Project 161

What, exactly, is this "161 Project?"  Well, it's something I've come up with to challenge myself to read ALL the books I intend to read & have bought over the years that have, somehow, ended up collecting dust on the shelves (or piled on the floor)...  In a fit of desperation (ok, frustration), I went thru my various rooms and wrote down all the titles of books I own that I haven't read yet but intend to.  There were, um, 161 (hence the name)...  so, I made up little slips of paper w/the books titles & put them in a box I keep on my nightstand.  I pull out a slip of paper whenever it's time to start a new reading project and THAT IS THE BOOK I MUST NEXT READ!  I blogged it out here.  The list, and my progress, is documented below (not in any particular order): 

Future Homemakers of America
Book of Air & Shadows
After Lucy
Nanny Diaries
True Story of Hansel & Gretel
Fatal Deduction
Snow Falling on the Cedars
Small Change
Good Night, Henry
Savannah Blues
Book Thief
Singing Bird
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
End of the Affair
Size 12 is NOT Fat
Shelter Me
Interpretation of Murder
Remember to Forget
California Capers
Stolen Heart
Miracle at St. Anna
if I stay
Our Girl in Washington
Wait 'til Next Year
Lost & Found
A Dog's Purpose
Squeeze Play
ScrewBall   1/161: finished 2/19/11
I Think She's Trying to Tell Me Something
Wings to the Kingdom/Not Flesh Nor Feathers
Wicked Prey
Given Day
Rough Country
Confessions of a Contractor
Back Roads
Amanda Bright @ Home
10th Justice
When the Light Goes (read Duane's Depressed first?)
Buzz Riff
The Help
Spring & Fall
Becoming Strangers
Ghost at the Table
How to Marry a Ghost
Printer's Devil
Any Bitter Thing
Ice Queen
Almost Noon
Matters of the Heart
Nursery Crimes
Falsely Accused
Making It Up
Hawkes Harbor
Like a Charm
Death's Old Sweet Song
Mrs. Dalloway's Reader
Great Gatsby Cliff Notes
To Kill a Mockingbird SparkNotes
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
The Monsters
Secret Garden
Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince/Harry Potter Deathly Hallows
Doctor Dolittle
Huckleberry Finn
Peter Pan
Boy in the Water
Digital Fortress
Last Symbol
Beneath the Skin
Killing Orders
Them Bones
Wicked Games
Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Dating the Mrs. Smith's
Drowning Ruth  3/161: finished 4/27/11
Dante Club  4/161: finished 9/5/11
Isabel's Bed
Iowa's Baseball Confedercy
Black & Blue
One True Thing
Thursdays @ Eight
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Hollywood Tough  2/161: finished 4/7/11
Artist's Way
Total Money Makeover
Life or Debt
Making Ideas Happen
QBQ: Question Behind the Question
Mirror Test
Your Own Worst Enemy
Naturally Thin
10 Steps to Fashion Freedom
Uncommon Grace
A Life God Rewards
A-Z Steps to a Richer Life
Four Agreements
The Shack
Schwashbuckling Faith
Following Christ
Jesus Life Coach
Start Your New Life Today
Power of a Praying Wife
Power of a Praying Parent
Dream Giver
Purpose Driven Life
Anatomy of a Murder
East of Eden
To the Lighthouse
Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre
You Can't Go Home Again
Picture of Dorian Gray
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Peyton Place
Of Mice & Men
Ash Wednesday
Death by Hollywood
Dream Factory
Atlanta Graves
Sweet Georgia
Blue Plate Special
Hollow Horseman
Propellor One Way Night Coach (Travolta)
Journal of a Novel (Steinbeck)
Who Stole the Funny (Benson)
Dance with the Devil (Douglas)
Walt Disney
What Remains
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Hours
A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Reader
A Thousand Acres
The Reivers (Faulkner)
Flowers for Algernon
Distinguished Guest (Sue Miller)
Accordian Crimes
What was Mine
A Perfect Crime (Abrahams)
the Condition (Haigh)
A Wedding in December
World Below
While I was Gone
A Reporter's Life (Cronkite)
My Gal Sunday (Clark)
Emotional Intelligence
Stephen King book
Sandford: Virgil Flowers
Sandford:  Prey
O'Shaunnessy book
Sue Grafton ABC
Women's Murder Club book
James Patterson book
Sarah's Key