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50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« on: January 16, 2011, 03:28:40 PM »


2010 Challenge | Currently Reading Thread

FOR THE READING GEEKS&JPHiPSTERS!!!

*50 is just to have a number on the title, but you're free to set your own limit however low or high you like (but still remember to make it a challenge!).

Reserve a post in this thread to list the books you've read this year (January, February, etc.)!
You can also post in general about the books that you are reading or have read.

Re-reading books counts :3


LET'S DO THIS!! :cokecat:
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 03:30:53 PM »
Aiming for 50 :rock:

January
Norwegian Wood
Tolstoy short story collection
The Metamorphosis

February

March
In Praise of Shadows

April
May
June
July
August
Lord of the Rings
September
Three Treatises
Beowulf
The Odyssey
October
Bacchus and Civic Order
The Unwanted Child
November
Inferno
Doctor Faustus
December
The Tempest

Final Total: 13

Almost!!
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 03:31:59 PM »
My aim is to finish reading A Storm of Swords this year, and A Feast For Crows :D Both fricking thick books and I'm a slow reader...

February
A Storm of Swords

March
The Hunger Games (book 1)

-dunno when-

A Feast For Crows
A Dance with Dragons
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 03:42:45 PM »
lol I was excited for last year's, but I only finished about 5 of the 20+ books I started. I'll do better this year.

Going for 50

January
Money Shot by Christa Faust

February
lol nothin'

March
The Cutie by Donald E. Westlake

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 05:46:54 PM »
My target is 50 and here are the books I've read so far this year:

January:
Puppet Master - Joanne Owen
Evermore - Alyson Noel
Blue Moon - Alyson Noel
Shadowland - Alyson Noel
Dark Flame - Alyson Noel
February:
Night Star - Alyson Noel
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
The Fire Within - Chris d'Lacey
Icefire - Chris d'Lacey
Fire Star - Chris d'Lacey
The Fire Eternal - Chris d'Lacey
Dark Fire - Chris d'Lacey
Fire World - Chris d'Lacey
Marked - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Betrayed - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Chosen - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Untamed - P.C. and Kristin Cast
March:
Hunted - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Tempted - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Burned - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Awakened - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Tokyo - Graham Marks
Radiance - Alyson Noel
The Host - Stephenie Meyer
April:
City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare
The Hunter - L.J. Smith
Bite Club - Rachel Caine
The Chase - L.J. Smith
The Kill - L.J. Smith
May:
Skinned - Robin Wasserman
Crashed - Robin Wasserman
June:
Daughter of Darkness - Virginia Andrews
Fallen - Lauren Kate
July:
Torment - Lauren Kate
Passion - Lauren Kate
Everlasting - Alyson Noel
Seeker - William Nicholson
Jango - William Nicholson
August:
Noman - William Nicholson
Wired - Robin Wasserman
Dead Until Dark -  Charlaine Harris
Living Dead In Dallas - Charlaine Harris
Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
September:
Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
October:
-None-
November:
All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris
Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
It's Not What You Think - Chris Evans
Bite Club - Rachel Caine
Last Breath - Rachel Caine
Awakened - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Destined - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Dragon's Oath - P.C. and Kristin Cast
December:
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Kissed by an Angel - Elizabeth Chandler
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare
City of Glass - Cassandra Clare

62/50
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 11:41:37 PM »
I'm going for 50!
(Mainly because Amp said that manga counts)
[ETA - I'm going to count manga as 1/4 a book because it just doesn't seem right somehow otherwise]

January
(I tend to read manga when I'm sick and stuck in bed ^^;; )
Magic Knight Rayearth, Vol. 1
Magic Knight Rayearth, Vol. 2
Magic Knight Rayearth, Vol. 3
Magic Knight Rayearth II, Vol. 1
Magic Knight Rayearth II, Vol. 2
Magic Knight Rayearth II, Vol. 3
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 1
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 2
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 3
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 4
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 5
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 6
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 7
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 8
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 9
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 10
Matched by Ally Condie
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Giver by Lois Lowry (apparently I'm on a post-apocalyptic future kick)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Messenger by Lois Lowry

February
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
EARTH (The Book) by Daily Show with Jon Stewart
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

March - November
ONE PIECE Vol. 1 - 64 by Oda Eiichiro
ONE PIECE Vol. 1 - 27 by Oda Eiichiro (not a typo, I started re-reading the official translations as I got the volumes)
Fairy Tail Vol. 1 - 29 by Mashima Hiro

December
Akage no Anne Vol. 1 - 3 by Igarashi Yumiko and L.M. Montgomery
Anne no Seishun by Igarashi Yumiko and L.M. Montgomery
Anne no Aijou by Igarashi Yumiko and L.M. Montgomery
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
Chobits Vol. 1-8 by CLAMP


48.25/50
(fraction due to counting each manga as 1/4 a book)

EDIT - lol I forgot about this...
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 12:13:36 AM »
Let's aim low! Going for 0.5 :fap

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 12:18:12 AM »
January
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
On Revolution by Hannah Arendt
Politics Lost by Joe Klein
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

February
On the Genealogy of Morality by Nietzsche
King of the World by David Remnick
The Promise by Jonathan Alter
Secret Wars by Gordon Thomas

March
Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates
The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
In Denial: Historians, Communism & Espionage by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr

April
Taking on the World by Robert W. Merry
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
The Icarus Syndrome by Peter Beinart

May
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
Before the Storm by Rick Perlstein
The Master Switch by Tim Wu
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Walter Lippmann and the American Century by Ronald Steel
Embracing Defeat by John W. Dower
Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein
What's the Matter with Kansas? by Thomas Frank

June
The Natural by Joe Klein
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier

July
The Whites of Their Eyes by Jill Lepore
After the Neocons: America at the Crossroads by Francis Fukuyama

August
Dorkismo: the Macho of the Dork by Maria Bustillos
Importing Diversity: Inside Japan's JET Program by David L. McConnell
The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand

September
All Things Shining by Hubert L. Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly
Already Dead by Denis Johnson
American Dreamers by Michael Kazin
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable

October
The Marketplace of Ideas by Louis Menand
Stoner by John Edward Williams
The Death of Conservatism by Sam Tanenhaus
Desperate Characters by Paula Fox
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik

November
A Problem from Hell by Samantha Power
How Fiction Works by James Wood
Beg, Borrow, Steal by Michael Greenberg
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Through the Children's Gate by Adam Gopnik
Portnoy's Complaint by Phillip Roth
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

December
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriter's Son by John Jeremiah Sullivan
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Act Like a Gentleman, Think Like a Woman by Maria Bustillos
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

55/50

I'm actually ahead of schedule. Damn. Who knew that I had it in me?
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 01:27:31 AM »
I LIKE!

How aboot a book a month for me, yes?

January
February

Ichi the Killer - Hideo Yamamoto
The Skull - Philip K. Dick
The Eyes Have It - Philip K. Dick
The Crystal Crypt - Philip K. Dick
The Defenders - Philip K. Dick
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


Books I started last year and have yet to finish...
Lolita
The Girl Who Played With Fire
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011, 02:08:17 AM »
Going for 70! Not going to make it, but I'ma shoot for it anyways!
<3

January

Ivanhoe- done
Harry Potter 5- done
Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex- done
Jane Eyre - done
Haato no Kuni no Alice (Alice's Country of Hearts)- done
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them- done
Pride and Prejudice- still in progress
 

February


Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson) - in progress
Blue is for Nightmares - in progress


March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December[/b]
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 05:27:08 AM »
I'm going for 50!
(Mainly because Amp said that manga counts)

Really? Woo-hoo!! Now I have an excuse to read those Bleach mangas that I've collected but never had time to read. Also need to read Black Jack, Budha, Pluto, 20th Century Boys, Fullmetal Alchemist, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, both the manga and the novels. And there's also the Battle Royale novel that I've yet to read completely.

Do graphic novels count too? Cuz if they do, I might want to go over 50. Maybe 80 or possibly 100.

January

Serenity Volume 1 - Those Left Behind
Serenity Volume 2 - Better Days
Serenity Volume 3 - The Shepherd's Tale

February

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
20th Century Boys Volume 12
Priest Volume 1

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

EDIT: Okay. Since graphic novels count, let's say 1 graphic novel equals 1/4 a book, just to be fair  XD So since I have about 100 manga volumes and about 50 graphic novels, I guess that's about 37.5 books.

Total: 1.25/100
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 04:53:06 PM »
January
The 47 Ronin Story (John Allyn)
The Brass Verdict (Michael Connelly)
Pearl Buck In China - Journey to the Good Earth (Hilary Spurling)
February
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
After Dark (Haruki Murakami)
March
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Mario Vargas Llosa) 
Paprika (Yasutaka Tsutsui)
April
 The Quants- The math geniuses who brought down Wall Street (Scott Patterson)
Murder at the Savoy (Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö)
The Land of Green Plums (Herta Muller)
May
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Stieg Larsson)
The Yamamoto Dynasty - The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family   (Sterling & Peggy Seagrave)
June
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
July
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (Stieg Larsson)
August
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (David Mitchell)
An Artist of the Floating World (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Worth Dying For (Lee Child)
September
Three Stations (Martin Cruz Smith)
October
The Dragon and the Foreign Devils [China and the World, 1100 BC to the Present] (Harry G. Gelber)
Nothing to Lose (Lee Child)
The Hare With Amber Eyes [A Hidden Inheritance] (Edmund De Waal)
November
Great House (Nicole Krauss)
December
A History of Japan [Revised Edition] (R.H.P. Mason & J.G. Caiger)
Daniel (Henning Mankell)
After the Banquet (Yukio Mishima)

Total YTD: 26/50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 08:01:44 PM »
Graphic novels count this time? If so, I'm raisin' up to 100.

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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011, 08:43:32 PM »
Amp said yes in IRC, but I'm thinking maybe they should count as like 1/4 a book or something  :lol:

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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2011, 09:58:09 PM »
Sign me up for 50. :thumbup

January
Harry Potter 4 (J. K. Rowling)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
The Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring (J. R. R. Tolkien)
February
The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (J. R. R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (J. R. R. Tolkien)
Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)
March
The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
April
The Elephant Vanishes (Haruki Murakami)
May
Harry Potter 5 (J. K. Rowling)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
June
The War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells)
The Centaur (John Updike)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
1984 (George Orwell)
July
Harry Potter 6 (J. K. Rowling)
After Dark (Haruki Murakami)
The Key (Junichiro Tanizaki)
The Box Man (Kobo Abe)
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea (Yukio Mishima)
Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Seuss)
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
August
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (Lewis Carroll)
Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
September
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)
The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien)
The Queen of Spades (Alexander Pushkin)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Faust - part one (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Leo Tolstoy)
October
American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
November
The Makioka Sisters (Junichiro Tanizaki)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket)
December
The Trial - Franz Kafka

I also really like the "Book of the Month" idea that you suggested, Amp. :D
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2011, 06:53:39 PM »
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2011, 01:26:46 PM »
FINISHED READING A STORM OF SWORDS!!!!! IT WAS SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2011, 01:09:30 AM »
Aiming for 50! I'm gunna say each manga volume is worth 1/4 as well. (If I'm not counting fanfictions this is going to be diffcult. For me at least .__.)

January
Look who it is! (Alan Carr)
Fruits basket vols. 16-23
Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
February
Vampire Knight vols. 1-13
March
April
May
Strawberry panic vol. 1
Strawberry panic vol.2
Ouran host vol.1
Ouran host vol.2
DNAngel vol. 7
DNAngel vol.8
DNAngel vol. 9
DNAngel vol. 10
DNAngel vol. 11
June
July
Howls moving castle (Diane Wayne Jones)
Ouran Host vol.3
Ouran Host vol.4
Ouran Host vol.5
Ouran Host vol.6
Ouran Host vol.7
Ouran Host vol.8
Ouran Host vol.9
Ouran Host vol.10
Alices adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
August
Ouran Host vol.11
Ouran Host vol.12
Ouran Host vol.13
Total: 14.5?

I need to go buy some moomin and Murakami books to read.  :D
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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2011, 11:57:26 AM »
what about audiobooks? if not, i'm not reading at all. maybe i already have read all i must.

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Re: 50* Books in 2011 Challenge
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2011, 01:19:29 AM »
^ wow and I thought I was bad :lol:

shit I can almost make my goal of 0.5!!!!

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