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message 1: by KristenR (new)

KristenR (klrenn) Hi My name is Kristen and my goal is to read at least 150 books in 2008.

Can't wait to see what everyone else is reading!


message 2: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:12PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 1. The Woods - Harlan Coben
2. Easy - Emma Gold
3. Four Ways to Forgiveness - Ursula K LeGuin
4. Masterpieces in Miniature: The Detectives: Stories by Agatha Christie


message 3: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:13PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 5. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut


message 4: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:13PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 6. Loose Lips - Claire Berlinski


message 5: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:14PM) (new)


message 6: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:14PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 8. Matilda - Roald Dahl


message 7: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:15PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 9. IT - Stephen King
10. Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut


message 8: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:15PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 11. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood


message 9: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:16PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 12. Sweet and Low - Rich Cohen
13. Patty Jane's House of Curl - Lorna Landvick

YAY! 13 books in January...I probably won't have time the next couple of months to keep up this pace, but I'm hoping :)


message 10: by *Nan* (new)

*Nan* (nan4471) Great job Kristin! I too got alot of books read this month but that doesn't always happen and I am reading some pretty long books this month.


message 11: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:17PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) I've just finished the books I have on hand...going to the library with my daughter this afternoon to pick up some more. (We're going to read The Chronicles of Narnia together :)

14. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa Lee
15. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury


message 12: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:17PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 16. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K LeGuin
17. Some Like it Hot Buttered - Jeffrey Cohen
18. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho


message 13: by KristenR (new)

KristenR (klrenn) I've been seeing people with an author alphabet challenge as well as a # goal. I really like this idea....so I'm going to do it too!

A - Margaret Atwood
B - Ray Bradbury
C - Jeffrey Cohen
D - Roald Dahl
E - Jennifer Egan
F - E.X. Ferrars
G - Emma Gold
H - Joe Hill
I - John Irving
J - Dean James
K - Stephen King
L - Lisa Lee
M - Christopher Mahoney
N - Vladimir Nabokov
O - Joyce Carol Oates
P - Marisha Pessl
Q - Daniel Quinn
R - J.K. Rowling
S - Alice Sebold
T - Jim Thompson
U - Lisa Unger
V - Kurt Vonnegut
W - Virginia Woolf
X - Xu Xi
Y - Richard Yancey
Z - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I think I'll start the A-Z title challenge as well, but won't use any one book for both lists.

A - The Alleluia Files ------------- After Dark, My Sweet
B - Blink -------------------------------- The Beautiful and the Damned
C - Childhood's End ---------------------- The Contortionist's Handbook
D - Deep Pockets --------------------------Daring to Dream
E - Eat Cake ----------------------------- Ender's Game
F - Franny and Zooey -------------------- Faked to Death
G - Guns, Germs, and Steel ---------------------- The Gun Seller
H - Heart Shaped Box ---------------------------- The Historian
I - I Dreamed I married Perry Mason --------------- Interpreter of Maladies
J - Jovah's Angel ------------------------------ Jewels of the Sun
K - Kidnapped ----------------------------------Knit One, Kill Two
L - The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove ------------------ Lawn Boy
M - My Family and Other Animals -------------- The Mercy of Thin Air
N - Neverwhere ---------------------------N-Space
O - The Other Boleyn Girl ----------------------Orphans of Chaos
P - The Picture of Dorian Gray ---------------- Patty Jane's House of Curl
Q - The Quality of Life Report --------------Quiet Crazy
R - Reviving Ophelia ------------------Rabid
S - The Sun Also Rises ---------------- A Star Called Henry
T - Table for Two --------------------------Turning Angel
U - An Unfinished Life ------------------ The Unburied
V - Virgin Earth -----------------------Victorian Villainies
W - Wizard's Bane ------------------- The Witch of Portobello
X - X-Rated Bloodsuckers ----------------The Xenocide Mission
Y - The Year of Magical Thinking---The Year's Best Science Fiction 20th Annual
Z - Zuleika Dobson --------------Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance



message 14: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:18PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 19. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold


message 15: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:18PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 20. Knit One, Kill Two - Maggie Sefton

Getting sick is one way to get a lot of reading done! grrrr....


message 16: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:19PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 21. Murders Anonymous - E.X. Ferrars


message 18: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:19PM) (new)


message 19: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:20PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 24. Why Girls Are Weird - Pamela Ribon
25. Archangel - Sharon Shinn
26. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach


message 20: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:21PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 27. Can You Keep a Secret? - Sophie Kinsella


message 21: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:21PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 28. The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory


message 22: by bjneary (new)

bjneary | 121 comments BJ Book Challenge- couldn't remember if I put these titles in:
5. The Knitting Circle – Ann Hood (1/29/08)
6. Ricochet – Julie Gonzalez
7. One Good Punch – Rich Wallace
8. Carpe Diem – Autumn Cornwell (2/6/08)
9. Before I Die- Jenny Downham
10. A Friend at Midnight- Caroline Cooney
11. Blackout Girl- Jennifer Storm
12. The Murder of Emmett Till – Frank Aretha (2/21/08)




message 23: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:21PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 29. Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson


alisonwonderland (Alison) | 42 comments i just finished The Other Boleyn Girl too. i really enjoyed it. how about you?


message 25: by KristenR (new)

KristenR (klrenn) I liked it a lot...It's the first historical fiction I've read, and I enjoyed her style and how she weaved fact and fiction seamlessly.

I plan on reading some of her other books as well :)


message 26: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:22PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 30. Look at Me - Jennifer Egan


message 27: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:22PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 31. Freaky Green Eyes - Joyce Carol Oates


message 28: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:23PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 32. 20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill

This was an interesting collection of short stories. Some of them I loved, some of them I didn't like, and there were a couple I didn't quite get. But overall it was OK.


message 29: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:23PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 33. The Mercy of Thin Air - Ronlyn Domingue


message 30: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:23PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 34. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

This was fun to read after all these years. I read it to my 7 year old daughter at bedtime a chapter at a time...She loved it...says she gives it 5 stars! :)


message 31: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:24PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 35. The Unwalled City - Xu Xi


message 32: by *Nan* (last edited Feb 24, 2008 05:31AM) (new)

*Nan* (nan4471) What did you think of Look at Me? I just picked it up on PBS.


message 33: by KristenR (new)

KristenR (klrenn) Hi Nan,

Eh.... I really liked how it started off, but the last 150 pages or so were disappointing. Even though it was trying to bring the different characters and plotlines together I thought it ended up disjointed, contrived, and confusing.


message 34: by KristenR (last edited Feb 25, 2009 02:07AM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 36. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson


message 35: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:24PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 37. Reviving Ophelia - Mary Pipher


message 36: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:24PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 38. Lawn Boy - Gary Paulsen

This was a cute book that I read to my 7 yo daughter. It's more appropriate for an older child...although she understood and loved the basic plot of a twelve year old boy who starts a lawnmower business that gets kind of out of control, there was a lot about money and stocks and business that just went over her head.


message 37: by bjneary (new)

bjneary | 121 comments 13. Avalon High Coronation - Meg Cabot
14. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
15. Feels Like Home - e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
16. What the Moon Saw - Laura Resau
17. Nosatsu Junkie - Ryoko Fukuyama
18. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
19. BA_KU - Hakase Mizuki
20. From the Depth - Gerry Doyle
21. Falling - Doug Wilhelm
22. A History of Western Art - Antony Mason


message 38: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:25PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) OK....

I read 25 books in February!!! I guess I can thank the flu for that. Being unable to get out of bed for a week and a half sure gave me uninterrupted reading time.

And now I continue on in March:

39. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov




message 39: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:26PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 40. The Beautiful and the Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald

41. The Witch of Portabello - Paulo Coelho


message 40: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:26PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 42. Jewels of the Sun - Nora Roberts
43. American Gods - Neil Gaiman


message 41: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:27PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 44. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf

ugh...while I can appreciate how unique Woolf's stream of consciousness style was at that time and that this is an introspective book....

I had SUCH a hard time reading it. I didn't really connect with any of the characters, and so the lack of plot made it drag for me.


message 42: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:27PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 45. Jovah's Angel - Sharon Shinn


message 43: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:28PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 46. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway


message 44: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:28PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 47. My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
48. Table for Two - Nora Roberts
49. Franny and Zooey - J. D. Salinger


message 45: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:29PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 50. The Alleluia Files - Sharon Shinn


message 46: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:29PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 51. The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun - Christopher Mahoney

The Onyx Sun is a delightful YA book.... A fun SciFi/adventure story.

52. Beautiful Lies - Lisa Unger



message 47: by KristenR (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 53. The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
54. Ishmael - Daniel Quinn


message 48: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:30PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 55. Heart of the Sea - Nora Roberts


message 49: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:30PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 56. Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond


message 50: by KristenR (last edited Apr 25, 2008 05:30PM) (new)

KristenR (klrenn) 57. An Unfinished Life - Mark Spragg


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