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04-07-2012
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I have some issues with my right eye, so I'm not allowed to either sit in front of the computer or watch TV more than two hours a day soo no movies, just books these days.. although I spend 45 mins a day to watch Castle the rest of the time I've been reading like crazy, I even declined a date yesterday to can read. I guess I got addicted to books, I've spent a 100$ on books last week and I don't even know if I'll manage to read all of them but it doesn't matter.


1. The Magus by John Fowles
2. Atonement by Ian McEwan
3. Ciuleandra by Liviu Rebreanu
4. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
5. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
6. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
8. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
9. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
10. Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
11. Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac
12. Short stories by Gabriel García Márquez
13. Mantissa by John Fowles
14. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
15. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

16. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - while I was reading it my mom said, you either love or hate this book, and I LOVE it! Really, it's a masterpiece.
17. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser - I've read so many negative comments on the book, but I liked it. Sister Carrie describes those times when NY and Chicago where different from now but it tells us that the society basically stays the same, people never change, even in 100 years. I like Dreiser's books, he has this unique manner of writing.
18. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Lee Dugard - it hurt reading this, I knew about Jaycee but I didn't expect the book to be so...realistic and tragic. I never cry on books or movies, but I couldn't stop the tears after reading this and I couldn't fall asleep after I've finished it, thinking on how cruel this world is and how happy I am having everything I have.
19. Two kisses for Maddy by Matt Logelin - amazing story, again, I've been crying the whole night torturing my friend with the messages how cruel and unfair life is. A man describing his love, it was so beautiful to read the book, it has this simple language which transmits a lot of feelings. It's like you've been somewhere there with him. I swear I consider Matt a hero after reading this. It's an amazing book!
20. Seriously, I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneris - I love Ellen!! I've been smiling and laughing through the whole book, she's adorable! It's like she was sitting next to me and telling everything herself!
21. If Only It Were True by Marc Levy - Loved both the movie and the book. I've always liked Levy.


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01. Jon Krakauer - Under the banner of heaven
02. Sharon M. Draper - Tears of a tiger
03. David Benioff - City of thieves
04. Isaac Marion - Warm bodies
05. George R. R. Martin - A feast for crows (ASOIAF #4)
06. Robert Schneider - Schlafes Bruder (English title: Brother of Sleep)
07. Neil Gaiman - American Gods
08. Max Brooks - The zombie survival guide
09. Orson Scott Card - Ender's game
10. Ann Rule - The stranger beside me
11. Patrick Ness - The knife of never letting go
12. Richelle Mead - Last sacrifice
13.
Stephanie Perkins - Anna and the French kiss

14. Patrick Ness - A monster calls
15. Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games (re-read)
16. Victor Hugo - Les Misérables (English version)
17. Bill Bryson - Bill Bryson's African diary
18. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A study in scarlet
(Sherlock Holmes #1)
19. Birgit Vanderbeke - Alberta empfängt einen Liebhaber
20. William Shakespeare - Henry V
21. John Marsden - Tomorrow, when the war began (Tomorrow #1)
22. Lionel Shriver - We need to talk about Kevin
23. John Marsden - The dead of night (Tomorrow #2)
24. John Marsden - The third day, the frost (Tomorrow #3)
25. John Marsden - Darkness, be my friend (Tomorrow #4)
26. Seth Grahame-Smith - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
27. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The sign of the four (Sherlock Holmes #2)

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I'm sucking at this challenge. The three books I was reading when I started this challenge have yet to be finished.


Right now I've started reading "Cold Sassy Tree." Hopefully I'll finish in less than two months. I also read the first 10 pages of "Fifty Shades of Grey" which I wasn't impressed with but from what I've heard, the impressive parts start a little later in the story so I may give it another try.
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^it's a Twilight porn fan fiction, i doubt there are any impressive parts in there

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01.Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro
02. The Virgin Suicides-Jeffrey Eugenides
03. The Great Gastby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
04. Bed of Roses- Nora Roberts
05. Affaire Royale- Nora Roberts
06. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy- John Le Carré
07. The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follet
08. One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel García Márquez
09. A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway
10. Silver Girl-Elin Hilderbrand
11. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(short story)- F. Scott Fitzgerald
12. Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
13. The Fallen- Thomas E. Sniegoski
14. Leviathan-Thomas E. Sniegoski
15. Blue Bloods-Melissa De La Cruz
16. Rising Tides-Nora Roberts
17. A Study in Scarlet- Arthur Conan Doyle
18. A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales-Jonathan Nield
19. The Red Queen- Philippa Gregory
20. This Side of Paradise- F. Scott Fitzgerald
21. The Importance of being Earnest- Oscar Wilde
22. The Princess Bride- William Goldman
23. Tomorrow, When the War Began- John Marsden
24. 1984- George Orwell
25. El Siglo de las Luces-Alejo Carpentier
26. The Time Machine- H.G. Wells
27. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson
28. The Dead of Night(Tomorrow #2)- John Marsden
29. A Killing Frost(Tomorrow #3)-John Marsden

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06-07-2012
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01: No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
02: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
03: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
04: Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace
05: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
06: The Art Of Travel by Alain De Botton
07: The Beach by Alex Garland
08: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
09: A Dead Man's Memoir (A Theatrical Novel) by Mikhail Bulgakov
10: I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
11: Genesis by Bernard Beckett
12: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
13: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
14: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
15: The Long Walk by Stephen King
16: True Grit by Charles Portis
17: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
18: The Enemy by Charlie Higson
19: SVU: College Girls by Laurie John

20: Ice Man (confessions of a mafia contract killer) by Philip Carlo
21: Nightmare Hall: The Silent Scream by Diane Hoh
22: Beach Party by R.L. Stine
23: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
24: Winter's Bone by
Daniel Woodrell
25: Zone One by Colson Whitehead

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1. On Cats by Doris Lessing
2. Mastiff by Tamora Pierce
3. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman
4. Medea and other plays by Euripides
5. Eating Fire: Selected Poetry, 1965-1995 by Margaret Atwood
6. A Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander

7. Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled his Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk

8. Evaluation Research by Alan Clarke
9. Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson
10. The Lamp of Memory/Cambridge School of Art Inaugural Address/Of Kings' Treasures/Traffic (Penguin Great Ideas Compendium) by John Ruskin
11. Useful Work v. Useless Toil/Gothic Architecture/The Lesser Arts/How I Became a Socialist
(Penguin Great Ideas Compendium) by William Morris
12. Annabel: an unconventional life by Annabel Goldsmith
13. In Tearing Haste by Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor
14. Fourth Generation Evaluation by Egon G Guba and Yvonna S Lincoln
15. The First Ladies of Rome: The Women Behind the Caesars by Annelise Freisenbruch

16. History of Madness by Michel Foucault

17. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein
18. The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche
19. Empress of Rome: The Life of Livia by Matthew Dennison
20. Animal Farm by George Orwell
21. Everyday Evaluation on the Run by Yolanda Wadsworth
22. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

23. The Genealogy of Morals
by Friedrich Nietzsche
24. The Book of Love by Rumi
25. 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory by Ian Mortimer
26. The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
27. Persuasion by Jane Austen (currently reading)

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07-07-2012
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01 > Das böse Mädchen (The Bad Girl) < Mario Vargas Llosa
02 > The Crossing < Cormac McCarthy
03 > Schachnovelle (Chess Story) < Stefan Zweig
04 > Op. non cit. < Alan Isler
05 > Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close < Jonathan Safran Foer (reread)
06 > Der Schwarm (The Swarm) < Frank Schätzing
07 > Player One < Douglas Coupland
08 > Generation X < Douglas Coupland (reread)
09 > The Gum Thief < Douglas Coupland (reread)
10 > Girlfriend in a Coma < Douglas Coupland
11 > The Calling of the Grave < Simon Beckett
12 > The Hunger Games < Suzanne Collins
13 > Catching Fire < Suzanne Collins
14 > Mockingjay < Suzanne Collins
15 > Eleanor Rigby < Douglas Coupland
16 > Tree of Codes < Jonathan Safran Foer
17 > The King of Torts < John Grisham
18 > The Voice of the Corpse < Max Murray
19 > The Year of The Flood < Margaret Atwood

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08-07-2012
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1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
2. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
3. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
4. Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann
5. The Paris Wife - Paula McLain
6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
7. Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
8. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
9. Child of God - Cormac McCarthy
10. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
11. How to Do Things with Words - John Langshaw Austin
12. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
13. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls


Currently reading:
14. I am the Messenger - Markus Zusak


It's been forever since I updated my list, but my BA exam put me into a major book-reading block. My mind is such a disaster after all that studying that I've never been happier to be able to hold a ~normal book in my hands

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1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance- Robert M. Pirsig
2. Cutting for Stone- Abraham Verghese
3. When the Emperor Was Divine- Julie Otsuka
4. The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern
5. The Tiger's Wife- Tea Obreht
6. Life of Pi- Yan Martel
7. Wild- Cheryl Strayed
8. Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides
9. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank- Nathan Englander
10. The Virgin Suicides- Jeffrey Eugenides
11. Unorthodox- Deborah Feldman
12. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
13. Letters to a Christian Nation- Sam Harris
14. The Lifeboat- Charlotte Rogan
15. Girl, Interrupted- Susanna Kaysen
16. Infidel- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
17. The Sense of an Ending- Julian Barnes
18. On the Island- Tracey Garvis-Graves
19. Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov
20. Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
21. Waiting for Godot- Samuel Beckett
22. This Is How- Augusten Burroughs
23. Running With Scissors- Augusten Burroughs (currently reading)



Reading everyone's lists is very inspiring!

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09-07-2012
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i'm almost finished with Jack Kerouac's On the Road
Kind of puzzled as to how a film of the novel would work...

I don't really think it's my thing as I've sort of been plodding through... not really dying to read it.
I'll be happy when I'm done and can move on to something else.

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01. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
02. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
03. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
04. Look at me by Jennifer Egan
05. Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr Spencer Johnson
06. Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger
07. The Mystery of the Bewitched Crypt by Eduardo Mendoza
08. The Labyrinth of the Olives by Eduardo Mendoza
09. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James


Haven't had much time recently to read but I'm back on track.

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Has anyone here liked Fifty Shades of Grey a friend of mine liked and recommended it to me.

1. The Magus by John Fowles
2. Atonement by Ian McEwan
3. Ciuleandra by Liviu Rebreanu
4. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
5. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
6. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
8. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
9. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
10. Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
11. Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac
12. Short stories by Gabriel García Márquez
13. Mantissa by John Fowles
14. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
15. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
16. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
17. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
18. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Lee Dugard
19. Two kisses for Maddy by Matt Logelin
20. Seriously, I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneris
21. If Only It Were True by Marc Levy

22. The Selection by Kiera Cass - I don't get why everyone loved it so much, it was awkward and sometimes pathetic. I'm sure a 12-year old'd love it. Swendway- really? America Singer- god, really??

Currently reading: I've Got Your Number - Sophie Kinsella - I've always loved Sophie's books! This one's cute!

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01.Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro
02. The Virgin Suicides-Jeffrey Eugenides
03. The Great Gastby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
04. Bed of Roses- Nora Roberts
05. Affaire Royale- Nora Roberts
06. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy- John Le Carré
07. The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follet
08. One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel García Márquez
09. A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway
10. Silver Girl-Elin Hilderbrand
11. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(short story)- F. Scott Fitzgerald
12. Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
13. The Fallen- Thomas E. Sniegoski
14. Leviathan-Thomas E. Sniegoski
15. Blue Bloods-Melissa De La Cruz
16. Rising Tides-Nora Roberts
17. A Study in Scarlet- Arthur Conan Doyle
18. A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales-Jonathan Nield
19. The Red Queen- Philippa Gregory
20. This Side of Paradise- F. Scott Fitzgerald
21. The Importance of being Earnest- Oscar Wilde
22. The Princess Bride- William Goldman
23. Tomorrow, When the War Began- John Marsden
24. 1984- George Orwell
25. El Siglo de las Luces-Alejo Carpentier
26. The Time Machine- H.G. Wells
27. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson
28. The Dead of Night(Tomorrow #2)- John Marsden
29. A Killing Frost(Tomorrow #3)-John Marsden
30. Soulless-Gail Carriger

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01. Jon Krakauer - Under the banner of heaven
02. Sharon M. Draper - Tears of a tiger
03. David Benioff - City of thieves
04. Isaac Marion - Warm bodies
05. George R. R. Martin - A feast for crows (ASOIAF #4)
06. Robert Schneider - Schlafes Bruder (English title: Brother of Sleep)
07. Neil Gaiman - American Gods
08. Max Brooks - The zombie survival guide
09. Orson Scott Card - Ender's game
10. Ann Rule - The stranger beside me
11. Patrick Ness - The knife of never letting go
12. Richelle Mead - Last sacrifice
13.
Stephanie Perkins - Anna and the French kiss

14. Patrick Ness - A monster calls
15. Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games (re-read)
16. Victor Hugo - Les Misérables (English version)
17. Bill Bryson - Bill Bryson's African diary
18. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A study in scarlet
(Sherlock Holmes #1)
19. Birgit Vanderbeke - Alberta empfängt einen Liebhaber
20. William Shakespeare - Henry V
21. John Marsden - Tomorrow, when the war began (Tomorrow #1)
22. Lionel Shriver - We need to talk about Kevin
23. John Marsden - The dead of night (Tomorrow #2)
24. John Marsden - The third day, the frost (Tomorrow #3)
25. John Marsden - Darkness, be my friend (Tomorrow #4)
26. Seth Grahame-Smith - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
27. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The sign of the four (Sherlock Holmes #2)
28. John Marsden - Burning for revenge (Tomorrow #5)

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