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50bookchallenge book list for 2009.

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book list from 2008

plain text : haven't read yet
italics : currently reading
strike : has recently finished
bold : has read at least once
bold strike : has read at least twice

ADAMS, DOUGLAS. the ultimate hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
ANAYA, RUDOLFO. bless me, ultima.
ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN. the complete fairy tales and stories.
ANELLI, MELISSA. harry, a history.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. asimov's guide to the bible.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. cal (gold).
ASIMOV, ISAAC. christmas without rodney (robot visions).
asimov, conversations with isaac.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. foundation series : forward the foundation.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. foundation series : foundation.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. foundation series : foundation and earth.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. foundation series : foundation and empire.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. foundation series : foundation's edge.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. foundation series : prelude to foundation.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. foundation series : second foundation.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. I, robot.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. kid brother (gold).
ASIMOV, ISAAC. mother earth (the early asimov).
ASIMOV, ISAAC. robot dreams.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. robot visions.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. robots and empire.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. science fiction treasury.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. the caves of steel.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. the complete robot.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. the naked sun.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. the positronic man.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. the rest of the robots.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. the return of the black widowers.
ASIMOV, ISAAC. the robots of dawn.
ATWOOD, MARGARET. the handmaid's tale. ( 9/10 - 9/20 )
ATWOOD, MARGARET. the year of the flood. ( 11/17 - 11/28 )
BAIR, DEIRDRE. jung.
BARR, NEVADA. track of the cat.
BARTHES, ROLAND. a lover's discourse. ( 2/27 - 3/27 )
BARTHES, ROLAND. roland barthes. ( 6/7 - 6/10 )
BORNSTEIN, KATE. gender outlaw.
BRADBURY, RAY. a sound of thunder & other stories.
BRADBURY, RAY. the vintage bradbury.
BROM. the child thief.
BROWN, DAN. angels and demons.
BUTLER, JUDITH. gender trouble. ( 2/1 - 2/24 )
BUTLER, OCTAVIA. fledgling.
CAREY, JACQUELINE. kushiel's legacy, book 1 : kushiel's dart.
CHENNEY, DINAH. the tasting club.
CLARKE, SUSANNA. the ladies of grace adieu and other stories.
COLFER, EOIN. artemis fowl.
COLLINS, SUZANNE. the hunger games, book 1 : the hunger games. (10/1 - 10/16 ).
COLLINS, SUZANNE. the hunger games, book 2 : catching fire. ( 10/18 - 10/25 )
CONNOLLY, JOHN. the book of lost things.
CULLER, JONATHAN D. roland barthes. ( 6/10 - 6/18 )
DENTON, DIANA & ASHTON, WILL ( eds. ). spirituality, action, & pedagogy : teaching from the heart. ( 7/23 - 7/27 )
DICKENS, CHARLES. great expectations.
DICKENS, CHARLES. oliver twist.
DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN. the complete sherlock holmes, vol. 1.
DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN. the complete sherlock holmes, vol. 2.
DUANE, DIANE. young wizards, book 1 : so you want to be a wizard.
DUANE, DIANE. young wizards, book 2 : deep wizardry.
DUANE, DIANE. young wizards, book 3 : high wizardry.
DUANE, DIANE. young wizards, book 4 : a wizard abroad.
DUANE, DIANE. young wizards, book 5 : the wizard's dilemma.
DUANE, DIANE. young wizards, book 6 : a wizard alone.
DUANE, DIANE. young wizards, book 7 : wizard's holiday.
DUANE, DIANE. young wizards, book 8 : wizards at war.
DUANE, DIANE. young wizards, book 9 : a wizard of mars.
DUMAS, ALEXANDER. the three musketeers.
DUMAURIER, DAPHNE. rebecca.
ECHRENREICH, BARBARA. bright-sided: how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined america. ( 10/28 - 11/16 )
ENDE, MICHAEL. the neverending story.
FONE, BYRNE. homophobia : a history.
FRANKENBERG, RUTH. white women, race matters : the social construction of whiteness.
FUJISHIN, RANDY. gifts from the heart. ( 2/7 - 5/10 )
FUJISHIN, RANDY. the natural speaker. ( 7/6 - 7/19 )
GAIMAN, NEIL. eternals.
GAIMAN, NEIL. odd and the frost giants. ( 12/18 - 12/19 )
GIBRAN, KAHLIL. the prophet.
GLADWELL, MALCOLM. blink.
GLADWELL, MALCOLM. outliers : the story of success. ( 5/28 - 5/29 )
GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON. the sorrows of young werther and selected writings. ( 6/18 - 6/24 )
GOODALL, JR., H.L. writing the new ethnography. ( 2/27 - 3/24 )
GOODWIN, DORIS KEARNS. team of rivals.
grimm's fairy tales.
HAMILTON, EDITH. mythology.
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: dead in the dark. ( 9/9 - 9/26 )
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: living dead in dallas. ( 9/26 - 10/27 )
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: club dead. ( 11/28 - 12/18 )
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: dead to the world. ( 12/19 - 12/28 )
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: dead as a doornail
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: definitely dead.
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: all dead together.
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: from dead to worse.
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: dead and gone.
HARRIS, CHARLAINE. the southern vampire mysteries: dead in the family.
HAWN, MARY DOWNING. december stillness.
HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. methuselah's children.
HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. starship troopers.
HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. the cat who walks through walls.
HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. the door into summer.
HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. the number of the beast.
HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. time enough for love.
HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. to sail beyond the sunset.
HELLENGA, ROBERT. philosophy made simple.
HENDRIX, KATHERINE GRACE. the teaching assistant's guide to the basic course. ( 7/19 - 7/22 )
HERBERT, FRANK. dune.
HOFFMAN, FREDERICK J. the twenties : american writing in the postwar decade. ( 1/23 - 5/27 )
HUGHES, HOLLY AND ROMAN, DAVID. o solo homo. ( 4/6 - 5/10 )
HUGO, VICTOR. the hunchback of notre-dame.
IRVINE, ALEX. john winchester's journal.
ISHIGURO, KAZUO. never let me go.
JONES, DIANA WYNNE. the game.
KAHANE, ADAM. solving tough problems: an open way of talking, listening, and creating new realities. ( 9/17 - 9/21 )
KEYES, DANIEL. flowers for algernon.
KING, STEPHEN. on writing: a memoir of the craft. ( 6/22 - 6/28 )
KINGSOLVER, BARBARA. the bean trees.
KIPLING, RUDYARD. the jungle book.
KLEIN, NORMA. mom, the wolf man and me.
KUNDERA, MILAN. the unbearable likeness of being.
LEFANU, SHERIDAN. carmilla.
L'ENGLE, MADELEINE. the wrinkle in time quintet, book 1 : a wrinkle in time. ( 5/29 - 5/31 )
L'ENGLE, MADELEINE. the wrinkle in time quintet, book 2 : a wind in the door. ( 5/31 - 6/1 )
L'ENGLE, MADELEINE. the wrinkle in time quintet, book 3 : a swiftly tilting planet. ( 6/1 - 6/3 )
L'ENGLE, MADELEINE. the wrinkle in time quintet, book 4 : many waters. ( 6/3 - 6/4 )
L'ENGLE, MADELEINE. the wrinkle in time quintet, book 5 : an acceptable time. ( 6/4 - 6/6 )
LEWIS, C.S. the chronicles of narnia, book 1 : the magician's nephew.
LEWIS, C.S. the chronicles of narnia, book 2 : the lion, the witch and the wardrobe.
LEWIS, C.S. the chronicles of narnia, book 3 : the horse and his boy.
LEWIS, C.S. the chronicles of narnia, book 4 : prince caspian.
LEWIS, C.S. the chronicles of narnia, book 5 : the voyage of the dawn treader.
LEWIS, C.S. the chronicles of narnia, book 6 : the silver chair.
LEWIS, C.S. the chronicles of narnia, book 7 : the last battle.
LOWRY, LOIS. the giver.
MADISON, D. SOYINI. critical ethnography : method, ethics and performance. ( 1/28 - 2/26 )
MAGUIRE, GREGORY. a lion among men.
MAGUIRE, GREGORY. son of a witch.
MAGUIRE, GREGORY. wicked.
MANN, WILLIAM J. kate.
MCGHEE, ALISON. shadow baby.
MOUNT, ALISON (ED.). living with a pug. (6/7 - 6/19 )
OVERSTREET, JEFFREY. auralia's colors.
PALMER, PARKER J. a hidden wholeness: the journey toward an undivided life. ( 4/4 - 5/10 )
PALMER, PARKER J. let your life speak: listening to the voice of vocation. ( 5/27 - 5/27 )
PALMER, PARKER J. the courage to teach : exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life. ( 8/16 - / 8/30 )
PATERSON, KATHERINE. jacob have I loved.
PAUL, DONITA K. dragonspell.
POLIDORI, JOHN. the vampyre.
POLLAN, MICHAEL. in defense of food.
PRATCHETT, TERRY. the discworld graphic novels: the colour of magic.
PRATCHETT, TERRY. the discworld graphic novels: the light fantastic.
PULLMAN, PHILIP. his dark materials: the golden compass.
PULLMAN, PHILIP. his dark materials: the subtle knife.
PULLMAN, PHILIP. his dark materials: the amber spyglass.

RIORDAN, RICK. percy jackson and the olympians, book 1; the lightning thief. ( 6/29 - 7/10 )
RIORDAN, RICK. percy jackson and the olympians, book 2; the sea of monsters. ( 7/10 - 7/22 )
RIORDAN, RICK. percy jackson and the olympians, book 3; the titan's curse. ( 7/22 - 8/4 )
RIORDAN, RICK. percy jackson and the olympians, book 4; the battle of the labyrinth. ( 8/30 - 9/2 )
RIORDAN, RICK. percy jackson and the olympians, book 5; the last olympian. ( 9/3 - 9/7 )
ROWLING, J.K. harry potter and the philosopher's stone.
ROWLING, J.K. harry potter and the chamber of secrets.
ROWLING, J.K. harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban.
ROWLING, J.K. harry potter and the goblet of fire.
ROWLING, J.K. harry potter and the order of the phoenix.
ROWLING, J.K. harry potter and the halfblood prince.
ROWLING, J.K. harry potter and the deathly hallows.

RYMAN, GEOFF. air.
RYMER, JAMES MALCOLM. varney the vampyre.
SACKS, OLIVER. musicophilia : tales of music and the brain.
SALINGER, J.D. the catcher in the rye.
SEBOLD, ALICE. the lovely bones.
SEDARIS, DAVID. holidays on ice. ( 12/28 - 12/29 )
SEGREST, MAB. memoir of a race traitor.
SHELLEY, MARY. frankenstein.
SHEPHERD, GREGORY J., ST. JOHN, JEFFREY & STRIPHAS, TED (ED.). communication as... perspectives on theory. ( 9/1 - 11/3 )
SPARKS, NICOLAS. the wedding. ( 3/15 - 3/22 )
STEAKLEY, JOHN. armor.
STEINBECK, JOHN. tortilla flat.
STENGEL, RICHARD. you're too kind : a brief history of flattery. ( 1/1 - 1/13 )
STEPHENS, JOHN RICHARD. vampires, wine and roses.
STOKER, BRAM. dracula. ( 1/13 - 1/22 )
SULLIVAN, ANDREW. virtually normal : an argument about homosexuality.
TAYLOR, JILL BOLTE. my stroke of insight. ( 9/22 - 9/30 )
TOLLE, ECKHART. the power of now : a guide to spiritual enlightenment. ( 6/29 - 7/6 )
TOLKIEN, J.R.R. the hobbit.
TOLKIEN, J.R.R. the lord of the rings, vol. 1 : the fellowship of the ring.
TOLKIEN, J.R.R. the lord of the rings, vol. 2 : the two towers.
TOLKIEN, J.R.R. the lord of the rings, vol. 3 : the return of the king.
VERNE, JULES. a journey to the center of the earth.
WALLACE, MIKE & WRAY, ALISON. critical reading and writing for postgraduates. ( 9/20 - 11/13 )
WARREN, J.T. performing purity : whiteness, pedagogy and the reconstitution of power. ( 4/20 - 5/4 )
WELLS, H.G. the first men in the moon.
WELLS, H.G. the invisible man.
WELLS, H.G. the island of dr. moreau.
WELLS, H.G. the time machine.
WELLS, H.G. the war of the worlds.
WHITE, T.H. the once and future king, book 1 : the sword in the stone.
WHITE, T.H. the once and future king, book 2 : the queen of air and darkness.
WHITE, T.H. the once and future king, book 3 : the ill-made knight.
WHITE, T.H. the once and future king, book 4 : the candle in the wind.
wicked : the grimmerie.
WILLIAMS, TENNESSEE. the glass menagerie.
WINSTON, ROBERT. the story of god.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 1 : nine princes of amber.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 2 : the guns of avalon.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 3 : sign of the unicorn.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 4 : the hand of oberon.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 5 : the courts of chaos.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 6 : trumps of doom.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 7 : blood of amber.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 8 : sign of chaos.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 9 : knight of shadows.
ZELAZNY, ROGER. the chronicles of amber, book 10 : prince of chaos.
ZUSAK, MARKUS. I am the messenger.
ZUSAK, MARKUS. the book thief. ( 8/4 - 8/15 )

TOTAL : 51 books!

Comments

( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
deana_in_texas
Dec. 29th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Since you don't have nearly enough books on your list </sarcasm>, do you mind if I add a few?
rugbybaby
Dec. 29th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
Is there ever such a thing as enough? I am always in the market for recommendations.
deana_in_texas
Dec. 30th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
You seem to have a science fiction sort of theme going, which is why I'm volunteering these:

Robert A. Heinlein
The Door Into Summer
Starship Troopers
(Actually I love a lot of his stuff, but the later works get pretty ... preachy. Most people will recommend Stranger in a Strange Land which is good until the last third of the book which is really preachy and weird... or The Cat who Walked Through Walls. Or Job: A Comedy of Justice, but that one is obviously religious in nature. Really awesome, was the first book of his I read, but ... yeah. Those first two aren't preachy and are awesome books, from his early work.)

John Steakley
Armor

Roger Zelazny
The Chronicles of Amber - this is actually a 10 book series... they are very short books though. The first 5 are with one narrator, and they are a must read. The second 5 are a different narrator, and not as good... but if you like the first 5 the second are a decent read also. But seriously, read the first five.
rugbybaby
Dec. 30th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
I do very much like science fiction and that sort of fantasy, though arguably I've really not read a huge number of classics.

IIIII shall definitely add those to my list, and thank you for the recommendations! I appreciate them. I feel like Zelazny is vaguely familiar and I'm not sure why, though I'm certain I've not read any of those before.
deana_in_texas
Dec. 30th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
Yay!
frosty_pickle
Dec. 30th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
ZOMG not oliver twist! I hated that when I had to read that for school. I actually just watched the movie. :P
rugbybaby
Dec. 30th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
I had to read it for school and never finished it. I figured I'd give it another shot, just in case!
frosty_pickle
Dec. 30th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
I don't remember it at all except he's an orphan and I think he has to steal for these people.
deana_in_texas
Dec. 30th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
The book I found a horrible read. But I was in the musical when I was in 6th grade and the story is actually pretty fun. I've just found that most of Dickens' stuff is... not to my liking.
scorpion_gem
Dec. 30th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
HOW LONG IS YOUR LIST?!?! Man, and I thought I read a lot. I think I'll be stealing some of your books after you're done. teehee
rugbybaby
Dec. 30th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
I don't really have all of them, and I don't know how many I'll get through. But I do like lists.
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