Thursday, January 01, 2009

Reading Challenge (2009)

So, the story is that arch-nemesis Stormfield as well as other minor nemeses have signed up for this reading challenge. A certain J. Kaye Oldner seems to host an annual challenge for individuals to make sure they read at least 100 books during the year. Well, I can't rightly allow my nemeses to participate in, not to mention potentially complete, more challenges than I!

As Stormfield noted, pulling a full time college load might make trying to keep up with this reading and recording crazy, but crazy is what room #416 is all about, so try it I will. My list of books read will appear below.

Books Read 2009:

1. The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, Book 4 by Rick Riordan 2. Nation by Terry Pratchett
3. Dubliners by James Joyce
4. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
5. Jam Jar Sonnets by Pete Bloedel
6. The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
7. The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
8. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
9. "Are We There Yet?" by Harry Turtledove
10. The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe
11. The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale
12. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
13. Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, Book 5 by Rick Riordan
15. The Demigod Files: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, Book 6 (A collection of short stories and notes) by Rick Riordan
16. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
17. The Sea-Wolf and Other Stories by Jack London
18. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
19. The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
20. The Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J. Anderson
21. Casino Royale: James Bond Series, Book 1 by Ian Fleming
22. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
23. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
24. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
25. Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum by Ashley Bryan
26. The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe
27. Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
28. "The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles" by Kij Johnson
29. Jim Smiley and his Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
30. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
31. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
32. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
33. The Halfling and other stories by Leigh Brackett
34. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
35. A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz
36. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
37. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry
38. The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson
39. Think Thinner, Snoopy: Selected Cartoons from Don't Hassle Me with Your Sighs, Chuck, vol. 2 by Charles M. Schulz
40. American Gods by Neil Gaiman


The Celebrated Author said...

Awesome. I'm doing this, too.

(And oh my GOODNESS! The word verification is a REAL WORD! "heard!" This makes 3.)

Anonymous said...

Wanted to stop in and welcome you to this challenge. If you haven't already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.