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Previous reading blogs: 2007, 2008, 2009

This is a list of books that I've read and books that I'm currently reading, which will be updated as the year progresses. Books that have been read have a rating out of 10 next to them.

 

TBR Pile as at 1 January 2010: 552

TBR Pile as at 31 December 2010: 810 (116 read [2 re-read], 397 acquired)

TBR Peak: 810 (31 December 2010)

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women 9/10

Kingsley Amis: Lucky Jim 7/10

Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull 5/10

L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz 8/10

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses 8/10

Malorie Blackman: An Eye for an Eye 7/10

Malorie Blackman: Knife Edge 8/10

Malorie Blackman: Checkmate 8/10

Malorie Blackman: Double Cross 8/10

Judy Blume: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret 7/10

Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 (re-read) 9/10

Brom: The Plucker 9/10

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights 9/10

Bill Bryson: African Diary 7/10

Bill Bryson: The Lost Continent 8/10

Lewis Buzbee: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop 8/10

Italo Calvino: If on a Winter's Night a Traveller 9/10

Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye 8/10

Arthur C Clarke: Childhood's End 9/10

Arthur C Clarke: Rama Revealed 7/10

Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games 9/10

Suzanne Collins: Catching Fire 9/10

Suzanne Collins: Mockingjay 9/10

Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black: The Spiderwick Chronicles #1 7/10

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 9/10

Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea 9/10

Janet Evanovich: High Five 8/10

Janet Evanovich: Hot Six 8/10

Janet Evanovich: Seven Up 7/10

Janet Evanovich: Hard Eight 8/10

Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White 9/10

Jasper Fforde: The Well of Lost Plots 9/10

Jasper Fforde: Something Rotten 9/10

Jasper Fforde: First Among Sequels 9/10

Ian Fleming: Casino Royale 6/10

Neil Gaiman: Coraline 8/10

Allan Ginsberg: Howl and Other Poems 6/10

Sara Gruen: Water for Elephants 8/10

Charlaine Harris: Dead Until Dark 8/10

Charlaine Harris: Living Dead in Dallas 8/10

Charlaine Harris: Club Dead 8/10

Charlaine Harris: Dead to the World 8/10

Charlaine Harris: Dead as a Doornail 8/10

Charlaine Harris: Definitely Dead 8/10

Charlaine Harris: Altogether Dead 8/10

Harry Harrison: The Stainless Steel Rat 7/10

Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea 8/10

Susan Hill: The Woman in Black 10/10

SE Hinton: The Outsiders 9/10

Peter Hoeg: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow 5/10

Nick Hornby: The Polysyllabic Spree 8/10

CC Humphreys: Vlad 7/10

Aldous Huxley: After the Fireworks 8/10

Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle 8/10

Jerome K Jerome: Three Men in a Boat 9/10

Diana Wynne Jones: Howl's Moving Castle 8/10

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Sasquatch Mystery (#25) 7/10

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Headless Horseman (#26) 7/10

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Ghostly Galleon (#27) 7/10

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Hudson River Mystery (#28) 7/10

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Midnight Marauder (#30) 7/10

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Maypenny's (#31) 7/10

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Whispering Witch (#32) 7/10

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Missing Millionaire (#34) 7/10

Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon 10/10

Robin Klein: Hating Alison Ashley 8/10

Robin Klein: Penny Pollard's Diary 7/10

Robin Klein: Penny Pollard's Passport 8/10

Robin Klein: Thalia the Failure 5/10

Stieg Larsson: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 10/10

Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird (re-read) 10/10

CS Lewis: The Horse and His Boy 8/10

CS Lewis: The Silver Chair 8/10

CS Lewis: The Magician's Nephew 8/10

CS Lewis: The Final Battle 9/10

Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking 9/10

Anita Loos: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes & But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes 8/10

Lois Lowry: Number the Stars 7/10

Janet Mackenzie: The Editor's Companion 9/10

Gregory Maguire: Wicked 9/10

Melina Marchetta: On the Jellicoe Road 9/10

Cormac McCarthy: The Road 9/10

AA Milne: The House at Pooh Corner 9/10

AA Milne: Winnie-the-Pooh 9/10

Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind 10/10

LM Montgomery: Anne of Avonlea 8/10

LM Montgomery: Anne of the Island 9/10

LM Montgomery: Anne of Windy Poplars 8/10

Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 10/10

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #4 - Mort 9/10

Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #1 - Truckers 8/10

Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #2 - Diggers 8/10

Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #3 - Wings 8/10

Chris Priestley: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror 8/10

Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged 10/10

Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday 9/10

Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now 3/10

JK Rowling: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 7/10

Kermit Schafer: Typo-Bloopers 6/10

William Shakespeare: Macbeth 8/10

Shel Silverstein: A Light in the Attic 9/10

Shel Silverstein: Falling Up 10/10

Shel Silverstein: The Giving Tree 8/10

Alexander McCall Smith: Tears of the Giraffe 8/10

Johanna Spyri: Heidi 7/10

JRR Tolkien: Letters from Father Christmas 9/10

Martin Toseland: A Steroid Hit the Earth 10/10

Martin Toseland: The Ants Are My Friends 7/10

RL Trask: Penguin Guide to Punctuation 8/10

Jules Verne: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth 8/10

Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince and Other Stories 9/10

Tim Winton: Cloudstreet 10/10

PG Wodehouse: Joy in the Morning 8/10

PG Wodehouse: Much Obliged, Jeeves 9/10

PG Wodehouse: Something Fresh 8/10

Markus Zusak: Getting the Girl 8/10

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This is a list of books that I've read and books that I'm currently reading, which will be updated as the year progresses. Books that have been read have a rating out of 10 next to them.

 

Total read in January to June: 64 (re-reads: 1)

 

January (10)

CS Lewis: The Silver Chair

Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 (re-read)

Charlaine Harris: Dead Until Dark

Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea

Cormac McCarthy: The Road

Stieg Larsson: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

PG Wodehouse: Something Fresh

Brom: The Plucker

Melina Marchetta: On the Jellicoe Road

JK Rowling: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 

February (10)

William Shakespeare: Macbeth

Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

Charlaine Harris: Living Dead in Dallas

Aldous Huxley: After the Fireworks

Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Sasquatch Mystery (#25)

Tim Winton: Cloudstreet

Neil Gaiman: Coraline

Ian Fleming: Casino Royale

Charlaine Harris: Club Dead

 

March (8)

Sara Gruen: Water for Elephants

Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Janet Mackenzie: The Editor's Companion

RL Trask: Penguin Guide to Punctuation

Jerome K Jerome: Three Men in a Boat

Anita Loos: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes & But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

Jasper Fforde: The Well of Lost Plots

 

April (18)

Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black: The Spiderwick Chronicles #1

CS Lewis: The Horse and His Boy

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Headless Horseman (#26)

Arthur C Clarke: Childhood's End

Janet Evanovich: High Five

Harry Harrison: The Stainless Steel Rat

Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White

Shel Silverstein: Falling Up

Martin Toseland: A Steroid Hit the Earth

Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Bill Bryson: African Diary

Allan Ginsberg: Howl and Other Poems

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Ghostly Galleon (#27)

Lois Lowry: Number the Stars

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses

Charlaine Harris: Dead to the World

Markus Zusak: Getting the Girl

Robin Klein: Hating Alison Ashley

 

May (8)

PG Wodehouse: Much Obliged, Jeeves

L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz

Shel Silverstein: A Light in the Attic

Gregory Maguire: Wicked

AA Milne: The House at Pooh Corner

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Hudson River Mystery (#28)

Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince and Other Stories

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

 

June (10)

Peter Hoeg: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow

Martin Toseland: The Ants Are My Friends

Janet Evanovich: Hot Six

PG Wodehouse: Joy in the Morning

Charlaine Harris: Dead as a Doornail

Johanna Spyri: Heidi

Alexander McCall Smith: Tears of the Giraffe

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Midnight Marauder (#30)

Robin Klein: Penny Pollard's Diary

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #4 - Mort

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This is a list of books that I've read and books that I'm currently reading, which will be updated as the year progresses. Books that have been read have a rating out of 10 next to them.

 

Total read in July to December: 52 (re-reads: 1)

 

July (10)

Arthur C Clarke: Rama Revealed

Nick Hornby: The Polysyllabic Spree

Kingsley Amis: Lucky Jim

Diana Wynne Jones: Howl's Moving Castle

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Maypenny's (#31)

CS Lewis: The Magician's Nephew

SE Hinton: The Outsiders

Malorie Blackman: Knife Edge

Malorie Blackman: Checkmate

Jasper Fforde: Something Rotten

 

August (10)

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

Jules Verne: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea

Malorie Blackman: Double Cross

Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird

LM Montgomery: Anne of Avonlea

Bill Bryson: The Lost Continent

Charlaine Harris: Definitely Dead

Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games

September (4)

Suzanne Collins: Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins: Mockingjay

CC Humphreys: Vlad

Janet Evanovich: Seven Up

October (6)

Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye

Malorie Blackman: An Eye for an Eye

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Whispering Witch (#32)

Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged

Shel Silverstein: The Giving Tree

Kermit Schafer: Typo-Bloopers

November (12)

Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking

Judy Blume: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #1 - Truckers

Janet Evanovich: Hard Eight

Italo Calvino: If On a Winter's Night a Traveller

Chris Priestley: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Robin Klein: Thalia the Failure

Robin Klein: Penny Pollard's Passport

Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday

Susan Hill: The Woman in Black

LM Montgomery: Anne of the Island

LM Montgomery: Anne of Windy Poplars

December (10)

Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Charlaine Harris: All Together Dead

Jasper Fforde: First Among Sequels

JRR Tolkien: Letters from Father Christmas

Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #2 - Diggers

Lewis Buzbee: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Missing Millionaire (#34)

AA Milne: Winnie-the-Pooh

CS Lewis: The Last Battle

Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #3 - Wings

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The following list, over 6 posts, shows my TBR pile. My non-fiction books are included in a separate post.

 

TBR Pile A-B

 

Books marked with an # indicate priority reading. I've marked books that have been read and books that I'm currently reading.

 

I'll include books that I acquire in 2010 as I go along, and I'll mark them with an *.

 

Total number of books as at 1 January 2010: 74

Total number of books as at 18 December 2010: 95 (12 read, 33 acquired)

 

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart

Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Douglas Adams: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Douglas Adams: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Douglas Adams: Life, the Universe and Everything

Douglas Adams: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Douglas Adams: Mostly Harmless

*Debra Adelaide: The Household Guide to Dying

*Aravind Adiga: The White Tiger

*Henri Alain-Fournier: The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)

Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie

*Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

Brian Aldiss (ed): The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus

Kingsley Amis: Lucky Jim

*Martin Amis: The Rachel Papers

Virginia Andrews: Flowers in the Attic

Isaac Asimov: Foundation series (x3)

Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye

Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride

Margaret Atwood: Surfacing

Jane Austen: Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sanditon

*Paul Auster: The New York Trilogy

*Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Murray Bail: Eucalyptus

*JG Ballard: The Complete Stories of JG Ballard

*JG Ballard: Crash

*JG Ballard: The Drought

JG Ballard: The Drowned World

JG Ballard: Empire of the Sun

John Banville: Athena

*John Banville: Birchwood

John Banville: Doctor Copernicus

*John Banville: Eclipse

*John Banville: Ghosts

John Banville: Kepler

John Banville: Mefisto

John Banville: The Sea

John Banville: The Untouchable

Clive Barker: Weaveworld

*Julian Barnes: Flaubert's Parrot

*L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz

*Stephen Baxter: Time

*Stephen Baxter: Space

*Stephen Baxter: Origin

Greg Bear: Eon

Frank Beddor: The Looking Glass Wars

Frank Beddor: Seeing Redd

*Aphra Behn: Oroonoko

*Gregory Benford: Timescape

*Alfred Bester: The Demolished Man

#Alfred Bester: The Stars My Destination

*John Birmingham: He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

Peter Biskind: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

*Benjamin Black: The Silver Swan

#Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #1

*Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #1a: An Eye for an Eye

#Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #2: Knife Edge

#Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #3: Checkmate

#Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #4: Double Cross

James Blish: Cities in Flight

#Judy Blume: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

*Judy Blume: Deenie

T Boardman (ed): Connoisseur's Science Fiction

Kyril Bonfiglioli: The Mortdecai Trilogy

Pierre Boulle: Planet of the Apes

Ray Bradbury: Dandelion Wine

Ray Bradbury: The Day it Rained Forever

Ray Bradbury: From the Dust Returned

Ray Bradbury: The Golden Apples of the Sun

Ray Bradbury: I Sing the Body Electric!

#Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury: Long After Midnight

Ray Bradbury: The Silver Locusts

ER Braithwaite: To Sir, With Love

Gyles Brandreth: Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

*David Brin: Kil'n People

*Poppy Z Brite: Exquisite Corpse

*Poppy Z Brite: Lost Souls

*Brom: The Plucker

Anne Bronte: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

#Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Christopher Brookmyre: The Sacred Art of Stealing

Dan Brown: Deception Point

Dan Brown: Digital Fortress

John Brunner: The Crucible of Time

#John Brunner: The Jagged Orbit

John Brunner: The Shift Key

#John Brunner: The Sheep Look Up

#John Brunner: The Shockwave Rider

John Brunner: The Squares of the City

John Brunner: Stand on Zanzibar

John Brunner: The Stone that Never Came Down

John Brunner: Traveller in Black

Pearl S Buck: The Good Earth

Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita

Katharine Burdekin: Swastika Night

#Anthony Burgess: The Wanting Seed

Frances Hodgson Burnett: Little Lord Fauntleroy

*Augusten Burroughs: Magical Thinking

*Augusten Burroughs: Running with Scissors

*Augusten Burroughs: Sellevision

William S Burroughs: Junky

William S Burroughs: Naked Lunch

*AS Byatt: Possession

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TBR Pile C-E

 

Books marked with an # indicate priority reading. I've marked books that have been read and books that I'm currently reading.

 

I'll include books that I acquire in 2010 as I go along, and I'll mark them with an *.

 

Total number of books as at 1 January 2010: 92

Total number of books as at 18 December 2010: 114 (14 read, 36 acquired)

 

Italo Calvino: If On a Winter's Night a Traveller

Albert Camus: The Plague

*Trudi Canavan: The Magician's Guild

*Trudi Canavan: The Novice

*Trudi Canavan: The High Lord

*Karel Capek: RUR

#Karel Capek: War with the Newts

*Truman Capote: Music for Chameleons

#Truman Capote: Other Voices, Other Rooms

Truman Capote: Summer Crossing

Truman Capote: A Tree of Night and Other Stories

Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game

Peter Carey: True History of the Kelly Gang

Isobelle Carmody: The Gathering

Isobelle Carmody: Obernewtyn

*Isobelle Carmody: The Farseekers

*Isobelle Carmody: Ashling

Angela Carter: The Bl@@dy Chamber and Other Stories

*Angela Carter: Heroes and Villains

*Angela Carter: The Magic Toyshop

*Angela Carter: Nights at the Circus

Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote

Michael Chabon: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Michael Chabon (ed): McSweeney's Echanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories

Michael Chabon: Summerland

#Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep and Other Novels

*Raymond Chandler: Killer in the Rain

Raymond Chandler: The Lady in the Lake and Other Novels (x3)

Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

GK Chesterton: The Complete Father Brown Stories

Agatha Christie: The Secret Adversary

Agatha Christie: Taken in at the Flood

#John Christopher: The Death of Grass

*Cassandra Clare: City of Bones

*Cassandra Clare: Clockwork Angel

Arthur C Clarke: Against the Fall of Night

#Arthur C Clarke: Childhood's End

Arthur C Clarke: Cradle

Arthur C Clarke: Earthlight

#Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter: Firstborn

Arthur C Clarke: The Hammer of God

Arthur C Clarke: Imperial Earth

Arthur C Clarke: Of Time and Stars

Arthur C Clarke: The Other Side of the Sky

Arthur C Clarke: Prelude to Space

#Arthur C Clarke: Rama Revealed

Arthur C Clarke: The Space Trilogy (x3)

Susanna Clarke: The Ladies of Grace Adieu

*John Cleese and Connie Booth: The Complete Fawlty Towers

JM Coetzee: Disgrace

Colette: The Claudine Novels (x3)

#Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl 1: Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl 2: The Arctic Incident

Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl 3: The Eternity Code

*Eoin Colfer: The Supernaturalist

Tom Collins: Such is Life

#Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games #1

#Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games #2 - Catching Fire

*Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games #3 - Mockingjay

Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone

#Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White

William Corlett: The Magician's House #1: The Steps Up the Chimney

William Corlett: The Magician's House #2: The Door in the Tree

William Corlett: The Magician's House #3: The Tunnel Behind the Waterfall

*William Corlett: The Magician's House #4: The Bridge in the Clouds

Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park

*Justin Cronin: The Passage

Roald Dahl: The Collected Short Stories

*Gyorgy Dalos: 1985

*Mark Z Danielewski: House of Leaves

*James Dasher: The Maze Runner

*David Stuart Davies: The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories

*Antoine De Saint-Exupery: The Little Prince

*Philip K Dick: A Scanner Darkly

#Philip K Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

#Philip K Dick: The Man in the High Castle

Philip K Dick: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

#Charles Dickens: Bleak House

Charles Dickens: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens: The Old Curiosity Shop

Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist

Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black: The Spiderwick Chronicles #1

*Cory Doctorow: Little Brother

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

#Arthur Conan Doyle: The Valley of Fear

#Arthur Conan Doyle: His Last Bow

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

*Margaret Drabble: The Millstone

Daphne du Maurier: The Birds and Other Stories

Daphne du Maurier: Jamaica Inn

Daphne du Maurier: Julius

Daphne du Maurier: My Cousin Rachel

Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca

Alexandre Dumas: The Last Cavalier

Alexandre Dumas: The Three Musketeers

#Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea

*Sarah Dunant: In the Company of the Courtesan

Gerald Durrell: My Family and Other Animals

George Eliot: Middlemarch

George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss

*Brett Easton Ellis: American Psycho

Brett Easton Ellis: Less Than Zero

Harlan Ellison: Pulp Fiction: The Villains

Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man

#Ben Elton: Blind Faith

*Ben Elton: Dead Famous

*Ben Elton: This Other Eden

*Charles Elton: Mr Toppit

Michael Ende: The Neverending Story

*Laura Esquivel: Like Water for Hot Chocolate

#Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

#Janet Evanovich: High Five

#Janet Evanovich: Hot Six

#Janet Evanovich: Seven Up

*Janet Evanovich: Hard Eight

*Janet Evanovich: To the Nines

*Janet Evanovich: Ten Big Ones

*Janet Evanovich: Twelve Sharp

#Janet Evanovich: Plum Lovin'

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TBR Pile F-H

Books marked with an # indicate priority reading. I've marked books that have been read and books that I'm currently reading. I'll include books that I acquire in 2010 as I go along, and I'll mark them with an *.

 

Total number of books as at 1 January 2010: 98

Total number of books as at 21 December 2010: 111 (22 read, 35 acquired)

Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White

*John Fante: The Bandini Quartet

*Philip Jose Farmer: Dayworld

*Philip Jose Farmer: Dayworld Rebel

Raymond E Feist: Magician

Jasper Fforde: First Among Sequels

#Jasper Fforde: The Fourth Bear

*Jasper Fforde: Shades of Grey

#Jasper Fforde: Something Rotten

#Jasper Fforde: The Well of Lost Plots

Helen Fielding: Bridget Jones's Diary

Helen Fielding: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Henry Fielding: Tom Jones

F Scott Fitzgerald: The Beautiful and Damned

F Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Night

*Fannie Flagg: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary

Ian Fleming: Casino Royale

Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything is Illuminated

Jonathan Safran Foer: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

John Fowles: The Collector

Miles Franklin: My Brilliant Career

*Miles Franklin: My Career Goes Bung

Robert Frost: The Poetry of Robert Frost

*Stephen Fry: The Liar

*Cornelia Funke: Inkheart

*Cornelia Funke: Inkspell

*Cornelia Funke: Inkdeath

*Neil Gaiman: American Gods

*Neil Gaiman: Coraline

*Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book

*Neil Gaiman: Stardust

Alex Garland: The Beach

Elizabeth Garner: The Ingenious Edgar Jones

Elizabeth Gaskell: North and South

*Elizabeth Gaskell: Wives and Daughters

Stella Gibbons: Cold Comfort Farm

#William Gibson: Neuromancer

*William Gibson: Count Zero

*William Gibson: Mona Lisa Overdrive

Allan Ginsberg: Howl and Other Poems

Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls

Nikolai Gogol: The Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector and Other Stories

Glen David Gold: Carter Beats the Devil

Julia Gray: Fire Music

Julia Gray: Ice Mage

Julia Gray: Isle of the Dead

Julia Gray: The Guardian Cycle (x5)

Graham Greene: A Burnt-Out Case

Graham Greene: Travels with My Aunt

*Kerry Greenwood: Queen of the Flowers (Phryne Fisher #14)

Sara Gruen: Water for Elephants

#Ursula Le Guin: The Dispossessed

Ursula Le Guin: The Earthsea Cycle #1: A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula Le Guin: The Earthsea Cycle #2: The Tombs of Atuan

Ursula Le Guin: The Earthsea Cycle #3: The Farthest Shore

*Ursula Le Guin: The Earthsea Cycle #4: Tehanu

#Ursula Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula Le Guin: The Wind's Twelve Quarters

*Matt Haig: The Last Family in England

Joe Haldeman: The Forever War

*Sarah Hall: Daughters of the North

Dashiell Hammett: The Thin Man

Thomas Hardy: Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy: The Woodlanders

#Charlaine Harris: Dead Until Dark

#Charlaine Harris: Living Dead in Dallas

#Charlaine Harris: Club Dead

Charlaine Harris: Dead to the World

Charlaine Harris: Dead as a Doornail

Charlaine Harris: Definitely Dead

Charlaine Harris: All Together Dead

Charlaine Harris: From Dead to Worse

*Charlaine Harris: Dead and Gone

Charlaine Harris: Grave Sight

*Charlaine Harris: An Ice Cold Grave

Joanne Harris: Chocolat

Thomas Harris: The Silence of the Lambs

#Harry Harrison: Make Room! Make Room!

Harry Harrison: The Stainless Steel Rat

Harry Harrision: The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge

Harry Harrision: The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World

Harry Harrision: The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You

Harry Harrision: The Stainless Steel Rat for President

Harry Harrison: Stars and Stripes trilogy (x3)

Harry Harrison: The Technicolour Time Machine

Harry Harrison: Two Tales and Eight Tomorrows

Raven Hart: The Vampire's Kiss

Raven Hart: The Vampire's Seduction

Raven Hart: The Vampire's Secret

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter

Robert Heinlein: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

*Robert A Heinlein: Starship Troopers

Robert Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land

Joseph Heller: Closing Time

Joseph Heller: Something Happened

Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls

*Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea

Frank Herbert: Dune

Hermann Hesse: Steppenwolf

*Susan Hill: The Battle for Gullywith

*Susan Hill: Mrs De Winter

*Susan Hill: The Woman in Black

*Barry Hines: A Kestral for a Knave

SE Hinton: The Outsiders

*Russell Hoban: Riddley Walker

Peter Hoeg: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow

Nick Hornby: High Fidelity

*Nick Hornby: Juliet, Naked

Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner

Michel Houellebecq: Atomised

*Katherine Howe: The Lost Book of Salem

*CC Humphreys: Vlad

*Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Aldous Huxley: After Many a Summer

*Aldous Huxley: After the Fireworks

#Aldous Huxley: Brave New World Revisited

Aldous Huxley: Crome Yellow

Aldoux Huxley: The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell

Aldous Huxley: The Devils of Loudun

Aldous Huxley: The Grey Eminence

#Aldous Huxley: Island

Aldous Huxley: Point Counter Point

Aldous Huxley: Those Barren Leaves

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Books marked with an # indicate priority reading. I've marked books that have been read and books that I'm currently reading.

 

I'll include books that I acquire in 2010 as I go along, and I'll mark them with an *.

 

Total number of books as at 1 January 2010: 97

Total number of books as at 31 December 2010: 136 (33 read, 71 acquired)

 

John Irving: A Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving: The World According to Garp

Kazuo Ishiguro: An Artist of the Floating World

*Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro: The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro: When We Were Orphans

*Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House

#Shirley Jackson: The Lottery and Other Stories

*Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Henry James: What Maisie Knew

MR James: The Haunted Doll's House

*PD James: The Children of Men

*Syrie James: The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen

*Tove Jansson: Comet in Moominland

*Tove Jansson: Moominpappa at Sea

Jerome K Jerome: Three Men in a Boat

*Jerome K Jerome: Three Men on a Bummel

Diana Wynne Jones: Howl's Moving Castle

Lloyd Jones: Mister Pip

Terry Jones (Douglas Adams): Starship Titanic

James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

*Thomas Keneally: Three Cheers for the Paraclete

#Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden (x 11) (read 8)

#Andrew Keogh: twentytwelve

#Jack Kerouac: The Dharma Bums

*Jack Kerouac: Lonesome Traveler

*Jack Kerouac: Maggie Cassidy

Jack Kerouac: On the Road (The Original Scroll)

*Jack Kerouac: The Subterraneans and Pic

Judith Kerr: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

#Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

Sue Monk Kidd: The Mermaid Chair

Sue Monk Kidd: The Secret Life of Bees

*Clive King: Stig of the Dump

#Stephen King: The Bachman Books

Stephen King: IT

Stephen King: Needful Things

#Stephen King: The Stand

*Barbara Kingsolver: The Poisonwood Bible

Robin Klein: Hating Alison Ashley

*Robin Klein: Penny Pollard's Diary

*Robin Klein: Penny Pollard's Passport

*Robin Klein: Thalia the Failure

*Damon Knight (ed): A Pocketful of Stars

*John Knowles: A Separate Peace

*Arthur Koestler: Darkness at Noon

Elizabeth Kostova: The Historian

Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin: The Nanny Diaries

Milan Kundera: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Milan Kundera: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

*Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia

Erik Larson: The Devil in the White City

*Stieg Larsson: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

*Stieg Larsson: The Girl Who Played with Fire

Hugh Laurie: The Gun Seller

*Nam Le: The Boat

John Le Carre: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

*Fritz Leiber: Gather, Darkness

Stanislaw Lem: The Cyberiad

Stanislaw Lem: The Futurological Congress

#Stanislaw Lem: Memoirs Found in a Bathtub

Stanislaw Lem: Solaris

*Madeleine L'Engle: A Wind in the Door

Madeleine L'Engle: A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Doris Lessing: Memoirs of a Survivor

*Jonathan Lethem: Gun, with Occasional Music

Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby

*Ira Levin: The Stepford Wives

#Ira Levin: This Perfect Day

*Andrea Levy: Small Island

#CS Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia (x 4)

CS Lewis: The Dark Tower

CS Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet

CS Lewis: Perelandra

CS Lewis: That Hideous Strength

*Astrid Lindgren: The Brothers Lionheart

*Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking

*Astrid Lindgren: Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

*John Ajvide Lindqvist: Harbour

Jeff Lindsay: Darkly Dreaming Dexter

*John Ajvide Lindqvist: Let the Right One In

*Jeff Lindsay Dearly Devoted Dexter

*Jeff Lindsay: Dexter in the Dark

*Jeff Lindsay: Dexter by Design

*Jeff Lindsay: Dexter is Delicious

Joan Lindsay: Picnic at Hanging Rock

*Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2015

*Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2017

*Anita Loos: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes & But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

*Lois Lowry: Anastasia series (3 books)

#Lois Lowry: Gathering Blue

#Lois Lowry: Messenger

Lois Lowry: Number the Stars

Michelle Magorian: Goodnight Mister Tom

Gregory Maguire: A Lion Among Men

Gregory Maguire: Mirror Mirror

#Gregory Maguire: Wicked

David Malouf: The Conversations at Curlow Creek

David Malouf: An Imaginary Life

David Malouf: Remembering Babylon

*Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall

Melina Marchetta: Finnikin of the Rock

Melina Marchetta: On the Jellicoe Road

*Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude

John Marsden: The Great Gatenby

John Marsden: The Journey

John Marsden: Out of Time

*John Marsden: Winter

*Ann M Martin: The Summer Before

*Valerie Martin: Property

#Cormac McCarthy: The Road

*Carson McCullers: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Ian McEwan: The Innocent

*Jon McGregor: If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

*Colleen McCullough: The Thorn Birds

*Grace Metalious: Peyton Place

*China Mieville: The City & the City

*China Mieville: Kraken

*China Mieville: Un Lun Dun

China Mieville: Perdido Street Station

China Mieville: The Scar

*China Mieville: The Iron Council

#Walter M Miller Jr: A Canticle for Leibowitz

*Spike Milligan: Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall

AA Milne: The House at Pooh Corner

*AA Milne: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh

*AA Milne: The Red House Mystery

David Mitchell: Black Swan Green

David Mitchell: Ghostwritten

Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

*Walter Moers: The Alchemaster's Apprentice

Walter Moers: The City of Dreaming Books

Walter Moers: Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures

LM Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables #2: Anne of Avonlea

LM Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables #3: Anne of the Island

LM Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables #4: Anne of Windy Poplars

LM Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables #5: Anne's House of Dreams

LM Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables #6: Anne of Ingleside

LM Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables #7: Rainbow Valley

LM Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables #8: Rilla of Ingleside

*Thomas More: Utopia

Sally Morgan: My Place

*Toni Morrison: Beloved

*Jack Moses: Nine Miles from Gundagai

Kate Mosse: Labyrinth

*Haruki Murakami: After Dark

*Haruki Murakami: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Haruki Murakami: Dance Dance Dance

*Haruki Murakami: Kafka on the Shore

*Haruki Murakami: Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami: A Wild Sheep Chase

*Haruki Murakami: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

*Iris Murdoch: The Sea, the Sea

*Iris Murdoch: Under the Net

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Books marked with an # indicate priority reading. I've marked books that have been read and books that I'm currently reading.

 

I'll include books that I acquire in 2010 as I go along, and I'll mark them with an *.

 

Total number of books as at 1 January 2010: 82

Total number of books as at 23 December 2010: 140 (15 read, 71 acquired)

 

*Vladimir Nabokov: Ada or Ardor

Vladimir Nabokov: Bend Sinister

Vladimir Nabokov: Nabokov's Dozen

Vladimir Nabokov: Pale Fire

Vladimir Nabokov: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Vladimir Nabokov: Speak, Memory

*E Nesbit: Five Children and It

*William F Nolan & George Clayton Johnson: Logan's Run

Mary Norton: Bedknob and Broomstick

*Mary Norton: The Borrowers

*Flann O'Brien: At Swim-Two-Birds

Flann O'Brien: The Hard Life

Flannery O'Connor: A Good Man is Hard to Find

Maggie O'Farrell: After You'd Gone

Baroness Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel

*George Orwell: The Road to Wigan Pier

*Joanne Owens: Puppet Master

Chuck Palahniuk: Choke

*Chuck Palahniuk: Haunted

*Chuck Palahniuk: Rant

Ruth Park: Poor Man's Orange

Dorothy Parker: The Penguin Dorothy Parker

Boris Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago

*Ann Patchett: Bel Canto

Banjo Paterson: The Man from Snowy River

*Katherine Paterson: Bridge to Terabithia

*Matthew Pearl: The Dante Club

Matthew Pearl: The Poe Shadow

Iain Pears: An Instance of the Fingerpost

*Otto Penzler (ed): The Big Book of Pulps

*Otto Penzler (ed): Pulp Fiction: The Crimefighters

Arturo Perez-Reverte: The Club Dumas

Marisha Pessl: Special Topics in Calamity Physics

*Sylvia Plath: Ariel

*Sylvia Plath: Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

Edgar Allen Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems

*Edgar Allan Poe: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

*Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock

Terry Pratchett: The Carpet People

Terry Pratchett: The Dark Side of the Sun

*Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #1 - Truckers

*Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #2 - Diggers

*Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #3 - Wings

*#Terry Pratchett: Discworld #4 - Mort

#Terry Pratchett: Discworld #5 - Sourcery

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #6: Wyrd Sisters

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #7 - Pyramids

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #8 - Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #10 - Moving Pictures

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #11 - Reaper Man

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #13: Small Gods

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #15 - Men at Arms

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #16 - Soul Music

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #17 - Interesting Times

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #18 - Maskerade

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #19 - Feet of Clay

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #20: Hogfather

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #22 - The Last Continent

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #23 - Carpe Jugulum

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #24 - The Fifth Elephant

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #25 - The Truth

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #26 - Thief of Time

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #28 - The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #29: Night Watch

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #30 - The Wee Free Men

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #31 - Monstrous Regiment

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #33 - Going Postal

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #34 - Thud!

*Terry Pratchett: Discworld #35 - Wintersmith

*Terry Pratchett: The Discworld Companion

*Terry Pratchett: Only You Can Save Mankind

*Terry Pratchett: Johnny and the Dead

#Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: Good Omens

*Chris Priestley: Tales of Terror from the Black Ship

*Chris Priestley: Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth

*Chris Priestley: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

#Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials #1: Northern Lights

#Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials #2: The Subtle Knife

#Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials #3: The Amber Spyglass

Mario Puzo: The Godfather

Thomas Pynchon: The Crying of Lot 49

Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged

*Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead

*Ayn Rand: We the Living

*Arthur Ransome: Swallows and Amazons

*Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: The Yearling

Mack Reynolds: Towers of Utopia

Anne Rice: Interview with the Vampire

*Anne Rice: The Vampire Lestat

*Elisabeth Robinson: The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

*Kim Stanley Robinson: Red Mars

*Kim Stanley Robinson: Blue Mars

*Kim Stanley Robinson: Green Mars

*Kim Stanley Robinson: Galileo's Dream

*Kim Stanley Robinson: The Years of Rice and Salt

*Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday

*Mordecai Roshwald: Level 7

*#Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now

Philip Roth: The Human Stain

Philip Roth: The Plot Against America

*Philip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint

#JK Rowling: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things

Jed Rubenfeld: The Interpretation of Murder

Gillian Rubinstein: Space Demons

Gillian Rubinstein: Skymaze

Gillian Rubinstein: Shinkei

*Salman Rushdie: The Satanic Verses

JD Salinger: For Esme - with Love and Squalor

*Flora Rheta Schreiber: Sybil

David Sedaris: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris: When You Are Engulfed in Flames

*George Selden: The Cricket in Times Square

#Will Self: The Book of Dave

*William Shakespeare: Macbeth

*William Shakespeare: The Sonnets

*Shel Silverstein: A Light in the Attic

Shel Silverstein: Falling Up

Shel Silverstein: The Giving Tree

Georges Simenon: Maigret at the Crossroads

Alexander McCall Smith: The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom

*Alexander McCall Smith: 44 Scotland Street #1 - 44 Scotland Street

Alexander McCall Smith: 44 Scotland Street #2 - Espresso Tales

*Alexander McCall Smith: 44 Scotland Street #3 - Love Over Scotland

Alexander McCall Smith: The Kalahari Typing School for Men

Alexander McCall Smith: Morality for Beautiful Girls

Alexander McCall Smith: The Full Cupboard of Life

#Alexander McCall Smith: Tears of the Giraffe

Alexander McCall Smith: Sunday Philosophy Club #1

Alexander McCall Smith: Sunday Philosophy Club #2 - Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

Alexander McCall Smith: Sunday Philosophy Club #3 - The Right Attitude to Rain

Betty Smith: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Dodie Smith: I Capture the Castle

Zadie Smith: White Teeth

*Natasha Solomons: Mr Rosenblum's List

Alexander Solzhenitsyn: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

*Johanna Spyri: Heidi

Olaf Stapledon: Last and First Men

Olaf Stapledon: Star Maker

John Steinbeck: East of Eden

John Steinbeck: The Long Valley

John Steinbeck: The Moon is Down

John Steinbeck: The Red Pony

*Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island

Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell: Beyond the Deepwoods (Book 1 of the Twig Saga)

Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell: Stormchaser (Book 2 of the Twig Saga)

Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax (Book 3 of the Twig Saga)

Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell: The Lost Barkscrolls

Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell: Vox

*Charles Stross: Halting State

*Kate Summerscale: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

*Jacqueline Susann: Valley of the Dolls

Patrick Suskind: Perfume

Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels

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Books marked with an # indicate priority reading. I've marked books that have been read and books that I'm currently reading.

 

I'll include books that I acquire in 2010 as I go along, and I'll mark them with an *.

 

Total number of books as at 1 January 2010: 87

Total number of books as at 30 December 2010: 137 (8 read, 58 acquired)

 

*Kousun Takami: Battle Royale

*Daniel Tammet: Born on a Blue Day

*Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club

*Katherine Tarbox: Katie.com

Donna Tartt: The Secret History

*Mildred D Taylor: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Peter Temple: The Broken Shore

William Makepeace Thackeray: Barry Lyndon

*William Makepeace Thackeray: The Rose and the Ring

Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Hunter S Thompson: The Great Shark Hunt

Hunter S Thompson: Hell's Angels

Hunter S Thompson: Kingdom of Fear

*JRR Tolkien: Letters from Father Christmas

JRR Tolkien: The Silmarillion

Sue Townsend: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Sue Townsend: The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Sue Townsend: True Confessions of Adrian Mole

Sue Townsend: Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years

*Sue Townsend: Rebuilding Coventry

Lynne Truss: The Lynne Truss Treasury

Nancy Turner: Sarah's Quilt

Nancy Turner: The Star Garden

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

John Updike: Rabbit, Run

John Updike: The Witches of Eastwick

Jack Vance: Emphyrio

*Vassilis Vassilikos: Z

Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

*Vladimir Voinovich: Moscow 2042

*Kurt Vonnegut: Breakfast of Champions

#Kurt Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle

*Kurt Vonnegut: Galapagos

Kurt Vonnegut: Player Piano

Kurt Vonnegut: Welcome to the Monkey House

*SA Wakefield: Gumbles on Guard

*SA Wakefield: Gumbles in Summer

Dorothy Wall: Blinky Bill

Edgar Wallace: The Door with Seven Locks

Lew Wallace: Ben-Hur

*Daniel Waters: Generation Dead

*Sarah Waters: Affinity

*Sarah Waters: Fingersmith

*Sarah Waters: The Night Watch

Evelyn Waugh: Brideshead Revisited

Charles Webb: Home School

HG Wells: The Cone

HG Wells: The Island of Dr Moreau

HG Wells: Selected Short Stories

#HG Wells: The Shape of Things to Come

#HG Wells: The Sleeper Awakes

*HG Wells: The Time Machine

*Orson Welles: Mr Arkadin

Scott Westerfeld: The Last Days

*Irvine Welsh: Filth

*Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting

*Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth

TH White: The Once and Future King

*Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince and Other Stories

Michael Wilding and David Myers: Best Stories Under the Sun

Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays

*Connie Willis: To Say Nothing of the Dog

*Jacqueline Wilson: The Story of Tracy Beaker

*Simon Winchester: The Map that Changed the World

Simon Winchester: The Surgeon of Crowthorne

Tim Winton: Cloudstreet

*Tim Winton: Dirt Music

*Tim Winton: That Eye, the Sky

*PG Wodehouse: A Damsel in Distress

PG Wodehouse: A Pelican at Blandings

*PG Wodehouse: The Adventures of Sally

PG Wodehouse: Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

*PG Wodehouse: Bachelors Anonymous

*PG Wodehouse: Barmy in Wonderland

*PG Wodehouse: Big Money

PG Wodehouse: Blandings Castle

PG Wodehouse: The Clicking of Cuthbert

*PG Wodehouse: Do Butlers Burgle Banks?

#PG Wodehouse: Full Moon

PG Wodehouse: The Heart of a Goof

*PG Wodehouse: Hot Water

*PG Wodehouse: Ice in the Bedroom

PG Wodehouse: Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

PG Wodehouse: Jeeves in the Offing

PG Wodehouse: Joy in the Morning

PG Wodehouse: Leave it to Psmith

PG Wodehouse: The Luck of the Bodkins

PG Wodehouse: Money for Nothing

#PG Wodehouse: Mr Mulliner Speaking

#PG Wodehouse: Much Obliged, Jeeves

PG Wodehouse: Mulliner Nights

PG Wodehouse: Piccadilly Jim

PG Wodehouse: Ring for Jeeves

PG Wodehouse: Service with a Smile

*PG Wodehouse: Something Fishy

#PG Wodehouse: Something Fresh

PG Wodehouse: Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

PG Wodehouse: Summer Lightning

#PG Wodehouse: Sunset at Blandings

PG Wodehouse: Ukridge

PG Wodehouse: Uncle Dynamite

PG Wodehouse: Uneasy Money

#PG Wodehouse: Very Good, Jeeves!

*PG Wodehouse: Young Men in Spats

Gene Wolfe: The Fifth Head of Cerberus

*Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire of the Vanities

*Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

*Tom Wolfe: I Am Charlotte Simmons

Tom Wolfe: The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

*Tom Wolfe: The Pump House Gang

*Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own/Three Guineas

*Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway

*Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse

*Jack Womack: Ambient

#Jack Womack: Elvissey

*Jack Womack: Going Going Gone

*Jack Womack: Heathern

*Jack Womack: Let's Put the Future Behind Us

*Jack Womack: Random Acts of Senseless Violence

#Jack Womack: Terraplane

Working Dog: Phaic Tan

Working Dog: San Sombrero

Jonathan Wylie: Across the Flame

Jonathan Wylie: Island and Empires #1: The Last Augury

Jonathan Wylie: Island and Empires #2: Dark Fire

Jonathan Wylie: Island and Empires #3: Echoes of Flame

Jonathan Wylie: Other Lands

Jonathan Wylie: Shadow Maze

#John Wyndham: Chocky

John Wyndham: The Kraken Wakes

John Wyndham: The Seeds of Time

John Wyndham: Trouble with Lichen

John Wyndham: Web

*Richard Yates: A Special Providence

*Richard Yates: Collected Stories

*Richard Yates: The Easter Parade

*Richard Yates: Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

*Richard Yates: Revolutionary Road

#Yevgeny Zamyatin: We

Emile Zola: Nana

*Markus Zusak: Fighting Ruben Wolfe

*Markus Zusak: Getting the Girl

 

Non-Fiction

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This is a selection of books from my non-fiction TBR pile.

 

Books marked with an # indicate priority reading. I've marked books that have been read and books that I'm currently reading.

 

I'll include books that I acquire in 2010 as I go along, and I'll mark them with an *.

 

Total number of books as at 1 January 2010: 20

Total number of books as at 28 December 2010: 80 (10 read, 70 bought)

 

*Marcus Aurelius: Meditations

*Kerry Biram, Diane Brown & Jenny Craig: Editors in Conversation

Geoffrey Blainey: A Short History of the 20th Century

Geoffrey Blainey: A Short History of the World

Graeme Blundell: King: The Life and Comedy of Graham Kennedy

*Tadeusz Borowski: This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

*Bill Bryson: African Diary

#Bill Bryson: The Lost Continent

*Bill Bryson: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson: Made in America

Bill Bryson: Mother Tongue

*Bill Bryson: Notes from a Big Country

*Bill Bryson: Shakespeare

*Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter

#Anthony Burgess: 1985

Anthony Burgess: Language Made Plain

*Lewis Buzbee: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

*Alexander Buzo: Tautology Too

Simon Callow: The Road to Xanadu (Orson Welles biography, Vol 1)

Simon Callow: Hello Americans (Orson Welles biography, Vol 2)

Ann Charters: The Portable Sixties Reader

*Graham Coleman & Thupten Jinpa (eds): The Tibetan Book of the Dead

*David Stuart Davies: The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories

Paul Davies: The Mind of God

*Jared Diamond: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail of Succeed

Jared Diamond: Guns, Germs and Steel

*Jared Diamond: The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

*Frances Donaldson: PG Wodehouse

*Ursula Doyle: Love Letters of Great Men and Women

*Susan Drake & Monica Davidson: Freelancing for Australians for Dummies

*Mark Dunn: Zounds!

HV Evatt: Rum Rebellion

*Susan Faludi: Backlash

Niall Ferguson: Empire

*Elizabeth Flann & Beryl Hill: The Australian Editing Handbook

*Tim Flannery: Here on Earth

*Tim Flannery: The Weather Makers

*Stephen Fry: The Fry Chronicles

*Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat Pray Love

*Germaine Greer: The Female Eunuch

*Susan Hill: Howards End is on the Landing

*John Howard Griffin: Black Like Me

Michael Heyward: The Ern Malley Affair

*Nick Hornby: The Polysyllabic Spree

Robert Hughes: The Fatal Shore

*Ted Hughes: Letters of Ted Hughes

*Bruce Kaplan: Editing Made Easy

*Melissa Katsoulis: Telling Tales: A History of Literary Hoaxes

*Stephen King: On Writing

*Richard Lederer: Anguished English

*Tommy Lee et al: The Dirt

Donovan Leitch: The Hurdy Gurdy Man

*John Lloyd and John Mitchinson: The QI Book of Animals

*Charles Mackay: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

*Janet Mackenzie: The Editor's Companion

*Aubrey Malone: Literary Trivia

*John Man: The Gutenberg Revolution

*Alberto Manguel: The Library at Night

*Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

*Joyce Maynard: At Home in the World

*Robert McCrum: Globish

*PJ O'Rourke: Driving Like Crazy

*PJ O'Rourke: Holidays in Hell

*A Parody: Eats, Shites & Leaves

Eric Partridge: Usage and Abusage

*Joshua Piven et al: The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History

*Sylvia Plath: Letters Home

*Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

*Michael Quinion: Port Out, Starboard Home and Other Language Myths

*David Rakoff: Don't Get Too Comfortable

*Mary Roach: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

*Julie Rugg: Buried in Books

*Ann Rule: The Stranger Beside Me

*Kermit Schafer: Typo-Bloopers

*John Silvester & Andrew Rule: Leadbelly

*Nigel Smith: I Think There's Something Wrong With Me

*Dava Sobel: Longitude

*Irving Stone: Lust for Life

Michael Swift: Mapping the World

*Hunter S Thompson: Generation of Swine: Gonzo Papers Vol 2

*Joe Thornton & Peter G Hannan: Spelling Wen Yoo don't No How

*Martin Toseland: A Steroid Hit the Earth

*Martin Toseland: The Ants Are My Friends

*RL Trask: Penguin Guide to Punctuation

*Lynne Truss: Talk to the Hand

*Don Watson: Death Sentence

*Alan Weisman: The World Without Us

*Simon Winchester: Bomb, Book & Compass

*Simon Winchester: The Meaning of Everything

*Malcolm X: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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Priority Reading

 

The following books are a small selection of the total number of books on my TBR pile. These are my 'top priority' books: the books that I would most like to read this year. I won't get through them all (I expect I'll be buying others and reading them, or jumping to others on my TBR pile if they come up for reading circles), but I hope to put a big dent in this pile by the end of the year.

 

I've marked books that have been read and books that I'm currently reading.

 

Total Number of Books: 100 (43 read)

 

Alfred Bester: The Stars My Destination

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #1

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #2: Knife Edge

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #3: Checkmate

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #4: Double Cross

Judy Blume: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Man

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

John Brunner: The Sheep Look Up

John Brunner: The Shockwave Rider

Bill Bryson: The Lost Continent

Anthony Burgess: 1985

Anthony Burgess: The Wanting Seed

Karel Capek: War with the Newts

Truman Capote: Other Voices, Other Rooms

Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep and Other Novels

John Christopher: The Death of Grass

Arthur C Clarke: Childhood's End

Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter: Firstborn

Arthur C Clarke: Rama Revealed

Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl 1: Artemis Fowl

Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games #1

Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games #2 - Catching Fire

Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White

Philip K Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K Dick: The Man in the High Castle

Charles Dickens: Bleak House

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea

Ben Elton: Blind Faith

Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

Janet Evanovich: High Five

Janet Evanovich: Hot Six

Janet Evanovich: Seven Up

Jasper Fforde: The Fourth Bear

Jasper Fforde: The Well of Lost Plots

Jasper Fforde: Something Rotten

William Gibson: Neuromancer

Ursula Le Guin: The Dispossessed

Ursula Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness

Charlaine Harris: Dead Until Dark

Charlaine Harris: Living Dead in Dallas

Charlaine Harris: Club Dead

Harry Harrison: Make Room! Make Room!

Aldous Huxley: Brave New World Revisited

Aldous Huxley: Island

Shirley Jackson: The Lottery and Other Stories

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden (x 11) (read 8)

Andrew Keogh: twentytwelve

Jack Kerouac: The Dharma Bums

Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

Stephen King: The Bachman Books

Stephen King: The Stand

Stanislaw Lem: Memoirs Found in a Bathtub

Doris Lessing: Memoirs of a Survivor

Ira Levin: This Perfect Day

CS Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia (x 4)

Lois Lowry: Gathering Blue

Lois Lowry: Messenger

Gregory Maguire: Wicked

Cormac McCarthy: The Road

Walter M Miller Jr: A Canticle for Leibowitz

Vladimir Nabokov: Bend Sinister

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #4 - Mort

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #5 - Sourcery

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: Good Omens

Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights

Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife

Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials 3: The Amber Spyglass

Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now

JK Rowling: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Will Self: The Book of Dave

Alexander McCall Smith: Tears of the Giraffe

Kurt Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle

HG Wells: The Shape of Things to Come

HG Wells: The Sleeper Awakes

PG Wodehouse: Full Moon

PG Wodehouse: Mr Mulliner Speaking

PG Wodehouse: Much Obliged, Jeeves

PG Wodehouse: Something Fresh

PG Wodehouse: Sunset at Blandings

PG Wodehouse: Very Good, Jeeves!

Jack Womack: Elvissey

Jack Womack: Terraplane

John Wyndham: Chocky

Yevgeny Zamyatin: We

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Wishlist

 

Here is a small selection of the books on my wish list (excluding classics, of which there are too many to list). I'll no doubt be adding more as the year goes on. Books that have been struck out have been bought.

 

Margaret Atwood: The Year of the Flood

JG Ballard: The Complete Stories of JG Ballard

JG Ballard: Kingdom Come

Brom: Plucker

Brom: The Devil's Rose

Brom: The Child Thief

Bill Bryson: At Home (awaiting paperback publication)

Bill Bryson: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson: Shakespeare

Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter

William S Burroughs: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

Patrick Califia: Doc and Fluff

Suzanne Collins: Mockingjay

Justin Cronin: The Passage

Jared Diamond: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Cory Doctorow: Little Brother

John Fante: The Bandini Quartet

Jasper Fforde: One of Our Thursdays is Missing (22 Feb 2011)

Cornelia Funke: Inkheart

Cornelia Funke: Inkspell

Cornelia Funke: Inkdeath

Neil Gaiman: American Gods

Neil Gaiman: Stardust

Charlaine Harris: Dead and Gone

Charlaine Harris: A Touch of Dead

Charlaine Harris: Dead in the Family (awaiting paperback publication)

Charlaine Harris: Grave Surprise

Charlaine Harris: An Ice Cold Grave

Charlaine Harris: Grave Secret

CC Humphreys: Vlad

Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go

Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House

Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden #38, #39

Jack Kerouac: Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg (no date for paperback publication)

Jack Kerouac: Lonesome Traveler

Jack Kerouac: The Subterraneans

Stieg Larsson: The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking

Jeff Lindsay: Dexter is Delicious

Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2015

Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2017

HP Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories (new ed April 2011)

Gregory Maguire: Son of a Witch

China Mieville: The Iron Council

China Mieville: Kraken

AA Milne: The Red House Mystery

Walter Moers: The Alchemaster's Apprentice

Walter Moers: Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures

Alan Moore: Watchmen

Haruki Murakami: IQ84 (September 2011)

Haruki Murakami: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Vladimir Nabokov: The Original of Laura

Joanne Owen: Puppet Master

Katherine Paterson: The Bridge to Terabithia

Mordecai Roshwald: Level 7

William Shakespeare: The Complete Sonnets

William Shakespeare: Hamlet

William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Shel Silverstein: Where the Sidewalk Ends

Natasha Solomons: Mr Rosenblum's List

Art Spiegelman: The Complete Maus

Donald Sturruck: Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl

Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

Carl-Johan Vallgren: The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-reading Monster Hercules Barefoot: His Wonderful Love and His Terrible Hatred

Jacqueline Susann: The Valley of the Dolls

Alan Weisman: The World Without Us

Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Jack Womack: Going Going Gone

Richard Yates: Easter Parade

Richard Yates: Revolutionary Road

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Books Acquired January to June 2010

 

Books acquired in: 2009: 290, 2008: 199

 

Total acquired January to June 2010: 119

Total number added to TBR pile: 108 (less 11 non-fiction books)

Updated: 28 June

 

January 2010 (Total: 15)

JG Ballard: Crash

Brom: The Plucker

Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter

Graham Coleman & Thupten Jinpa (eds): The Tibetan Book of the Dead (n/a)

Neil Gaiman: Coraline

Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book

Aldous Huxley: After the Fireworks

Melissa Katsoulis: Telling Tales: A History of Literary Hoaxes

Jack Kerouac: Maggie Cassidy

Stieg Larsson: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Anita Loos: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes & But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now

William Shakespeare: Macbeth

Charles Stross: Halting State

Jacqueline Susann: Valley of the Dolls

 

February 2010 (Total: 12)

Isobelle Carmody: The Farseekers

Eoin Colfer: The Supernaturalist

William Corlett: The Bridge in the Clouds

Janet Evanovich: To the Nines

Russell Hoban: Riddley Walker

Stieg Larsson: The Girl Who Played with Fire

Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Jack Womack: Ambient

Jack Womack: Heathern

Jack Womack: Let's Put the Future Behind Us

Jack Womack: Random Acts of Senseless Violence

 

March 2010 (Total: 17)

Kerry Biram: Editors in Conversation

Cory Doctorow: Little Brother

Jared Diamond: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail of Succeed

Susan Drake & Monica Davidson: Freelancing for Australians for Dummies

Elizabethe Flann & Beryl Hill: The Australian Editing Handbook

Jasper Fforde: Shades of Grey

Cornelia Funke: Inkheart

Robin Klein: Penny Pollard's Diary

Robin Klein: Penny Pollard's Passport

Ursula Le Guin: Earthsea #4: Tehanu

Janet Mackenzie: The Editor's Companion

Margaret McKenzie: Australian Handbook for Writers and Editors (n/a)

E Nesbit: Five Children and It

John Seely: Oxford Everyday Grammar

RL Trask: Penguin Dictionary of English Grammar (n/a)

RL Trask: Penguin Guide to Punctuation

Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock

 

April 2010 (Total: 70)

JG Ballard: The Complete Stories of JG Ballard

L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz

Philip K Dick: A Scanner Darkly

Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea

Jerome K Jerome: Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on a Bummel

Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2015

Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2017

China Mieville: The City & the City

Gloria Nicol: The Complete Book of Candles and Candlemaking (n/a)

Martin Toseland: The Ants Are My Friends

Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince and Other Stories

PG Wodehouse: The Adventures of Sally

Markus Zusak: Getting the Girl

(Book Fair: 57)

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Stephen Baxter: Time

Stephen Baxter: Space

Stephen Baxter: Origin

Aphra Behn: Oroonoko

Alfred Bester: The Demolished Man

Better Homes and Gardens: Container Gardening (n/a)

Harry Blamires: The Penguin Guide to Plain English (n/a)

Bill Bryson: African Diary

Bill Bryson: Notes from a Big Country

Judith Butcher: Copy-Editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Authors and Publishers (n/a)

Angela Carter: The Magic Toyshop

Mark Dunn: Zounds!

Brett Easton Ellis: American Psycho

Janet Evanovich: Hard Eight

Janet Evanovich: Ten Big Ones

Philip Jose Farmer: Dayworld

Philip Jose Farmer: Dayworld Rebel

HW Fowler: Fowler's Modern English Usage (n/a)

William Gibson: Count Zero

William Gibson: Mona Lisa Overdrive

Robert A Heinlein: Starship Troopers

Nick Hornby: The Polysyllabic Spree

PD James: The Children of Men

Jonathan Lethem: Gun, with Occasional Music

Jeff Lindsay: Dexter in the Dark

Jon McGregor: If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

Haruki Murakami: Norwegian Wood

Stephen Murray-Smith: Right Words (n/a)

William F Nolan & George Clayton Johnson: Logan's Run

PJ O'Rourke: Holidays in Hell

John Peck & Martin Coyle: Literary Terms and Criticism (n/a)

Otto Penzler (ed): Pulp Fiction: The Crimefighters

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #4 - Mort

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #8 - Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #16 - Soul Music

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #17 - Interesting Times

Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #1 - Truckers

Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #3 - Wings

Anne Rice: The Vampire Lestat

William Shakespeare: The Sonnets

Shel Silverstein: A Light in the Attic

Kate Summerscale: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Hunter S Thompson: Generation of Swine: Gonzo Papers Vol 2

Martin Toseland: A Steroid Hit the Earth

Lynne Truss: Talk to the Hand

Kurt Vonnegut Jr: Breakfast of Champions

Sarah Waters: Fingersmith

Don Watson: Death Sentence

Tim Winton: That Eye, the Sky

PG Wodehouse: A Damsel in Distress

PG Wodehouse: Bachelors Anonymous

PG Wodehouse: Barmy in Wonderland

PG Wodehouse: Big Money

PG Wodehouse: Do Butlers Burgle Banks?

PG Wodehouse: Hot Water

PG Wodehouse: Ice in the Bedroom

PG Wodehouse: Something Fishy

 

May 2010 (Total: 1)

Arthur C Clarke: Tales from the White Hart

 

June 2010 (Total: 4)

John Banville: Ghosts

Richard Bird: The Fruit & Vegetable Garden (n/a)

John Lloyd and John Mitchinson: The QI Book of Animals

Johanna Spyri: Heidi

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Books Acquired July to December 2010

 

Total acquired July to December 2010: 281

Total number added to TBR pile: 274 (less 7 non-fiction books)

Updated: 30 December

July 2010 (Total: 12)

Henri Alain-Fournier: The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)

F Scott Fitzgerald: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Jeff Lindsay: Dexter by Design

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Ann M Martin: The Summer Before

China Mieville: Un Lun Dun

Walter Moers: Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #20 - Hogfather

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #23 - Carpe Jugulum

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #25 - The Truth

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #35 - Wintersmith

 

August 2010 (Total: 17)

Bill Bryson: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson: Shakespeare

Suzanne Collins: Mockingjay

Justin Cronin: The Passage

John Fante: The Bandini Quartet

Cornelia Funke: Inkspell

Cornelia Funke: Inkdeath

Charlaine Harris: Dead and Gone

CC Humphreys: Vlad

Jeff Lindsay: Dearly Devoted Dexter

AA Milne: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh

AA Milne: The Red House Mystery

Katherine Paterson: Bridge to Terabithia

Otto Penzler: The Big Book of Pulps

Mordecai Roshwald: Level 7

Jack Womack: Going Going Gone

Richard Yates: Revolutionary Road

 

September 2010 (Total: 105)

Astrid Lindgren: The Brothers Lionheart

Sofi Oksanen: Purge

Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday

(Book Fair: 102)

Martin Amis: The Rachel Papers

Paul Auster: The New York Trilogy

JG Ballard: The Drought

John Banville: Eclipse

John Birmingham: He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

Malorie Blackman: An Eye for an Eye

Judy Blume: Deenie

David Brin: Kil'n People

Augusten Burroughs: Running with Scissors

Alexander Buzo: Tautology Too

Trudi Canavan: The Magician's Guild

Trudi Canavan: The Novice

Trudi Canavan: The High Lord

Truman Capote: Music for Chameleons

Angela Carter: Heroes and Villains

Angela Carter: Nights at the Circus

Gyorgy Dalos: 1985

Antoine De Saint-Exupery: The Little Prince

Frances Donaldson: PG Wodehouse

Margaret Drabble: The Millstone

Ben Elton: Dead Famous

Ben Elton: This Other Eden

Laura Esquivel: Like Water for Hot Chocolate

Fannie Flagg: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Miles Franklin: My Career Goes Bung

Stephen Fry: The Liar

Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat Pray Love

Barry Hines: A Kestral for a Knave

Katherine Howe: The Lost Book of Salem

Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go

Bruce Kaplan: Editing Made Easy

Thomas Keneally: Three Cheers for the Paraclete

Clive King: Stig of the Dump

Stephen King: On Writing

Robin Klein: Thalia the Failure

Richard Lederer: Anguished English

Fritz Leiber: Gather, Darkness

Madeleine L'Engle: A Wind in the Door

Andrea Levy: Small Island

Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren: Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

Lois Lowry: Anastasia series (3 books)

Charles Mackay: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Gregory Maguire: Wicked

Aubrey Malone: Literary Trivia

John Man: The Gutenberg Revolution

John Marsden: Winter

Ann M Martin: The Baby-Sitters Club (4 books)

Alexander McCall Smith: 44 Scotland Street #1 - 44 Scotland Street

Alexander McCall Smith: 44 Scotland Street #3 - Love Over Scotland

China Mieville: The Iron Council

Spike Milligan: Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall

Toni Morrison: Beloved

Haruki Murakami: After Dark

Haruki Murakami: Kafka on the Shore

Iris Murdoch: The Sea, the Sea

Iris Murdoch: Under the Net

Mary Norton: The Borrowers

Flann O'Brien: At Swim-Two-Birds

George Orwell: The Road to Wigan Pier

Chuck Palahniuk: Haunted

A Parody: Eats, Shites & Leaves

Matthew Pearl: The Dante Club

Sylvia Plath: Letters Home

Edgar Allan Poe: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #11 - Reaper Man

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #30 - The Wee Free Men

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #31 - Monstrous Regiment

Terry Pratchett: Only You Can Save Mankind

Terry Pratchett: Johnny and the Dead

Queensland Writers Centre: The Australian Writer's Marketplace 2007/08 (n/a)

Michael Quinion: Port Out, Starboard Home and Other Language Myths

David Rakoff: Don't Get Too Comfortable

Arthur Ransome: Swallows and Amazons

Kermit Schafer: Typo-Bloopers

George Selden: The Cricket in Times Square

John Silvester & Andrew Rule: Leadbelly

Kim Stanley Robinson: Red Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson: Blue Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson: Green Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson: The Years of Rice and Salt

Mildred D Taylor: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

William Makepeace Thackeray: The Rose and the Ring

Joe Thornton & Peter G Hannan: Spelling Wen Yoo don't No How

Vladimir Voinovich: Moscow 2042

Kurt Vonnegut: Galapagos

SA Wakefield: Gumbles in Summer

Sarah Waters: Affinity

Sarah Waters: The Night Watch

HG Wells: The Time Machine

Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence

Simon Winchester: The Meaning of Everything

Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe: I Am Charlotte Simmons

Richard Yates: A Special Providence

Richard Yates: The Easter Parade

Richard Yates: Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

 

October 2010 (Total: 41)

Debra Adelaide: The Household Guide to Dying

Bruce Ashley: Cycling Around Sydney (n/a)

John Banville: Birchwood

Gregory Benford: Timescape

Sarah Dunant: In the Company of the Courtesan

Charles Elton: Mr Toppit

Neil Gaiman: Stardust

Susan Hill: The Woman in Black

Nick Hornby: Juliet, Naked

Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Jack Kerouac: Lonesome Traveler

Jack Kerouac: The Subterranean and Pic

Damon Knight (ed): A Pocketful of Stars

John Knowles: A Separate Peace

Colleen McCullough: The Thorn Birds

Robert McCrum: Globish

Grace Metalious: Peyton Place

Walter Moers: The Alchemaster's Apprentice

PJ O'Rourke: Driving Like Crazy

Chuck Palahniuk: Rant

Joshua Piven et al: The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #6: Wyrd Sisters

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #13: Small Gods

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #15 - Men at Arms

Terry Pratchett: Discworld #29: Night Watch

Terry Pratchett: The Discworld Companion

Chris Priestley: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Ayn Rand: We the Living

Shel Silverstein: The Giving Tree

Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island

Veechi Stuart: Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks (n/a)

Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels

Katherine Tarbox: Katie.com

Vassilis Vassilikos: Z

Alan Weisman: The World Without Us

Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting

Jacqueline Wilson: The Story of Tracy Beaker

Simon Winchester: Bomb, Book & Compass

Tim Winton: Dirt Music

PG Wodehouse: Young Men in Spats

Tom Wolfe: The Pump House Gang

Markus Zusak: Fighting Ruben Wolfe

 

November 2010 (Total: 64)

Aravind Adiga: The White Tiger

Julian Barnes: Flaubert's Parrot

Benjamin Black: The Silver Swan

Poppy Z Brite: Exquisite Corpse

Poppy Z Brite: Lost Souls

Augusten Burroughs: Magical Thinking

Augusten Burroughs: Sellevision

AS Byatt: Possession

Isobelle Carmody: Ashling

Raymond Chandler: Killer in the Rain

Cassandra Clare: City of Bones

Cassandra Clare: Clockwork Angel

John Cleese and Connie Booth: The Complete Fawlty Towers

Mark Z Danielewski: House of Leaves

James Dasher: The Maze Runner

David Stuart Davies: The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories

Jared Diamond: The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

Janet Evanovich: Twelve Sharp

Susan Faludi: Backlash

Tim Flannery: Here on Earth

Tim Flannery: The Weather Makers

Stephen Fry: The Fry Chronicles ($10 - absolute bargain!)

Elizabeth Gaskell: Wives and Daughters

Arthur Goldwag: Isms and Ologies (na)

Kerry Greenwood: Queen of the Flowers (Phryne Fisher #14)

John Howard Griffin: Black Like Me

Matt Haig: The Last Family in England

Charlaine Harris: An Ice Cold Grave

Susan Hill: Mrs De Winter

Syrie James: The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen

Tove Jansson: Comet in Moominland

Tove Jansson: Moominpappa at Sea

Barbara Kingsolver: The Poisonwood Bible

Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia

Nam Le: The Boat

Tommy Lee et al: The Dirt

Ira Levin: The Stepford Wives

John Ajvide Lindqvist: Harbour

Jeff Lindsay: Dexter is Delicious

Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall

Valerie Martin: Property

Carson McCullers: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Millennium House: Historical Atlas

Jack Moses: Nine Miles from Gundagai

Haruki Murakami: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Vladimir Nabokov: Ada or Ardor

Ann Patchett: Bel Canto

Sylvia Plath: Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: The Yearling

Mary Roach: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Elisabeth Robinson: The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

Kim Stanley Robinson: Galileo's Dream

Philip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint

Ann Rule: The Stranger Beside Me

Salman Rushdie: The Satanic Verses

Flora Rheta Schreiber: Sybil

Nigel Smith: I Think There's Something Wrong With Me

Daniel Tammet: Born on a Blue Day

Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club

Sue Townsend: Rebuilding Coventry

SA Wakefield: Gumbles on Guard

Irvine Welsh: Filth

Connie Willis: To Say Nothing of the Dog

Simon Winchester: The Map that Changed the World

 

December 2010 (Total: 42)

Marcus Aurelius: Meditations

JG Ballard: Kingdom Come

Emma Beare: 501 Must-Read Books (na)

Tadeusz Borowski: This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Lewis Buzbee: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

Karel Capek: RUR

Ursula Doyle: Love Letters of Great Men and Women

Jeanne DuPrau: The City of Ember

Neil Gaiman: American Gods

Germaine Greer: The Female Eunuch

Sarah Hall: Daughters of the North

Susan Hill: The Battle for Gullywith

Susan Hill: Howards End is on the Landing

Ted Hughes: Letters of Ted Hughes

Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House

Arthur Koestler: Darkness at Noon

John Ajvide Lindqvist: Let the Right One In

Alberto Manguel: The Library at Night

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

Joyce Maynard: At Home in the World

China Mieville: Kraken

Thomas More: Utopia

Haruki Murakami: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Joanne Owen: Puppet Master

Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (na)

Sylvia Plath: Ariel

Chris Priestley: Tales of Terror from the Black Ship

Chris Priestley: Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth

Julie Rugg: Buried in Books

Dava Sobel: Longitude

Natasha Solomons: Mr Rosenblum's List

Irving Stone: Lust for Life

Koushun Takami: Battle Royale

JRR Tolkien: Letters from Father Christmas

Daniel Waters: Generation Dead

HG Wells: The First Men in the Moon

Orson Welles: Mr Arkadin

Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own/Three Guineas

Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse

Malcolm X: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Richard Yates: Collected Stories

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Dystopian Challenge

 

I've built up quite a collection of dystopian novels and I plan on reading a fair few of them this year. I'd also like to take some notes along the way because I'd like to try writing one of my own one day.

 

I should add a disclaimer that some books on the list might be more post-apocalyptic as opposed to dystopian. It's hard to tell sometimes as people often disagree. I got my list from Wikipedia, so that's what I'm sticking with. :D

 

I aim to read at least 20 books.

 

Number of dystopians: 73

 

Dystopian reading (read; currently reading):

*JG Ballard: Crash

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #1

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #2: Knife Edge

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #3: Checkmate

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #4: Double Cross

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses: An Eye for an Eye

Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 (re-read)

John Brunner: The Jagged Orbit

John Brunner: The Sheep Look Up

John Brunner: The Shockwave Rider

Katharine Burdekin: Swastika Night

Anthony Burgess: 1985

Anthony Burgess: The Wanting Seed

*Karel Capek: RUR

Karel Capek: War with the Newts

*Eoin Colfer: The Supernaturalist

Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games #1

Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games #2 - Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games #3 - Mockingjay

*Justin Cronin: The Passage

Philip K Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K Dick: The Man in the High Castle

*Cory Doctorow: Little Brother

Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea

Ben Elton: Blind Faith

*Philip Jose Farmer: Dayworld

*Philip Jose Farmer: Dayworld Rebel

William Gibson: Neuromancer

*William Gibson: Count Zero

*William Gibson: Mona Lisa Overdrive

Ursula Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness

*Sarah Hall: Daughters of the North

Harry Harrison: Make Room! Make Room!

Robert Heinlein: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Aldous Huxley: Brave New World Revisited

Aldous Huxley: Island

Shirley Jackson: The Lottery and Other Stories

*PD James: The Children of Men

Andrew Keogh: twentytwelve

Stephen King: The Bachman Books

Stephen King: The Stand

*Arthur Koestler: Darkness at Noon

Stanislaw Lem: Memoirs Found in a Bathtub

Doris Lessing: Memoirs of a Survivor

*Jonathan Lethem: Gun, with Occasional Music

Ira Levin: This Perfect Day

*Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2015

*Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2017

Lois Lowry: Gathering Blue

Lois Lowry: Messenger

Cormac McCarthy: The Road

Walter M Miller Jr: A Canticle for Leibowitz

*Thomas More: Utopia

Vladimir Nabokov: Bend Sinister

*William F Nolan & George Clayton Johnson: Logan's Run

George Orwell: 1984 (re-read)

*Chuck Palahniuk: Rant

Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged

*Mordecai Roshwald: Level 7

*Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now

Will Self: The Book of Dave

*Charles Stross: The Halting State

*Kousun Takami: Battle Royale

*Kurt Vonnegut Jr: Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle

HG Wells: The Shape of Things to Come

*Jack Womack: Going Going Gone

*Jack Womack: Random Acts of Senseless Violence

*Jack Womack: Heathern

*Jack Womack: Ambient

Jack Womack: Terraplane

Jack Womack: Elvissey

Yevgeny Zamyatin: We

 

Wish List (bought):

JG Ballard: Crash

Justin Cronin: The Passage

Pat Califia: Doc and Fluff

Eoin Colfer: The Supernaturalist

Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2015

Saci Lloyd: The Carbon Diaries 2017

Mordecai Roshwald: Level 7

Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now

Charles Stross: Halting State

Jack Womack: Going Going Gone

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Rory Gilmore's Challenge

 

Gilmore Girls is my favourite TV show and Rory, one of the main characters, is an avid reader who has fantastic taste in literature. The below list contains books that I own from her book list.

 

This is more of a mini-challenge, so I'll aim to read 5 books by the end of the year.

 

TBR Pile (read; currently reading):

Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie

*L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

Miguel De Cervantes: Don Quixote

Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist

Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca

Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea

Bret Easton Ellis: Less Than Zero

Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White

Susan Faludi: Backlash

F Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Night

Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary

Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything is Illuminated

Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls

Nick Hornby: High Fidelity

Nick Hornby: The Polysyllabic Spree

Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

*John Knowles: A Separate Peace

Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby

Gregory Maguire: Wicked

Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

Dorothy Parker: The Portable Dorothy Parker

*Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead

*Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: The Yearling

*Elisabeth Robinson: The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday

*Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Mario Puzo: The Godfather

William Shakespeare: Macbeth

Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

*Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

 

Wish List (bought):

L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz

Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Dante: The Divine Comedy

Charles Dickens: David Copperfield

Charles Dickens: Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend

William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury

EM Forster: A Room With a View

Allen Ginsberg: Howl and Other Poems

Joe Harvard: Velvet Underground's The Velvet Underground and Nico

Seamus Heaney: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway: To Have and Have Not

SE Hinton: The Outsiders

Homer: The Iliad

Victor Hugo: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

James Joyce: Ulysses

Susanna Kaysen: Girl, Interrupted

Stephen King: Carrie

Stephen King: Christine

Stephen King: The Shining

Norman Mailer: The Naked and the Dead

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Herman Melville: Moby Dick

HR Mencken: A Mencken Chrestomathy

Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962

Marcel Proust: Swann's Way

Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: The Yearling

JD Salinger: Franny and Zooey

William Shakespeare: Hamlet

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Jacqueline Susann: Valley of the Dolls

David Thoreau: Walden

Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

Sun Tzu: The Art of War

Voltaire: Candide

Edith Wharton: Roman Holiday

Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway

Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

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1001 Books To Read Before You Die Challenge

 

The below list contains a selection of books that I own from the list of 1001 Books To Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall.

 

I aim to read 12 books by the end of the year.

 

TBR Pile (read; currently reading):

*Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

Kingsley Amis: Lucky Jim

*Julian Barnes: Flaubert's Parrot

*Aphra Behn: Oroonoko

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita

Italo Calvino: If On a Winter's Night a Traveller

Karel Capek: War with the Newts

Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone

Philip K Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Charles Dickens: Bleak House

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

*Brett Easton Ellis: American Psycho

Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man

Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

Ian Fleming: Casino Royale

William Gibson: Neuromancer

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter

Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms

*Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea

Peter Hoeg: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow

Ursula Le Guin: The Dispossessed

*Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking

Vladimir Nabokov: Pale Fire

Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher

Jules Verne: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Kurt Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle

*Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Yevgeny Zamyatin: We

 

Selected Wish List (bought):

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

JG Ballard: Crash

Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea

Primo Levi: If Not Now, When?

Haruki Murakami: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Flann O'Brien: At Swim-Two-Birds

Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Emile Zola: Germinal

Edited by Kylie

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1001 Children's Books to Read Before You Die Challenge

 

The below list contains a selection of books that I own from the list of 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

 

I aim to read 12 books by the end of the year.

 

Selected TBR Pile (read; currently reading):

*Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

*L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz

Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses #1

Judy Blume: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl

Michael Ende: The Neverending Story

*Cornelia Funke: Inkheart

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter

*Barry Hines: A Kestral for a Knave

*Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking

*Astrid Lindgren: Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

Lois Lowry: Number the Stars

AA Milne: Winnie the Pooh

*Mary Norton: The Borrowers

Robert O'Brien: Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

*Katherine Paterson: Bridge to Terabithia

*Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #1 - Truckers

Philip Pullman: Northern Lights

*Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: The Yearling

Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now

Dodie Smith: I Capture the Castle

*Johanna Spyri: Heidi

Sue Townsend: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Jules Verne: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Dorothy Wall: Blinky Bill

*Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince and Other Stories

John Wyndham: Chocky

 

Selected Wish List (bought):

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz

Cornelia Funke: Inkheart

Barry Hines: A Kestrel for a Knave

SE Hinton: The Outsiders

Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book

Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren: Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

E Nesbit: Five Children and It

Mary Norton: The Borrowers

Katherine Paterson: Bridge to Terabithia

Terry Pratchett: Johnny and the Bomb

Terry Pratchett: The Bromeliad Trilogy #1 - Truckers

Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now

Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Johanna Spyri: Heidi

PL Travers: Mary Poppins

Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince

Edited by Kylie

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I've decided to undertake the World Challenge as well. I've just put a few countries on there for now, but I'll go over my books in the next few days and add in authors that I've read in the last few years. :D

 

Note to self on how to update file: Update countries here, save map to desktop, upload to photobucket, resize to large and copy IMG link above.

 

Here is the list of countries I'll be working off (thanks to Janet!) Rather than list all the countries here, I'll just add the ones that I've read.

 

Total: 15 or 6% (as at 8 June 2010) (Need to update with Cuba/Italy)

 

Read:

Australia: A Fortunate Life by AB Facey

Brazil: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Canada: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Cuba: If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

Denmark: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg

Dominica: The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

England: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

France: The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Germany: The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

Greenland: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg

Ireland: The Book of Evidence by John Banville

Italy: If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

Japan: South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

Russia: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Scotland: The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Spain: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Sweden: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Switzerland: Heidi by Johanna Spyri

United States: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

 

Countries and authors on my TBR pile:

Edited by Kylie

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OMG! I am SOOOOOOOO impressed with both your list and your organisation!

 

And I have to say I haven't heard mention of Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in many, many years. I read it when I was about 9 or 10 and adored it. If I remember correctly, it's rather dark but wonderful. Perhaps I should get hold of it and re-read it - after all, it's been more than 20 years since then!

 

I especially love your Gilmore Girls list - I've never seen the show, but the list looks great! :D

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Wow you are incredible! Some amazing lists there. I will remember this thread when in search of a challenge!

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Kylie, I suspect you have the most impressive TBR list we'll ever see here, and so well organised! Happy reading :roll:

 

Aw, thanks! :D I did a lot of work to get myself organised here a couple of years ago, so now I can cheat every year and just copy my posts after I've deleted the books I read in 2009. :D

 

OMG! I am SOOOOOOOO impressed with both your list and your organisation!

 

And I have to say I haven't heard mention of Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in many, many years. I read it when I was about 9 or 10 and adored it. If I remember correctly, it's rather dark but wonderful. Perhaps I should get hold of it and re-read it - after all, it's been more than 20 years since then!

 

I especially love your Gilmore Girls list - I've never seen the show, but the list looks great! :D

 

Thanks Kell! I read Mrs Frisby about 20 years ago also (I think we're around the same age) so I can't wait to read it again. Only I can't remember anything at all about it except that we read it for school and my friend and I had to put on a mock interview about it in front of our class.

 

It's funny, but I set up these posts a few weeks ago and just copied/pasted so I wasn't paying much attention today. I completely forgot that I had added a Rory Challenge, so when I saw your post I thought for a second that you had confused me with Frankie, because I was reading her Rory Challenge today and thinking 'I should have done that too'. :D I have such a bad memory. Thank goodness you're here to remind me of my challenges!

 

Wow you are incredible! Some amazing lists there. I will remember this thread when in search of a challenge!

 

Thanks Kate! I will be keeping a careful eye on your reading lists this year because I enjoy your reviews (especially of the Discworld series). :D

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It's funny, but I set up these posts a few weeks ago and just copied/pasted so I wasn't paying much attention today. I completely forgot that I had added a Rory Challenge, so when I saw your post I thought for a second that you had confused me with Frankie, because I was reading her Rory Challenge today and thinking 'I should have done that too'. :roll: I have such a bad memory. Thank goodness you're here to remind me of my challenges!

 

Kylie that's funny :D Who can remember everything aye, that's partly why we have these lists :D But I noticed that some of the books on your Rory list are not on my Rory list? We must have different lists, shoot! We must compare notes sometime.

 

I also wanted to say that my word you're really organised, I'm in awe! And I just loved going through your TBR list, it's huge and it makes me humble. I love it :D

 

I wish you a happy 2010 reading year, I hope you find plenty of jewels and enjoy! :D

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Kylie I saw you last night when you were reserving over ten posts with nothing in them and I was wondering what you had planned (didn't comment so as not to interrupt your lists) but WOW. That is some amount of lists! And all the challenges!! :D

 

Lady, I salute you :roll:

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