I am going to start off my new blog by writing a few of my first posts about something I love. These are things I have loved most of my life; they will hopefully give some insight into who I am and what I hope to write about in the future.
I will attest to this day that I taught myself to read at age five. Since then, I have loved to read and have always attacked books with a voracious appetite. I read faster than anyone in my family and constantly get engrossed in a book; I often would get teased for both. Books have always been a steady companion; I accumulated many literary friends over the years. So, to honor my love of books, I have decided to embark on the 50 Book Challenge.
It is plain and simple. List 50 books that you would like to read in a year. Check them off as you go.
I will offer a short legend so that the different text styles will make sense:
- italics=Either I already own the book or I can find it at the library or as a free e-book.
- plain text=I will have to buy the book.
- bold=I have finished reading the book.
I will be updating my list as I read the books. Warning: I read fast!
The following books are in no particular order:
1. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
2. The Pact: A Love Story (P.S.)by Jodi Picoult
3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
4. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
5. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6. Paradise Lost by John Milton
7. 1984 by George Orwell
8. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
9. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
10. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
12. The Iliad by Homer
13. The Odyssey by Homer
14. The Aeneid by Virgil
15. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
16. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
17. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
18. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H Lawrence
19. The Shack by William P Young
20. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
21. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
22.House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
23. Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon
24. Darling Jim by Christian Moerk
25. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
26. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
27. The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
28. Christmas Jars by Jason Wright
29. The Overton Window by Glenn Beck
30. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
31. Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent (As Told to)
32. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
33. Kiss by Ted Dekker, Erin Healy
34. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
35. Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles
36. Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan
37. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
38. When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
39. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
40. Still Life by Joy Fielding
41. Monster Island by David Wellington
42. Foreign Body by Robin Cook
45. The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry
46. Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat by David Dosa
47. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
48.Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
49. Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren
50. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
If anyone wishes for me to review one of the books I have read, please feel free to comment or drop me a line.