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

Krys (incognerdo) | 140 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 Vicki (new)

Vicki Good Luck. I enjoyed the beginning of your post. I know how you feel. I got it all the time with Pride and Prejudice and To Kill A Mockingbird. I recently read To Kill a Mockingbird, but I still need to read Pride and Prejudice.

Anyway, hope you enjoy your reading and good luck with your goal to not buy anymore books. I am trying I can purchse one after I read 3.

message 3: by Krys (new)

Krys (incognerdo) | 140 comments I have built up *so* many books that I haven't read yet. I could probably read all this year and next year and still have some left over. I sent my best friend a picture of my dog and I and she was trying to figure out how I got my dog in the library... we were in my apartment. *lol*

message 4: by Jennifer W (new)

Jennifer W | 2175 comments You've got a great list there. I can't gasp because I haven't read many of them, and the ones I have read have been only in the last year or two. Enjoy!

message 5: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Kristin wrote: "I have built up *so* many books that I haven't read yet. I could probably read all this year and next year and still have some left over. I sent my best friend a picture of my dog and I and she w..."

I have a lot too.. but I tried to not buy last year and it failed. This year if the library has it, I won't buy it so that should help a lot. That is a cute story about your dog. I think I need a room just for my books :)

message 6: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 654 comments Don't feel bad Krys! There's a lot of classics I never read. Only last year did I finally tackle P&P but I've seen so many adaptations that the story was very familiar. In fact, I read P&P -and- P&P&Zombies. Heh.

G'luck with Ulysses! I've cracked it a couple of times but then distracted myself.

Dune is a wonderful read if you like political stories. Not modern day politics but wielding, dealing, secret plotting, etc!

message 7: by Krys (new)

Krys (incognerdo) | 140 comments I have always wanted a library. I used to dream of having a little room just for my books and a window seat where I could sit and read and look out. We moved around a lot when I was a kid and this and my own tower were the only things I wanted in every one of our houses. I never got my wish. :(

I tried to buy Ulysses a few times. I couldn't even dedicate myself to buying the book. *lol* It was HUGE. And it doesn't help that i was already reading Atlas Shrugged when I was used book shopping and found it. I was pretty much fed up with the classic tome.

message 9: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 654 comments I've been grateful that despite my multiple moves, my book library has remained relatively intact. I had about every Bernstein Bear and Babysitter's Club book which I gifted to my cousins - to pass on that joy. You could get one of those wheeled box chairs for the living room. They have a flip top to store books inside and you can roll the small box seat to a corner window to read. That way your library is MOBILE! :)

message 15: by Krys (new)

Krys (incognerdo) | 140 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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