Thursday, December 02, 2010

Book a Day Options

So the hard part about finding 11 books to read over break is that I have to choose from the 555 in my Goodreads "to read" category. Last night, I started pulling unread books from my shelves and I had to stop when I got to about 25 titles. So, no matter what, I'll have no trouble FINDING great titles... I just may have some trouble NARROWING my options.

Care to help? Feel free to weigh in on these titles.

1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (young adult fiction)
2. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke (short stories)
3. Men and Gods by Rex Warner, illustrated by Edward Gorey (myths)
4. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell (memoir)
5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (memoir)
6. White Cat by Holly Black (young adult)
7. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus (children's)
8. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (young adult)
9. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (young adult)
10. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (fiction)
11. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (juvenile/young adult fiction)
12. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (memoir)
13. Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini by Sid Fleischman (young adult nonfiction)
14. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (nonfiction)
15. Big Fish by Daniel Wallace (fiction)
16. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (juvenile/young adult fiction)
17. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson (nonfiction/roman a clef)
18. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (fiction)
19. Modesty Blaise by Peter O'Donnell (mystery)
20. Moominpappa at Sea by Tove Jansson (juvenile fiction)
21. Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James swanson (young adult history)
22. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
23. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (juvenile/young adult fiction)
24. Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby (fiction)
25. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle (3 Young Adult holiday romances)

Books in red, I completed for the challenge
Books in green, I read BEFORE the challenge began. :)


Carm said...

I want to read all of those (truly ALL of the ones listed) but I've also had a vote for "13 Reasons Why" so I think I need to read that YA book too! I may get to Mockingjay or some of these others BEFORE my vacation and my book-a-day challenge takes off.

Nancy Devine said...

i don't see michael cunningham's The Hours on your list.
it is exquisite.

Carm said...

Yes, yes... Nancy, I know. I have it on my shelf and indeed I will read it one day. Just maybe not in ONE day over this particular holiday break.

J&H said...

I didn't like Wide Sargasso Sea or The Thief. I'd steer clear of those.

Carm said...

At the Classic Rereads book club we are reading Jane Eyre soon and I thought it would be fun to read the Wide Sargasso Sea. I'm surprised The Thief wasn't good. It came highly recommended. I own both books so I am sure I'll read them eventually. For now, I am still deciding on my holiday picks! Have you read anything exceptional lately?

E.Louise said...

How did you make that collage of covers?

Carm said...

I used Picasa. It's a Google application... free download, etc. I wonder if you could make one in Picnik or Flickr?


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