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#1 AbielleRose

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:20 PM

There has been some discussion around the forum lately about several members wanting to do a book list challenge based upon the books that have been read or mentioned by the great Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls.

The list is a whopping 250 books long so (more than likely) we won't be covering every single one. I was thinking of roughly 4-5 a year (just think, at that rate it would take us 62.5 years to complete the whole list!). :) If anyone has any input about how best to go about this (since we all have our own personal reading lists in progress) please comment, suggest, debate below.

Once I have converted the list from the Excel spreadsheet to a Word doc I will be posting it below in the reserved spots. (If anyone already has the entire list on a Word doc and would be willing to email it to me please send me a PM!) Until then, here is the link for Shona's Book Shelves where the list we will be using can be found.

http://shonasbookshe...eading-project/

A few questions that need answering:

Do we all want to agree upon a book to read and then discuss?
Do we each want to choose our own books from the list and read separately?
What kind of time frame should we have if we have one at all?

Edited by CaliLily, 11 January 2010 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:21 PM

Rory's List (in alphabetical order)

1984 by George Orwell
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (TBR)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
The Art of Fiction by Henry James
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Babe by Dick King-Smith
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (TBR)
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
The Bhagava Gita
The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
Candide by Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Carrie by Stephen King
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman
Christine by Stephen King
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas p�re
Cousin Bette by Honor'e de Balzac
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (TBR)
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber (TBR)
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Cujo by Stephen King
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Deenie by Judy Blume
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
The Divine Comedy by Dante
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Don Quijote by Cervantes
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
Eloise by Kay Thompson
Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
Emma by Jane Austen
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Ethics by Spinoza
Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Extravagance by Gary Krist
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 of The Lord of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien (TBR)
Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce
Fletch by Gregory McDonald
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (TBR)
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
The Graduate by Charles Webb
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Group by Mary McCarthy
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (TBR)
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry (TBR)
Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
Henry V by William Shakespeare
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III (Lpr)
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (TBR)
How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
How the Light Gets in by M. J. Hyland
Howl by Allen Gingsburg
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (TBR)
The Iliad by Homer
I'm with the Band by Pamela des Barres (TBR)
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (TBR)
Inferno by Dante
Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront�
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Lady Chatterleys' Lover by D. H. Lawrence
The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Love Story by Erich Segal

Edited by Janet, 06 August 2010 - 05:42 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:21 PM

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Manticore by Robertson Davies
Marathon Man by William Goldman
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (TBR)
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Mencken's Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
The Merry Wives of Windsro by William Shakespeare
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (TBR)
Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It's Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
Myra Waldo's Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (TBR)
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Night by Elie Wiesel
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Old School by Tobias Wolff
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
Oracle Night by Paul Auster
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Othello by Shakespeare
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
Out of Africa by Isac Dineson (TBR)
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill by Ron Suskind
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Property by Valerie Martin
Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Quattrocento by James Mckean
A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (TBR)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings Book 3 by J. R. R. Tolkien (TBR)
R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
Robert's Rules of Order by Henry Robert
Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition
Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
Sanctuary by William Faulkner
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (TBR)
Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
Selected Hotels of Europe
Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
Sexus by Henry Miller
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Shane by Jack Shaefer
The Shining by Stephen King
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
Songbook by Nick Hornby
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sophie's Choice by William Styron
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
Stuart Little by E. B. White
Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
Time and Again by Jack Finney
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (TBR)
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (TBR)
The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (TBR)
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath (TBR)
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (TBR)
Unless by Carol Shields
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Velvet Underground's The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Walt Disney's Bambi by Felix Salten
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bront� (TBR)
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

(Thanks frankie!)

Edited by Janet, 06 August 2010 - 05:43 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:24 PM

Can I just ask, and I can delete this post after - what on earth kind of show is it that mentions 250 books? How do they come up, is she a book worm, or quote them a lot or something? Just curious, I've never seen the show :)

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:33 PM

Can I just ask, and I can delete this post after - what on earth kind of show is it that mentions 250 books? How do they come up, is she a book worm, or quote them a lot or something? Just curious, I've never seen the show :)


:lol: She is a book worm Ivy League bound high school student. You should really watch the series, I think you would like it!

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:35 PM

Once I have converted the list from the Excel spreadsheet to a Word doc I will be posting it below in the reserved spots. (If anyone already has the entire list on a Word doc and would be willing to email it to me please send me a PM!)

You can do that if you select 'file' (under the Google icon), then download as... then select 'text' then when the box asks you how you want to open it, you can browse and select 'Word'. :lol:

I also have a spreadsheet version of it where you can mark off the books read and work out the percentage done if anyone wants it uploaded - I did it last week when it was discussed somewhere but have decided I have enough challenges at the moment without adding another 250 books to the list! :)

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:35 PM

Nolliag, I almost want to say that you'll have to watch it to appreciate how the books play a part, but Rory is definitely an admirable bookworm and book titles and quotes play a (I feel) big role in the series - it surely makes for witty dialogue, anyway. :lol:

I have already read a few books on the list. I would like to participate in the challenge if I have the time. :) That being said, and to answer one of CaliLily's questions, I think if I do participate I'd like to select the books myself. There are a lot of interesting reads on there, but also a lot that doesn't appeal or spark my interest at all.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:36 PM

Thanks Janet! :) I'll do that!

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:37 PM

If it doesn't work, let me know and I'll send a copy to you. :)

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:11 PM

I would love to join in - I'm a recent convert to the Gilmore Girls having been watching it Monday to Friday every week on E4 :) There's a few on the list I've already read but am definitely interested in the challenge :lol:

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:35 PM

Oh I'd love to join in this one! I agree we should pick our own though.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:09 PM

Great to see so many people interested! :)

I think that because everyone has different tastes and we have all probably read at least few books from the list we should choose our own, too. That way everyone can get the most out of this little challenge.

The list is composed of some of the best traditional and modern classics out there so hopefully everyone can find a few they would enjoy reading.

I would also like to note that you don't have to be a Gilmore Girls fan or even know anything about them to join in. It is a great show and Rory is one heck of a great character, but you don't have to know the whole background in order to enjoy this little challenge. (I would, however, personally encourage everyone to watch at least one episode because it is a great series!)

Edited by CaliLily, 11 January 2010 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:23 PM

Nice job setting up the thread CaliLily :lol: Great to see so many eager participants!

I suppose it's best that we choose the books we're going to read on our own ourselves, but I don't mind trying to coincide my own reading of a certain book together with someone else. That means that if I know I'll be reading a Rory book I'll be mentioning it here beforehand to see if anyone's up for reading the same book. You can do the same thing if you please so maybe someone will be inspired to read the same book at the same time :)

If eveyone wants to choose their own books, what do you all think about the timelines then? Do you think we should all read a Rory book at the same time (whichever book we individually choose) or are we to read them in our own time as well?

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:24 PM

I'm happy to go along with the majority but it might be nice to be reading some of them at the same time, for an extra bit of encouragement :)

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:29 PM

I would also like to read them at the same time if we have the same one on our lists, that way we could discuss our thoughts. :)

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:30 PM

I'm happy to go along with the majority but it might be nice to be reading some of them at the same time, for an extra bit of encouragement :D


Me too, it's nice to know someone else is reading the same book and maybe compare notes afterwards :) And it doesn't mean that everyone who's taking part in this challenge has to be involved in reading that same book, but if there are other willing people then a little sub-group could be temporarily formed for that book. Wow that sounded really official but I do mean it in the most casual way :lol:

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:32 PM

Frankie, that sounds a great idea :)

I'm going to print off the list and tick off what I've already read - there's quite a few I wouldn't mind reading again though!

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:43 AM

Thanks for setting this up, Abby. I'm so glad to see a lot of people joining in. :lol:

I've been looking at my list of Rory books on my TBR pile, and thought I'd mention a few to see if anyone is interested in joining me for a read one day. I'm pretty flexible so I can work around others' schedules. :)

Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie
Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca
Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides
Allen Ginsberg: Howl
SE Hinton: The Outsiders
Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby
Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind
Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:11 AM

Emily Bront�: Wuthering Heights
Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca
Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby
Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind
Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


I have these also on my TBR (except for the Levin book but I think I can borrow that from the library and I've been wanting to read it for a long time) so I'd be happy to join you in reading some or all of them - but only if the book in question suits my mood at that time, otherwise I'll start to feel like I'm doing homework :lol: I think you know what I mean? :) You can go ahead and read them any time you like of course, and I'll just jump right in if it suits me ;)

The ones that are on my TBR and which I'd like to read at some point in the next couple of months are
Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter
Truman Capote: In Cold Blood

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:18 AM

I know exactly what you mean. You have to be in the right mood for the book at the time otherwise I've found that it can affect your enjoyment of it. :lol:

I remember enough of In Cold Blood to discuss it with you when you read it, and I'm really tempted to buy Helter Skelter as well. :)

I'll definitely let you know if and when I get to any of the books I listed.




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