Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Thirty Books I Would Like to Read by the End of the Year

1.The Hatbox Letters by Beth Powning
2.The Keep by Jennifer Egan
3.Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
4.Accursed by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden
5.The Faery Reel by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
6.Soul Voyage by Cameron Royce Jess
7.Stormwarden by Janny Wurts
8.Raven's Shadow by Patricia Briggs
9.Heat – George Monbiot
10.Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
11.The Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
12.Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop
13.A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
14.Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling
15.Taliesin by Stephen R. Lawhead
16.Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi
17.The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
18.The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
19.The Oak Above the Kings by Patricia Kennealy
20.The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
21.New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
22.The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
23.The Truth-Teller's Tale by Sharon Shinn
24.The Alleluia Files by Sharon Shinn
25.Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow
26.The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
27.Poison Study by Maria Snyder
28.Helen of Troy by Margaret George
29.The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
30.A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin

18 comments:

  1. I want to read several of those as well.

    The Faery Reel was a very good read. I really enjoyed it. Labyrinth was okay. It was what I was expecting. I have the Kitchen Boy on my TBR. And I adore Jasper Fforde. And Shadow of the Wind is one of my all time favorites.

    You must finish the Historian!!

    Great list of books!

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  2. Wow, what a list of books to get through in about 2.5 months! I didn't really like Daughter of the Forest much (I recently reviewed it on my blog), but I love Game of Thrones and ADORE Shadow of the Wind. I also have the Lynn Flewelling books on my TBR pile, as well as Anne Bishop's books. So I'll be sure to keep tabs on your journal!

    aarti

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  3. This list kinda scares me...

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  4. Heather - All those books you commented on are my priorities because I have started them and never finished them

    Aarti - I have been reading your blog. You are actually the first blogger I saw that didn't like Daughter of the Forest.

    Sassymonkey - They are a goal, no one said it was necessarily attainable. :)

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  5. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Game of Thrones and Martin's following novels are all very good. I just started Eagles Conquest by Scarrow and so far so good.

    Good Luck!

    Mikk

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  6. k in the Shadow and New Moon are awesome! :-)

    I also can't wait to read Poison Study's sequel.

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  7. I need to finish Poison Study first, but if I still like it when I finish it, I will have to order the sequel before it comes out in paperback. I like it when books match, even though mine rarely do. If I can make them match, all the better. :)

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  8. Wow, 30 by the the end of the year? That's ambitious! I know I couldn't do it!

    I love the new look of your blog.

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  9. Well, ACTUALLY, I would like to read 47, which would make 200 books read this year...

    And, thanks! I really like my new look, too.

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  10. You must be some quick reader...with some thick eyeglasses! :)

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  11. Anonymous7:25 PM

    you are in for some fun.

    Shadow of the Wind is splendid.... and you will also probably love the Hatbox Letters ( a good place to start ) I have nothing but splendiferous things to say about Jasper Fforde.

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  12. Lots of good books! Good luck meeting your goal! I am trying to get all the books on my night stand read by the end of the year, too! (luckily for me that's not as many books...I'm generally a slow reader!). I read The Bronze Horseman twice! She has a sequel out and I think there is a third one out as well, but not published here in the US yet. Also loved The Shadow of the Wind!!

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  13. Lots of good books! Good luck meeting your goal! I am trying to get all the books on my night stand read by the end of the year, too! (luckily for me that's not as many books...I'm generally a slow reader!). I read The Bronze Horseman twice! She has a sequel out and I think there is a third one out as well, but not published here in the US yet. Also loved The Shadow of the Wind!!

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  14. 47! That would be awesome. I hope you accomplish it. I'm rooting for you.

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  15. P.S. Sharon Shinn is a former colleague and a friend of mine so read her stuff first!

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  16. You know Sharon Shinn? Now, that's really cool. And I have been reading her. I only got my first book by her at the beginning of September, so I am doing pretty well.

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  17. wow! What an amazing list. With my schedule, the best I can hope for is to complete 10 to 12 more. I hope to start Shadow of the Wind in the next week.

    Good Luck to you!

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  18. Ooh, I hope you enjoy Vampire Hunter D - I certainly did. It's quite good.

    And Stephenie Meyer's New Moon! Ah! FABULOUS book!

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