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message 1: by Laura (last edited Jan 16, 2017 04:47PM) (new)

Laura | 8 comments Trying to tick off some more books that I have had for ages

Pre 1900
The Picture of Dorian Gray , Oscar Wilde 1890
✔️The Moonstone , Wilkie Collins 1868 - read 9/5/16
✔️Jane Eyre , Charlotte Brontë 1847 - read 17/9/16

Rebecca , Daphne du Maurier 1938
Gone with the Wind , Margaret Mitchell 1936
✔️The Catcher in the Rye , J.D. Salinger 1951 - read 20/8/16

Newer ones
Cloud Atlas , David Mitchell
Neverwhere , Neil Gaiman - read 21/10/16
✔️The Fault in Our Stars , John Green - read 21/6/16
✔️Snow Flower and the Secret Fan , Lisa See - read 25/4/16
The Blind Assassin , Margaret Atwood
✔️A Spot of Bother , Mark Haddon - read 17/8/16

✔️Birdsong , Sebastian Faulks - read 25/5/16
The Time Machine , H.G. Wells - read 12/1/17

message 2: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Larua -- Looks like a great year of reading for you. -- I love Wilkie Collins.

message 3: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1656 comments You have some nice books on your list. I read GWTW this year and really loved it. Rebecca is also one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy you challenge.

message 4: by Desertorum (new)

Desertorum I´m interested about Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks but I saw that it´s second part of the series. They can probably be read as individual books but have you read the first one?
It also says this in the description of the first book:

"From the author of the international bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars."

So I´m not sure what to think about the reading order.

message 5: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
You have a solid selection of books for next year. I read Neverwhere a couple of years ago, very interesting, can't believe I haven't read any more by Neil Gaiman, maybe this year. I have been looking at The Blind Assassin sitting on my coffee table for a long time, I really need pick it up soon. Enjoy your challenge.

message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura | 8 comments I have read the girl at the lion d'or and charlotte gray already (ages ago) but not birdsong yet.

message 7: by Laura (new)

Laura | 8 comments I had a baby this year called Rebecca, and so that's why i picked that one!

message 8: by Lindy-Lane (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 87 comments the opening line of gets me everytime. One of my all time favorite books with a re-read of it about every 2 years.

the moonstone, jane eyre, and gone with the wind have also given me many pleasurable hours of reading.

happy reading blessings!

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