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Right, I saw that pretty much everyone has this kind of thread, and I looove lists, so I immediately thought - I must have one too!


I'm new here so you probably don't know much about my reading yet, so I'll just talk about my general reading preferences for a bit. I read a variety of things, mostly adult and YA, although I've only really gotten into adult books this past year. My favourite book of all time is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and I really, really like WW2 type books in general. I feel like knowing that the people who lived in my country, my own ancestors, did such horrible things and had to go through such horrible thing always makes reading about it an especially real and touching experience. In terms of genres, I pretty much read anything. The only things I don't really read much are YA contemporary, pure romance novels and sci-fi stuff to do with space and aliens and stuff (although I adored The Martian).


2017 GOALS

On goodreads, I set myself the goal to read 50 books this year. I hope that I can actually do this, although I have to admit that I usually lower the challenge if I realise I can't make it during the year. I know that kind of defeats the point, but I know myself and I couldn't live with the idea of having an uncompleted challenge on my goodreads profile... :'D

Apart from that, I don't really have many goals this year. I would like to reduce my TBR overall, but I don't really have a specific number in mind. 



Read 2017

Acquired 2017

2017 Stats


Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Man Booker Challenge



I'm going to use a 5 star rating system, however, I will include things like .5 or .25 etc stars. 



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READ IN 2017



January (635 pages)

01. The Reptile Room - Lemony Snicket (4/5) - ebook

02. Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari (4.5/5) - audio


February (1454 pages)

03. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead (3/5) - audio

04. The Wide Window - Lemony Snicket (3.5/5) - ebook

05. Frostbite - Richelle Mead (3.5/5) - audio

06. Bismarck - Eberhard Kolb (3/5)

07. Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead (3/5) - audio


March (1439 pages)

08. The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson (4/5) - audio

09. A Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (4/5) - audio

10. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie (2.5/5)

11. The Sign of Four - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (3/5)audio

12. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger (2/5)


April (958 pages)

13. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (5/5) - audio

14. When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi (5/5) 

15. The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket (3/5) - ebook

16. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (5/5) - audio



17. The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon (3.5/5) 

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01. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie



02. Frostbite - Richelle Mead - audio

03. Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead - audio



04. The Song Rising - Samantha Shannon

05. The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story - Hyeonseo Lee - ebook

06. When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi



07. Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien

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2017 STATS (updated once a month)



Ø pages / book: 290.5 pages
Ø pages / day: 36 pages
Ø pages / month: 987.6 pages
Book Length
0-150 pages: 3 (17.6%)
151-300 pages: 7 (41.2%)
301-500 pages: 6 (35.3%)
501-800 pages: 1 (5.9%)
801-1000 pages: 0 (0%)
1000+ pages: 0 (0%)


Target Audience

Adult: 9 (52.9%)
New Adult: 0 (0%)
Young Adult: 5 (29.4%)
Middlegrade: 3 (17.6%)

Author Gender
Male: 13 (76.5%)
Female: 4 (23.5%)
Other: 0 (0%)
HC: 1 (5.9%)
PB: 3 (17.6%)
ebook: 4 (23.5.1%)
Audio: 9 (52.9%)



Books in series: 12 (70.6%)
Number of series: 5
Standalones: 4 (29.4%)
1st books: 3 (25%)
2nd books: 3 (25%)
3rd books: 2 (16.7%)
4th and higher: 4 (33.3%)
Shortstories: 0 (0%)
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Start of 2017: 89

Currently: 81


currently reading 


Adams, Douglas - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Adams, Douglas - Life, the Universe and Everything

Adams, Douglas - So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Allende, Isabel - City of The Beast

Austen, Jane - Emma

Austen, Jane - Persuasion

Austen, Jane - Mansfield Park

Austen, Jane - Sense and Sensibility

Bardugo, Leigh – Six of Crows

Beard, Mary – SPQR

Beevor, Anthony – The Second World War (audio)

Bronte, Charlotte - Jane Eyre

Bronte, Emily - Wuthering Heights (ebook)

Butcher, Jim - Furies of Calderon

Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot

Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot

Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot

Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot

Christie, Agatha – Hercule Poirot

Clare, Cassandra - Clockwork Angel

Clare, Cassandra - Clockwork Prince

Clare, Cassandra - Clockwork Princess

Crystal, David - How Language Works

Darlington, Miriam - Otter Country

Dickens, Charles - Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities (ebook)

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Hound of the Baskervilles

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Valley of Fear

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - His Last Bow

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Follett, Ken - Fall of Giants (ebook)

Forsyth, Mark - The Etymologicon

Gabaldon, Diana – Outlander 

Hugo, Victor - Les Misérables (ebook)

Hustvedt, Siri – What I Loved

Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World (ebook)

Kagawa, Julie - The Immortal Rules (ebook)

Kagawa, Julie - The Eternity Cure (ebook)

Kahneman, Daniel - Thinking, Fast and Slow

King, Stephen - The Shining (ebook)

Kureishi, Hanif - The Buddha of Suburbia (ebook)

Lee, Harper - To Kill A Mockingbird

Lee, Hyeonseo - The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story (ebook)

Lewis, C. L. - The Horse and His Boy

Lewis, C. L. - Prince Caspian

Lewis, C. L. - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Lewis, C. L. - The Silver Chair

Lewis, C. L. - The Last Battle

Maas, Sarah J. - A Court of Thorns and Roses

Meyer, Stephenie – The Host

Miller, Madeline - The Song of Achilles (ebook)

Mitchell, David - Cloud Atlas

Murakami, Haruki - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (audio)

Pearson, Mary E. - The Kiss of Deception

Quick, Matthew - Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock (ebook)

Ronson, Jon - The Psychopath Test

Rothfuss, Patrick - The Name of the Wind

Roy, Arundhati - The God of Small Things

Shannon, Samantha - The Mime Order

Shannon, Samantha - The Song Rising

Shepherd, Megan - The Madman's Daughter (ebook)

Simons, Paulina - The Bronze Horseman

Sloan, Robin - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 5 (ebook)

Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 6 (ebook)

Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 7 (ebook)

Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 8 (ebook)

Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 9 (ebook)

Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 10 (ebook)

Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 11 (ebook)

Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 12 (ebook)

Snicket, Lemony – A Series of Unfortunate Events 13 (ebook)

Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island (ebook)

Stockett, Kathryn - The Help

Thackeray, William Makepeace - Vanity Fair

Thien, Madeleine - Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Tolkien, J. R. R. - The Hobbit

Vonnegut, Kurt - Breakfast of Champions (ebook)

Zamyatin, Yevgeny - We (ebook)

A Poem for Every Night of the Year

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These are all the books mentioned in all the seasons of the brilliant show Gilmore Girls. I copied this list from Frankie, I hope that's okay!!  :hide:





1. Aeschylus: (no specific title)

 2. Uwem Akpan: Say You're One of Them

 3. Celeste Albaret: Monsieur Proust

 4. Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 5. Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie

 6. Mitch Albom: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

 7. Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

 8. Sholem Aleichem: Tevya The Dairyman and the Railroad Stories

 9. Robert Alexander: The Kitchen Boy

10. Monica Ali: Brick Lane

11. Dante Aligheri: The Divine Comedy

12. Dante Aligheri: Inferno

13. Isabel Allende: Eva Luna

14. Isabel Allende: The House of the Spirits

15. Isabel Allende: Daughter of Fortune

16. Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Match Girl

17. Maya Angelou: The Heart of a Woman

18. A Manette Ansay: Vinegar Hill

19. Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake

20. Jane Austen: Emma

21. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

22. Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey

23. Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility

24. Paul Auster: Oracle Night

25. L Frank Baum: The Scarecrow of Oz

26. L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz

27. Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot

28. Elizabeth Berg: Open House

29. Maeve Binchy: Tara Road

30. TJ Binyon: Pushkin: A Biography

31. Judy Blume: Deenie

32. Chris Bohjalian: Midwives

33. Richard Nelson Bolles: What Colour is Your Parachute?

34. Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

35. Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451

36. Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre

37. Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

38. Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code

39. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnets from the Portugese

40. Pearl S Buck: The Good Earth

41. Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter

42. Charles Bukowski: Notes of a Dirty Old Man

43. Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita

44. Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange

45. Judith Butler: Gender Trouble

46. William E Cain: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism

47. Truman Capote: In Cold Blood

48. Lewis Carroll: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

49. Michael Chabon: Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

50. Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, The

51. Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

52. Kate Chopin: The Awakening

53. Jill Ciment: Heroic Measures

54. Breena Clarke: River, Cross my Heart

55. Pearl Cleage: What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

56. Hillary Clinton: It Takes a Village

57. Hillary Clinton: Living History

58. Judith Ortiz Cofer: The Meaning of Consuelo

59. Anne Collett: Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals

60. Carlo Collodi: Pinocchio

61. Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

62. Blanche Wiesen Cook: Eleanor Roosevelt

63. Bill Cosby: The Best Way to Play

64. Bill Cosby: The Treasure Hunt

65. Bill Cosby: The Meanest Thing to Say

66. Greg Critser: Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

67. Edwidge Danticat: Breath, Eyes, Memory

68. Robertson Davies: The Manticore

69. Honore De Balzac: Cousin Bette

70. Simone De Beauvoir: The Second Sex

71. Simone De Beauvoir: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

72. Julia De Burgos: Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems

73. Don Miguel: De Cervantes Don Quixote

74. Isaak Denison: Out of Africa

75. Pamela Des Barres: I'm With the Band

76. Anita Diamant: The Red Tent

77. Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities

78. Charles Dickens: David Copperfield

79. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations

80. Charles Dickens: Little Dorrit

81. Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist

82. Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

83. Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend

84. Emily Dickinson: The New Poems of Emily Dickinson

85. Joan Didion: The Year of Magical Thinking

86. Fyodor Dostoevsky: Demons

87. Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment

88. Theodore Dreiser: An American Tragedy

89. Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca

90. Andre Dubus III: House of Sand and Fog

91. Peter Duff: The Bielski Brothers

92. Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo

93. Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea

94. Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose

95. Dave Eggers: (no specific title)

96. Dave Eggers: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

97. Barbara Ehrenreich: Nickel and Dimed

98. Bret Easton Ellis: Less than Zero

99. Nora Ephron: I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

100. Louise Erdich: Love Medicine

101. Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex

102. Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

103. Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White

104. Susan Faludi: Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women 

105. Henry Farrell: What Happened to Baby Jane?

106. William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury

107. William Faulkner: Sanctuary

108. William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying

109. William Faulkner: Light in August

110. Jack Finney: Time and Again

111. Janet Fitch: White Oleander

112. F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

113. F Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Night

114. Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary

115. Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything is Illuminated

116. Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth

117. Ford Maddox Ford: The Good Soldier

118. EM Forster: A Room with a View

119. EM Forster: A Passage to India

120. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

121. Al Franken: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

122. Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections

123. James Frey: A Million Little Pieces

124. Milton Friedman: A Monetary History of the United States

125. Ernest Gaines: A Lesson Before Dying

126. Edward Gibbon: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

127. Kaye Gibbons: Ellen Foster

128. Kaye Gibbons: A Virtuous Woman

129. William Gibson: The Miracle Worker

130. Allen Ginsberg: Howl

131. Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls

132. Myla Goldberg: Bee Season

133. William Golding: Lord of the Flies

134. William Goldman: Marathon Man

135. Sue Grafton: R is for Ricochet

136. Sue Grafton: S is for Silence

137. Alvin Granowsky: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

138. Lucy Grealy: Autobiography of a Face

139. Brothers Grimm: Snow White and the Rose Red

140. Brothers Grimm: Rapunzel

141. Tim Guest: My Life in Orange

142. Mark Haddon: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

143. Rachel Howzell: A Hall Quiet Storm

144. Jane Hamilton: The Book of Ruth

145. Jane Hamilton: A Map of the World

146. Joe Harvard: Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series)

147. Katharine Butler Hathaway: The Little Locksmith

148. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter

149. Melinda Haynes: Mother of Pearl

150. Seamus Heaney: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

151. Ursula Hegi: Sacred Time

152. Ursula Hegi: Stones from the River

153. Joseph Heller: Catch-22

154. Lillian Hellman: The Children's Hour

155. Ernest Hemingway: To Have and Have Not

156. Ernest Hemingway: Snows of Kilimanjaro

157. Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises

158. Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast

159. Seymour M Hersh: My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath

160. Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha

161. Laura Hillenbrand: Seabiscuit: An American Legend

162. SE Hinton: The Outsiders

163. Alice Hoffman: Here on Earth

164. Virginia Holman: Rescuing Patty Hearst

165. Nick Hornby: High Fidelity

166. Nick Hornby: The Polysyllabic Spree

167. Nick Hornby: Songbook (31 Songs)

168. Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner

169. Arianna Huffington: Pigs at the Trough

170. Victor Hugo: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

171. Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

172. MJ Hyland: How the Light Gets In

173. Shirley Jackson: Lottery, The and Other Stories

174. Henry James: The Art of Fiction

175. Henry James: Daisy Miller

176. Jan Lars Jensen: Nervous System

178. Spencer Johnson: Who Moved My Cheese?

179. James Joyce: Finnegan's Wake

180. James Joyce: Ulysses

181. Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis

182. Franz Kafka: The Trial

183. Donald Kagan: Archidamian War

184. Donald Kagan: The Fall of the Athenian Empire

185. Donald Kagan: The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

186. Donald Kagan: The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition

187. Susanna Kaysen: Girl, Interrupted

188. Carolyn Keene: Nancy Drew series

189. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life

190. William J Kennedy: Iron Weed

191. Jack Kerouac: On the Road

192. Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

193. Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

194. Sue Monk Kidd: The Secret Life of Bees

195. Stephen King: The Shining

196. Stephen King: Carrie

197. Stephen King: Christine

198. Stephen King: Cujo

199. Stephen King: Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

200. Dick King-Smith: Babe

201. Barbara Kingsolver: The Poisonwood Bible

202. Karl Ove Knausgård: My Struggle

203. John Knowles: A Separate Peace

204. Frederick Kohner: Gidget

205. Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

206. Gary Krist: Extravagance

207. Jhumpa Lahiri: The Namesake

208. Wally Lamb: I Know This Much is True

209. Wally Lamb: She's Come Undone

210. Erik Larsson: The Devil in the White City 

211. Jerome Lawrence: Inherit the Wind

212. DH Lawrence: Lady Chatterley's Lover

213. Norman Lebrecht: Song of Names

214. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird

215. Tommy Lee: The Dirt

216. Alan Jay Lerner: Brigadoon

217. Jonathan Lethem: The Fortress of Solitude

218. Billie Letts: Where the Heart Is

219. Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby

220. Andrea Levy: Small Island

221. Lawrence Lipton: The Holy Barbarians

222. Hugh Lofting: Dr Dolittle

223. Bret Lott: Jewel

224. David Macauley: The New Way Things Work

225. Ann-Marie MacDonald: Fall on Your Knees

226. Mojo Magazine: Mojo Magazine Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion

267. Norman Mailer: The Naked and the Dead

268. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude

269. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera

270. Julie Mars: A Months of Sundays

271. Yann Martel: Life of Pi

272. Valerie Martin: Property

273. W Somerset Maugham: The Razor's Edge

274. Mary McCarthy: The Group

275. Mary McCarthy: A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays

276. Cormac McCarthy: The Road

277. Frank McCourt: Angela’s Ashes

278. Carson McCullers: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

279. Gregory McDonald: Fletch

280. Ian McEwan: Atonement

281. James McKean: Quattrocento

282. Emma McLaughlin: The Nanny Diaries

283. Larry McMurtry: Terms of Endearment

284. Legs McNeil: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

285. John McPhee: (no specific title)

286. Herman Melville: Moby Dick

287. HL Mencken: A Mencken Chrestomathy

288. HL Mencken: My Life as Author and Editor

289. Grace Metalious: Peyton Place

290. Phillip Meyers: The Vanishing Newspaper

291. Nancy Milford: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

292. Arthur Miller: The Crucible

293. Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman

294. Henry Miller: Sexus

295. Sue Miller: While I Was Gone

296. Rohinton Mistry: A Fine Balance

297. Jacquelyn Mitchard: The Deep End of the Ocean

298. Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

299. Michael Moore: Fahrenheit 9/11

300. Barrington Moore: Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World

301. Robert Morgan: Gap Creek

302. Mary McGarry: Morris Songs in Ordinary Time

303. Toni Morrison: Beloved

304. Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye

305. Toni Morrison: Paradise

306. Toni Morrison: Song of Solomon

307. Toni Morrison: Sula

308. Vladimir Nabokov: Speak, Memory

309. Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita in Tehran

310. Fredrich Nietzche: The Portable Nietzche

311. Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife

312. Charles Nordhoff: Mutiny on the Bounty

313. Tawni O'Dell: Back Roads

314. Joyce Carol Oates: We Were the Mulvaneys

315. Julie Orringer: How to Breathe Underwater

316. George Orwell: 1984

317. Julie Otsuka: When the Emperor Was Devine

318. Malika Oufkir: Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail

319. Elaine Pagels: The Gnostic Gospels

320. Dorothy Parker: The Portable Dorothy Parker

321. Ann Patchett: Bel Canto

322. Ann Patchett: Truth and Beauty

323. Alan Paton: Cry, the Beloved Country

324. Jodi Piccoult: My Sister's Keeper

325. Sylvia Plath: Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 

326. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar

327. Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven

328. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

329. Sidney Poitier: The Measure of a Man

330. Dawn Powell: Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965

331. Dawn Powell: Complete Novels

332. Dawn Powell: Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to Be Born

333. Steven Pressfield: Legend of Bagger Vance, The

334. Marcel Proust: Swann's Way

335. Mario Puzo: The Godfather

336. Anna Quindlen: Black and Blue

337. Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead

338. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: The Yearling

339. Roger Reger: Emily the Strange

340. Sheri Reynolds: The Rapture of Canaan

341. Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet

342. Mary Roach: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

343. Henry Robert: Robert's Rules of Order

344. Elisabeth Robinson: True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

345. Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday

346. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

347. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

348. Arundhati Roy: God of Small Things, The

349. Theodore Isaac Rubin: David and Lisa

350. Gwyn Hyman Rubio: Icy Sparks

351. Richard Russo: Empire Falls

352. JD Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye

353. JD Salinger: Franny and Zooey

354. Felix Salten: Bambi

355. Jack Schaefer: Shane

356. Bernhard Schlink: The Reader

357. Flora Schreiber: Sybil

358. Christina Schwarz: Drowning Ruth

359. Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

360. David Sedaris: Holidays on Ice

361. David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day

362. Erich Segal: Love Story

363. Dr Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

364. Anne Sexton: The Complete Poems

365. William Shakespeare: A Comedy of Errors

367. William Shakespeare: Richard III

368. William Shakespeare: The Sonnets

369. William Shakespeare: Macbeth

370. William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

371. William Shakespeare: Hamlet

372. William Shakespeare: Othello

373. William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part 1

374. William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part 2

375. William Shakespeare: Henry V

376. William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

377. George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion

378. Mary Shelley: Frankenstein

379. William Tecumseh: Sherman Memoirs of General WT Sherman

380. Carol Shields: Unless

381. Anita Shreve: The Pilot's Wife

382. Dai Sijie: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

383. Upton Sinclair: The Jungle

384. Daniel Sinker: We Owe You Nothing - Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews

385. Betty Smith: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

386. Donald J Sobol: Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective

387. Joseph Stein: Fiddler on the Roof

388. John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath

389. John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men

390. John Steinbeck: East of Eden

391. Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

392. Rick Steves: Europe through the Back Door, 2003

393. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin

394. Cheryl Strayed: Wild

395. William Styron: Sophie's Choice

396. Jacqueline Susann: Valley of the Dolls

397. Ron Suskind: Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill

398. Lalita Tademy: Cane River

399. Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club

400. Amy Tan: The Opposite of Fate

401. Hobart Chatfield Taylor: Moliere: A Biography

402. William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair

403. Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

404. Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

405. Kay Thompson: Eloise

406. Henry David Thoreau: Walden

407. Judith Thurman: Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette

408. JRR Tolkien: Return of the King

409. JRR Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring

410. Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth

411. Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

412. Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

413. John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces

414. Lisa Tucker: The Song Reader

415. Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

416. Mark Twain: The Jumping Frog

417. Sun Tzu: The Art of War

418. Alfred Uhry: Driving Miss Daisy

419. Gore Vidal: The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000

420. Tony Vigorito: Just a Couple of Days

421. Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse-Five

422. Kurt Vonnegut: Galapagos

423. Myra Waldo: Myra Waldo's Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978

424. David Foster Wallace: Consider the Lobster

425. Charles Webb: The Graduate

426. Jacob Weisberg: George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President

427. Rebecca Wells: The Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

428. Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting

429. Eudora Welty: The Collected (Short) Stories

430. Edith Wharton: Roman Holiday

431. Edith Wharton: Ethan Frome

432. Edith Wharton: (no specific title)

433. EB White: Stuart Little

435. EB White: Charlotte's Web

436. Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass

437. Elie Wiesel: Night

438. Kate Douglas Wiggin: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

439. Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

440. Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

441. PG Wodehouse: The Code of the Woosters

442. Tobias Wolff: Old School

443. Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own

444. Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway

445. Tom Woolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

446. William Wordsworth: Tevya The Dairyman and the Railroad Stories

447. David Wroblewski: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

448. Elizabeth Wurtzel: Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women

449. Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind

450. Compact Oxford English Dictionary

451. Homer: The Iliad

452. Several biographies of Winston Churchill

453. Bhagavad Gita

454. Voltaire: Candide

455. The Merry Wives of Windsor

456. Rough Guide to Europe, 2003

457. Selected Hotels of Europe

458. Spinoza Ethics

459. Hidden Romantic Gems of the Restaurant World


Read: 21/459

Own unread: 9/439

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These are all the Man Booker winners of the past, and at some point I'd like to read all of them!





P. H. Newby - Something to Answer For

Bernice Rubens - The Elected Member

V. S. Naipaul - In a Free State

John Berger - G.

J. G. Farrell - The Siege of Krishnapur

Nadine Gordimer -The Conservationist

Stanley Middleton -Holiday

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust

David Storey - Saville

Paul Scott - Staying On

Iris Murdoch - The Sea, the Sea

Penelope Fitzgerald - Offshore

William Golding - Rites of Passage

Salman Rushdie - Midnight’s Children

Thomas Keneally - Schindler’s Ark

J. M. Coetzee - Life & Times of Michael K

Anita Brookner - Hotel du Lac

Keri Hulme - The Bone People

Kingsley Amis - The Old Devils

Penelope Lively - Moon Tiger

Peter Carey - Oscar and Lucinda

Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day

A. S. Byatt - Possession: A Romance

Ben Okri - The Famished Road

Michael Ondaatje - The English Patient

Barry Unsworth - Sacred Hunger

Roddy Doyle - Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

James Kelman - How late it was, how late

Pat Barker - The Ghost Road

Graham Swift - Last Orders

Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things

Ian McEwan - Amsterdam

J. M. Coetzee - Disgrace

Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin

Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang

Yann Martel - Life of Pi

DBC Pierre - Vernon God Little

Alan Hollinghurst - The Line of Beauty

John Banville - The Sea

Kiran Desai - The Inheritance of Loss

Anne Enright - The Gathering

Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger

Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall

Howard Jacobson - The Finkler Question

Julian Barnes - The Sense of an Ending

Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies

Eleanor Catton - The Luminaries

Richard Flanagan - The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Marlon James - A Brief History of Seven Killings

Paul Beatty - The Sellout


Read: 4/50

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Idk if I need to formally "open" this thread but I've seen it happen on others, so feel free to comment if you want to! :)


The Wide Window - Lemony Snicket (3.5 stars)

I was getting a bit bored with Midnight's Children, so I decided to take a break and quickly read the third book in the Series of Unfortunate Events... series. I know I read this book in primary school, and I was actually quite surprised that the plot came back to me almost entirely while I was reading it.

I'm sure most people know what these books are about, and in this book, as in most of them, the three Baudelaire siblings are placed in the care of another relative. Obviously, Count Olaf is after them still and drama quickly ensues.

I enjoyed this book, and I love re-reading those books in the series that I have read before, but I think that maybe I should leave some more time inbetween reading these. Having read book 1 in December and book 2 in January, the story felt quite repetitive. I know that's sort of the point of the whole story, Mr Poe not believing that whoever Count Olaf is pretending to be is actually Count Olaf, and the siblings eventually proving it to him, and I see how that would be exciting for children, but personally it's starting to annoy me a little bit. It's just that the stories are so predictable it takes some fun away from the reading experience.

Nevertheless, I will obviously continue to read these books, and I can't wait to get to those that I never read as a child. Maybe those will be a little less boring.

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

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Ooh, you have some great books awaiting you on your TBR pile. :D


In particular, I enjoyed:


Murakami, Haruki - The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin

Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger

Yann Martel - Life of Pi


I also read Sapiens in January. It was a very thought provoking read.


I hope you have a great reading year, Sazed. :smile:

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These are all the books mentioned in all the seasons of the brilliant show Gilmore Girls. I copied this list from Frankie, I hope that's okay!!  :hide:


I got my compiled list from Kylie :smile2: Great to see another GG fan on here! I hope you have a great reading year in 2017 :) 

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Thanks you two!! I've read some other Murakamis before and loved them, so I can't wait for The Wind Up Bird Chronical!


Frankie, I only started watching Gilmore Girls about 2 months ago, now I'm almost done with season 7 and I'm obsessed  :wub:

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Always good to see a new reading log :D.


I wish you very happy reading in 2017 :):readingtwo:!


I agree with your review of The Wide Window, I read 2 books of the series in the same week a while ago (books 2 and 3, because I couldn't find book 1 at the library), and found the stories to be repetitive. I did quite like the writing style, so maybe I'll go back to it in a while. I own several books in the series but not all of them.

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Thanks to the two of you! =)


I finished Frostbite by Richelle Mead and will immediately continue with Shadow Kiss, won't write a proper review though because these books are literally just my enjoyment audiobooks that I listen to to escape uni stress. Not critical evaluation necessary or wanted  :D

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Frankie, I only started watching Gilmore Girls about 2 months ago, now I'm almost done with season 7 and I'm obsessed  :wub:


You only started about 2 months ago?! :D So cool! I'm really happy you're enjoying the series so much! :smile2: I hope you have a lot of fun with the Rory Gilmore reading challenge, too! 

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Thank you Muggle and Anna! I have no idea when it's mentioned in the series haha, I just copied the list  :hide:


You only started about 2 months ago?! :D So cool! I'm really happy you're enjoying the series so much! :smile2: I hope you have a lot of fun with the Rory Gilmore reading challenge, too! 

Yeah I know, I was a bit late to the party... But now I love it! :D Thanks :)

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I had to take a bit of a reading break because uni got insanely stressful, but I have a bit more time again now so today I sat down and fiinished Bismarck, by Eberhard Kolb. It's a biography about my favourite German ever, so it was fun to read, but also quite slow and complicated at times, seeing as, well, I'm not a historian. Ended up giving it three stars :)

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