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Hi everyone,
As 2009 will be my last year of high school/first year of college, I am busy enough with finishing up my senior thesis and preparing my final exams.
That's why my book challenge should not be too hard:
I decided I want to read all the bought but unread books I have lying around plus the books my bookclub is going to decide upon during the year.
I'll post a list of those books during the next couple of days.

message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 20, 2009 02:38AM) (new)

1. Vanity Fair (Thackeray)
2. Jane Eyre (Bronte)
3. Hamlet (Shakespeare)
4. Pride and Prejudice (Austen, reread)
5. Dracula (Stoker, reread)
6. On the road (Kerouac)
7. Lolita (Nabokov)
8. The Secret life of bees (Monk Kidd)
9. Life of Pi (Martel)
10. Howl (Ginsberg)
11. Franny & Zooey (Salinger)
12. Inherit the Wind
13. Tokyo (Hayder)
14. Let the right one in
15. I'm a stranger here myself (Bryson)
16. Bell Jar (Plath)
17. The birth of tragedy (Nietzsche)
18. Collected novels (Gablé)
19. Samurai William
20. Clan of the Otori 2 (Hearn)
21. My name is red (Pamuk)
22. Paroles (Prevert)
23. The second sex (Beauvoir)
24. La joie de vivre (Zola)
25. Les Royaumes du nord (Pullman)
26. Les Fleurs du mal (Baudelaire)
27. The Idiot (Dostoevsky)
28.& 29. Count of Monte Cristo 1&2
30. Persuasion (Austen)
31. Major Tales and Poems (Poe)
32. I, Robot (Asimov)
33. Stamboul Train (Greene)
34. Budenbrooks (Mann)
35. Baudolino (Eco)
36. Schatten im Paradies (Remarque)
37. civil courage (Kennedy)
38. A scanner darkly (Dick, reread)
39. Time out of joint (Dick, reread)
40. Eye in the sky (Dick)
41. Master in the high castle (Dick)
42. Confessions of a crap artist (Dick)
43. Miss Petigrew lives for a day
44. Dem Täter auf der Spur (Benecke)
45. Mordmethoden (Benecke)
46. In the Shadow of the Ark
47. Otherland
48. A time to kill
49. Kabale und Liebe
50. Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
51. Der Verlierer
52. Effi Briest
53. Liebe deinen nächsten
54. Ganz unten
55. Picknick am Wegesrand
56. Raumschiff Titanic
57. Solar lottery (Dick)
58. The patient (Katzenbach)
59. A people's history of the United States
60. The shifting realities of Philip K. Dick
61. The human stain
62. Olgas Haus (Ljudmila Ulitzkaja)
63. Hiob (Joseph Roth)
64. Die Verwandlung (Kafka)
65. Weiße Nächte (Dostojevski)
66. Iphigenie auf Tauris (Goethe)
67. Middlesex
68. The heart is a lonely hunter
69. Dead poets' society
70. Bonjour tristesse
71. Oliver Twist
72. Die Vermessung der Welt
73. On the road
74. The Boy in the striped Pajamas
75. The wishing game
76. The amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay
77. Raise High The Roofbeam, Carpenters
78. 84, Charing Cross Road
79. Metro
80. The spirit catches you and you fall down

Ok, here's the deal: I won't necessarily have to read the rereads, they are only on the list because I bought new editions of the books and they therefore are on my unread-shelf now. I will read all the rest, though, together with everything my bookclub decides on and every book I'll get for my birthday.

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Managed to read The human stain and The secret life of bees yesterday : )

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Read Let the Right one in on Wednesday, started Lolita :)

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Finished Lolita.

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Finished Olgas Haus, started I'm a stranger here myself.

message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Finished Hiob.

message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Read in January:

1. The human stain
2. The secret life of bees
3. Let the right one in
4. Lolita
5. Olga's house
6. Much ado about nothing (not listed because it was a reread for English class)

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Finished White Nights and I'm a stranger here myself.

message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Started Franny and Zooey. Just love Salinger

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Finished Franny and Zooey, Dead Poets Society, Plan to finish Middlesex tonight/tomorrow.

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Finished in February

1. Hiob
2. White Nights
3. I'm a stranger here myself
4. Franny and Zooey
5. Dead Poets Society
6. Middlesex

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Read On The Road and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Finished Bonjour Tristesse

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Read Kavalier & Clay, Pride & Prejudice, started Jane Eyre

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