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message 1: by Bev (last edited Oct 08, 2013 12:26PM) (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments 1.Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery READ
2.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen READ
3.Outlander by Diana Gabaldon READ
4.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee READ
5.A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
6.1984 by George Orwell READ
7.Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell READ
8.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling READ
9.Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien READ
10.Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
11.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling READ
12.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte READ
13.Little Women by L.M. Alcott READ
14.Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien READ
15.The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck READ
16.The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger READ
17.Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt READ
18.Dracula by Bram Stoker READ
19.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling READ
20.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling READ
21.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling READ
22.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling READ
23.Life of Pi by Yann Martel READ
24.Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
25.Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien READ
26.Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
27.Matilda by Roald Dahl READ
28.Persuasion by Jane Austen READ
29.The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger READ
30.The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis READ
31.The Poisonwood Bible by Barabra Kingsolver READ
32.The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence READ
33.A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens READ
34.Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
35.Blindness by Jose Saramago
36.Emma by Jane Austen READ
37.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling READ
38.Hoot by Carl Hiaasen READ
39.Jurassic Park by Micheal Crichton READ
40.Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden READ
41.On the Road by Jack Kerouac READ
42.Roots by Alex Haley
43.The Bible READ
44.The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel READ
45.The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
46.The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood READ
47.The Husband by Dean Koontz READ
48.The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
49.The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton READ
50.The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett READ
51.The Stand by Stephen King READ
52.The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
53.Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen READ
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 READ
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 READ
61.Cirque de Freak by Darren Shan
62.Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
63.David Copperfield by Charles Dickens READ
64.Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
65.Eragon by Christopher Paolini READ
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 READ
72.Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis READ
73.Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
74.My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult READ
75.Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
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 READ
82.Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye
83.Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy READ
84.The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum READ
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 READ
90.The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold READ
91.The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
92.The Red Tent by Anita Diamant READ
93.The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd READ
94.The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher READ
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 READ


message 2: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments 46 if I counted right.


message 3: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle You counted right :D Are you thinking about setting a deadline of sorts?


message 4: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
What's next on the list for you Bev?


message 5: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "What's next on the list for you Bev?"

I am not sure to be honest. Any ideas? I do have Water for Elephants but not got around to it so maybe that one.
I would like to get the 100 done by the end of the year but maybe I am being too optimistic. :)


message 6: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle Bev wrote: "I am not sure to be honest. Any ideas? I do have Water for Elephants but not got around to it so maybe that one.
I would like to get the 100 done by the end of the year but maybe I am being too optimistic. :) "


Go for it, its a win-win situation :D

"The Golden Compass" and "A Wrinkle in Time" are both quick and enjoyable reads, so I'd recommend them.

Can you recommend me some too? :)


message 7: by Bev (last edited Mar 12, 2013 01:35PM) (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments I have a copy of the Golden Compass somewhere and my daughter ( 9 )wants to read Wrinkle so that is also a possibility. I will have a look on your list and suggest something.


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Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Water for Elephants is brilliant and such an exciting novel. It doesn't take long to read either. The Secret Life of Bees is so fantastic too, it's really moving. I also recommend Cirque Du Freak, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Tess of the D'ubervilles.


message 9: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments I read Tess at school years ago and it upset me for some reason. I have Water for Elephants too so I am going to read Wrinkle in Time then Water for Elephants and see how I go on. Thanks as always Nicolle.


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Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
No problem. Did you like Anne of Green Gables?


message 11: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "No problem. Did you like Anne of Green Gables?"

I read it when I was a young girl and loved it but not sure if that would be the case now. My daughter loves the whole series but she is 9.


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Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Oh right. Well think I will try it anyway, I mean it's a classic so it must be timeless. I practically still feel nine anyway!!


message 13: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "Oh right. Well think I will try it anyway, I mean it's a classic so it must be timeless. I practically still feel nine anyway!!"

I wish I did. More 99 some days....... :)


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Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Haha! Let's say that 99 is your reading age ;)


message 15: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "Haha! Let's say that 99 is your reading age ;)"

Haha indeed.


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Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Book number 47 of 100 A wrinkle in Time now completed.


message 17: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle How did you like it? Isn't a math kid the coolest lead character? :D


message 18: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Oh, the king of cool.


message 19: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 857 comments Mod
Holy cow!! You've read a lot on this list!!! LOL

Congrats!!


message 20: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Thanks Martha. Now finished The Husband by D Koontz.

Not a bad quick read.


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Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Frozenwaffle wrote: "How did you like it? Isn't a math kid the coolest lead character? :D"

Indeed a great book.


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Martha (marthas48) | 857 comments Mod
I need to check out The Husband. I may have read it ... Koontz wrote so many, it's hard for me to keep up ... I've been reading his books for years. :-)

I hope to read A Wrinkle in Time this year.


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Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Martha wrote: "I need to check out The Husband. I may have read it ... Koontz wrote so many, it's hard for me to keep up ... I've been reading his books for years. :-)

I hope to read A Wrinkle in Time this year."

I was exactly the same but turns out it was new to me.


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Martha (marthas48) | 857 comments Mod
I looked just now and I have not read it. May get to it this year, but have so many that I want to read that I might put it off until next year.


message 25: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Martha wrote: "I looked just now and I have not read it. May get to it this year, but have so many that I want to read that I might put it off until next year."

It is quite short for him and an easy read.


message 26: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Straight away I notice that several of the books have different titles here in the UK to ones in the US.
EG Golden Compass is actually Northern Lights and the Outsider by D Gabaldon is in separate books the first of which is called Crossstitch.


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Martha (marthas48) | 857 comments Mod
I knew that was the case with some. Like the first Harry Potter.


message 28: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Martha wrote: "I knew that was the case with some. Like the first Harry Potter."

Very confusing. If I find any more I will let people know.


message 29: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
I know about the Northern Lights one, as I have a copy, but did have to check at one time whether it was what I thought it was!

Confessions of a Shopaholic can also be called The Secret Dream World of a Shopaholic (I know the movie is called Confessions of a Shopaholic, could be because it is an American movie).


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Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "I know about the Northern Lights one, as I have a copy, but did have to check at one time whether it was what I thought it was!

Confessions of a Shopaholic can also be called The Secret Dream Wor..."


I think I saw the film but didnt really watch it if you get what I mean. I do have a copy of Northern Lights on my old e reader but never got around to it.

I have made a list for my local library though of about eleven books off of the list so hope to get cracking soon.


message 31: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
I do like Sophie Kinsella. Good idea, to get a list from the library.


message 32: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Just started "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. I saw the film and it put me off reading the book but so far so good. ( No 53 ).


message 33: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Oh I thought the film was quite good really. Obviously not as good as the book, but no surprises there!


message 34: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "Oh I thought the film was quite good really. Obviously not as good as the book, but no surprises there!"

It was but I just could not be bothered to read the book then.


message 35: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Wasn't it Robert Patterson in the movie though, bleugh! I don't rate him at all. He certainly doesn't match up to the gentle and loving vet of the book.


message 36: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "Wasn't it Robert Patterson in the movie though, bleugh! I don't rate him at all. He certainly doesn't match up to the gentle and loving vet of the book."

Exactly far too soppy and miserable.


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Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Yes, that's how I'd describe his face too! HAHAHAH!!!!

(I'm just too funny)


message 38: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "Yes, that's how I'd describe his face too! HAHAHAH!!!!

(I'm just too funny)"


You are!! On a serious note though where did this list of books originate? Some of them make sense to me as being must reads but some just do not. Baffled !


message 39: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
I think I put a link in the group description bit. It was literally just a hunt on google for a list I liked the look of, and this was the one I found.


message 40: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "I think I put a link in the group description bit. It was literally just a hunt on google for a list I liked the look of, and this was the one I found."

I wonder who put it together?


message 41: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 857 comments Mod
I tried clicking on the link for the list and it didn't work for me. I'll be changing some out as I go along.


message 42: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Martha wrote: "I tried clicking on the link for the list and it didn't work for me. I'll be changing some out as I go along."

I know what you mean some just do not appeal. Sometimes though they can be the best surprises.


message 43: by Teri-lynn, bOoKaHoLiC (new)

Teri-lynn (bookworm31) | 184 comments Mod
Very very very true!


message 44: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 857 comments Mod
I plan to check each of the unknowns out before any switching. Some of my favorite books have been ones I wasn't interested in reading, but did because some friends wanted to do a buddy or group read. :-)


message 45: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Martha wrote: "I plan to check each of the unknowns out before any switching. Some of my favorite books have been ones I wasn't interested in reading, but did because some friends wanted to do a buddy or group re..."

Yes my thoughts too.


message 46: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Right done with Water for Elephants now going for Secret Life of Bees number 93.


message 47: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Oh that is a good one too. Your reading well lately!


message 48: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Thankyou. Just got a shipment from the library and ordered some others too. Including some of the kids ones that I ordered on my daughters library card :)


message 49: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
What do you mean by 'shipment'? And how do I get one?? :)


message 50: by Bev (new)

Bev (greenginger) | 137 comments Nicolle wrote: "What do you mean by 'shipment'? And how do I get one?? :)"

Haha I just meant that I took a list of books and picked them up in large bags from the local library. I prechecked online beforehand to see what was in stock.


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