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message 1: by Heidi (last edited Nov 21, 2009 09:37AM) (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) I'm getting a bit of a late start, but I wanted to participate. My goal is 100 hundred books for the year and the A-Z Titles challenge (starting in May).

A- Anne of the Island - L.M. Montgomery
B- Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
C- A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb
D- Divorced, Beheaded, Survived A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII - Karen Lindsey
E- The Egypt Game - Zilpha Keatley Snyder
F- Firebird - Mercedes Lackey
G-
H- The Host - Stephenie Meyer
I- The Ice Queen A Novel - Alice HOffman
J- Joys of Love - Madeleine L'engle
K- The King's Pleasure - Norah Lofts
L- The Luxe - Anna Godbersen
M- The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
N- The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
O- Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
P- Princess of the Midnight Ball - Jessica Day George
Q-
R-
S- Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
T- A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
U- Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson
V-
W- Wildwood Dancing - Juliet Marillier
X-
Y- Yakuza Moon Memoirs of a Gangster's Daughter - Shoko Tendo
Z-

BBC Book Challenge
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Alborn
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adam
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


33/100


APRIL BOOKS:

1) The Other Side of the Story - Marian Keyes
2) Emily of New Moon - L.M. Montgomery
3) Emily Climbs - L.M. Montgomery
4) Emily's Quest - L.M. Montgomery
5) Pollyanna - Eleanor H. Porter
6) The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
7) The Witches of Worm - Silpha Keatley Snyder

7/100




message 2: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) MAY BOOKS:

1) The Memory Keeper's Daugher - Kim Edwards
2) Princess of the Midnight Ball - Jessica Day George
3) The Luxe - Anna Godbersen


message 3: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 4) The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman
5) The Season - Sarah MacLean



message 4: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 6) Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
7) Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
8) Anne of the Island - L.M. Montgomery
9) Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen


message 6: by Heidi (last edited Aug 01, 2009 08:20AM) (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 12) The Host - Stephenie Meyer
13) The Ice Queen A Novel - Alice Hoffman
14) Anne of Windy Poplars - L.M. Montgomery

May Total = 14
Goal Total = 21/100

I'm starting to think I started too late in the year to reach 200... but I'm going to keep trying.


message 7: by Heidi (last edited Aug 01, 2009 08:20AM) (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) JUNE BOOKS

1) The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde
2) Saints in Limbo - River Jordan
3) Yakuza Moon Memoirs of a Gangster's Daughter - Shoko Tendo
4) Jane Millionaire - Janice Lynn


message 8: by Heidi (last edited Aug 01, 2009 08:20AM) (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 5) Hazard - Jo Beverley
6) Firebird - Mercedes Lackey
7) Wild Orchids - Jude Deveraux
8) Rebellious Desire - Julie Garwood

June Total = 8
Goal Total = 29/100

JULY BOOKS

1) So Worthy My Love - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
2) The Egypt Game - Zilpha Keatley Snyder
3) Divorced, Beheaded, Survived A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII - Karen Lindsey


message 9: by Heidi (last edited Aug 01, 2009 08:20AM) (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 4) Magic for Marigold - L.M. Montgomerey
5) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahme-Smith
6) The 19th Wife A Novel - David Ebershoff
7) Innocent Traitor A Novel of Lady Jane Grey - Alison Weir
8) The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri

July Total = 8
Goal Total = 37/100


message 10: by Heidi (last edited Aug 08, 2009 07:05AM) (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) AUGUST BOOKS

1)Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
2) Wildwood Dancing - Juliet Marillier
3) Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
4) A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
5) The King's Pleasure - Norah Lofts



message 11: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 6) Summer of Fear - Lois Duncan
7) Then Again, Maybe I Won't - Judy Blume
8) Poppy - Avi
9) Surprise Party - R.L. Stine
10) The Stout-Hearted Seven Orphaned on the Oregon Trail - Neta Lohnes Frazier
11) Patience, Princess Catherine - Carolyn Meyer
12) Daughters of Eve - Lois Duncan
13) Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - Robert C. O'brien
BRIDIE OF THE WILD ROSE INN, 1695 - Jennifer Armstrong
14) Forever - Judy Blume
15) Homecoming - Cynthia Voigt
16) Club Dead - Charlaine Harris

Just spent a week reading almost YA/Childrens books exclusively. Great chance to revisit some favorites and read a few new (old) ones.



message 12: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 17) Austenland - Shannon Hale
18) Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson
19) The Last Vampire - Christopher Pike
20) This Is Chick-Lit - Ed. by Lauren Baratz-Logsted


message 13: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 21) Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
22) Undead and Unemployed - MaryJanice Davidson
23) What Men Want - Deborah Blumentahl
24) Undead and Unappreciated - MaryJanice Davidson
25) Undead and Unreturnable - MaryJanice Davidson
26) ANN OF THE WILD ROSE INN, 1774 - Jennifer Armstrong


message 14: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 27) Emily Of The Wild Rose Inn, 1858 - Jennifer Armstrong
28) Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris

August total = 28
Goal Total = 65/100


message 15: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) SEPTEMBER BOOKS

1) Undead and Unpopular - MaryJanice Davidson
2) Tangled Webs Anne Bishop
3) Emma, Volume 1 - Kaoru Mori
4) Emma, Volume 2 - Kaoru Mori
5) Undead and Uneasy - Mary Janice Davidson
6) Emma Volume 3 - Kaoru Mori
7) LAURA OF THE WILD ROSE INN, 1895 - Jennifer Armstrong
8) Undead and Unworthy - MaryJanice Davidson
9) CLAIRE OF THE WILD ROSE - Jennifer Armstrong
10) A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb


message 16: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 11) Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
12) All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
13) Palace Circle A Novel - Rebecca Dean
14) Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson

September Total = 14
Goal Total = 79/100


message 17: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) OCTOBER BOOKS

1)The Shadow Queen-Anne Bishop
2) A Little Change of Face-Lauren Baratz-Logsted
3) Shelf Discovery-Lizzie Skurnick
4) GRACE OF THE WILD ROSE INN-Jennifer Armstrong
5) Everything I Needed to Know about Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume-Jennifer O'Connell


message 18: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 6) From Dead to Worse-Charlaine Harris
7) The Alchemist's Daughter A Novel-Katherine McMahon
8) The Damsel in This Dress-Marianne Stillings

October Total = 8
Goal Total = 87/100


message 19: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) NOVEMBER BOOKS

1) Linden Hills - Gloria Naylor
2) Love, Rosie - Cecelia Ahern
3) Hot Stuff - Carly Phillips
4) Karma Girl - Jennifer Estep



message 20: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 5) Hot Number - Carly Phillips
6) The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan


message 21: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 7) Cotillion - Georgette Heyer


message 22: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 8) Summer of My German Soldier - Bette Greene
9) Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys


message 23: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 10) The Invisible Ring - Anne Bishop
11) The Joys of Love - Madeleine L'engle


message 24: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 12) Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
13) Tempt Me at Twilight - Lisa Kleypas


message 25: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 14) The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield


message 26: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 15) Sister of the Bride - Beverly Cleary
16) Rain - V.C. Andrews


message 27: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 17) The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale


message 28: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 18) Hot Item - Carly Phillips

November Total = 18
Goal Total = 105/100



message 29: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) DECEMBER BOOKS

1) In the Prince's Bed - Sabrina Jeffries


message 30: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 2) Beastly - Alex Flinn
3) To Taste Temptation - Elizabeth Hoyt
4) To Seduce A Sinner - Elizabeth Hoyt


message 31: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 5) To Beguile A Beast - Elizabeth Hoyt
6) The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
7) To Pleasure a Prince - Sabrina Jeffries
8) One Night With a Prince - Sabrina Jeffries
9) Prada and Prejudice - Mandy Hubbard


message 32: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 10) Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
11) Daughter of the Blood - Anne Bishop


message 33: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidithebee) 12) Heir to the Shadows - Anne Bishop
13) Queen of the Darkness - Anne Bishop

December Total = 13
Goal Total = 118/100

Surpassed my goal. On to the New Year


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