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PostSubject: Fill in the Gap: 100 Project   Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:37 am

Ok i'm spreading the word of a new project sweeping the blogosphere (or it will be when i'm through) - if your anything like myself, you have bookshelves full of 'should-read' books.

Books by the likes of James Joyce or DH Lawrence, which still sit up touched after years and which you keep saying you'll read but never do.

Well MoonRat's friend Andromeda has come up with a project to tackle the 'medicine book' problem and MoonRat has posted about on her Blog, and is asking others to join.

I think this is a great idea and encourage everyone to do the same! (Have posted about it on my blog too )


Here are the rules (adapt for yourself):

- Collect a list of 100 books which you feel you'll never get to read normally

- allow 25 % margin of error (i.e. if you get 75 read, you've done good)

- 5 years to read the books.

My list was generated by the following criteria:

- Classics that are not my style (ie. Not by female writers like jane austin)

-books that I've bought and owned for a long time, butNEVER seem to get around to reading

-One of 'the' books of each genre (e.g. Magician or George r.r. martin for fantasy genre)

-some books I've written done the names of, but never get round to buying them

-the rest filled with Award winning books.

I'm going to post my list soon, but if you want some examples - go to MoonRat's Blog for her list

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PostSubject: Re: Fill in the Gap: 100 Project   Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:10 am

Heres my 100

1. The Blind Assasin – Margaret Atwood

2. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

3. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

4. Memoirs of Cleopatra – Margaret George

5. News of a Kidnapping – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

6. Zorro – Isabel Allende

7. Daughter of Fortune – Isabel Allende

8. The Master – Colm Toibin

9. Persian Fire – Tom Holland

10. Rubican – Tom Holland

11. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

12. The Time Travellor’s Wife – Audrey Niffenberger

13. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon

14. Where I am Calling From – Raymond Carver

15. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky

16. Magician – Raymond E. Feist

17. Speed of Dark – Elizabeth Moon

18. Secret of my Face – Karen Ardiff

19. 1984 – George Orwell

20. The Road – Cormac McCarthy

21. The Mission Song – John Le Carre

22. War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

23. Let the night one in – John Ajvide Lindqvist

24. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

25. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

26. Oxford book of Short Stories

27. Ghost Stories – M.R. James

28. The Happy Prince & other stories – Oscar Wilde

29. North & South – Elizabeth Gaskell

30. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

31. Selected Tales – Edgar Allen Poe

32. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

33. Sons & Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

34. A Portrait of a Young Man. . . – James Joyce

35. Dracula – Bram Stoker

36. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

37. Lord of the Rings – J.R.R.Tolkein

38. A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

39. The Russian Concubine – Kate Furnival

40. Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norell – Susanna Clarke

41. The Reality Dysfunction – Peter F. Hamilton

42. The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins

43. American Gods – Neil Gaimon

44. Consider Phlebas – Ian M. Banks

45. A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawkings

46. River God – Wilbur Smith

47. The lies of Locke Lamara – Scott Lynch

48. Shadow – K.T. Parker

49. Troy – David & Stella Gemmell

50. Cosmonaut Keep – Ken MaCleod

51. Quicksilver – Neal Stephensen

52. The Messenger – Marcus Zusak

53. American pastoral – Philip Roth

54. Suspicions of Mr. Whicher – Kate Summersdale

55. The 19th Wife – David Ebershoff

56. The Outcast – Sadie Jones

57. East of the Sun – Julia Grigson

58. Revelation – C.J. Sansons

59. Nation – Terry Pratchet

60. Northern Lights – Phillip Pullman

61. Harry Potter – JK Rowling

62. Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle

63. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

64. The Gathering – Anne Enright

65. Last Orders – Graham Swift

66. The Ghost Road – Pat Baker

67. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

68. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

69. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike

70. Atonement – Ian McEwan

71. The Love of a Good Woman – Alice Munro

72. All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy

73. The Transit of Venus – Shirley Hazzard

74. The Curious Case of Benjamen button, apt. 3W – Gabriel Brownstein

75. Small Island – Andrea Levy

76. White Teeth – Zadie Smith

77. The Last King of Scotland – Giles Foden

78. The Lovely Bines – Alice Sebold

79. Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

80. Schindler’s List Thomas Keneally

81. Love in the time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

82. We Need to talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver

83. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

84. I, Claudius – Robert Graves

85. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

86. Lolita – Vladimer Nabokov

87. The grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

88. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

89. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

90. Of Human Bondage – W. Somerset Maugham

91. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemmingway

92. Gone with the wind – Margaret Mitchell

93. A room with a view – E.M. Forster

94. The Awakening – Kate Chopin

95. Orlando – Virginia Wolfe

96. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

97. A Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy – Douglas Adams

98. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

99. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

100. Middle March – George Eliot

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PostSubject: Re: Fill in the Gap: 100 Project   Sun May 24, 2009 9:31 pm

I think I'm going to have to join in on this. I have a lot of books that I've been wanting to read, but haven't gotten around to.

And most of them are on my options for my AP English summer assignment, too. Coincidence? I think not! Smile

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