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message 1: by David (last edited Nov 24, 2009 09:55AM) (new)

David (canadiandave) According to my blog, my goal was 60 novels. As of April 28, I'm upping that to 100 books. I'm nearly halfway, although I'm including Manga/Graphic Novels and poetry in this.

1. Jane Eyre by Emily Bronte (loved it!)
2. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (much different than the movie)
3. Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson
4. The Crystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore (book 4 of the Drizzt series)
5. Fall of the Templar by Derek Benz
6. Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind
7. The Book of Mormon (Spiritually uplifting)
8. Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere by Mike Carey (Graphic Novel)
9. Flyte by Angie Sage (I like this series!)
10. Black Horses for the King by Anne McCaffrey (A favorite from childhood)
11. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson (I'm a librarian - how could I not read this?)
12. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (enjoyable read but one of the few cases where the movie is better)
13. The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen by M.T. Anderson
14. Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss (classic!)
15. Zanna's Gift: A Life in Christmases by Scott Richards aka Orson Scott Card (I know it wasn't Christmas, but I just processed it, took it home, and read it)
16. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen (Love it - I read it almost every year)
17. The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman (another graphic novel)
18. The Long, Dark, Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams (ha ha...I laughed out loud!)
19. Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business by Patrick Lencioni (mixed emotions)
20. Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes by Gordon B. Hinckley (amazing)
21. They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple's a cute character)
22. Dragon Eye 1 by Kairi Fujiyama
23. Dragon Eye 2 by Kairi Fujiyama (These were ok manga)
24. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle (Wrinkle in Time Series)
25. Unfortunate English: The Gloomy Truth Behind the Words You Use ... by William Brohaugh (very interesting)
26. The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
27. Streams of Silver by R.A. Salvatore (Drizzt series book 5)
28. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (yeah.....good story....a little long)
29. Naruto Vol. 1 by Masashi Kishimoto (another graphic novel)
30. Physik by Angie Sage (Septimus Heap book 3)
31. Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke (good story)
32. Indignation by Philip Roth (meh)
33. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (classic!)
34. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (I actually liked it!)
35. Naruto Vol.2 by Masashi Kishimoto (yet another graphic novel)
36. A Dragon Lover's Treasury (a collection of short stories)
37. Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage (first time I read this was in 2002, this time on CD)
38. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
39. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeline L'Engle (book 3 of Wrinkle in Time)
40. Pillage by Obert Skye (another book on CD)
41. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson (loved this series!)
42. The Well-Tempered Tantrum by John Talbot (mediocre neo-classical modernism poetry)
43. Buried Fire by Jonathan Stroud
44. The Changling Sea by Patricia McKillip
45. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
46. Naruto Vol.3 by Masashi Kishimoto (yet another graphic novel)
47. Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
48. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
49. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (so I bought these on CD the other day and have been listening to them in my car.
50. The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
51. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
52. Where Did Summer Go? by Bill Keane (don't know if I should count this one-it's an easy comic book)
53. Buddha: His Life and Teachings by Walter Henry Nelson (fascinating)
54. White Fang by Jack London (better than I was expecting, audiobook)
55. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (I enjoyed this)
56. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
57. Far Side Gallery 4 by Gary Larson
58. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
59. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
60. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
61. Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull (fantastic novel)
62. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (um...interesting)
63. First Meetings in Ender's Universe by Orson Scott card (short stories)
64. They came To Baghdad by Agatha Christie
65. Backup by Jim Butcher
66. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
67. Bone: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith
68. Queste by Angie Sage
69. Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
70. The Wednesday Letters by Jason Wright
71. Spy Vs. Spy: The Complete Casebook by Antonio Prohias
72. Sandman Vol.2: The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman
73. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson (very good)
74. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick (good idea, terrible writing style)
75. The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander (Prydain Chronicles book 3)
76. Cheaper By The Dozen by Frank Gilbreth Jr. (Great Biography)
77. Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander (Prydain book 4)
78. Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye (Interesting)
79. Wizards: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy (some good short stories, some terrible)
80. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (I enjoyed this)
81. Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale (Graphic Novel...interesting concept)
82. Scepter of the Ancients (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1) by Derek Landy
83. The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Finally finsished the Prydain Chronicles)
84. The Unspoken by Thomas Fahy (not my typical genre)
85. Greewitch by Susan Cooper
86. The Grey King by Susan Cooper
87. The Foundling and Other Tales by Lloyd Alexander
88. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine (her worst book)
89. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
90. The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
91. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
92. Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life by Terry Brooks
93. The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
94. Peter and the Starcathers by Dave Berry
95. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (read out loud to my girlfriend)
96. Many Waters by Madeline L'Engle


message 2: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 4891 comments You read The whale rider! what did you think about it? I loved it just like the movie.


message 3: by David (new)

David (canadiandave) I really enjoyed the whale rider. I studied Latin American ethnography as an undergrad and love to read about the beliefs and traditions of other cultures. I so want to go to New Zealand and see the Maori culture for myself. I haven't seen the movie yet though.


message 4: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 4891 comments When I saw the movie at the premier of the rotterdam film festival it made me cry. I just loved it.


message 5: by David (new)

David (canadiandave) I'd love to see it. My roommate last year lived a couple of years in Wellington and he always talked about renting it, but never did.


message 6: by David (last edited May 19, 2009 08:05AM) (new)

David (canadiandave) Halfway there! I just hit the 50 book mark!


message 7: by Vernon (new)

Vernon Ray I'll add my call for you to watch whale rider, one of the best depictions of Polynesia I've seen. (I had to go Polynesia because it is about the only depiction of New Zealand I've seen.)

Also if you like Gaiman you should borrow Marvel 1602 from me.


message 8: by David (new)

David (canadiandave) Sounds good. I just finished Brandon's copy of Inkheart.


message 9: by David (new)

David (canadiandave) 80/100 complete...and I have four months to go!


message 10: by David (new)

David (canadiandave) 84/100....getting closer


message 11: by David (new)

David (canadiandave) 96/100. Almost done. Including picture books, I'm over a hundred, but I'm not counting those in this list.


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