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message 1: by Alicia (last edited Mar 16, 2011 03:51PM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Goals:

*Clear off the books on my "currently reading" shelf
*Literature of Lost
*Read at least half of Steinbeck's complete works (15/30)
*Read the remainder of Palahniuk's works
*Complete one reading challenge (The College Students Group Spring/Summer 2011 Challenge - http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/5... )


message 3: by Alicia (last edited Mar 22, 2011 10:50AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Literature of Lost:

*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
*After All These Years: A Novel by Susan Isaacs
*Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (1/11/11)
*Animal Farm by George Orwell
*Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
*Bad Twin by Gary Troup
*Bluebeard (Perrault's Fairy Tales) by Charles Perrault
*The Book of Laws (The Laws of Manu) By Manu
*Holy Bible - King James Version
*A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking
*The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
*Caravan of Dreams by Idries Shah
*Carrie by Stephen King
* Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (Already Complete)
*A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
*The Chosen by Chaim Potok
* The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (Already Complete, Re-Read)
*The Coalwood Way by Homer Hickam
*Dark Horse by Tami Hoag
*The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
*The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
*The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King
*The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah by Stephen King
*Deep River by Shusaku Endo
*Dirty Work by Stuart Woods
*Dune by Frank Herbert
*The Epic of Gilgamesh
* Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor (3/5/11)
*Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
*Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
*Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
*Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
*The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
* Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (3/21/11)
*Harry Potter (No interest in reading)
*Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
*High Hand by Gary Phillips
*Hindsight
*The Holy Qur'an / القرآن الكريم
*Hotel by Arthur Hailey
*Taoist I Ching
*The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
*My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
*Island by Aldous Huxley
*Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
*Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
*Kings of Love: The Poetry and History of the Ni'Matullahi Sufi Order by Nasrollah Pourjavady and PL Wilson (translators)
*Lancelot by Walker Percy
*Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov
*Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days by Tim LaHaye (Already Complete)
*The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
* Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Read in HS, May Re-Read)
*Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
*Moby Dick by Herman Melville
*The Moon Pool by A. Merritt
*Mysteries Of The Ancient Americas
*The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
*Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
*The Oath by John Lescroart
*An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
*The Odyssey by Homer
* Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Already Complete)
*On the Road by Jack Kerouac
*On Writing by Stephen King
*Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
*O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
*The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
* The Pearl by John Steinbeck (1/6/11)
*Perfume
*Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
*Roots by Alex Haley
*A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda
*The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells
*The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
*The Shining by Stephen King
* Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Already Complete)
*The Stand by Stephen King
*The Stone Leopard by Colin Forbes
*Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
*The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne
*A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
*The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
*Through the Looking-Glass (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass) by Lewis Carroll (1/11/11)
* To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Already Complete, Re-Read)
*The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
*Ulysses by James Joyce
*Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
*Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
*VALIS by Philip K. Dick
*Watership Down by Richard Adams
*What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
*The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
*A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle


message 5: by Alicia (last edited Jan 06, 2011 11:54AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Palahniuk's Works to Date:

* Fight Club (Already complete)
* Survivor (Already complete)
* Invisible Monsters (Already complete - Intended Re-read)
* Choke (Already complete)
* Lullaby (Already complete)
* Diary (Already complete)
*Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
* Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (Already complete)
*Haunted
*Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
* Snuff (Already complete)
*Pygmy
*Tell-All
*Damned (Sept. 2011)


message 6: by Alicia (last edited May 19, 2011 10:27AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Reading Challenge:

COLLEGE STUDENTS SPRING/SUMMER 2011 CHALLENGE

5.1 - Luck of the Irish: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
5.2 - Debutantes: First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life (5/4/11)
5.3 - Sights of the Seasons: The Beach (3/15/11)
5.4 - Spring Cleaning: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
5.5 - Most Read Authors: Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
5.6 - New Beginnings: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1)
5.7 - Choose Your Friends Wisely: The Outsiders
5.8 - You Haven't Read This?: Memoirs of a Geisha

10.1 - National Poetry Month:
10.2 - Blockbusters: On the Road
10.3 - Just the Two of Us:
10.4 - Earth Day: Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth
10.5 - Two Sides to Every Story: Sarah's Key (5/7/11)
10.6 - Arts & Crafts Hour: The Art of Racing in the Rain (5/18/11)
10.7 - Oh, Canada: Life of Pi
10.8 - Must Read Books: Heart of Darkness

15.1 - Bridging the Gap: Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster ('98 Winner)
15.2 - Iconic Images:
15.3 - Couch Potato: The Mysterious Island (LOST)
15.4 - Pulitzer Prize List: To Kill a Mockingbird
15.5 - Medieval Times:
15.6 - The Feminine Mystique: The Vagina Monologues
15.7 - Justice League: Roots
15.8 - This Day in History:

20.1 - Group Read: A Christmas Carol
20.2 - Fall/Winter Challenge Winner's Task (Erin): Cup of Gold AND Watership Down

25.1 - Read and Review: The Third Policeman (TB&TB) AND
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (NY Times)
25.2 - Delving Into a Genre: A) Jurassic Park AND B) Fever Crumb
25.3 - It's a Mad, Mad World: Island (Utopian) AND Fahrenheit 451 (Dystopian)
25.4 - Marathon Reader: The Brothers Karamazov
25.5 - Two Become One: The Shape of Things to Come AND After All These Years: A Novel
25.6 - Past and Present Reading: Unfinished Business: One Man's Extraordinary Year of Trying to Do the Right Things (Present - do) AND What Katy Did (Past - did)
25.7 - Obey Thy Mother and Father: Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom (Mother) AND Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Father) (3/21/11)
25.8 - Take a Vacation: Uncle Tom's Cabin (1-N. America, 1-History&Culture)


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Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments (Extra Space)


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message 9: by Liz (new)

Liz You are so much like me when it comes to organizing :) I just posted my own goals & took up the first 5 or 6 messages for myself.

Good luck with your goals. I would love to read all of John Steinbeck's works. He is one of my recent favorites.


message 10: by Tanya (new)

Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 188 comments I read Into Thin Air last year and loved it. Let me know what you think whenever you get around to reading it!


message 11: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Liz wrote: "You are so much like me when it comes to organizing :) I just posted my own goals & took up the first 5 or 6 messages for myself.

Good luck with your goals. I would love to read all of John Stei..."


Steinbeck is the author I was most considering actually. I have wanted to read the rest of his stuff for awhile now.


message 12: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Tanya wrote: "I read Into Thin Air last year and loved it. Let me know what you think whenever you get around to reading it!"

I started it over a year ago and keep getting sidetracked. I have enjoyed it so far!


message 13: by Alicia (last edited Jan 11, 2011 10:53PM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments 1. The Pearl by John Steinbeck (90 pages, 4*)

**Steinbeck
**Lost Lit


message 14: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu Alicia wrote: "Liz wrote: "You are so much like me when it comes to organizing :) I just posted my own goals & took up the first 5 or 6 messages for myself.

Good luck with your goals. I would love to read all of..."


I am ashamed to say I have never read anything by Steinbeck. I have purchased several books over the years to read but haven't gotten to them yet. Maybe your goal will inspire me to finally start reading him.


message 15: by Erin (new)

Erin Good Luck with Steinbeck! I've read a couple of his works and enjoyed them - particularly The Log from the Sea of Cortez.

I like your 'Literature of LOST' goal!

Happy Reading :)


message 16: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Lisa wrote: "Alicia wrote: "Liz wrote: "You are so much like me when it comes to organizing :) I just posted my own goals & took up the first 5 or 6 messages for myself.

Good luck with your goals. I would lo..."


I have really enjoyed the books I have read of his. You should definitely pick up one!


message 17: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Erin wrote: "Good Luck with Steinbeck! I've read a couple of his works and enjoyed them - particularly The Log from the Sea of Cortez.

I like your 'Literature of LOST' goal!

Happy Reading :)"


I hadn't heard much about that one. I will check it out soon. Thanks!


message 18: by Alicia (last edited Jan 11, 2011 10:53PM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments 2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (336 pages, 4*)

**Lost Lit


message 19: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicasey) Wow! Looks like you're making great progress already! Good luck!


message 20: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Thanks!


message 22: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments 4. Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor (272 pages, 3*)

**Lost Lit


message 23: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicasey) I love Flannery O'Connor!


message 24: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments 5. The Beach by Alex Garland (448 pages, 4*)

**"Currently Reading" Shelf


message 25: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments 6. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (224 pages, 3*)

**Lost Lit


message 27: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments 8. Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay (293 pages, 4*)

**TNBBC Group Read, Reading Challenge


message 28: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments 9. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (321 pages, 3*)

**Reading Challenge


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