Challenge: 50 Books discussion

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message 1: by Jamaie (last edited Sep 30, 2010 03:38PM) (new)

Jamaie | 16 comments Once I've read a book, I will # it & put it up as a link. I review every book I read.
Start date: 9/5/2010


1. The Haunting of Hill House(1*)
2. I Curse the River of Time(3*)
3. Mockingjay(5*)
4. The Slap (4*)
5. How Not To Make a Wish (3*)
6. Room (5*)


Ape House



The Magician's Assistant
Fingersmith Sarah Waters
A Secret Kept



The Red Tent Anita Diamant
All He Ever Wanted Anita Shreve
The Last Time They Met Anita Shreve
The Dive from Clausen's Pier Ann Packer
The Magician's Assistant Ann Patchett
Black and Blue Anna Quindlen
The House Next Door Anne Rivers Siddons
Fall on Your Knees Ann-Marie MacDonald
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
The Woman Next Door Barbara Delinsky
While My Sister Sleeps Barbara Delinsky
Family Tree Barbara Delinsky
Animal Dreams Barbara Kingsolver
Pigs in Heaven Barbara Kingsolver
The House of Stairs Barbara Vine
The Redemption of Sarah Cain Beverly Lewis
A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson
The Dogs of Babel Carolyn Parkhurst
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
The Secret Lives of the Sushi Club Christy Yorke
The Woods Harlan Coben
All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy
American Wife Curtis Sittenfeld
Breath, Eyes, Memory Danticat
City of Thieves David Benioff
The 19th Wife David Ebershoff
The Light of the Moon Dean Koontz
Dragonfly in Amber Diana Gabaldon
Drums of Autumn Diana Gabaldon
Voyager Diana Gabaldon
An Echo in the Bone Diana Gabaldon
The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
I Capture the Castle Dodie Smith
The Little Friend Donna Tartt
Plantation Dorothea Benton Frank
The Historian Elizabeth Kostova
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein
Animal Farm George Orwell
The Well and the Mine Gin Phillips
The End of the Affair Graham Greene
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Down River John HartA Secret Kept

message 2: by Deb (new)

Deb Love the list - how did you come up with it?

message 3: by Jamaie (last edited Sep 14, 2010 10:40AM) (new)

Jamaie | 16 comments I actually own all of these books...yes, every last one! But this list is only a fraction of all the books I own. For this list, I had to be choosey and narrow it down to 50. Along the way I may need to change out books if some of the books I want to read come in at the library. I belong to bookmooch, swaptree, paperback swap & title between all of those I have been able to get quite a few books. I also used to frequent our local Goodwill, but I stopped doing that considering the amount of books I already had..(:

message 4: by Deb (new)

Deb Jamaie wrote: "I actually own all of these books...yes, every last one! But this list is only a fraction of all the books I own. For this list, I had to be choosey and narrow it down to 50. Along the way I may..."

Wow.. that makes me feel better. I started this challenge mainly because the 25 books I had on my shelf not read were starting to get me down and I needed an incentive to work through them before buying / borrowing any more. It hasn't stopped me from clicking on Amazon occasionally but it has slowed me down and I've read some good ones that I cant imagine why I left for so long.
It's also helped me defend myself against my husband's "book declaration scheme" (oh that old thing, I've had it for years...)

message 5: by Jamaie (new)

Jamaie | 16 comments My downfall is my wanting new popular books and I can get them at the library...and that stops me from picking up the books on my own shelf. Ugh! LOL!

message 6: by Deb (new)

Deb Now you've joined you'll be ticking them off in no time, and who cares if you slip a few newies from the library in... we wont tell.

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