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Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments I am keeping track of my reading goals for another group (TNBBC) and I thought I would share here as well. I have never set reading goals for myself before but I thought this year would be a good one to start.

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


message 3: by Alicia (last edited Mar 22, 2011 10:47AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 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 (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 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 10:07AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 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)


message 7: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments (Extra Space)


message 8: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments (Extra Space)


message 9: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments 1. The Pearl by John Steinbeck (90 pages, 4*)

**Steinbeck
**Lost Lit


message 10: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments 2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (336 pages, 4*)

**Lost Lit


message 12: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments 4. Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor (272 pages, 3*)

**Lost Lit


message 13: by Adam (new)

Adam | 83 comments ooh, I love your Lost lit idea. I would love to do something like that. I've read a few of these already.

I did go out and read Bad Twin, but I thought it was a very boring book. A really run of the mill mystery type of thing. I also read some of the Lost novels, you know the stories of people on the Island that aren't really "in" the series. These were also quite terrible.

For some reason, to me, it seems the "extra" stuff outside of Lost isn't even remotely as good as Lost! Although, I did read a book called "Living Lost", which I thought was very good and very interesting!


message 14: by Alicia (last edited May 19, 2011 10:02AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments 5. The Beach by Alex Garland (448 pages, 4*)

**"Currently Reading" Shelf, Reading Challenge


message 15: by Alicia (last edited May 19, 2011 10:02AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments 6. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (224 pages, 3*)

**Lost Lit, Reading Challenge


message 17: by Alicia (last edited May 19, 2011 10:02AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments 8. Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay (293 pages, 4*)

**TNBBC Group Read, Reading Challenge


message 18: by Alicia (last edited May 19, 2011 10:02AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 214 comments 9. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (321 pages, 3*)

**Reading Challenge


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