Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Great Reading Swap of 2011

This swapping of reading lists is because larger, so I made a better post for easier reading. I added the few new lists I discovered. I decided to just include books chosen by other people and not the lists where the books were chosen by themselves. It was getting too long!

Amy's List for Word Lily:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Songbird by Lisa Samson
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen

Book They are Reading Together:
Lilith by George MacDonald

Word Lily's List for Amy:
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
Saints in Limbo by River Jordan
Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Debi's List for Heather:
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

Chris' List for Heather:
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

Ana's List for Heather:
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

Debi's List for Chris:
The Golden Compass by Philip 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

Heather's List for Debi:
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

Ana's List for Debi:
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

Chris' List for Debi:
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

Rich's List for Debi:
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

Heather's List for Ana: (As far as I know Ana hasn't blogged about this year. Will add link)
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
The Stolen Child by Keith Donoghue
Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons

Chris' List for Ana:
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

Debi's List for Ana:
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

Jason's List for Amanda:
Mathilda by Mary Shelley
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller

Amanda's List for Jason:
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Plain Kate by Erin Bow
Little Children by Tom Perrotta
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Heather's List for Me:
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Drood by Dan Simmons
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris
The Spiritualist by Megan Chance
Ireland by Frank Delaney

Ana's List for Me:
Passion by Jude Morgan
The Fox Woman by Kiji Johnson
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

My List for Ana: (I have read all of these, obviously)
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
The Republic of Nothing by Lesley Choyce
Graceling by Kristin Cashone
Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden

My List for Heather: (I have read all of these, obviously)
The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Dark Queen by Susan Carroll
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne-Jones

Alex's List for Joanna:
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Gigi and the Cat by Colette
The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Howard's End by E.M. Forster

Joanna's List for Alex:
Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Out by Natsuo Kirino
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant

Okay, what did I miss? Let me know of anyone else participating and I will add it in!


  1. I love that you're compiling all this together!!

  2. I'm swapping with Alex from The Sleepless Reader - my post is here:

    Do you mind if I steal your final list? Cool idea! ;-)

  3. Just fyi, I think something's gone wrong with your font: half of the list is kind of invisible against your backdrop!

  4. Great Reading Swap indeed! It seems like everyone's doing this. :)

  5. i can't believe no one had Drood on their lists! tsk tsk lol

  6. Anonymous12:07 AM

    Thank you for visiting my virtual advent post :)

  7. All I can say is that I'm glad I don't have to memorize all those lists! :)


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