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message 1: by Cait (last edited Jan 05, 2010 09:43AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments I have no idea if I'll be able to complete them all, but I'm going to give it my best shot. I want to read at least 100 books this year by at least 50 different authors (200 books, +50 authors). I'm going to do the A-Z Title and Author Challenges. I also want to read at least 10 classics for the year (23), as well as 10 from the Lost Lit list (14). I'll be keeping track of it all here. :o)




message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol (caroldias) Ahahaha Lost DVDs are good too lol


message 3: by Cait (last edited May 04, 2009 07:06PM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments January
Um, nothing. I was watching my Lost dvds. Bad Cait!


February
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling (2/2/09)
2. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving (2/6/09)
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JKR (2/8/09)
4. Eye Contact - Cammie McGovern (2/10/09)
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JKR (2/12/09)
6. Cage of Stars- Jacquelyn Mitchard (2/14/09)
7. How to Talk to a Widower - Jonathan Tropper (2/17/09)
8. Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin (2/18/09)
9. On Writing - Stephen King (2/20/09)
10. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything - Janelle Brown (2/22/09)
11. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson (2/22/09)
12. Found - Margaret Peterson Haddix (2/23/09)
13. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (2/24/09)
14. The Book of Joe - Jonathan Tropper (2/28/09)

March
15. The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes - Diane Chamberlain (3/2/09)
16. The Fiction Class - Susan Breen (3/2/09)
17. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (3/5/09)
18. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James (3/6/09)
19. Just Listen - Sarah Dessen (3/8/09)
20. Wake - Lisa McMann (3/8/09)
21. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (3/10/09)
22. The Midnight Twins - Jacquelyn Mitchard (3/14/09) audio
23. Blindness - Jose Saramago (3/14/09)
24. The Journal of Mortifying Moments - Robyn Harding (3/14/09)
25. The Stupidest Angel - Christopher Moore (3/17/09)
26. Book Lust - Nancy Pearl (3/17/09)
27. More Book Lust - Nancy Pearl (3/17/09)
28. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer (3/18/09)
29. 1001 Books for Every Mood - Hallie Ephron (3/20)
30. Change of Heart - Jodi Picoult (3/20)
31. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (3/22)
32. God's Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips (3/24)
33. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud - Ben Sherwood (3/25)
34. Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time - Rob Sheffield (3/26)
35. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (3/31)



message 4: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Carol wrote: "Ahahaha Lost DVDs are good too lol"

Yes, they are. :o) It's hard to feel guilty about choosing tv over reading when it's Lost we're talking about, lol.




message 5: by April (new)

April (booksandwine) | 954 comments Can I just say, I love your taste in books! How did you like Love Is A Mixtape, I feel like the premise seems interesting, did you feel emotional at all when you read it??


message 6: by Cait (last edited May 22, 2009 12:20PM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments April
36. 101 Best Loved Poems - Edited by Philip Smith (4/2)
37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JKR (4/2)
38. The Gum Thief - Douglas Coupland (4/5)
39. Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult (4/6)
40. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JKR (4/8)
41. Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli (4/8)
42. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky (4/14)
43. Something Blue - Emily Giffin (4/15)
44. Before the Storm - Diane Chamberlain (4/16)
45. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen (4/18)
46. The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros (4/19)
47. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-NIght Stands - Chelsea Handler (4/20)
48. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JKR (4/22)
49. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JKR (4/24)
50. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (4/26)
51. Come Closer - Sara Gran (4/26)
52. Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella (4/26)
53. The Gatecrasher - Madelaine Wickham (4/27)
54. Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery - Peter Abrahams (4/28)
55. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro (4/30)





message 7: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments April wrote: "Can I just say, I love your taste in books! How did you like Love Is A Mixtape, I feel like the premise seems interesting, did you feel emotional at all when you read it??"

I'm sorry, I can't believe I'm just now seeing this! I suck at updating my list. But thank you!

While I liked Love is a Mix Tape, I was surprised that it didn't make me feel very emotional (and I cry very easily). There was only one part that made me tear up. I think I liked the book more for the nostalgia and how well I related to everything he said about music.




message 8: by Cait (last edited Jun 05, 2009 07:21AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments May
56. In the Woods - Tana French (5/3)
57. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella (5/4)
58. In the Shadow of the Dreamchild: A New Understanding of Lewis Carroll - Karoline Leach (5/5)
59. The Day After He Left for Iraq: A Story of Love, Family, and Reunion - Melissa Seligman (5/6)
60. I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith (5/7)
61. Misery Loves Cabarnet - Kim Gruenenfelder (5/11)
62. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger (5/12)
63. Coraline - Neil Gaiman (5/13)
64. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie (5/15)
65. The World According to Garp - John Irving (5/19)
66. My Best Friend's Girl - Dorothy Koomson (5/20)
67. Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words - Andrew Morton (5/23)
68. You Suck: A Love Story - Christopher Moore (5/26)
69. Secrets to Happiness - Sarah Dunn (5/28)
70. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler (5/30)


message 9: by Jack (new)

Jack (echoicglory) | 32 comments That's a long list of book read in a month. You can read a book per day? Wish I'm that lucky. I should consider picking up the books you have on your list, some sound really interesting. =D


message 10: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Jack wrote: "That's a long list of book read in a month. You can read a book per day? Wish I'm that lucky. I should consider picking up the books you have on your list, some sound really interesting. =D"

Not always. :o) It depends on a lot of different factors: the length of the book, how engrossing it is, what I've got going on at the time, etc. I usually average out to about one book every two days. I think the pace will pick up soon though, what with the end of the regular tv season and my husband's upcoming deployment.




message 11: by Cait (last edited Jul 11, 2009 12:29PM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments June
71. Love or Something Like It - Deirdre Shaw (6/1)
72. Everyone is Beautiful - Katherine Center (6/3)
73. American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis (6/3)
74. Thanks for the Memories - Cecilia Ahern (6/4)
75. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin (6/4)
76. Holidays On Ice - David Sedaris (6/4)
77. Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom - Celia Rivenbark (6/6)
78. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers (6/7)
79. My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (6/8)
80. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - Joshilyn Jackson (6/8)
81. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (6/9)
82. Handle with Care - Jodi Picoult (6/9)
83. The Highest Tide - Jim Lynch (6/10)
84. The Book of Other People - edited by Zadie Smith (6/11)
85. Life Sentences - Laura Lippman (6/14)
86. Lord of the Flies - William Golding (6/15)
87. A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore (6/16)
88. The Pearl - John Steinbeck (6/17)
89. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk (6/17)
90. I am the Messenger - Markus Zusak (6/18)
91. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway (6/19)
92. Can You Keep a Secret - Sophie Kinsella (6/21)
93. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (6/21)
94. Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer (6/22)
95. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (6/23)
96. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Sarah Rainone (6/24)
97. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris (6/25)
98. Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married - Marian Keyes (6/29)


message 12: by Cait (last edited Aug 02, 2009 09:36AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments July

99. The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly (7/2)
100. Don't Look Down - Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (7/3)
101. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman (7/5)
102. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll (7/6)
103. My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters - Sydney Salter (7/7)
104. Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer - Jen Lancaster (7/9)
105. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - Christopher Moore (7/11)
106. Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered, Smart-Ass Phase - Jen Lancaster (7/12)
107. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County - Tiffany Baker (&/12)
108. Night - Elie Wiesel (7/12)
109. Jacob Have I Loved - Katherine Paterson (7/13)
110. A Matter of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush - Ronald Kessler (7/13)
111. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote (7/13)
112. May Contain Nuts: A Novel of Extreme Parenting - John O'Farrell (7/15)
113. Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist (7/15)
114. A Pale View of Hills - Kazuo Ishiguro (7/16)
115. When You Are Engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris (7/17)
116. The Wishbones - Tom Perrotta (7/17)
117. Flashforward - Robert J. Sawyer (7/19)
118. So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading - Sara Nelson (7/21)
119. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (7/21)
120. The Likeness: A Novel - Tana French (7/21)
121. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (7/22)
122. Dorain: An Imitation - Will Self (7/25)
123. A Midnight Carol: A Novel of How Charles Dickens Saved Christmas - Patricia K. Davis (7/25)
124. The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits - Les Standiford (7/26)
125. The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold (7/27)
126. Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris (7/28)




message 13: by Cait (last edited Sep 02, 2009 11:02AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments August

127. Watership Down - Richard Adams (8/3)
128. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini (8/3)
129. I'm Not Scared - Niccolo Ammaniti (8/4)
130. Everything That Rises Must Converge - Flannery O'Connor (8/6)
131. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (8/6)
132. If On a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino (8/8)
133. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (8/9)
134. The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien (8/10)
135. Marley and Me - John Grogan (8/10)
136. Grand Avenue - Joy Fielding (8/11)
137. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (8/13)
138. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (8/16)
139. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane (8/18)
140. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (8/20)
141. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton (8/21)
142. I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb (8/24)
143. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris (8/27)
144. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris (8/29)


message 14: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments September

145. Best Friends Forever - Jennifer Weiner (9/1)
146. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery (9/3)
147. Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein (9/4)
148. The Help - Kathryn Stockett (9/4)
149. Flight - Sherman Alexie (9/5)
150. Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen (9/5)
151. This is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper (9/6)
152. While I'm Falling - Laura Moriarty (9/8)
153. Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto (9/9)
154. Choke - Chuck Palahniuk (9/10)
155. The Lake of Dead Languages - Carol Goodman (9/12)
156. No Time to Wave Goodbye - Jacquelyn Mitchard (9/13)
157. House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski (9/17)
158. Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris (9/18)
159. Dark Places - Gillian Flynn (9/20)
160. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (9/21)
161. Fool - Christopher Moore (9/23)
162. Coyote Blue - Christopher Moore (9/25)
163. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife - Mary Roach (9/26)
164. Almost Like Being in Love - Steve Kluger (9/27)
165. Election - Tom Perrotta (9/27)
166. Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab - Christine Montross (9/29)
167. The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen (9/30)



message 15: by Cait (last edited Jan 08, 2010 03:34PM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments October

168. Lolita - Nabokov (10/3)
169. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut (10/4)
170. Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk (10/7)
171. Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem (10/9)
172. Werewolves in Their Youth: Stories - Michael Chabon (10/10)
173. The Book of Ralph - John McNally (10/11)
174. Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (10/13)
175. Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami (10/15)
176. The Stepford Wives - Ira Levin (10/16)
177. Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name - Vendela Vida (10/17)
178. Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos (10/18)
179. The Reader - Bernhard Schlink (10/18)
180. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos (10/20)
181. The Wild Things - Dave Eggers (10/25)
182. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist - The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England (10/25)
183. Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger (10/27)
184. The Preservationist - David Maine (10/28)



message 16: by Cait (last edited Jan 05, 2010 09:38AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Novemeber

185. Life of Pi - Yann Martel (11/1)
186. The Violent Bear it Away - Flannery O'Connor (11/2)
187. Julie and Julia - Julia Powell (11/3)
188. The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler (11/4)
189. Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving (11/9)
190. The End of the Affair - Graham Greene (11/11)
191. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in WWII - Doris Kearns Goodwin (11/12)
192. A House to Let - Charles Dickens (11/13)
193. The Gates - John Connolly (11/13)
194. The Cider House Rules - John Irving (11/15)
195. Midwives - Chris Bohjalian (11/17)
196. The Plot Against America - Philip Roth (11/18)
197. The Gift - Cecelia Ahern (11/21)

December

198. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth - E.L. Konigsburg (12/2)
199. Wishin' and a Hopin' - Wally Lamb (12/4)
200. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E.L. Konigsburg (12/6)



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