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message 1: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments Hi everybody! I'm brand new to Goodreads, and I would like to join in here and maybe meet some fellow book lovers.My goal for 2008 is at least 75 books, and as busy as this year is promising to be, it's going to be tough!

I hope it's okay to start with books I've read already this year, not just since joining?

If so, then it's

1.The Lovers-Philip Jose Farmer

2.The Chamber of Secrets-J.K. Rowlings

3.Must Love Dogs--Claire Cook

4.Mutiny on the Bounty--C. Nordhoff/J.N. Hall

5.The Looking Glass War--Frank Beddor

6.Owls well that Ends Well--Donna Andrews

7.Quite a Year for Plums--Bailey White

8.Called Out--A.G> Mojitbai

9. The Ides of March--Thornton Wilder


If not, then just ' The Ides of March"

Other goals for the year include at least ten classics I've never read, some philosophical texts, and a few re-reads of classics I read when I was only ten or eleven and can't remember as well.


message 2: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 10. The Reader--Bernhard Schlink


message 3: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 11. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie--Muriel Spark




message 4: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 12. Memoirs of a Geisha--Arthur Golden


message 5: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 13. Gertrude and Claudius--John Updike

14. Frankenstein Unbound--Brian W. Aldiss

15. Ice Station Zebra--Alistair MacLean


message 6: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 16. American Psycho

17. The Owl and the Pussycat

18. The Deerhunter


message 7: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 19. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister--Gregory Maguire


20. Communion---Whitley Strieber

21. Deliverance--James Dickey

22.Tobacco Road--Erskine Caldwell

23.Atonement--IanMcEwan




message 8: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 24. West of the Moon-J. Nasaw

25. Ladies of Missalonghi--C. McCullough


message 9: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 26. Hatchet--Gary Paulsen

27. The Great Gatsby--F. Scott Fitzgerald

28. Goodbye Mr. Chips--James Hilton

29. Lord of the Flies--William Golding


message 10: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 30.Life of Pi--Yann martel

31.Silverhill--Phyllis A. Whitney

32. The Adam Experiment--Geoffrey Simmons

33. The Book of Fred--Abby Bardi




message 11: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 34. Born For Love--Leo Buscaglia

35. The Rag Nymph--Catherine Cookson

36. Tanner's Twelve Swingers--Lawrence Block

( Hilarious, that one!)




message 12: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 37. All Quiet on the Western Front

38. The Field Guide to Chickens--Pam Percy

39.At Wit's End--Erma Bombeck

40.Oh, Kentucky!--Betty Layman Receveur

41.Woman's Doctor--Dr. William J. Sweeney

42.Forever--Judy Blume

43.Flowers for Algernon--Daniel Keyes




message 13: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 44. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Douglas Adams

45. Practical Demonkeeping--Christopher Moore

46. The Neverending Story--Michael Ende

47. Cheaper By The Dozen--Frank Gilbreth, Jr.


message 14: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 48. The Shadow Riders--Louis L'Amour

49. A Boy Called Hopeless--David Melton

50. The Strange Case of the Walking Corpse--Nancy Butcher


50/75! And sooooo many more in my TBR stack.


message 15: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 51.Beneath the Wheel--Hermann Hesse

52. The Stone Diaries--Carol Shields

53. Jamie--Jack Bennett




message 16: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 54. Crazy Ladies--Michael Lee West

55. The New Year--Pearl S. Buck

56. How to Murder Your Mother-in-Law--Dorothy Cannell

57. The Green Berets--Robin Moore

58. So Dear to My Heart--Sterling North

59. The Bell jar--Sylvia Plath

60. Dreamcatcher-Stephen King


message 17: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 61. This Perfect Day--Ira Levin

--One of the best dystopia novels I've yet to read.

62. Plains of Passage--Jean M. Auel

63. Shelters of Stone--Jean M. Auel

64. Needlework in America--Virgina C. Bath

65. Steffie Can't Come out to Play--Fran Arrick

66. Lord Jim--Joseph Conrad

67. Me and Emma--Elizabeth Flock



message 18: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 19 comments 68. Star Trek: The Lost Years--J.M. Dillard

69. The Grasshopper Trap--Patrick McManus

70. The Jungle--Upton Sinclair

71. Star Trek: The Forgotten War

72. Beloved--Toni Morrison


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