Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Book Challenge

A few years ago I did a summer reading challenge with myself which (I thought) went pretty well, even though I didn't finish (hey, I'll admit 30 books in two months was a teensy bit ambitious, but I got, like, 15 read!). Starting this year I thought I'd do another challenge with myself. 50 Books over the course of 12 months! It won't be easy, but I picked a list of only books I'm pretty sure I'll like (and a few I've already read.... you don't own me) so hopefully I can manage.

These are all books to be read for pleasure on my own time (no school books allowed!) so I guess I'll start making my way through them, and probably posting review and recommendations for the ones I feel warrant a read! I hope you enjoy my list in no particular order!

Books To Read 2015
1.       The Little Friend – Donna Tartt
2.       Trickster’s Queen – Tamora Pierce
3.       Twelve Angry Men – Reginald Rose
4.       The Island of the Day Before – Umberto Eco
5.       Silence – Shusaku Endo
6.       The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
7.       Orthodoxy – G.K. Chesterton
8.       The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
9.       Alanna – Tamora Pierce
10.   In the Hand of the Goddess – Tamora Pierce
11.   The Woman Who Rides Like a Man – Tamora Pierce
12.   Lioness Rampant – Tamora Pierce
13.   Rebecca – Daphne de Maurier
14.   A Little Princess – Francis Hodgett
15.   Inferno – Dante
16.   Purgatorio – Dante
17.   Paradiso – Dante
18.   The Haunted Bookshop – Christopher Morley
19.   In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan le Fanu
20.   The Children of Hurin – J.R.R. Tolkien
21.   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
22.   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
23.   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
24.   The Idiot – Dostoevsky
25.   The Samurai – Shusaku Endo
26.   Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
27.   Vathek – William Beckford
28.   The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
29.   The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
30.   And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
31.   The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
32.   The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin
33.   A Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula L. Guin
34.   Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
35.   Graceling – Kristin Cashore
36.   The Castle of Llyr – Lloyd Alexander
37.   Taran the Wanderer – Lloyd Alexander
38.   The High King – Lloyd Alexander
39.   Strong Poison – Dorthy Sayers
40.   The Curiosity Shop – Charles Dickens
41.   The Song of Talesin - Talesin
42.   Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
43.   The Charwoman’s Shadow – Lord Dunsany
44.   The Labyrinth – A.C.H. Smith
45.   The Blue Fairy Book – Andrew Lang
46.   Til We Have Faces – C.S. Lewis
47.   The Faerie Queene Books 2-7 – Edmund Spenser
48.   The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
49.   The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories – Washington Irving
50.   Jane Eyre – Emily Bronte

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