Thursday, December 3, 2009

2010 BOOK LIST!!!


I think I've done it. After several hours of pondering, debating, scribbling, scratching out, I think I've come up with my 2010 Booklist. I might be updating and changing some things, if any really excellent suggestions are made. I will also be trying to add in alternative books, in case anyone would like to read along, but has already read one of the ones on the list. I know it seems ridiculous to be this neurotic, but I know if I'm not then the likelihood of me sticking with this plan diminishes drastically. And I really want to finish. It's like the nerd version of a marathon and I'd really like to complete it, at least once! So here's to looking forward to a new year filled with new books!! P.S. Bonus points if you can figure out how I organized them...

Jan:
-The Graveyard Book-Neil Gaiman
-The Wednesday Wars-Gary D. Schmidt
-The Giver-Lois Lowry
-The Westing Game- Ellen Raskin

Feb:
-The Lovely Bones-Alice Sebold
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-Douglas Adams
-What Was She Thinking-Notes on a Scandal- Zoe Heller
-Alice in Wonderland:Through the Looking Glass-Lewis Carroll

March:
-Water For Elephants-Sara Gruen
-Jane Eyre-Charlotte Bronte
-Scoop-Evelyn Waugh
-Northanger Abbey-Jane Austen
-Their Eyes Were Watching God-Zora Neale Hurston

April:
-Lolita-Vladimir Nabokov
-The Metamorphosis-Franz Kafka
-Tales of Belkin-Alexander Pushkin
-The Death of Ivan Ilych & other stories- Leo Tolstoy

May:
-The Picture of Dorian Gray-Oscar Wilde
-Rabbit, Run-John Updike
-The Stranger-Camus
-As I Lay Dying-William Faulkner

June:
-The Zombie Survival Guide-Max Brooks
-The Year of Living Biblically- AJ Jacobs
-The Geek's Guide to World Domination: Be Afraid, Beautiful People-Garth Sundem
-Ask a Ninja Presents The Ninja Handbook:
This Book Looks Forward to Killing You Soon- Douglas Sarine

July:
-1984-George Orwell
-Animal Farm-George Orwell
-Common Sense or The Rights of Man-Thomas Paine
-Confronting Collapse-Michael C. Ruppert
-Brave Companions-David McCullough

Aug.
-Me Talk Pretty One Day-David Sedaris
-Spectral Rewind: The Class of '81-Terry Lloyd Vinson
-The Innocent Man-John Grisham
-Three Cups of Tea-Greg Mortensen
-Sundays With Vlad-Paul Bibeau

Sep:
-On The Road-Jack Kerouac
-Naked Lunch-William S. Burroughs
-Howl-Allen Ginsberg
-One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest-Ken Kesey

Oct:
-The Big Sleep-Raymond Chandler
-The Thin Man-Dashiell Hammett
-The Hound of the Baskervilles-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
-Pirate Latitudes-Michael Crichton

Nov:
-The Cherry Orchard-Anton Chekhov
-Minority Report (& other stories)-Philip K. Dick
-The Elephant Vanishes-Haruki Murakami
-I Was Told There'd Be Cake- Sloane Crosley

Dec:
-You Better Not Cry-Augusten Burroughs
-Holidays on Ice-David Sedaris
-A Christmas Carol-Charles Dickens
-The Holiday Season-Michael Knight
-The New Year-Pearl S. Buck

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