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message 1: by Frozenwaffle (last edited Mar 15, 2015 11:00AM) (new)

Frozenwaffle I'm starting this challenge today, having entered the group only a couple of hours ago. Luckily, I find that 2 of the books I'm reading now are in this list - I see it as a sign. :P

I intend to be finished with all 100 by the end of 2014:


1.Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
2.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3.Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
4.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5.A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
6.1984 by George Orwell
7.Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
8.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
9.Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
10.Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
11.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
12.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
13.Little Women by L.M. Alcott
14.Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
15.The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
16.The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
17.Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
18.Dracula by Bram Stoker
19.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
20.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
21.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
22.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
23.Life of Pi by Yann Martel
24.Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
25.Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
26.Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
27.Matilda by Roald Dahl
28.Persuasion by Jane Austen
29.The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
30.The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
31.The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
32.The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
33.A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
34.Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
35.Blindness by Jose Saramago
36.Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
37.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
38.Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
39.Jurassic Park by Micheal Crichton
40.Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
41.On the Road by Jack Kerouac
42.Roots by Alex Haley
43.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
44.The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
45.The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
46.The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
47.The Husband by Dean Koontz
48.The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
49.The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
50.The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
51.The Stand by Stephen King
52.The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
53.Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
54.A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
55.A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
56.A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
57.Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
58.Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
59.Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
60.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
61.Cirque de Freak by Darren Shan
62.Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
63.David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
64.Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
65.Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb*
66.Exodus by Leon Uris
67.Expecting Adam by Martha Beck
68.Five Smooth Stones by Anne Fairbairn
69.Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
70.Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill by Ralph Martin
71.Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
72.Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
73.Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
74.My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
75.Neuromancer by William Gibson
76.North and South by John Jakes
77.Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley
78.One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
79.Sabriel by Garth Nix
80.Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy
81.Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
82.Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye
83.Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
84.The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
85.The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
86.The Englishman’s Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
87.The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
88.The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
89.Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
90.The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
91.The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
92.The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
93.The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
94.The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
95.Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra
96.The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
97.True History f the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
98.What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George
99.Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
100.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


message 2: by Frozenwaffle (last edited Mar 11, 2013 04:56PM) (new)

Frozenwaffle So, I start this challenge with:



- 26 Read
- 2 Currently reading
- 72 To read


message 3: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Good luck with it, though I'm sure you'll make the deadline.


message 4: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Thanks! I'll try to, but theres alot in here that I never even heard of, so its gonna take a bit of replanning on my tbr pile for the next 20 months :P


message 5: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Hi
Do try Eragon as it is an easy read. Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks is very interesting. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory is a great kids book as is Anne of Green Gables and Journey to the River Sea.
I personally hate Life of Pi and most Dickens is hard work.
I did enjoy Clan of the Cave bear years ago.
Hope this helps.


message 6: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle I've been wanting to read Anne of Green Gables for some time now, its just a matter of getting my hands on a copy. Ditto for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I already have Life of Pi so thats going to be done soon.

Yeah, I think Dickens will be saved for last...

The others I have never heard of, thanks for pointing them out!


message 7: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Frozenwaffle wrote: "I've been wanting to read Anne of Green Gables for some time now, its just a matter of getting my hands on a copy. Ditto for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I already have Life of Pi so thats g..."

Welcome, just found the copy of wrinkle in time so that will be next. Good reading.


message 8: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Happy reading to you also :D


message 9: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
I agree with Bev that Life of Pi isn't the best book in the world. I found it dissapointing in the end and I also watched the film last week and found it dissapointing for the same reason.

The Poisonwood Bible is one of my favourites, so check that one out.

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging is a funny read which takes only a few hours.

Just to let you know. I replaced the bible on my list with The Immortal Life of Henrietta... so it isn't actually on the list. Feel free to change it back to The Bible or something else of your choice. :)


message 10: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "I agree with Bev that Life of Pi isn't the best book in the world. I found it dissapointing in the end and I also watched the film last week and found it dissapointing for the same reason.

The Po..."


Honestly read Immortal Life instead of the Bible. It is a much better read ( chuckle)


message 11: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle I think I will do just that! xD


message 12: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle The original list has The Bible at spot 43, in this one its was subbed by The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, thats why there's a * in the end :D


Melissa (ladybug) | 212 comments Frozenwaffle wrote: "The original list has The Bible at spot 43, in this one its was subbed by The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, thats why there's a * in the end :D"

Sorry about that :D I discovered that it was in the original list after all, so I deleted my previous comment. :D I was going crazy trying to figure out why everyone was saying the Bible though. lol


message 14: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle I know, I had the same doubt xD


message 15: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 896 comments Mod
That's hilarious! Reminds me of when I asked friends in a group if they wanted to read North & South with me for a buddy read. I meant the one by Gaskell, but several thought I meant the one by Jakes about the Civil War. We ended up reading both. LOL I'm just finishing up Jakes'. Both were great.


message 16: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Book obscurity :) Love it.


message 17: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle And everything went better than expected :P


message 18: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Hurrah!


message 19: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 896 comments Mod
:-)


message 20: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Read Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, short review here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

So, 27 read, 2 currently reading, 71 to go :D

I'm thinking of the Poisonwood Bible next, all the praise has made me very curious!


message 21: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle I believe one Jodi Picoult on the list is enough, so I'm trading 75.Nineteen Minutes for Neuromancer :D


message 22: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Definitely read the Poisonwood Bible as soon as physically possible. In fact you should hunt the book down this minute and start reading by midnight. :)


Melissa (ladybug) | 212 comments Frozenwaffle wrote: "I believe one Jodi Picoult on the list is enough, so I'm trading 75.Nineteen Minutes for Neuromancer :D"

I so agree. I had previously read Lone Wolf by Picoult, so I replaced #75 with it and replaced #74 with The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. :D


message 24: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Never read a jodi picoult before. Once started Picture Perfect but somewhere along the line I stopped reading it I guess.


message 25: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 896 comments Mod
I'm not too interested in reading Picoult, but I know she's pretty popular. I should try one though, I suppose.


message 26: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Martha wrote: "I'm not too interested in reading Picoult, but I know she's pretty popular. I should try one though, I suppose."

I quite liked Lone Wolf as it is based on a factual man in the UK who looks after wolves. Most of Picoults books are very average.


message 27: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Finished reading nº52: "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. I haven't read a book this good in a while! I'm still shaken.

So 28 read as of today.


message 28: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 896 comments Mod
I love that book!! Much better than I thought it would be.


message 29: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Same! It just happened to be at arms length when I had some time to kill so I picked it up casually to read a page or two - and I was SNARED.

I couldn't put it down again, so I cheated on the books I was "suposed" to be reading with it until it was finished. Great story, beautifully told.


message 30: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Started Anne of Green Gables today ^^


message 31: by Teri-lynn, bOoKaHoLiC (new)

Teri-lynn (bookworm31) | 184 comments Mod
Yea! How do u like it?


message 32: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Really liking it so far! I don't think I ever read a book that described so well what a child thinks like. The way she warms up to mere objects and invents fairie tales around them - it sounds so real it reminds me of when I was kid myself. How easy it was to entertain myself in an empty house with a couple of books and a wild imagination :D


message 33: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 896 comments Mod
I love that about Ann, too. So imaginative and full of joy most of the time.


message 34: by Teri-lynn, bOoKaHoLiC (new)

Teri-lynn (bookworm31) | 184 comments Mod
My favorite character ever!


message 35: by Frozenwaffle (last edited Apr 03, 2013 03:17PM) (new)

Frozenwaffle Martha wrote: "I love that about Ann, too. So imaginative and full of joy most of the time."

Oooohh now you've done it! You spelled Anne without the E! :P

So, I've finished Anne of Green Gables today (My small review/opinion here ).

29 read! :)


message 36: by Teri-lynn, bOoKaHoLiC (new)

Teri-lynn (bookworm31) | 184 comments Mod
Way to go!


message 37: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 896 comments Mod
Frozenwaffle wrote: "Martha wrote: "I love that about Ann, too. So imaginative and full of joy most of the time."

Oooohh now you've done it! You spelled Anne without the E! :P

So, I've finished Anne of Green Gables ..."


Oops! I should have known better!!!! :-)

I'm wanting more & more to read the next one in the series. I got all of them for my Kindle. Thought I'd read some this summer while we're traveling in the RV.


message 38: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Same here, got them all on my kindle from gutenberg. I really want to read them and find out what kind of woman Anne becomes and what she'll accomplish!


message 39: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 896 comments Mod
With so many in the series, I was surprised she aged so much in the first one. I'm really looking forward to the rest.


message 40: by Teri-lynn, bOoKaHoLiC (new)

Teri-lynn (bookworm31) | 184 comments Mod
I love all her stories...


message 41: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
That's the little girl inside you Teri-lynn :) xxx


message 42: by Teri-lynn, bOoKaHoLiC (new)

Teri-lynn (bookworm31) | 184 comments Mod
Yes it is!! I love that I got to grow up with Anne...I read all the books as I grew up, so I went through everything with Anne!!!


message 43: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
I wish I read as a child. I think of so many hours wasted then. Oh well!!


message 44: by Teri-lynn, bOoKaHoLiC (new)

Teri-lynn (bookworm31) | 184 comments Mod
I have been reading for as long as I can remember...My mom says I was born with a book in my hand!!! I never leave home without one!!!


message 45: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Neither do I! :D I wonder how some people get through the day without a book always within reach... What do you do at the post office, waiting in line? Or in a break that you have no one to talk to, or while comuting?

Also, I have the habit of reading while I eat - I try my best to go to lunch alone when I'm at work or at college, so I can read without being rude xD When I was a kid, I used to slip a book open in my lap and try to sneak a read at the dinner table when my mom wasn't looking. She still goes nut when I do it xD


message 46: by Louise (new)

Louise Glad it's not just me who winds their mum up with that stuff. I always try to have a book in my bag whenever I go out, just in case, and my mum always takes it as a personal insult if she discovers I have a book on me when we're doing something together.


message 47: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 896 comments Mod
My 4th grade teacher wrote on my report card that I read too much. :-) I don't remember a time when I couldn't read.


message 48: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Finished with nº6: 1984 by George Orwell. Slow to start, but worth it. Full of powerful ideas and food for thought!

Started nº31: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver ^^


message 49: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Progress: 30 read; Currently reading: 2 (sense and sensibility is a bit on the boring side so far).


message 50: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
I think Austen is a bit like that. Takes a while to get interesting but once it does, it's worth it.


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