My 50 Book Challenge 2011/12 - 2

Back in mid 2011, I challenged myself to read 50 books in 2011/12. The criteria was, as long as it is a book of any kind, of any topic, of any genre, be it print or electronic, whatever strikes my fancy. I took on that criteria because the last round I went on a challenge, I stuck to theological books. This time round, I wanted to be open to whatever that interest me.

I am reposting here the books I have read thus far, and I must say that all the books I read this year are very good. To me, they all deserve at least 4 stars, if not 5.

23. Time Warped, Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception
by Claudia Hammond (8-9/6/2012)

22. Stiff, the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
by Mary Roach (31/5-8/6/2012)

21. Ecclesiastes, Why Everything Matters
by Philip Graham Ryken (12/3-30/5/2012)

20. Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain (3 Feb - 30 May 2012)

19. Legacy, The Acclaimed Novel of Elizabeth, England's Most Passionate Queen -- and the Three Men Who Loved Her
by Susan Kay (19-29 May 2012)

18. Nothing to Envy, Real Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick (4-5 May 2012)

17. The Upside of Irrationality,
The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

by Dan Ariely (1-7 April 2012)

16. Trick or Treatment, The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine
by Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst, MD (11-13 March 2012)

15. How Music Works
by John Powell (6 February 2012)

14. The Help, A Novel
by Kathryn Stockett (11-16 January 2012)

13. The Other Boleyn Girl
by Philippa Gregory (8-9 October 2011)

12. My Name is Asher Lev
by Chaim Potok (12-15 September 2011)

11. Jonathan Stranger & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
by Susanna Clarke (27-?? August 2011)

10. Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God
by John Piper (15-16 July 2011)

9. Beside Ourselves, Our Hidden Personality in Everyday Life
by Naomi L. Quenk (5-?? July 2011)

8. Stone's Fall
by Iain Pears (1-5 July 2011)

7. Counselling and Psychotherapy, A Christian Perspective
by Tan Siang Yang (14-30 June 2011)

6. Jung - The Key Ideas
by Ruth Snowden (18-19 June 2011)

5. Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women
by Geraldine Brooks (6-13 June 2011)

4. People of the Book, A Novel
by Geraldine Brooks (19 May - 5 June 2011)

3. Cathedral of the Sea
by Ildefonso Falcones (16-19 May 2011)

2. Introvert Power
by Laurie Helgoe (12-15 May 2011)

1. Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett (8-11 May 2011)



  1. Was your #10 by Piper good?

  2. Ya, it was quite good. But in a sense, nothing new to me though.


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