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To-Read List : A to Z Book Challenge : Book Timeline

25 Hour Books

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Currently Reading:

  • Harry Potter series

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  1. The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde 06.02.09 ***
  2. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger 06.12.09 *****
  3. The Road – Cormac McCarthy 06.22.09 ****
  4. Circus of the Damned – Laurell K Hamilton ^ 06.26.09 **
  5. Dead Witch Walking – Kim Harrison ^ 07.03.09 **
  6. Lunatic Cafe – Laurell K Hamilton 07.06.09 ***
  7. Halfway to the Grave – Jeaniene Frost 07.13.09 ****
  8. One Foot in the Grave – Jearniene Frost 07.13.09 ****
  9. At Grave’s End – Jeaniene Frost 07.13.09 ****
  10. Destined for an Early Grave – Jeaniene Frost 07.29.09 ****
  11. Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris 09.01.09 ****
  12. Living Dead in Dallas – Charlaine Harris 09.04.09 ****
  13. Club Dead – Charlaine Harris 09.04.09 ****1/2
  14. Dead to the World – Charlaine Harris 09.06.09 ****1/2
  15. Dead as a Doornail – Charlaine Harris 09.07.09 ****1/2
  16. Definitely Dead – Charlaine Harris 09.07.09 ****
  17. All Together Dead – Charlaine Harris 09.08.09 ****
  18. From Dead to Worse – Charlaine Harris 09.08.09 ****
  19. Dead and Gone – Charlaine Harris 09.09.09 ****1/2
  20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling 10.05.09 ****1/2
  21. Mother Night – Kurt Vonnegut 10.17.09 ****1/2
  22. Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins 10.18.09 ****1/2
  23. Intertwined – Gena Showalter 10.25.09 ***1/2
  24. Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli 10.24.09 * * * * *
  25. Dark Lover – JR Ward 10.25.09 *** 1/2
  26. Fledgling – Octavia Butler 11.07.09 ****1/2
  27. Graceling – Kristin Cashore 11.11.09 ****3/4
  28. The Light, The Dark, & The Ember Between – J.W. Nicklaus 12.08.09 ****
  29. Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 12.29.09 ****
  30. Fire – Kristin Cashore 01.13.10 ****3/4
  31. Stray – Rachel Vincent 02.12.10 ***
  32. Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr 02.22.10 ***
  33. The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan 02.28.10 * * * *
  34. Peeps – Scott Westerfield 03.02.10 * * * * *
  35. Seers of Light – Jennifer DeLucy 03.18.10
  36. Uglies – Scott Westerfeld 03.18.10 * * * * 3/4
  37. Pretties – Scott Westerfeld 03.19.10 * * * * 1/2
  38. Specials – Scott Westerfeld 03.21.10 * * * * 1/2
  39. Extras – Scott Westerfeld 03.21.10 * * * *
  40. Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick 03.25.10 * * * 3/4
  41. Avalon Revisited – O.M. Grey 03.29.10 * * * 1/2
  42. Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater 04.01.10 * * * * 3/4
  43. The Iron King – Julie Kagawa 04.05.10 * * * *
  44. The Iron Daughter – Julie Kagawa 04.07.10 * * * * 1/2
  45. Her Vampire Husband – Michele Hauf 04.09.10 * * *
  46. Soulless – Gail Carriger 04.13.10 * * * *
  47. Angel’s Blood – Nalini Singh 04.16.10 * * * *
  48. Archangel’s Kiss – Nalini Singh 04.20.10 * * *
  49. Dead in the Family – Charlaine Harris 05.04.10 * * * 3/4
  50. Fallen – Lauren Kate 05.08.10 * * 1/2
  51. Tyger Tyger – Kersten Hamilton 05.12.10 * * * * 1/2
  52. Bitten – Kelley Armstrong 05.14.10 * * * *
  53. Poison Study – Maria V. Snyder 05.18.10 * * * *
  54. Magic Study – Maria V. Snyder 05.19.10 * * * 1/2
  55. Wolf Signs – Viviane Arend 05.19.10 * 1/2
  56. Immortalis: Carpe Noctem – Kate Salidas 05.28.10 * * 1/2
  57. Mistwood – Leah Cypress 05.31.10 * * * 1/2
  58. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling 06.01.10 * * * * 1/2
  59. Winter’s Passage – Julie Kagawa 06.02.10 * * * * 1/2
  60. Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead 06.04.10 * * * * 1/2
  61. Frostbite – Richelle Mead 06.07.10 * * * *
  62. Shadow Kissed – Richelle Mead 06.08.10 * * * *
  63. Blood Promise – Richelle Mead 06.08.10 * * * * 1/2
  64. Spirit Bound – Richelle Mead 06.10.10 * * * * 1/2
  65. Low Red Moon – Ivy Devlin 06.11.10 * * * 3/4
  66. The Demon in Me – Michelle Rowen 06.13.10 * * * * 1/2

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(^) indicates suggested by friend/family for goal 18 (more info)

(#) indicateds on either 1001 books you must read before you die list and/or Time’s all-time top 100 list for goal 12 (more info) or goal 16 (more info)

Rating System

***** – it was amazing!

**** – really liked it

*** – liked it

** – it was ok

* – didn’t like it

Bethany Classics0/5

24 Comments leave one →
  1. elaine permalink
    May 19, 2009 8:32 pm

    If you haven’t read it already, I suggest The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

    • tarasg permalink
      May 19, 2009 10:56 pm

      Thank you! I’ve heard of it and always thought about reading it, but constantly forget to add it to my list.

  2. July 14, 2009 8:02 pm

    I hope it isn’t too late to make a suggestion:
    Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors. It’s very good.

    • taraSG permalink
      July 14, 2009 8:19 pm

      It’s never too late :) Thank you!

  3. Stacey permalink
    July 17, 2009 3:54 pm

    I like the rating system you added!

    • taraSG permalink
      July 17, 2009 4:07 pm

      Thanks! I stole it from Chere :)

  4. July 20, 2009 6:41 am

    Now knowing the type of thing you are into you should read these if you haven’t already: The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan. The magician in training story does lead to Harry Potter comparisons but as they (or at least the first one) were written before Harry Potter was published similarities are probably coincidence. The interesting thing about them is the main characters have a large story arc from the first to the last book and some of them go in directions you would not necessarily see coming.

    • taraSG permalink
      July 20, 2009 1:08 pm

      Thanks! It sounds like something I would like. I’ll add them to my to-read list.

  5. Mrs. Shoo permalink
    July 25, 2009 1:07 pm

    If you liked The Time Traveler’s Wife, you’d probably like The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Those were my two favorite books from last year.

    Also, Octavia Butler is really good, kind of dark, but good. I just finished The Fledgling, about a “baby” vampire with amnesia whose family is wiped out.

    p.s. I’m pretty excited for The Time Traveler’s Wife movie. Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.

    • taraSG permalink
      July 25, 2009 7:51 pm

      Thanks! I”ll add those to my to-read list :)

      The previews look great and I love the cast. I also hope it doesn’t disappoint.

  6. abcderica permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:03 am

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and The Great Gatsby by J.D Salinger are two of my favourite books and I recommend them to anyone :)
    also any thing by Ernest Hemingway has never failed to impress me

    • taraSG permalink
      September 14, 2009 1:25 pm

      One of my friends just gave me The Perks of Being a Wallflower! Thanks for the suggestions :)

  7. lovemuch83 permalink
    September 25, 2009 7:59 am

    I suggest you read “The Shack” by William P. Young. It is an amazing book! If you ever had a time where you questioned life, purpose, God, or really anything, you’ll enjoy this book. Join the main character on a journey to find forgiveness, life, and joy.

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:10 pm

      Thank you! I’ll add it to my to-read list :)

  8. thepinkinmylife permalink
    September 26, 2009 2:40 pm

    Hi Tara, I’m new to this whole blogging things (my blog: thepinkinmylife.wordpress.com) and happened to see yours on the WordPress homepage… Your challenge seems interesting & character-building! I’m still in college so I barely have time to breath, but I might well try something of this sort when I graduate in December!

    Anyway, I’m an avid reader, so I am more than happy to share some literary gems that I hold in high esteem. Here goes:

    -Water for Elephants
    -The Lovely Bones
    -The Poisonwood Bible
    -The Power of One (it sounds like a self help book, but it’s a fictional novel loosely based on the South African author’s life)
    -Anna Karenina
    -The Alchemist
    -Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series
    -The Picture of Dorian Gray
    -The Namesake
    -One Hundred Years of Solitude
    -The Alchemist
    -Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
    -The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
    -A Farewell to Arms
    -Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
    -Three Cups of Tea (a fabulously inspiring read)
    -Love in the Time of Cholera
    -A Thousand Splendid Suns
    -A Prayer for Owen Meany
    -The Importance of Being Earnest (it’s actually a play, but hilarious!)
    -Memoirs of a Geisha
    -Naked (or any other book by David Sedaris)
    -The Glass Castle
    -The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    -The Kite Runner

    • taraSG permalink
      September 27, 2009 6:47 pm

      THANK YOU!! I really appreciate you taking the time to suggest these books! I’ve heard of some of these and keep meaning to see if the library has them and then I forget… Now I’ll have them on my to-read list :)

      • thepinkinmylife permalink
        September 28, 2009 6:46 pm

        No problem! Enjoy them. :) I certainly did…

  9. October 6, 2009 10:20 pm

    If you haven’t already, ANYTHING by Douglas Adams. The Hitchhikers and Dirk Gently books are hilarious — literally have me laughing out loud everytime I read them. The most entertaining fiction — nay, ANYTHING — I have ever read or seen.

    If you like Douglas Adams, Jasper Fforde writes silly crime/mysteries in a similar (hilarious) style with really clever, witty, narrative. I’ve only read The Fourth Bear, but it was fbaulous (though slightly hard to get into at first — but only for one chapter).

    Plus, if you like vampire stories… (which it seems like :P) you absolutely *have* to read Anne Rice’s vampire chronicles if you haven’t already. The Vampire Lestat is fabulous, and Lestat is both hilarious and heartbreaking… and utterly charming (Interview With the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, and Queen of the Damned).

    My cousin has recommended a book to me called ‘The Uncommon Reader’ she said was incredible, and I always trust her judgment… Oh! And I’m reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman at the moment (on the younger side of YA, I think, but brilliant), and he’s just fantastic. I’m just in love with his writing and voice — so charming.

    Oh! And, lastly, there’s a YA novel called ‘Runemarks’ by Joanne Harris which I really enjoyed. Fantasy novel with norse gods, very well imagined with delightful characters who just had me smiling. I adored Loki in this, great read.

    I can’t help it: I just love fantasy :P

    • taraSG permalink
      October 7, 2009 12:20 pm

      Thanks for the great suggestions!! I really want to read The Hitchhikers Guide (I suggested it for a new book club I started with a friend… if you like fantasy you should check it out http://booksthatbite.ning.com!)

      I’ve read The Eyre Affair and really liked it, but haven’t read anything else by Jasper Fforde. I loved his imagination and writing style!

      I own the first 4 in the Vampire Chronicles and barely started them. I keep getting distracted. They are for sure on my to-read list!! I loved the movie!

      I think my cousin my have recommended ‘Runemarks’ :) I’ll add those to my to-read list too! THANKS!!!

  10. October 7, 2009 1:06 am

    Bwaha! And I just realised you’ve already read Jasper Fforde ;)
    Any sorry for the errant ‘ANYTHING’ in my first paragraph.

  11. October 8, 2009 3:51 pm

    Funny, I just made a very short list of things to do this year (turned 30 today, so a list to accomplish before 31) and then happened upon your blog!

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Jane Green books – Jemima J and Babyville, in particular. Good luck accomplishing your goals!

    • taraSG permalink
      October 8, 2009 6:05 pm

      Thanks!! Good luck with yours as well! You should check out Day Zero List Makers, it’s for anyone working on goals not just 101/1001 :)

  12. June 19, 2010 2:54 pm

    I’m amused by how many of your books have “dead” in the title ;-)

    I recently read Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz and really enjoyed it, just in case you’re still looking for recommendations.

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