Holding steady: 17 books in 100 days -- 5.7 days per book.
Book 16 for 2010 was Salman Rushdie's Luka and the Fire of Life. I've had Rushdie on my "to read" list for ages, but I think this might be the first time I've read him -- it won't be the last, however. The book was wonderful! An old time fairy tale bringing together deities from all ages and cultures which lent it an ageless feel, yet superimposed on top of that was a video game construct which brought it right up to date. I was delighted and fascinated by this book and would liken it to something from Gaiman or Pullman.
After that, I wasn't sure what I wanted to read, but I knew it had to be good. On our must recent trip to the library, there, sitting on the shelf, was The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. Maddie and I just started laughing because I have looked for this book every time we have gone to the library for months. I actually had no idea what it was about, but longed to read it for some reason or another.
The book was fantastic! One of those books that you find yourself staying up long past your bedtime to read. Just one more chapter! The premise is bizarre and would lead you to believe that the book is nonsensical, but there is something here in her writing that is wonderful and engaging. I highly recommend this book!
Looking back on the first 100 days of 2011, I'd have to say that I've read quite a few excellent books. I hope I can keep up the momentum for the remainder of the year.