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message 1: by Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (last edited Aug 01, 2011 03:46AM) (new)

Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 2010 Goals

My reading goals for this year are basically to make progress on various lists/challenges I am currently working on.

1. To complete Diane's Around the World in 80 Books Challenge. Currently I am on 36 (34 at the end of 2009). Progress for this will be recorded in my thread in the folder for this challenge. Tanya -- Frequent Flyer Complete 12/07/10

2. To read at least 20 books from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list (either 2006, 2008 or 2010 edition) Complete 03/07/10

3. To read at least 5 books from the 25 Books to Read Before Age 25 list. After my age goes up at the end of the month this will be the amount I need to read per year to make it. Currently I have only read 10. For those interested the list can be found here: 25 Books to Read Before Age 25 (My mum has adapted it to 25 Books to Read Before Age 50 :) [She has currently read 12:]) Complete 25/08/10)

Double up between the lists is allowed (and encouraged!)

* edited to include 2010 1001 list for options to chose from


message 2: by Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (last edited Aug 25, 2010 01:59AM) (new)

Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments Progress

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
1. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (29/01/10)
2. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (14/02/10)
3. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (21/02/10)
4. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (21/02/10)
5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (05/03/10)
6. The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing (08/03/10)
7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (10/03/10)
8. Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago (28/03/10)
9. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (31/03/10)
10. Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres (19/04/10)
11. The Successor by Ismail Kadare (21/04/10)
12. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (24/04/10)
13. The Nose by Nikolai Gogol (24/04/10)
14. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (09/05/10)
15. Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin (12/05/10)
16. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (15/05/10)
17. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (31/05/10)
18. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (02/06/10)
19. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (12/06/10)
20. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho (03/07/10)

25 Books to Read Before Age 25
1. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (11/02/10)
2. The Crucible by Arthur Miller (10/03/10)
3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (16/03/10)
4. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (11/07/10)
5. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk (25/08/10)


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments Phew I finally have something to update. My first book from the 1001 list this year is:

1. Hunger by Knut Hamsun

This also counts for Norway on Diane's AtWi80 Books Challenge.


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 25 Books to Read Before Age 25
1. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

I have counted this as Bulgaria for AtWi80 Books


message 5: by Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (last edited Feb 14, 2010 12:35AM) (new)

Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
2. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

This was a very quick read and my first from the 1700s section of the list!


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
3. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Also counts for Germany for AtWi80 Books


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Kristine Victoria | 4 comments That is an excellent idea, I am seriously thinking about the lists and trying to decide how many I can read for 2010. Thank you




Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments Kristine, I didn't want to put too much pressure on myself with too many goals. Doing the Around the World in 80 books is taking up a lot of my choices for a while. But I wanted to still make some progress on these lists without turning it into a chore! If I read more all the better! Having a goal in place will hopefully help keep me on track :) Good luck with setting your goals!


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
4. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
6. The Grass Is Singing: A Novel by Doris Lessing

Also counts as Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) for AtWi80 Books


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Bhumi | 524 comments How was The Picture of Dorian Gray, Tanya?


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments Bhumi, I really enjoyed The Picture of Dorian Gray! I have been wanting to read it for ages, so I was really pleased when it was voted this months group read as it was the prompt I needed to finally pick it up! Thankfully after all that waiting it was most definitely worth it!


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 25 Books to Read Before Age 25
2. The Crucible by Arthur Miller


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 25 Books to Read Before Age 25
3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain


message 17: by Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (last edited Apr 01, 2010 04:07AM) (new)

Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
8. Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago

Also counts as Portugal for AtWi80 Books


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
9. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham


message 19: by Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (last edited Apr 19, 2010 05:08AM) (new)

Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
10. Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

Also counts as Greece for AtWi80 Books


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
11. The Successor: A Novel by Ismail Kadare

Also counts as Albania for AtWi80 Books


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
12. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
13. The Nose by Nikolai Gogol


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
14. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
15. Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
16. Lord of the Flies by William Golding


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
17. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Also counts as Ukraine for AtWi80 Books


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
18. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Also counts as India for AtWi80 Books


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
19. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Also counts as Czech Republic for AtWi80 Books


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
20. Veronika Decides To Die by Paulo Coelho

Also counts as Slovenia for AtWi80 Books

Yay this completes my 1001 goal for the year! Anything read off the list from now on is a bonus.


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 25 Books to Read Before Age 25
4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Also counts as Italy for AtWi80 Books

and

Book 21. for the year from the 1001 list


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments As of yesterday I have completed Diane's Around the World in 80 Books Challenge!! Found here Tanya -- Frequent Flyer


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
22. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


message 33: by Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (last edited Aug 25, 2010 01:58AM) (new)

Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 25 Books to Read Before Age 25
5. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

This completes my goals for the year! Yay! Admittedly the goals I set myself were modest compared to some of the amazing goals being achieved here. But I am excited to reach them all the same. I will continue to record any more read from the 1001 list and the 25 list in the remainder of the year, but anything now is a bonus. Yippee!

Will have to start brainstorming what I'm going to set myself next year...


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
23. Oroonoko by Aphra Behn


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
24. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
25. 1984 by George Orwell


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 25 Books to Read Before Age 25
6. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
27. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Also 25 Books to Read Before Age 25 #7.


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
29. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
32. Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
33. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
35. The 39 Steps by John Buchan


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
36. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett


Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments 1001
37. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson


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38. The Lover by Marguerite Duras


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