Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2011 Reading Challenge

Heather, Ana, Chris, and Debi (and Rich) are challenging each other to read books that they have all ready read and loved. Today I collected the lists and put them in one giant one because I really trust their opinions and think I might try and read the ones I have never read before next year. Nothing formal, but we will see what happens.

The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
All Quiet On the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Bone (One Volume Edition) by Jeff Smith
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
A Fine and Private Place by Peter Beagle
The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson
The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second by Drew Ferguson
Atlas by Katrina Vandenberg
Flora Segunda by Ysabeu S. Wilce
No Name by Wilkie Collins
The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson
Saplings by Noel Streatfeild
Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell.
If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
Midnight Becomes Her and In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan
Wise Children by Angela Carter
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak
Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers
Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
What I Was by Meg Rosoff
Mirabilis by Susann Cokal
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Bells by Richard Harvell
The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins
Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Paper Towns by John Green
The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
The Stolen Child by Keith Donoghue
Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harrisg
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons
The Bone People by Keri Hulme
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Fleweling
Push by Sapphire
The Wild Things by Dave Eggers
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
The Stand by Stephen King
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch

Even though I have all ready read a bunch of them, that still leaves a lot.


  1. Heather have The Man in the Picture to both me and Debi, so you should totally read it with us! Also, I was surprised that you hadn't read The Little Stranger, and then remembered that were were SUPPOSED to read it together but never did. #anafail

    Who picked the Calvino? Was it Heather? I kind of didn't get along with that one at all, but I want to try again because every time I read a review, it sounds like something I SHOULD love :P

  2. I am *so* saving this list! Thanks for posting it.

  3. First of all, YAY! So glad you're joining us!! This is going to be soooo much fun.

    Nymeth, I did pick the Calvino. I put it on my list for myself. It's one of those that sounds like something I should love too and exactly why I want to read it! We'll see!

    The Man in the Picture is such good, creepy fun. I may have to reread it along with y'all. :)

    I'm so glad you posted the list too. I may have to try to read some from the others lists!

  4. Ooooh, and I think that Heather gave both Chris and I Wise Children, so we should all read that one together, too! :D

  5. You've got some wonderful treasures in this list! My most favorite are Lonesome Dove, The Little Stranger, The Agony and The Ecstasy (read it twice, in fact). I want to read Norwegian Wood myself, hopefully sooner vs. later.

  6. Ooh, so many good (and good-looking) books. I am tempted. I am mighty, mighty tempted.

  7. holy cow! that's some list Kelly! but if anyone can do it it's you!

  8. I have to say that the title for 'We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda' has got to be one of the most chilling and intriguing titles ever. Looks like a good challenge. Don't even consider encouraging me to try to read some along with you. I've still got a few books on my shelf from the Dewey Reading Challenge waiting for me to get to them...! LOL!

  9. I've read a lot of these books also. K, I really think you should read Push, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,and The Amber Spyglass.

  10. Okay that's sort of an awesome way to collect this all together! Jason and I are swapping reading lists too. :D We'll be announcing in a few days.

  11. Nymeth: That sounds like a plan. She also put it on my list. :) I am just waiting for your list and then I will post both of them at the same time.

    Cath: It's a great list, huh?

    Heather: It's a rather daunting list, but at least I know that everything on there should be awesome!

    Debi: Sounds like a plan!

    Bellezza: It's a great list, I think. I am looking forward to reading many of them!

    Memory: It would be fun if you joined in!

    Pat: ha ha, thanks, Pat!

    Julia: I have always wanted to read that book because the title interests me so much...

    Vasilly: Hopefully I will get to them!

    Amanda: That's a lot of fun! It is moments like that I wish that Lorrie read once in a while...

  12. The Stand! The Stand! The Bone Doll's Twin! I can vouch for both of those - excellent reads. Can't you just feel all those books putting their hands up saying, Pick me? lol Lovely idea for all of you to do!! I wonder what I would pick?

  13. Wise Children and Never Let Me Go are both excellent, excellent books. I hope you enjoy them.


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