Sunday, December 30, 2007

2007 Challenges

TBR Challenge Jan 1 - Dec 31
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I am Charlotte Simmons by Thomas Wolfe
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber
Out by Natsuo Kirino
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Kakfa on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Possession by A. S. Byatt
ALTERNATIVES: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
War of the Flowers
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Metropolis by Elizabeth Gaffney
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Fluke by Christoper Moore




RIP Challenge Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2007
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
World War Z by Max Brooks
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, book 1)
Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Book 1)
Marked: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
Rises the Night by Colleen Gleason
Alternative and Additional books:
Angel of Darkness (Key Book) by Charles de Lint
Betrayed: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Touch the Dark by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer, Book 1)
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Summer of Night Dan Simmons
Lisey's Story by Stephen King
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Southern Vampire Book 1)



Once Upon a Time.....Apr - June 21
Faerie Wars - Herbie Brennan
Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Skewed Throne - Joshua Palmatier
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare



May - September
Dreams From my Father:A Story of Race and Inheritance - Barack Obama
The City of Fallen Angels - John Berendt
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
The Tender Bar: A Memoir - J. R. Moehringer
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog - John Grogan
ALTERNATIVES:
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - Barack Obama
The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Carvaggio Masterpiece - Jonathan Harr
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - Erik Larson
1776 - David McCullough
Catherine the Great: Love, Sex & Power - Virginia Rounding


Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult
Little Children - Tom Perotta
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood - Alexandra Fuller
Absurdistan - Gary Shteyngart

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
Betrayed: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Kiss & Blog by Alyson Noel
School's Out by Christophe Dufosse
The Reincarnationist by MJ Rose
Death Dance by Linda Fairstein

NY Times Notable Book Challenge
FICTION
Absurdistan - Gary Shteyngart
Alentajo Blue - Monica Ali
Arthur and George - Julian Barnes
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
Digging to America - Anne Tyler
The Dissadent - Nell Freudenberger
Eat the Document - Dana Spiotta
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimananda Ngozi Adechie
The Inhabited World - David Long
The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
The Keep - Jennifer Egan
Lisey's Story - Stephen King
One Good Turn - Kate Atkinson
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
Terrorist - John Updike
The Uses of Enchantment - Heidi Julavitis
NON-FICTION
Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir - Danielle Trussoni
Field Notes from a Catasrophe: Man, Nature & Climate Change - Elizabeth Kolbert
Flaubert: A Biography - Frederick Brown
A Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again - Norah Vincent
State of Denial - Bob Woodward
Sweet and Low: A Family Story - Rich Cohen





Reading Through the Decades
Jan 1 - Dec 31
1830's - Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
1840's - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
1850's - The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
1860's - Little Women by Lousia May Alcott
1870's - Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy
1880's - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
1890's - Dracula by Bram Stoker
1900's - House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
1910's - O'Pioneers by Willa Cather1920's - The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1930's - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
1940's - Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein
1950's - My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
1960's - Caravans by James Michener
1970's - Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
1980's - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
1990's - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
2000's - Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors





Something About Me Reading List
Booked to Die by John Dunning (Bonnie)
Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving (Wendy)
The Erye Affair by Jasper Fforde (HeidiJane)
The Echo Maker by Richard Powers (3M)
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbert (Raidergirl)
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult (Heather)
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood (Ellen)
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Dewey)
I am the Messenger by Markus Zuzak (Jill)
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck(Kookie)


August - December
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson - England
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson - Australia
The Zahir by Paulo Coelho - Paris, Madrid and Kazakstan
The City of Fallen Angels by John Berendt - Venice, Italy
Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa by Karin Muller - Japan
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - Afghanistan
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie - Russia

1 comment:

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(Manual of the Warrior of Light)



Merry Christmas!

Aart