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I am always finding books that I want to read, but I always forget the names of them. This is going to be my record of books that I plan/want to read. I will move books from here to my finished list (under my 50 book challenge tag) as I finish them.

  • Pirates! by Celia Rees
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Lesley Castle - Jane Austen
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • The Magician's Assistant by Anne Pratchett
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
  • Number9Dream - David Mitchell
  • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Underworld  by Don DeLillo
  • Fantasia Mathematica edited by Clifton Fadiman - This is a collection of short stories and poems, all with a mathematical bent.
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.
  • Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle,
  • No Logo by Naomi Klein
  • Connie Willis - To Say Nothing of the Dog
  • Lois McMaster Bujold - The Warrior's Apprentice
  • Bone Dance by Emma Bull
  • That vampire series by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Date: 2007-08-02 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you have a good reads ( account? If not you should get one. You can log all the books you plan to read, all the books you've read and all the books you are currently reading.

I've read 57 books so far in 2007. :-P

I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Time Traveller's Wife and I always suggest The Giver by Lois Lowry because it's my favorite book. I also love everything by Ernest Hemmingway and Meg Cabot (two completely different genres!) and Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, Anne Rice (well, I didn't like Vampire LeStat much).

I'm reading a lot of chick lit right now because it's what I'm writing.

Date: 2007-08-02 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Any specific chick lit books? I always love new chick lit books!

I own the Chronicles of Narnia, and I am currently reading The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. I want to read the mayfair witches, then go back and re-read the vampire chronicles to the end. :) I think that I might have read The Giver before, but I am not sure. It would have been when I was a kid though.

Date: 2007-08-02 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm... I just read Queen of Babble and Queen of Babble in the Big City and loved them both. Also Size 12 is Not Fat and Size 14 is Not Fat Either are both good. They have a bit of a mystery twist to them. All those are by Meg Cabot.

The book that got me hooked on chick lit is The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin. It's coming out as a movie in September.

I also like Jennifer Weiner. :)

The Giver is a YA book, but I still love it. I've read it at least 12 times since I was young.

Date: 2007-08-14 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wait, you read No Logo? ALL OF IT? I'm impressed! I bought it a long time ago to read like a good Comm Studies student, but then I remembered that I'm a sucky Comm Studies student so it's sitting on my bookshelf in prestine condition. I just read Weetzie Bat and Witch Baby last night, I'm half-way through Cherokee's story... I can't believe how much I like them! I need to get the rest of them from!

Date: 2007-08-14 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh wait, I read that wrong... haha! Well good luck to you in reading it;)

Date: 2007-08-14 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
no, I have not read it, This is my list of books that I want to read someday :) And yes, I LOVE Francesca Lia Block!!! There is a big compilation of those books called Dangerous Angels, I got that from Ryan a few years ago. She has another series that I like better though, called Ecstasia and the second is called Primavera. Longer novels, very good :)

Date: 2008-02-19 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've read 40% of No Logo. It's shocking and amazing as the same time. It's something I could only read on the train/bus/subway/etc for some reason. Like it was prep for going downtown in a neohippy warning kind of way. I may have to move to a bigger city again just so I can finish it.

I have The Life of Pi and am ashamed to admit that I haven't read it yet although owning it for years. It really looks fantastic. I'll have to break down and discover it.

I had a friend highly recommend the Time Traveler's Wife. From his spoilers, I believe I'd highly enjoy it.

If you add to this list, pick up Vinyl Cafe books by Stuart MacLean and anything done by Terry Pratchett. I thought Magician's Assistant was by him at first glance. Stuart is a storyteller. To hear the podcast, radio show or to see him live is really enjoyable in a way that only the lost art of storytelling can be. To read the book is even better because not only does your imagination play along but the book usually goes into slightly more detail which is like slipping you the secrets that only book owners are privileged to know. Terry is an author that you fall into and by the time your done the second book you realize you're sad there's only 26 in the series. Very easy reads.

Date: 2008-02-19 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Terry Pratchet is Discworld, right? I have been wanting to read those, but i am never sure where to start.

I need to update this list, lol. I have read a few on here already (like THe Time Traveler's Wife) and I want to add more.

Date: 2008-02-19 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I found the very first discworld novel to be a little bland. I really started to get into it more after every book, though. The world slowly changes book by book and you feel as if you're a part of that. Given that, I'd recommend The Colour Of Magic and advise you to pick up the next one even if you didn't fancy it.

Date: 2008-02-26 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I loooooooooove Stuart MacLean. Do it! Although I find after hearing him read it I hear him reading it in my head. It's nice.

Date: 2008-02-27 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sweet username. I've also been getting into 'Wiretap' with Jonathan Goldstein. It's a different style of storytelling, but strangely intriguing. No books yet, just the radio show. I recommend it if you like Stuart. And I agree. He tends to tell you the stories while you're reading them.

Date: 2008-02-26 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you're going to read the God Delusion you might as well read the Dawkins Delusion just to get a well rounded perspective...

Date: 2009-01-06 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have a whole bookshelf dedicated to the books I have stored here, want to read but can't find the time to. Unfortunately they are already growing so much I have to put them in rows, lol

Good luck on your quest :-)

Date: 2009-01-06 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks! The sad part is that this list isn't comprehensive - these are just ones I saw on my inernet travels and wanted to read - I probably have another 10-15 waiting on my overflowing bookshelf, if not more!! :(

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