Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Book Challenge - Fill in the Gaps

A second challenge list is posted here Hosted by The Fill in the Gaps 100 Project, linked to the title of the post. There is a 25% "ditch rate" so that's 15 books per year and just over one per month. I think I can do this. Besides most of these books are sitting on my shelves calling my name.

Fill in The Gaps Reading Challenge - 100 Books in Five Years
(July 2009-2014 - Classics or those we own but have not read)
Science Fiction:
1. 1984 - George Orwell
2. Animal Farm - George Orwell
3. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
4. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
5. Children of Dune - Frank Herbert
6. Chrysalids - John Wyndham
7. Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury
8. Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
9. Do Androids Dream of Sleep - Phillip K. Dick
10. Dune - Frank Herbert
11. Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert
12. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (read - review link)
13. Foundation - Isaac Asimov
14. Foundation Empire - Isaac Asimov
15. Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
16. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream - Harllan Ellison
17. Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham
18. New Eves - ed Janrae Frank
19. Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clark
20. Ringworld - Harry Niven
21. Second Foundation - Isaac Asimov
22. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
23. Something Wicked this way Comes - Ray Bradbury (complete - review link)
24. The Day After Tomorrow - Robert Heinlein
25. The Godmakers - Don Pendleton
26. The Island of Doctor Moreau - H. G Wells
27. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
28. The Locus Awards - ed Charles N. Brown
29. The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
30. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (complete - review link)
31. The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
32. The World Treasury of Science Fiction - David G. Hartwell
33. Time Machine - H. G. Wells
34. Trouble with Lichen - John Wyndham
35. Cry to Heaven - Anne Rice
36. Dragon Flight - Anne McCaffrey
37. Green Mansions - William Henry Hudson
38. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
39. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ascaban - J. K. Rowling
40. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone - J. K. Rowling
41. Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - J. R. R. Tolkien
42. Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - J. R. R. Tolkien
43. Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - J. R. R. Tolkien
44. The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart
45. The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
46. The Hollow Hills - Mary Stewart
47. The Last Enchantment - Mary Stewart
48. The Middle Window - Elizabeth Goudge
49. The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood
50. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
51. Dracula - Bram Stoker
52. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (complete - review link)
53. Great Tales of Horror - Edgar Allen Poe
54. Interview with a Vampire - Anne Rice
55. The Beach - Alex Garland
56. The Historian - Elizabeth Kostava
57. The Hunter of the Dark - H. P. Lovecraft
58. The Inferno - Dante
59. The Metamorphosis - Frank Kafka
60. The Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice
61. The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice
Literary Classics:
62. All the Kings Men - Robert Warren Penn
63. Bless me Ultima - Rodolfo Anaya
64. Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Sallinger
65. Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather
66. Don Quixote - Cevantes
67. East of Eden - John Steinbeck
68. Hamlet - Shakespeare
69. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
70. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
71. Lucy Braveheart - Willa Cather
72. Macbeth - Shakespeare
73. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
74. O Pioneer - Willa Cather
75. On the Road - Jack Keroac
76. One of Ours - Willa Cather
77. Papillion - Henri Charriere
78. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin
79. Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare
80. Siddhartha - Herman Hess
81. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
82. The Delta of Venus - Anais Nin
83. The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
84. The House of Spirit - Isabella Allende
85. The Lord of the Flies - William Golding
86. The Moon is Down - John Steinbeck
87. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
88. The Rainbow - D. H. Lawrence
89. The Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
90. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
91. Their Eyes Where Watching God - Zora Neal Hurston
92. To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway
93. Tortilla Flats - John Steinbeck
94. Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
95. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Non Fiction:
96. Care of the Soul - Thomas Moore
97. Feminism - the Essential Writings - ed Mirian Schneir
98. The Feminine Mystique - Betty Friedan
99. The Tribe of the Tiger - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
100. Women of Wisdom - Tsultrim Allione


Amanda said...

It's interesting where people find their gaps. Because I read only classics for years, much of my gaps come from modern books. I think my totals on my list ended up being 50/50 classics and modern. The modern non-YA books are the hardest for me to read.

Unknown said...

Amanda - I have read very few classic in the past. Many of those I have read have been so boring and a few I can't even remember. I also took a long,long break of not reading at all. I will have to check out your list again on goodreads and your blog. Is either comprehensive?

logankstewart said...

I've read quite a few of these, but it's a good list of quality books.

Unknown said...

Thanks Logan - It will be interesting to get your comments, input, and thoughts when I post my reviews of those specific books. I have only started up reading actively again in the last couple of years so I've missed out. It will be interesting to see how many I can actually get through. I am a horrible "ditcher".

Jessica said...

Great list! Hope we'll be hearing your thoughts on many of these books. Also, I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. Come on over to my page to get it. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Jessica! I now have 3 awards! Now I'm going to have to do a triple post. Expect an award coming your way soon.
My plan is to write a review of each of these books as I read them.

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