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message 1: by Erika (last edited Jan 02, 2011 12:47PM) (new)

Erika (erikareading) I have other threads in other groups for all my challenges, but this one seems appropriate here:

I want to read at least 12 of the past TNBBC group reads. I get great ideas for new authors this way and making it into a goal and having a thread to organize myself is a great motivator to read more of them.

Here's the ones I haven't read yet and get to choose from:

The Wishing Trees - John Sors
A Redbird Christmas - Fannie Flagg
Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
The Children's Book - A.S. Byatt
Catch-22 - Joeseph Heller
Remains of the Day
Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
The Passage - Justin Cronin
The Map of True Places - Brunonia Barry
The Case of the Missing Servant - Tarquin Hall
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Stupidest Angel - Christopher Moore
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Fool - Christopher Moore
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Audacity of Hope - Barak Obama
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Dracula - Bram Stoker
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
The Cider House Rules - John Irving
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
Shantaram - David Gregory Roberts
The Raw Shark Texts - Steven Hall
The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Blindness - Jose Saramago
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber - Julian Rubinstein

message 2: by Mona (new)

Mona Garg (k1721m) | 116 comments Erika, I have read The Case of the Missing Servant and enjoyed it. I want to read his next one, The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator.

I had corresponded with the author and he said he's working on a 3rd one.

message 3: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikareading) Mona wrote: "Erika, I have read The Case of the Missing Servant and enjoyed it. I want to read his next one, [book:The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private..."

I saw this one at the library last year and thought it looked good but at the time I already had too many for me to read at once in my pile. Maybe this year I'll get it in :)

message 4: by Mona (new)

Mona Garg (k1721m) | 116 comments Yes, I always have too much in my TBR pile. I get excited about a book, reserve it at the library, and, by the time the 1st one arrives, I've reserved another one :).

Inspector Singh Investigates: The Singapore School of Villainy looks good too.

message 5: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicasey) Have you decided which ones to start with or which ones you're most likely to pick?

That's such a large list to pick from I think you'll have fun just "digging" through it and deciding. Or at least I would, but I like stacking, sorting, re-sorting. Ha ha!

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