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  1. Hello :)

    Thank you vodkafan, I relate to your username a lot
  2. Peace's Reads 2017

    Hey Peacefield, what a nice blog I read and adored the Gemma Doyle trilogy when I was about... hmmm, 14 maybe? I want to give it a re-read soon and see if I still enjoy them as much. Maybe even this year, although they're definitely Autumn books for me, so I'll wait. How did you like Armada? I read Ready Player One some years ago and loved it, but heard some bad things about Armada so I never picked it up...
  3. Autumn's Book Log 2017

    Hey Autumn, I hope you have an awesome year! I totally get that, I always tell myself "tonight I'll read loads" but then I find myself browsing the internet for hours, often later than I initially planned to go to sleep, it's really frustrating. Sometimes it's just easier to sit and browse after a stressful day, than to pick up a book :/ I hope we can both break this annoying habit this year!
  4. Lily's Library

    I've been hearing so many negative comments about David Mitchell's work lately, I have Cloud Atlas on my TBR and I'm starting to get a bit worried I'll hate it... I hope you have a great reading year! I've read two Murakamis before, and loved them. Maybe you should try some of his books that don't feature any magical elements? I found Norwegian Wood by him really interesting.
  5. What's Up in February 2017?

    Thanks Athena, I'm already feeling much better today! That's such a shame about your chicken, I hope it really doesn't turn out to be a disease! Keep an eye on the others! Do you keep them for eggs? My aunt has some as well, but hers are the white, fluffy kind with the long feathers. I forgot what they're called
  6. Read-a-thon - 2017

    So far this weekend I've started and finished The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket, probably listened to around 100 pages of Frostbite by Richelle Mead, and read about 30 pages of Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. It's more than I've read on any other weekend in a long time, so I'm happy!
  7. What's Up in February 2017?

    I'm still ill and got up way later than I wanted to this morning - mainly because my housemate and her boyfriend came back from a night out at around 5.30 and kept me awake for like an hour with how loudly they were stomping around the house... I love our tiny terrace house, but it sure is annoying how you hear literally everything that's going on... But when I did wake up at 10 I felt a lot less ill, so maybe sleeping in was a good thing after all =) Today I have some essay planning to do, so the main reading I'll be doing is papers and articles, but I hope to get to my own books at some point this afternoon too!
  8. Hello :)

    Thank you Frankie! Yes, it is an otter, they're my favourite animal =)
  9. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    Thanks you two!! I've read some other Murakamis before and loved them, so I can't wait for The Wind Up Bird Chronical! Frankie, I only started watching Gilmore Girls about 2 months ago, now I'm almost done with season 7 and I'm obsessed
  10. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    Thanks Peacefield! I actually started reading The Shining a while ago and got about 40 pages in, I really enjoyed it but didn't have time for such a big book back then. I'm sure I'll pick it back up sometime soon =)
  11. What's for Dinner?

    I just made some quorn chicken fajitas with peppers, kidney beans and sweetcorn. Had to put mayo on instead of sour cream because I couldn't find any at the shop, would not recommend. It tasted a bit funny, even though that might just be because I'm ill...
  12. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    Thanks to the both of you! =)
  13. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    Idk if I need to formally "open" this thread but I've seen it happen on others, so feel free to comment if you want to! The Wide Window - Lemony Snicket (3.5 stars) I was getting a bit bored with Midnight's Children, so I decided to take a break and quickly read the third book in the Series of Unfortunate Events... series. I know I read this book in primary school, and I was actually quite surprised that the plot came back to me almost entirely while I was reading it. I'm sure most people know what these books are about, and in this book, as in most of them, the three Baudelaire siblings are placed in the care of another relative. Obviously, Count Olaf is after them still and drama quickly ensues. I enjoyed this book, and I love re-reading those books in the series that I have read before, but I think that maybe I should leave some more time inbetween reading these. Having read book 1 in December and book 2 in January, the story felt quite repetitive. I know that's sort of the point of the whole story, Mr Poe not believing that whoever Count Olaf is pretending to be is actually Count Olaf, and the siblings eventually proving it to him, and I see how that would be exciting for children, but personally it's starting to annoy me a little bit. It's just that the stories are so predictable it takes some fun away from the reading experience. Nevertheless, I will obviously continue to read these books, and I can't wait to get to those that I never read as a child. Maybe those will be a little less boring.
  14. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    MAN BOOKER PRIZE CHALLENGE These are all the Man Booker winners of the past, and at some point I'd like to read all of them! read own P. H. Newby - Something to Answer For Bernice Rubens - The Elected Member V. S. Naipaul - In a Free State John Berger - G. J. G. Farrell - The Siege of Krishnapur Nadine Gordimer -The Conservationist Stanley Middleton -Holiday Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust David Storey - Saville Paul Scott - Staying On Iris Murdoch - The Sea, the Sea Penelope Fitzgerald - Offshore William Golding - Rites of Passage Salman Rushdie - Midnight’s Children Thomas Keneally - Schindler’s Ark J. M. Coetzee - Life & Times of Michael K Anita Brookner - Hotel du Lac Keri Hulme - The Bone People Kingsley Amis - The Old Devils Penelope Lively - Moon Tiger Peter Carey - Oscar and Lucinda Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day A. S. Byatt - Possession: A Romance Ben Okri - The Famished Road Michael Ondaatje - The English Patient Barry Unsworth - Sacred Hunger Roddy Doyle - Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha James Kelman - How late it was, how late Pat Barker - The Ghost Road Graham Swift - Last Orders Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things Ian McEwan - Amsterdam J. M. Coetzee - Disgrace Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang Yann Martel - Life of Pi DBC Pierre - Vernon God Little Alan Hollinghurst - The Line of Beauty John Banville - The Sea Kiran Desai - The Inheritance of Loss Anne Enright - The Gathering Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall Howard Jacobson - The Finkler Question Julian Barnes - The Sense of an Ending Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies Eleanor Catton - The Luminaries Richard Flanagan - The Narrow Road to the Deep North Marlon James - A Brief History of Seven Killings Paul Beatty - The Sellout Read: 4/50
  15. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    RORY GILMORE READING CHALLENGE These are all the books mentioned in all the seasons of the brilliant show Gilmore Girls. I copied this list from Frankie, I hope that's okay!! read own 1. Aeschylus: (no specific title) 2. Uwem Akpan: Say You're One of Them 3. Celeste Albaret: Monsieur Proust 4. Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 5. Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie 6. Mitch Albom: The Five People You Meet in Heaven 7. Louisa May Alcott: Little Women 8. Sholem Aleichem: Tevya The Dairyman and the Railroad Stories 9. Robert Alexander: The Kitchen Boy 10. Monica Ali: Brick Lane 11. Dante Aligheri: The Divine Comedy 12. Dante Aligheri: Inferno 13. Isabel Allende: Eva Luna 14. Isabel Allende: The House of the Spirits 15. Isabel Allende: Daughter of Fortune 16. Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Match Girl 17. Maya Angelou: The Heart of a Woman 18. A Manette Ansay: Vinegar Hill 19. Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake 20. Jane Austen: Emma 21. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice 22. Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey 23. Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility 24. Paul Auster: Oracle Night 25. L Frank Baum: The Scarecrow of Oz 26. L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz 27. Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot 28. Elizabeth Berg: Open House 29. Maeve Binchy: Tara Road 30. TJ Binyon: Pushkin: A Biography 31. Judy Blume: Deenie 32. Chris Bohjalian: Midwives 33. Richard Nelson Bolles: What Colour is Your Parachute? 34. Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly 35. Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 36. Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre 37. Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights 38. Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code 39. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnets from the Portugese 40. Pearl S Buck: The Good Earth 41. Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter 42. Charles Bukowski: Notes of a Dirty Old Man 43. Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita 44. Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange 45. Judith Butler: Gender Trouble 46. William E Cain: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism 47. Truman Capote: In Cold Blood 48. Lewis Carroll: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 49. Michael Chabon: Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay 50. Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, The 51. Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower 52. Kate Chopin: The Awakening 53. Jill Ciment: Heroic Measures 54. Breena Clarke: River, Cross my Heart 55. Pearl Cleage: What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day 56. Hillary Clinton: It Takes a Village 57. Hillary Clinton: Living History 58. Judith Ortiz Cofer: The Meaning of Consuelo 59. Anne Collett: Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals 60. Carlo Collodi: Pinocchio 61. Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness 62. Blanche Wiesen Cook: Eleanor Roosevelt 63. Bill Cosby: The Best Way to Play 64. Bill Cosby: The Treasure Hunt 65. Bill Cosby: The Meanest Thing to Say 66. Greg Critser: Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World 67. Edwidge Danticat: Breath, Eyes, Memory 68. Robertson Davies: The Manticore 69. Honore De Balzac: Cousin Bette 70. Simone De Beauvoir: The Second Sex 71. Simone De Beauvoir: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter 72. Julia De Burgos: Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems 73. Don Miguel: De Cervantes Don Quixote 74. Isaak Denison: Out of Africa 75. Pamela Des Barres: I'm With the Band 76. Anita Diamant: The Red Tent 77. Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities 78. Charles Dickens: David Copperfield 79. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations 80. Charles Dickens: Little Dorrit 81. Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist 82. Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol 83. Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend 84. Emily Dickinson: The New Poems of Emily Dickinson 85. Joan Didion: The Year of Magical Thinking 86. Fyodor Dostoevsky: Demons 87. Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment 88. Theodore Dreiser: An American Tragedy 89. Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca 90. Andre Dubus III: House of Sand and Fog 91. Peter Duff: The Bielski Brothers 92. Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo 93. Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea 94. Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose 95. Dave Eggers: (no specific title) 96. Dave Eggers: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 97. Barbara Ehrenreich: Nickel and Dimed 98. Bret Easton Ellis: Less than Zero 99. Nora Ephron: I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman 100. Louise Erdich: Love Medicine 101. Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex 102. Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides 103. Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White 104. Susan Faludi: Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women 105. Henry Farrell: What Happened to Baby Jane? 106. William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury 107. William Faulkner: Sanctuary 108. William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying 109. William Faulkner: Light in August 110. Jack Finney: Time and Again 111. Janet Fitch: White Oleander 112. F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby 113. F Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Night 114. Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary 115. Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything is Illuminated 116. Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth 117. Ford Maddox Ford: The Good Soldier 118. EM Forster: A Room with a View 119. EM Forster: A Passage to India 120. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl 121. Al Franken: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them 122. Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections 123. James Frey: A Million Little Pieces 124. Milton Friedman: A Monetary History of the United States 125. Ernest Gaines: A Lesson Before Dying 126. Edward Gibbon: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 127. Kaye Gibbons: Ellen Foster 128. Kaye Gibbons: A Virtuous Woman 129. William Gibson: The Miracle Worker 130. Allen Ginsberg: Howl 131. Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls 132. Myla Goldberg: Bee Season 133. William Golding: Lord of the Flies 134. William Goldman: Marathon Man 135. Sue Grafton: R is for Ricochet 136. Sue Grafton: S is for Silence 137. Alvin Granowsky: Goldilocks and the Three Bears 138. Lucy Grealy: Autobiography of a Face 139. Brothers Grimm: Snow White and the Rose Red 140. Brothers Grimm: Rapunzel 141. Tim Guest: My Life in Orange 142. Mark Haddon: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 143. Rachel Howzell: A Hall Quiet Storm 144. Jane Hamilton: The Book of Ruth 145. Jane Hamilton: A Map of the World 146. Joe Harvard: Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) 147. Katharine Butler Hathaway: The Little Locksmith 148. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter 149. Melinda Haynes: Mother of Pearl 150. Seamus Heaney: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation 151. Ursula Hegi: Sacred Time 152. Ursula Hegi: Stones from the River 153. Joseph Heller: Catch-22 154. Lillian Hellman: The Children's Hour 155. Ernest Hemingway: To Have and Have Not 156. Ernest Hemingway: Snows of Kilimanjaro 157. Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises 158. Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast 159. Seymour M Hersh: My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath 160. Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha 161. Laura Hillenbrand: Seabiscuit: An American Legend 162. SE Hinton: The Outsiders 163. Alice Hoffman: Here on Earth 164. Virginia Holman: Rescuing Patty Hearst 165. Nick Hornby: High Fidelity 166. Nick Hornby: The Polysyllabic Spree 167. Nick Hornby: Songbook (31 Songs) 168. Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner 169. Arianna Huffington: Pigs at the Trough 170. Victor Hugo: The Hunchback of Notre Dame 171. Aldous Huxley: Brave New World 172. MJ Hyland: How the Light Gets In 173. Shirley Jackson: Lottery, The and Other Stories 174. Henry James: The Art of Fiction 175. Henry James: Daisy Miller 176. Jan Lars Jensen: Nervous System 178. Spencer Johnson: Who Moved My Cheese? 179. James Joyce: Finnegan's Wake 180. James Joyce: Ulysses 181. Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis 182. Franz Kafka: The Trial 183. Donald Kagan: Archidamian War 184. Donald Kagan: The Fall of the Athenian Empire 185. Donald Kagan: The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War 186. Donald Kagan: The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition 187. Susanna Kaysen: Girl, Interrupted 188. Carolyn Keene: Nancy Drew series 189. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life 190. William J Kennedy: Iron Weed 191. Jack Kerouac: On the Road 192. Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 193. Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon 194. Sue Monk Kidd: The Secret Life of Bees 195. Stephen King: The Shining 196. Stephen King: Carrie 197. Stephen King: Christine 198. Stephen King: Cujo 199. Stephen King: Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption 200. Dick King-Smith: Babe 201. Barbara Kingsolver: The Poisonwood Bible 202. Karl Ove Knausgård: My Struggle 203. John Knowles: A Separate Peace 204. Frederick Kohner: Gidget 205. Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up 206. Gary Krist: Extravagance 207. Jhumpa Lahiri: The Namesake 208. Wally Lamb: I Know This Much is True 209. Wally Lamb: She's Come Undone 210. Erik Larsson: The Devil in the White City 211. Jerome Lawrence: Inherit the Wind 212. DH Lawrence: Lady Chatterley's Lover 213. Norman Lebrecht: Song of Names 214. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird 215. Tommy Lee: The Dirt 216. Alan Jay Lerner: Brigadoon 217. Jonathan Lethem: The Fortress of Solitude 218. Billie Letts: Where the Heart Is 219. Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby 220. Andrea Levy: Small Island 221. Lawrence Lipton: The Holy Barbarians 222. Hugh Lofting: Dr Dolittle 223. Bret Lott: Jewel 224. David Macauley: The New Way Things Work 225. Ann-Marie MacDonald: Fall on Your Knees 226. Mojo Magazine: Mojo Magazine Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion 267. Norman Mailer: The Naked and the Dead 268. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude 269. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera 270. Julie Mars: A Months of Sundays 271. Yann Martel: Life of Pi 272. Valerie Martin: Property 273. W Somerset Maugham: The Razor's Edge 274. Mary McCarthy: The Group 275. Mary McCarthy: A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays 276. Cormac McCarthy: The Road 277. Frank McCourt: Angela’s Ashes 278. Carson McCullers: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 279. Gregory McDonald: Fletch 280. Ian McEwan: Atonement 281. James McKean: Quattrocento 282. Emma McLaughlin: The Nanny Diaries 283. Larry McMurtry: Terms of Endearment 284. Legs McNeil: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk 285. John McPhee: (no specific title) 286. Herman Melville: Moby Dick 287. HL Mencken: A Mencken Chrestomathy 288. HL Mencken: My Life as Author and Editor 289. Grace Metalious: Peyton Place 290. Phillip Meyers: The Vanishing Newspaper 291. Nancy Milford: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay 292. Arthur Miller: The Crucible 293. Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman 294. Henry Miller: Sexus 295. Sue Miller: While I Was Gone 296. Rohinton Mistry: A Fine Balance 297. Jacquelyn Mitchard: The Deep End of the Ocean 298. Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind 299. Michael Moore: Fahrenheit 9/11 300. Barrington Moore: Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World 301. Robert Morgan: Gap Creek 302. Mary McGarry: Morris Songs in Ordinary Time 303. Toni Morrison: Beloved 304. Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye 305. Toni Morrison: Paradise 306. Toni Morrison: Song of Solomon 307. Toni Morrison: Sula 308. Vladimir Nabokov: Speak, Memory 309. Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita in Tehran 310. Fredrich Nietzche: The Portable Nietzche 311. Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife 312. Charles Nordhoff: Mutiny on the Bounty 313. Tawni O'Dell: Back Roads 314. Joyce Carol Oates: We Were the Mulvaneys 315. Julie Orringer: How to Breathe Underwater 316. George Orwell: 1984 317. Julie Otsuka: When the Emperor Was Devine 318. Malika Oufkir: Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail 319. Elaine Pagels: The Gnostic Gospels 320. Dorothy Parker: The Portable Dorothy Parker 321. Ann Patchett: Bel Canto 322. Ann Patchett: Truth and Beauty 323. Alan Paton: Cry, the Beloved Country 324. Jodi Piccoult: My Sister's Keeper 325. Sylvia Plath: Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 326. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar 327. Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven 328. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems 329. Sidney Poitier: The Measure of a Man 330. Dawn Powell: Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 331. Dawn Powell: Complete Novels 332. Dawn Powell: Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to Be Born 333. Steven Pressfield: Legend of Bagger Vance, The 334. Marcel Proust: Swann's Way 335. Mario Puzo: The Godfather 336. Anna Quindlen: Black and Blue 337. Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead 338. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: The Yearling 339. Roger Reger: Emily the Strange 340. Sheri Reynolds: The Rapture of Canaan 341. Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet 342. Mary Roach: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 343. Henry Robert: Robert's Rules of Order 344. Elisabeth Robinson: True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters 345. Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday 346. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 347. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 348. Arundhati Roy: God of Small Things, The 349. Theodore Isaac Rubin: David and Lisa 350. Gwyn Hyman Rubio: Icy Sparks 351. Richard Russo: Empire Falls 352. JD Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye 353. JD Salinger: Franny and Zooey 354. Felix Salten: Bambi 355. Jack Schaefer: Shane 356. Bernhard Schlink: The Reader 357. Flora Schreiber: Sybil 358. Christina Schwarz: Drowning Ruth 359. Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones 360. David Sedaris: Holidays on Ice 361. David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day 362. Erich Segal: Love Story 363. Dr Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas 364. Anne Sexton: The Complete Poems 365. William Shakespeare: A Comedy of Errors 367. William Shakespeare: Richard III 368. William Shakespeare: The Sonnets 369. William Shakespeare: Macbeth 370. William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet 371. William Shakespeare: Hamlet 372. William Shakespeare: Othello 373. William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part 1 374. William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part 2 375. William Shakespeare: Henry V 376. William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar 377. George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion 378. Mary Shelley: Frankenstein 379. William Tecumseh: Sherman Memoirs of General WT Sherman 380. Carol Shields: Unless 381. Anita Shreve: The Pilot's Wife 382. Dai Sijie: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress 383. Upton Sinclair: The Jungle 384. Daniel Sinker: We Owe You Nothing - Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews 385. Betty Smith: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 386. Donald J Sobol: Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective 387. Joseph Stein: Fiddler on the Roof 388. John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath 389. John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men 390. John Steinbeck: East of Eden 391. Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 392. Rick Steves: Europe through the Back Door, 2003 393. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin 394. Cheryl Strayed: Wild 395. William Styron: Sophie's Choice 396. Jacqueline Susann: Valley of the Dolls 397. Ron Suskind: Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill 398. Lalita Tademy: Cane River 399. Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club 400. Amy Tan: The Opposite of Fate 401. Hobart Chatfield Taylor: Moliere: A Biography 402. William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair 403. Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 404. Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 405. Kay Thompson: Eloise 406. Henry David Thoreau: Walden 407. Judith Thurman: Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette 408. JRR Tolkien: Return of the King 409. JRR Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring 410. Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth 411. Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina 412. Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace 413. John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces 414. Lisa Tucker: The Song Reader 415. Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 416. Mark Twain: The Jumping Frog 417. Sun Tzu: The Art of War 418. Alfred Uhry: Driving Miss Daisy 419. Gore Vidal: The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 420. Tony Vigorito: Just a Couple of Days 421. Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse-Five 422. Kurt Vonnegut: Galapagos 423. Myra Waldo: Myra Waldo's Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 424. David Foster Wallace: Consider the Lobster 425. Charles Webb: The Graduate 426. Jacob Weisberg: George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President 427. Rebecca Wells: The Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 428. Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting 429. Eudora Welty: The Collected (Short) Stories 430. Edith Wharton: Roman Holiday 431. Edith Wharton: Ethan Frome 432. Edith Wharton: (no specific title) 433. EB White: Stuart Little 435. EB White: Charlotte's Web 436. Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass 437. Elie Wiesel: Night 438. Kate Douglas Wiggin: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 439. Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray 440. Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire 441. PG Wodehouse: The Code of the Woosters 442. Tobias Wolff: Old School 443. Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own 444. Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway 445. Tom Woolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test 446. William Wordsworth: Tevya The Dairyman and the Railroad Stories 447. David Wroblewski: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle 448. Elizabeth Wurtzel: Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women 449. Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind 450. Compact Oxford English Dictionary 451. Homer: The Iliad 452. Several biographies of Winston Churchill 453. Bhagavad Gita 454. Voltaire: Candide 455. The Merry Wives of Windsor 456. Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 457. Selected Hotels of Europe 458. Spinoza Ethics 459. Hidden Romantic Gems of the Restaurant World Read: 21/459 Own unread: 9/439
  16. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    TBR Start of 2017: 89 Currently: 81 currently reading Adams, Douglas - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Adams, Douglas - Life, the Universe and Everything Adams, Douglas - So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Allende, Isabel - City of The Beast Austen, Jane - Emma Austen, Jane - Persuasion Austen, Jane - Mansfield Park Austen, Jane - Sense and Sensibility Bardugo, Leigh – Six of Crows Beard, Mary – SPQR Beevor, Anthony – The Second World War (audio) Bronte, Charlotte - Jane Eyre Bronte, Emily - Wuthering Heights (ebook) Butcher, Jim - Furies of Calderon Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot Clare, Cassandra - Clockwork Angel Clare, Cassandra - Clockwork Prince Clare, Cassandra - Clockwork Princess Crystal, David - How Language Works Darlington, Miriam - Otter Country Dickens, Charles - Oliver Twist Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities (ebook) Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Return of Sherlock Holmes Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Hound of the Baskervilles Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Valley of Fear Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - His Last Bow Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Follett, Ken - Fall of Giants (ebook) Forsyth, Mark - The Etymologicon Gabaldon, Diana – Outlander Hugo, Victor - Les Misérables (ebook) Hustvedt, Siri – What I Loved Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World (ebook) Kagawa, Julie - The Immortal Rules (ebook) Kagawa, Julie - The Eternity Cure (ebook) Kahneman, Daniel - Thinking, Fast and Slow King, Stephen - The Shining (ebook) Kureishi, Hanif - The Buddha of Suburbia (ebook) Lee, Harper - To Kill A Mockingbird Lee, Hyeonseo - The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story (ebook) Lewis, C. L. - The Horse and His Boy Lewis, C. L. - Prince Caspian Lewis, C. L. - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Lewis, C. L. - The Silver Chair Lewis, C. L. - The Last Battle Maas, Sarah J. - A Court of Thorns and Roses Meyer, Stephenie – The Host Miller, Madeline - The Song of Achilles (ebook) Mitchell, David - Cloud Atlas Murakami, Haruki - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (audio) Pearson, Mary E. - The Kiss of Deception Quick, Matthew - Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock (ebook) Ronson, Jon - The Psychopath Test Rothfuss, Patrick - The Name of the Wind Roy, Arundhati - The God of Small Things Shannon, Samantha - The Mime Order Shannon, Samantha - The Song Rising Shepherd, Megan - The Madman's Daughter (ebook) Simons, Paulina - The Bronze Horseman Sloan, Robin - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 5 (ebook) Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 6 (ebook) Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 7 (ebook) Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 8 (ebook) Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 9 (ebook) Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 10 (ebook) Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 11 (ebook) Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 12 (ebook) Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 13 (ebook) Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island (ebook) Stockett, Kathryn - The Help Thackeray, William Makepeace - Vanity Fair Thien, Madeleine - Do Not Say We Have Nothing Tolkien, J. R. R. - The Hobbit Vonnegut, Kurt - Breakfast of Champions (ebook) Zamyatin, Yevgeny - We (ebook) A Poem for Every Night of the Year
  17. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    2017 STATS (updated once a month) Pages Ø pages / book: 290.5 pages Ø pages / day: 36 pages Ø pages / month: 987.6 pages Book Length 0-150 pages: 3 (17.6%) 151-300 pages: 7 (41.2%) 301-500 pages: 6 (35.3%) 501-800 pages: 1 (5.9%) 801-1000 pages: 0 (0%) 1000+ pages: 0 (0%) Target Audience Adult: 9 (52.9%) New Adult: 0 (0%) Young Adult: 5 (29.4%) Middlegrade: 3 (17.6%) Author Gender Male: 13 (76.5%) Female: 4 (23.5%) Other: 0 (0%) Format HC: 1 (5.9%) PB: 3 (17.6%) ebook: 4 (23.5.1%) Audio: 9 (52.9%) Series Books in series: 12 (70.6%) Number of series: 5 Standalones: 4 (29.4%) 1st books: 3 (25%) 2nd books: 3 (25%) 3rd books: 2 (16.7%) 4th and higher: 4 (33.3%) Shortstories: 0 (0%)
  18. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    ACQUIRED IN 2017 January 01. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie February 02. Frostbite - Richelle Mead - audio 03. Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead - audio March 04. The Song Rising - Samantha Shannon 05. The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story - Hyeonseo Lee - ebook 06. When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi April 07. Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien
  19. Sazed's 2017 Reading

    READ IN 2017 January (635 pages) 01. The Reptile Room - Lemony Snicket (4/5) - ebook 02. Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari (4.5/5) - audio February (1454 pages) 03. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead (3/5) - audio 04. The Wide Window - Lemony Snicket (3.5/5) - ebook 05. Frostbite - Richelle Mead (3.5/5) - audio 06. Bismarck - Eberhard Kolb (3/5) 07. Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead (3/5) - audio March (1439 pages) 08. The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson (4/5) - audio 09. A Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (4/5) - audio 10. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie (2.5/5) 11. The Sign of Four - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (3/5) - audio 12. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger (2/5) April (958 pages) 13. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (5/5) - audio 14. When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi (5/5) 15. The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket (3/5) - ebook 16. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (5/5) - audio May 17. The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon (3.5/5)
  20. What's the weather like?

    Today it's nice and sunny again, but I'm ill so going to be spending my day in bed
  21. Muggle Not's Reading - 2017

    The Hero of Ages made me so emotional I hope you enjoy it!
  22. Bobblybear's Book List - 2017

    I read We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves a few years ago, and I felt exactly the same about it. It was okay, but nothing special. I mainly just got it because I found a pretty hardcover edition for £3 in a charity shop
  23. What's the weather like?

    It was beautiful and sunny this morning, now it's looking grey and windy :/
  24. Hello :)

    Thanks Madeleine! I'm studying Psychology, hoping to go into Clinical Psychology eventually
  25. Hello :)

    Thanks to the both of you! After more than a year in UK I can say I can definitely imagine spending the rest of my life here