26 - 4
  8. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann ♫♦ - 6/10 - 4
  9. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander ♦ - 8/8 - 4
  10. Second Nature: A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan ♫♦ - 8/21 - 4½★
  11. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens ♫♦ - 9/3 - 4★
  12. The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed by Bart D. Ehrman♫♦ - 9/9 - 4★
  13. How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever by Jack Horner & James Gorman♦♫ - 4★

The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors by Ann Gibbons♦♫
The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food by Ben Hewitt♦♫


I know it is way to early to be thinking about 2014 challenges, but after Googling 2014 reading challenges and seeing that some people have started lists as early this year as May I don't feel so bad.

Most of my challenges are though Goodreads, so the official posts aren't up yet but that doesn't mean that I can't think about it, right?