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message 1: by Krys (last edited Jun 18, 2010 09:30PM) (new)

Krys (incognerdo) | 28 comments Okay, so... I have this list on my blog. Its a list of novels that is usually followed by an offended gasp and a "you haven't read that?!?"

My goal is 50 books to include most of this list:

Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein*
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller*
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger*
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis*
The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck*
Love in a Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez*
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald*
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov* (Read 02/18/10)
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley*
THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner (Re-read)*
SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence*
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding* (Finished 3/10/10)
A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway*
THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London*
ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand* (Finished 1/3/10)
GRAVITY'S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon (Re-read)*
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Re-read)* (Finished 1/5/10)
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells*
ULYSSES by James Joyce
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner (Re-read)* (Finished 6/18)
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Life of Pi by Yann Martel*
Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (Re-read)
Hamlet by Shakespeare*
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain*
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley*
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey*
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Atonement by Ian McEwan*
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs*
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Dune by Frank Herbert
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Charlie and the Chocolate factory by Roald Dahl*
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath*
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The Road by McCarthy*
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry* (re-read)
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George* (re-read)

Starred books are one from my personal library. I have also made a goal to not buy any books this year. :)

message 2: by Marie-vicky (new)

Marie-vicky (grimace) | 49 comments Hi,

I really like your personnal library.You have most of the best classics.I have pretty much the same title in my personnal library.I have also made the goal to not buy any books this year.I don't know how i will be able to stay away from the bookstore.But I will try.....Good luck in your reading

message 3: by Krys (new)

Krys (incognerdo) | 28 comments Thank you! I have a ton more than what is listed. I'm kind of a collector. *lol*

Try the library. Its all the fun of buying books without having to pay for them. :)

message 5: by Beck (new)

Beck | 22 comments how on earth are you going to resist buying books???!! i buy lots of books every year and i can't imagine not getting them! your really brave to have sucha goal! i hope you read all the books on your list this year!

message 6: by Liz (new)

Liz Krys, I actually read a lot of these in 2009. Good luck!

message 9: by Bhumi (new)

Bhumi | 524 comments We're only two days into March and you've finished a book already! That's amazing :)

message 10: by Krys (new)

Krys (incognerdo) | 28 comments Yeah. I love Christopher Moore. His books never last long for me. :)

message 14: by Krys (last edited Sep 19, 2010 08:32AM) (new)

Krys (incognerdo) | 28 comments It has been a while since I updated. My apartment flooded the beginning of July... so I moved. Then I moved again the beginning of September.

So here is what I've done in my absence:

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw
Finding Mrs. Warnecke by Cindi Rigsbee
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy

Now I am back on track!!

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