Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 days, two books...Challenge On!

I have exactly 2 more books on my list for this year, and the clock is ticking....will I finish these two books before 2012 is over?!?!?  Tune back in!

List of books I have read in 2012

1. Five Love Languages
2. Sisterhood Everlasting
3. The Holocaust Diaries
4. Private #1 Suspect
5. The Fixer Upper
6. The Hunger Games
7. Catching Fire (book 2)
8. Mockingjay (book 3)
9. The Carrie Diaries
10. What Alice Forgot
11. The Purpose Driven Life
12. The Reservoir
13. Private Games
14. Mountain beyond Mountains
15. Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide
16. Sarah's Key
17. I've Got Your Number
18. Private
19. There are No Children Here
20. Generous Justice
21. The Other Boleyn Girl
22. Kisses from Katie
23. Unbroken
24. A good and perfect Gift
25. Hope in a Jar 
26. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
27. Lexapros and Cons
28. 3rd Degree 
29. The 100 thing challenge
30. Wild 
31. The Rape of Nanking

 List of books I plan to read in 2012 
32. The Girl who Played with Fire
33. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Happy Reading!

The Rape of Nanking: So I am not really sure how I even heard about this book, but I am glad I read it.  It is about the forgotten holocaust of WWII, when the Japanese army invaded the city of Nanking in China and literally killed HALF the population in horrible deaths.  It was a real eye-opener for me.  I have a hard time imagining people being so cruel to other human-beings and yet, it happens more often than we realize.  The sad part about this atrocity is that the Japanese country has never admitted or apologized for these wrongdoings.  So the victims are victimized again because their struggles were just forgotten.  If you have a tough stomach and an open heart, it is worth a read...if not just to have our eyes opened to a part of history I knew NOTHING about before this book.

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