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message 1: by Elisabeth (last edited Apr 10, 2009 06:57AM) (new)

Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments My challenge for this year is to read 100 books.
I shall read:
- 40 books that I own
- 40 books that I've borrowed
- 15 classics
- 5 non-fiction/history books.

I will mark them with "O" for Own, "L" for Loan, "C" for Classics and "H" for nonfiction-history.

January

1. Long Way Round Chasing Shadows Across the World (O)
2. Star Wars The Thrawn Trilogy II - Dark Force Rising (O)
3. Star Wars Darth Maul - Shadow Hunter(O)
4. New Moon (L)
5. Eclipse (L)
6. No Country for Old Men (L)

February
7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (O)
8. Let the Right One In (L)
9. Star Wars The Thrawn Trilogy III - The Last Command (L)
10. The Golden Compass (L)


message 2: by Elisabeth (last edited Sep 19, 2009 01:12AM) (new)

Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments Another Challenge that I'm in is the 7 Classics Challenge (but I changed mine to 17)

The 17 Classics Challenge

1. Anonymous - Sweeney Todd or the String of Pearls
2. Fjodor Dostojevskij – Crime And Punishment
3. Jane Austen – Emma
4. Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre
5. Gaston Leroux – The Phantom of the Opera
6. H. P Lovecraft – The Loved Dead
7. Herman Melville – Moby Dick
8. Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist
9. Ken Kesey - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
10. F. S Fitzgerald - Tender Is The Night
11. Anne Brontë - The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall
12. Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter
13. Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary
14. Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
15. Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
16. Henrik Ibsen - A Doll's House
17. Karin Boye - Kallocain


Variety is the Spice of Life Challenge

Rules:
1. Each book can only satisfy one requirement.
2. Only one book per author. The idea is to branch out after all.

Read one book by an author of the opposite gender. Mitch Albom - Five Persons You Meet In Heaven
Read one book by a living author. The Long Walk by Stephen King
Read one book by deceased author. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Read one book which was originally written in a language other than English. (Translated or not, your choice) Kallocain by Karin Boye (translated from Swedish)
Read one book which is non-fiction. Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano
Read one genre book
-Fantasy:Magician by Raymond E. Feist
- Sci-Fi: Greg Bear: Star Wars - Rogue Planet
- Mystery: Simon Beckett - Written In Bone

- Western: Laura Ingalls Wilder - The Golden Years
- Romance: Jane Green - Swapping Lives
- Horror: Dean Koontz - Midnight
Read one work of literary fiction. The Remains of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguero
Read one book classified as "Young Adult" Meg Cabot - All American Girl
Read a short story collection or anthology. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
Read a poetry collection, poetry anthology, or an epic poem. Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson
Read a graphic novel.
Read a banned book. George Orwell - 1984



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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 13. Magician part 1: The Magician's Apprentice (L), In Sweden, this book is divided into three parts. I've just finished the first part.


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 15. Tsitsi Dangarembga - Nervous Conditions(L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 16. Stephen King - The Gunslinger (O)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 17. Stieg Larsson - Luftslottet som sprängdes (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 18. Raymond E. Feist - Magician part 2: Between Two Worlds (L). As mentioned earlier, Magician is divided into three parts in Sweden...


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 19. Philippa Gregory - The Constant Princess (L). I liked this book a lot and thought that it was an interesting portrait of Katherine of Aragon. It made me want to read more about her.


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 20. Stephenie Meyer - Breaking Dawn (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 21. David Gibbins - Atlantis (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 22. Anonymous - Sweeney Tood or The String of Pearls (O, C) An amazing horror story!


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 23. J.M Coetzee - Disgrace (L).
I don't know what to say about this book. It was special. I still don't know if I like it or if I dislike it :P


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 24. Peter Pohl - Johnny, My Friend (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 25. Reginald Hill - On Beulah Height (O)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 26. Raymond E. Feist - Master of Magic (part three of Magician)(L).
I have now, finally, finished reading the first part of the Riftwar Saga. As I mentioned previously it is divided into three parts in Sweden (the first book that is). I really like this saga and I'm looking forward to reading the following parts of it. The only bad thing is that I will have to wait before I can read them because someone feels the same way as me and has borrowed all the books from the library! :S


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 27. Stephen King - Carrie (O).
This was the first book I ever read by Stephen King, I think I was about eleven years old then. I re-read it when I was in secondary school and thought that the book was great. But re-reading it now, for the third time I actually think that this is one of my fav. novels by Stephen King. I will definitley read it again one day!


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 28. Roberto Saviano - Gomorrah (O, H).
I found this book to be very interesting and at the same time scary. In a way it was a difficult book to read, it is not a book that you read in just two days. It took me 1 ½ month to finish it but I'm glad I read it. I will probably read it again one day.
I would recommened it to everyone that are interested in learning more about the mafia, especially the camorramafia.


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 29. Henrik Ibsen - A Doll's House (L, C)
30.Simon Beckett - Written In Bone (O)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 32. Karin Boye - Kallo Cain (C,L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 34. T.N Murari - Taj (O)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 38. Simon Beckett - Chemistry of Death (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 39. Doris Lessing - The Fifth Child (O)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 40. Patricia Cornwell - Body of Evidence (O)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 41. Diana Gabaldon - The Fiery Cross (O)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 42. Markus Zusak - The Book Thief (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 43. Joe Hill - 20th Century Ghosts (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 45. Mitch Albom - Five People You Meet In Heaven (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 46. Patricia Cornwell - All That Remains (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments Current status: 29/40 borrowed books
19/40 "owned" books
3/15 classics
1/5 history/society books.




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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 47. Mark Billingham - Buried (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 48. Reginald Hill - Deadheads (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 49. Charles Dickens - Bleak House (O, C)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 50. Sheila O'Flanagan - Too Good To Be True (O)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 51. Cormac McCarthy - The Road (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 52. P.D James - Unnatural Causes (O)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 53. Meg Cabot - All American Girl (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 54. Charlaine Harris - Dead Until Dark (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 55. Norman Lewis - The Honoured Society (O,H)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 56. Mari Jungstedt - Den Döende Dandyn (L)


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Elisabeth (adwielle) | 183 comments 58. Patricia Cornwell - Cruel And Unusual (L)


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