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message 1: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) A new year!


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CMG (Mac) Interesting reading list from another's corner.
1. Of Mice and Men
2. A Tale of Two Cities
3. Gone with the Wind
4. A Wrinkle in Time
5. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
6. The Little Prince
7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
8. Brave New World
9. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
10. The Joy Luck Club
11. The Diary of a Young Girl
12. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
13. The Book Thief
14. The God of Small Things
15. Around the World in 80 Days
16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
17. The Time Traveler's Wife
18. All Quiet on the Western Front
19. The Old Man and the Sea
20. Where the Red Fern Grows
21. Island of the Blue Dolphins
22. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
23. Girl With a Pearl Earring
24. The Call of the Wild
25. The Good Earth


message 3: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11915 comments this is actually the I SPY Challange for this comming year Mac if you need or want the thread to join let Me know.


message 4: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) Thanks. Sorry I thought this was a list of great books!! How does it work? I looked at last year's " I spy" and it was generic not actual books - like a book with a color in the title. I can check the thread. Thanks again!!!


message 5: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11915 comments Mac,
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

thats the link to the 2016 challange if you would like to join!


message 6: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) Blagica wrote: "Mac,
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

thats the link to the 2016 challange if you would like to join!"


Thanks Blagica!


message 7: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) Just set my 2016 goal: 36 iin '16!! (1-50 discussion group).


message 8: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) Finished first book of 2016 - Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Excellent. Took me a long time to finish.


message 9: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) Also finished The Baker Street Letters. I'll have to figure out if I'm tracking in corner or challenge :)


message 10: by CMG (Mac) (last edited Jan 27, 2016 03:37PM) (new)

CMG (Mac) Knocked out two:

Andrew's Brain


Champion


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CMG (Mac) Snobs by J. Fellowes


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CMG (Mac) 6. Me Before You by J. Moyes. I would definitely recommend this one.


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CMG (Mac) 7. The New Countess by F. Weldon


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CMG (Mac) 8. Healthy Aging by Weil. Now that I'm in the 50 club... !!


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CMG (Mac) 11. The Ballad of Tom Dooley by McCrumb


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CMG (Mac) 12. Room. Fascinating.


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CMG (Mac) 13. The Fortune Hunter by Goodwin.

I also read most of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing but since I didn't finish it, I'm not counting it. Trying to get through the last Wheel of Time book too!


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CMG (Mac) 14. Miracle at Augusta by J Patterson


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CMG (Mac) 15. Troy by Geras


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CMG (Mac) 18. The Hole in the MiddleThe Hole In The Middle by Hilton

19. Silently and Very Fast by Valente


message 23: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) 20. Edge of Eternity by Follett. Series is worth the time investment!

So I just heard about 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die on the lifetime goals strand. There's a whole universe of books I haven't heard of!!


message 24: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) CMac wrote: "20. Edge of Eternity by Follett. Series is worth the time investment!

So I just heard about 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die on the lifetime goals strand. Ther..."

Maybe this list of 50 is a little less overwhelming

These are the named books:
1 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
2 1984 by George Orwell
3 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
5 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
6 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
9 The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
10 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
11 A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
12 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
13 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
14 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
15 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
16 The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
17 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
18 The Bible by Various
19 The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
20 Ulysses by James Joyce
21 The quiet American by Graham Greene
22 Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
23 Money by Martin Amis
24 Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
25 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
26 The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27 His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
28 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
29 Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
30 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
31 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
32 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
33 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
34 The Way We Live Now by Antony Trollope
35 The Outsider by Albert Camus
36 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
37 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
38 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
39 The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
40 Man without Women by Ernest Hemingway
41 Gulliver´s Travels by Jonathan Swift
42 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
43 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
44 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe
45 One flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest by Ken Kesey
46 Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
47 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
48 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
49 The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
50 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (less)


message 25: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) CMac wrote: "CMac wrote: "20. Edge of Eternity by Follett. Series is worth the time investment!

So I just heard about 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die on the lifetime goals..."

Here're the ones I think I have left from the list of 50 and I think I've read some of the Dante:

8 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
11 A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
17 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
20 Ulysses by James Joyce
21 The quiet American by Graham Greene
22 Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
23 Money by Martin Amis
25 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
27 His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
28 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
33 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
34 The Way We Live Now by Antony Trollope
40 Man without Women by Ernest Hemingway
49 The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante


message 26: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) CMac wrote: "20. Edge of Eternity by Follett. Series is worth the time investment!

So I just heard about 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die on the lifetime goals strand. Ther..."


23. Triptych by Slaughter


message 27: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) Forgot a couple - thank goodness for the challenge counter.

21. The Nightingale by Hannah
22. The Rosie Project by Simsion


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CMG (Mac) 24. Three Wishes by Moriarty


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CMG (Mac) 25. The Rumor by Hilderbrand.


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CMG (Mac) 31. What it Was by George Pelecanos


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message 39: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) Woowhee! I'm done with book 52. Next year, I'm going for the 50-100 group. Very excited.


message 40: by Winter, Group Reads (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4546 comments Hi! I noticed you asked about the polls. I tried to message you, but you don't accept messages. The active poll can be found here :

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

Just scroll all the way down. Or you can also click "polls" to the right (top) on the same page.

There' s no requirement to have nominated to vote. Although you're always welcome to nominate! :)


message 41: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) Winter wrote: "Hi! I noticed you asked about the polls. I tried to message you, but you don't accept messages. The active poll can be found here :

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/......"

Got it! Thanks for the help!


message 42: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) One month to go and I'm over 60 books so maybe I'll double my goal. Yay 2016!


message 43: by CMG (Mac) (new)

CMG (Mac) 72. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Finished New Year's Eve! 72 book (doubled my goal) and ended with a winner!

Happy New Year all!


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