Challenge: 50 Books discussion

53 views
Finish Line 2012! > Zee's 70 for 2012

Comments (showing 1-21 of 21) (21 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments And we're off!
1. The Merchant of Veniceby Shakespeare (Jan 1st)
2. Alice Sit-By-The-Fire by JM Barrie (Jan 2nd)


message 2: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 3. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
4. The Great Gatsby by F S Fitzgerald
5. Bonjiur Tristesse by Francoise Sagan
6. Gilgamesh Epic by Anonymous
7. Truman Capote: Enfant Terrible by Robert Emmet Long


message 3: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments Megan wrote: "Looks like a great list, and glad to see it's romance/YA free, haha! I was sad not see any reviews, but then noticed on your profile that you have a review blog. I checked it out. Great blog! I..."

Hi Megan, yeah I don't read much YA. I like proper books :D Unfortunately I'm really behind reviews, but I try to put a little one on goodreads. All my spare time is taken up with teaching at the moment.

The important thing is that you enjoy your reads. It's been fairly mixed for me so far.


message 4: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 8. 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' - Tennessee Williams (5/5 stars)
9. 'Skellig' - David Almond (4/5 stars)
10. 'How to Analyze People on Sight' - Elsie Lincoln Benedict (3/5 stars)
11. 'An Inspector Calls' - JB Priestley (3/5 stars)


message 5: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 12. 'Esio Trot' - Roald Dahl (3/5 stars)
13. 'Bloody Chamber' - Angela Carter (5/5 stars)
14. 'Of Mice and Men ' John Steinbeck (5/5 stars)
15. 'Dracula' - Bram Stoker (5/5 stars)
16. 'I, Robot' - Cory Doctorow (3/5 stars)
17. 'Almost Transparent Blue' - Ryu Murakami (2/5 stars)


message 6: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 18. 'Holes' - Louis Sachar (4/5 stars)


message 7: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 19. 'In a Grove' by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (3/5 stars)
20. 'Salome' by Oscar Wilde (3/5 stars)
21. 'The Nightingale and the Rose' by Oscar Wilde (4/5 stars)
22. 'The Waves' by Virginia Woolf (2/5 stars)
23. 'The Bridges of Madison County' by Robert James Waller (2/5 stars)
24. 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne (4/5 stars)


message 8: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 25. 'The Lady in the Looking Glass' by Virginia Woolf (3/5 stars)
26. 'Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingasolver (4/5 stars)
27. 'Hell Screen' by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (5/5 stars)
28. 'The Kite Runner' by Hosseini (3/5 stars)
29. 'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde (4/5 stars)
30. 'Aleph' by Paulo Coelho (3/5 stars)


message 9: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 31. A Room With A View' by EM Forster (5/5 stars)


message 10: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 32. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (3/5 stars)
33. The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo (5/5 stars)
34. Where Angels Fear to Tread by EM Forster (3/5 stars)
35. Lord of the Flies by W. Golding (4/5 stars)
36. Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury (3/5 stars)


message 11: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 37. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (4/5 stars)
38. The Lottery and other stories by Shirley Jackson (2/5 stars)
39. Shadow Dance by Angela Carter (3/5 stars)


message 12: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 40. 1Q84 Books 1 & 2 by Murakami (4/5 stars)
41. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (5/5 stars)
42. Chocky by John Wyndham (3/5 stars)


message 13: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 43. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (5/5 stars)
44. Heroes and Villains by Angela Carter (3/5 stars)
45. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (5/5 stars)


message 14: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 46. 'The Graduate' by Charles Webb (2/5 stars)


message 15: by Zee (last edited Jul 21, 2012 07:47AM) (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 47. 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern
48. 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by EA Poe
49. 'Lady Windermere's Fan' by Oscar Wilde


message 16: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 50. 'Middlesex' by Jeffrey Eugenides (5/5 stars)
51. 'Pgymalion' by George Bernard Shaw (5/5 stars)
52. 'Pinocchio' by Carlo Collodi (2/5 stars)
53. 'The Velveteen Rabbit' by Margery Williams (4/5 stars)


message 17: by Zee (last edited Sep 12, 2012 01:40AM) (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 54. 'Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass' by Frederick Douglass (3/5 stars)
55. 'The Odour of Chrysanthemums' DH Lawrence (4/5 stars)
56. 'The Prisoner of Heaven' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (4/5 stars)
57. 'Under Milk Wood' by Dylan Thomas (5/5 stars)


message 18: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 58. 'Peaches for Monsieur le Cure' by Joanne Harris (4/5 stars)
59. 'The Blue Fairy Book' (3/5 stars)
60. 'Toros Canavari) by Aziz Nesin (5/5 stars)


message 19: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments 61. 'Botchan' by Natsume Soseki (4/5 stars)
62. 'Toro! Toro!' by Michael Morpurgo (4/5 stars)
63. 'A View From A Bridge' by Arthur Miller (3/5 stars)
64. 'The Book of Tea' by Okakura Kakuzo (5/5 stars)
65. 'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime' by Mark Haddon (4/5 stars)
66. 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller (5/5 stars)
67. 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller (4/5 stars)


message 20: by Dee (new)

Dee | 1 comments You are nearly there.. I have looked at your blog today as well and quite liked it..
I need to set myself a challenge too, was a bit lazy with reading this year..


message 21: by Zee (new)

Zee (shimizusan) | 131 comments :) Thanks! I've finally finished my reading challenge. Need to update here as well. It's not too late to fill in the Goodreads 2012 challenge form! Set yourself a smaller challenge like 10 books, and next year REALLY go at it :)

I hope to reach 100 books a year some day. I've done 73 so far. Hopefully I can manage 80.


back to top

unread topics | mark unread


Books mentioned in this topic

The Merchant of Venice (other topics)
Alice Sit-By-The-Fire (other topics)