The results are in…

and you have chosen 50 of the 55 books I will read in 2010 for the Read Your Own Books Challenge.

Opening up the voting to you was fun!  71 of you voted for 1-5 books and the top vote getter was She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb with 12 votes.  Here’s a photo of the top 50 vote getters.  Half of these books received 4 votes or more.

Start from the top left and you’ll see the books with the most votes.  The last stack on the right received 2 votes each.  There were 5 others that had 2 votes, but I was able to choose which ones not to read.  It was nice to have some choice 🙂  Here are the others that received 1 or 2 votes.

I cannot tell you how much fun it has been watching the votes come  in!  The book I am most excited to read, based just on the comments left by the 8 people who voted for it?  The Tea Rose by Donnelly.  The one I’m most intimidated by?  War and Peace by Tolstoy.  Yikes! 

I want to thank each of you who voted.  As I review each book I’ll give a shout out to the people who voted for it.  Now for what you’ve all been waiting for.  To choose a winner I had all of the books that had received votes lined up with a paper in it that had each of the voter names.  I told Jason to go shopping for a book and he chose The Glass Castle (maybe because he brought this home for me from work) and then told him to choose a number between 1-10.  He chose 7.  The 7th person to vote for The Glass Castle?  Alita of AlitaReads!  Alita will receive a $20 gift card to Barnes & Noble.  If I could afford it I’d sent one to each of you.

You can see the list here with the people who voted for each one.  Thanks for choosing half of my reading list for the new year 🙂

16 thoughts on “The results are in…

  1. alitareads says:

    Woohoo! Thanks Stacy! I was excited to check out this post just to see what books got the most votes 🙂 Let me know what info you need for the card.

    Congratulations! Let me see what I need, if anything. I’ll email you. Still trying to catch up from a very long weekend away.

  2. Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) says:

    Looks like you have a great reading year ahead of you! glad to see three of my suggestions made your final list. (Although, I’d still say to swap out Under the Tuscan Sun or The History of Love for The Little Friend. :)))

    If it makes you feel any better changing either one of those books would not have changed the final results 🙂

  3. Bumbles says:

    If you tell me when you are reading She’s Come Undone, Welcome to the World Baby Girl and War & Peace I’ll read along with you. I have the first 2 already and after Anna Karenina a year ago I’m inspired to delve into Tolstoy’s masterpiece. Plus, after all that effort, it would be nice to have someone to talk to about it!

  4. Bonnie says:

    You have a great list of books to read next year Stacy! I’m glad to see a few of my votes in the top 10. I hope that you enjoy The Tea Rose, it’s one of my favorites. We have to plan a meetup next year and blog about it!!

  5. Margot says:

    You have a great reading year ahead of you based on your new reading list. That was a fun way to determine your reading list. Glad I could help pick a few.

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