The 50 Book Challenge (2012)

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  1. Alvedansen

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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
     
  2. nicestthing

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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
     
  3. Alvedansen

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    ...someone shoot me! i started yet another book this morning:ninja:

    14. Stephanie Perkins - Anna and the French kiss

    this sounds so much like a typical chick-lit/teenager book (which is not my typical genre) but i really like it so far. the narrator reminds me of the "Jessica Darling" series (i loved the first two books)
     
  4. Candice89102

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    I love looking at what everyone else has been reading. You guys are making my wish list grow like crazy!
     
  5. vivalavida

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    So far have read:

    1) Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
    2) Starter for Ten - David Nicholls
    3) Brighton Rock - Graham Greene
    4) The Shining -Stephen King

    And now about to begin Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
     
  6. miss_catherine

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    Last year I started this part way through and then got lazy and forgot to update. So, sadly, I have no idea how many books I read. My memory is pretty good regarding the stuff I've read (or re-read) so far this year though, although not the order they were read in. Also, I didn't omit the second Harry Potter book, I only read number one and three this time. Anyway...

    01. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
    02. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
    03. Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier
    04. Bossypants by Tina Fey
    05. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
    06. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
    07. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    08. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale
    09. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    Currently reading 10. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell AND 11. The Inferno by Dante Alighieri.

    I have a feeling there were one or two more in there but, oh well. Also, didn't count graphic novels or things like McSweeney's.

    Definitely feeling inspired by some other people's lists in regard to what to read next!
     
  7. Niusity

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    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

    Currently reading:
    The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

    and I've just begun The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath because I was intregued after so many people on tfs read it,I can't say if it's good or not but I like it at this point. I thought it would be much worse.
     
  8. MissKateCherie

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    1)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Shadow Souls by L. J. Smith
    2)La tete du chat by Βασίλης Αλεξάκης
    3)The shadow of August by Sue Welford
    4)The Runaways by Kristin Butcher
    5)Gossip Girl: You know You Love me by Cecily von Ziegesar
    6)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Midnight by L. J. Smith
    7)Gossip Girl: All I want is Everything by Cecily von Ziegesar
    8)Desert Flower by Waris Dirie Cathleen Miller
    9)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    10)Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    11)Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins
    12)The Clique by Lisi Harrison
    13)Extras by Scott Westerfeld
     
  9. GinAndTonic

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    01. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
    02. Glue (Irvine Welsh)
    03. The Demon (Hubert Selby Jr)
    04. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
    05. A Long Way Down (Nick Hornby)
    06. Popism (Andy Warhol / Pat Hackett)
    07. Brit Pulp (Jean-Marie Pottier)
    08. The Music Of Chance (Paul Auster)
    09. Headhunters (John King)
    10. Francis Bacon (Michael Peppiat)
     
  10. miss_catherine

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    01. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
    02. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
    03. Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier
    04. Bossypants by Tina Fey
    05. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
    06. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
    07. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    08. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale
    09. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    10. Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Still reading: The Inferno by Dante Alighieri (11) and have started Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay (12).
     
  11. YoninahAliza

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    So I've read these books so far...

    1. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
    2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
    3. Anne of The Island by L.M. Montgomery
    4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

    Ermm... I'm so far behind everyone else! I've taken to carrying around a book with me and reading whenever I get a spare moment (which isn't that often sadly).
     
  12. funkystar

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    I've read more books in the past 3 months than I've read in the past 5 years..so im proud of that but i'm still nowhere close to some people on here! :p

    What I've read so far -

    1) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson (3 stars)
    2) Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - 2nd read (5 stars)
    3) A Stolen Life by Jaycee Lee Dugard (3 stars)
    4) The Men We Became: My Friendship with John F. Kennedy, Jr. by Robert T. Littell (4.5 stars)
    5) Come to the Edge by Christina Haag (4 stars)

    Currently reading -

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - boring!, given up on this for now may read it later on in the year.

    Fairytale Interrupted: What JFK Jr. Taught Me About Life, Love, and Loss by RoseMarie Terenzio - Great book so far can't wait to finish it.

    What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love by Carole Radziwill - only read a few pages so far so I can't judge it just yet.
     
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    1/30

    1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

    Currently reading:
    2. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher
    3. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
     
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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
     
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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
     
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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
     
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    01 > Das böse Mädchen (engl: The Bad Girl, orig: Travesuras de la Niña Mala) < Mario Vargas Llosa
    02 > The Crossing < Cormac McCarthy
    03 > Schachnovelle (engl: Chess Story / The Royal Game) < Stefan Zweig
    04 > Op. non cit. < Alan Isler
    05 > Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close < Jonathan Safran Foer
    06 > Der Schwarm (engl: The Swarm) < Frank Schätzing
     
  18. rox_yr_sox

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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. Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson
    9. The Lamp of Memory/Cambridge School of Art Inaugural Address/Of Kings' Treasures/Traffic (Penguin Great Ideas Compendium) by John Ruskin
    10. Useful Work v. Useless Toil/Gothic Architecture/The Lesser Arts/How I Became a Socialist
    (Penguin Great Ideas Compendium) by William Morris
    11. The First Ladies of Rome: The Women Behind the Caesars by Annelise Freisenbruch
    (currently reading)
    12. History of Madness by Michel Foucault (currently reading)
     
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    1)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Shadow Souls by L. J. Smith
    2)La tete du chat by Βασίλης Αλεξάκης
    3)The shadow of August by Sue Welford
    4)The Runaways by Kristin Butcher
    5)Gossip Girl: You know You Love me by Cecily von Ziegesar
    6)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Midnight by L. J. Smith
    7)Gossip Girl: All I want is Everything by Cecily von Ziegesar
    8)Desert Flower by Waris Dirie Cathleen Miller
    9)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    10)Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    11)Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins
    12)The Clique by Lisi Harrison
    13)Extras by Scott Westerfeld
    14)Η ελπίδα πεθαίνει πάντα τελευταία by Ελπίδα Ισμαήλ
     
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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
     

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