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message 1: by Chelsea (last edited Jan 01, 2013 09:12AM) (new)

Chelsea (cnicole322) | 86 comments Ok, since I new to the group, I'm going to make my total yearly goal 40 books. I may move up to 50 but I'm not sure, we'll see :). Here are the books I've already read this year, dates are rough.:

1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Completed 1/15 *****

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan Completed 2/1 ***

3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett Completed 2/7 *****

4. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe Completed 2/14 *****

5. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne Completed 2/21 **

6. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Completed 2/22 *

7. Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch Completed 2/26 ****

8. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott Completed 3/2 ****

9. Divergent by Veronica Roth Completed 3/4 ****

10. Unwind by Neal Shusterman Completed 3/10 ****

11. The Red and the Black by Stendhal Completed 3/13 *****

12. The Castle by Franz Kafka Completed 3/22 *****

13. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Completed 3/25 **

14. Ida by Gertrude Stein Completed 3/27 **

15. The Tao Of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff Completed 3/28 *****

16. Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk Completed 4/2 *****

17. Leaving Cheyenne by Larry McMurtry Completed 4/10 ****

18. Hiding Place by John Edgar Wideman Completed 4/17 ****

19. Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs Completed 4/27 ****

20. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey Completed 6/5 ***

21. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami Completed 6/8 ****

22. Redburn by Herman Melville Completed 3/? ***

23. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Completed 6/24 ***

24. 11/22/63 by Stephen King Completed 6/26 **

25. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt Completed 6/27 *****

26. Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle by Rachel Dratch Completed 6/29 ****

27. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Completed 7/11 ****

28. The Pearl by John Steinbeck Completed 7/21 ****

29. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Completed 8/7? ****

30. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera Completed 8/19 ***

31. Beloved by Toni Morrison Completed 9/20 **

32. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty Completed 9/28 ****

33. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Completed 10/8 ****

34. Dracula by Bram Stoker Completed 10/9 **

35. The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A.J. Jacobs Completed 10/16 *****

36. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner Completed 11/23 ***

37.Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones Completed 11/24 ****

38. Insurgent by Veronica Roth Completed 12/10 ***

39. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Completed 12/16 ***

40. Speaks the Nightbird by Robert R. McCammon Completed 12/30 **

41. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Completed 12/31 ****

UPDATE! Done for the year, Finished my goal and surpassed it by 1 :)


message 2: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nthnlwly) The Help was so good! I enjoyed it too!! :)


message 3: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea (cnicole322) | 86 comments Oh yes! Minnie is amazing! I love books about strong female characters.


message 4: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nthnlwly) Minnie was such a good character! lol. Have you seen the movie? I watched it before reading the book which is usually a mistake for me, but I still ended up enjoying the book a lot.


message 5: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea (cnicole322) | 86 comments Yeah, that usually ruins things for me too. But I saw the movie right after I read the book. I thought the casting was perfect, I love sissy spacek's character and I didn't think I would !


message 6: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nthnlwly) Definitely a great movie and book. It's quite rare, when both are good! haha


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