Tuesday, February 06, 2007

50 Book Challenge 2007

So here is what I've managed so far for 2007. I will keep this updated semi-regularily to keep me on track hopefully. I'm sure you care what I'm reading but I'm happy to recommend or give you my opinion on any of these. And as always, I LOVE book suggestions! (As always I'll star those that I'm rereading)

The 50 Book Challenge 2007

1. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling*
4. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett*
5. Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
6. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
7. The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
8. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
9. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
10. The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield
11. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
12. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
13. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
14. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
15. Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
16. Digging to America by Anne Tyler
17. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
18. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
19. The Guy Not Taken: Stories by Jennifer Weiner
20. The Children of Men by PD James
21. The Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
22. These Happy Golden Days by Laura Ingalls Wilder
23. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
24. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
25. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
26. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
27. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
28. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
29. Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
30. Gentlemen and Players: A Novel by Joanne Harris
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
31. The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A.J. Jacobs
32. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
33. High Five by Janet Evanovich
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
34. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
35. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
36. Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
37. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling!!!!!
38. Vision of Light: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel by Judith Merkle Riley
39. Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich
40. To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
41. In Pursuit of the Green Lion: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel by Judith Merkle Riley
42. The Water Devil: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel by Judith Merkle Riley
43. Dune by Frank Herbert
44. Amsterdam: A Novel by Ian McEwan
45. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
46. Stardust by Neil Gaimen
47. Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
48. The World According to Garp by John Irving
49. Speaking of Faith by Krista Tippett
50. Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
51. Perelandra by C. S. Lewis
52. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
53. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
54. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
55. That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis
56. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
57. Thin Places: Where Faith Is Affirmed And Hope Dwells by Mary Treacy O'keefe
58. Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich
59. Welcome to the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik
60. Antigone by Sophocles
61. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
62. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
63. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
64. In her Shoes: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
65. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Monkeymama said...

This is a great idea! It is fun to learn more about someone from the titles they choose. You haven't read "Little House in the Big Woods" before, that seems like a young girl staple to me.

Did you like Ender's Game? A group of friends in college all LOVED that book and it seemed like kind of a personality predictor.

LutherLiz said...

I'm trying to read the "classics" from childhood that I've missed. Last year was Anne of Green Gables, this year the Little House books. Somehow I've never read either of them despite reading all the time when I was young.

I did like Ender's game although I was frustrated by the government war genocide using children thing...I was rooting for Ender though, so who knows :)

Rev Scott said...

Hey, Liz!
My best friend has a link to your blog - I'm assuming it's because you've both fallen under the AI spell. That's really too bad, but no one's perfect. :-)

If you keep reading the Ender series you'll find that Ender does, in fact, find ways around what happens in Ender's Game. Xenocide and Speaker for the Dead are particularly poignant and extremely thoughtful, well-written books. I've reread all of them several times.

Scott Johnson
Luther '03

Tiffany said...

Hey Liz! If you haven't read My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, you must. Incredibly good book. I think I read it in a day or two. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down.

I am starting to reread the classics from childhood too but the best part is that I am reading them to Emily. We just finished Charlotte's Web and then went to the movie. Reading them with her is like getting to read it for the first time again. Right now we are reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle!

LutherLiz said...

Hey Scott! I remember you from Luther. (I was an MA who graduated in '04 but I spent 3 yrs there after doing the MDIV for a year) Welcome! I'll have to check the rest of the series out. I always like things that make me think and Ender's game did do that.

Hey Tiff! Any sign of the baby yet or are you still pregnant and uncomfortable. Here's good, quick, soon labor vibes for you! Love you!

MoSup said...

Ahhh!!! I've just realized that we are all reading the same blogs!

If you like memoirs at all, I'd definitely recommend "God and Mr. Gomez." It's one of my favorites. And all the better if you like Mexico!

Emilie said...

I think you might like "The Thirteenth Tale" ... we talked about it. I can loan it to you if you'd like.

Jamie said...

I loved Enders Game too! I also want to recommend that you read "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro. It's in many ways similar to The Handmaids Tale, and equally good.

And I love the Stephanie Plum books :) They rule! If you are at all into Vampires you might like the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. They stat with Dead until Dark.