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50 Books in 2009 Challenge

Postby Æron » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:18 pm

I've been really slacking off lately on my reading whilst my to-do list of books to read, currently 200+, continues to grow. So I'm going to start cracking down and reading more. Goal: A bare minimum of 50 books by the end of the year, about one per week. I think making my progress public will keep me from slacking off.

Anyone want to join in?

Rules of the thread: Each person is only allowed ONE post in the thread, which should be edited as books are added. No junk posting or posting by people who don't actually want to participate. Mods: Could you please sticky this? At least temporarily. If it flops and no one participates it can be unstickied.

1. Kingkiller Chronicle Day 1: The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
2. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture, Ruth Benedict
3. Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. 1984, George Orwell
6. I Am Murdered, Bruce Chadwick
7. Blue Heaven, C.J. Box
8. Enslaved by Ducks, Bob Tarte
9. The Likeness, Tana French
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Postby nickspoon » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:49 pm

Sticky'd, I'll try this myself.

1. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
2. We by Yegevny Zamyatin
3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
4. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
5. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
6. Watchmen by Alan Moore
7. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
9. Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
10. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
11. Discrete Mathematics for Computing by Peter Grossman
12. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
13. The Eye in the Pyramid by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea
14. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
15. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
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Postby Hyperion » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:26 pm

I can't remember all the books I've read since the start of the year but... (And yes, I read too much)


1. The Summoning, Troy Denning
2. The Siege, Troy Denning
3. The Sorcerer, Troy Denning
3. The Hobbit, Tolkien
4. The Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkien
5. The Two Towers, Tolkien
6. Return of the King, Tolkien
7. Shadow's Edge, Brent Weeks
8. The Battle for Skandia, John Flanagan
9. Sing the Four Quarters, Tanya Huff
10. Sword In the Storm, David Gemmell
11. The Summoner, Gail Z. Martin
12. Bloodking, Gail Z. Martin
13. Midnight Falcon, David Gemmell
14. Wizard's First Rule, Terry Goodkind
15. Stone of Tears, Terry Goodkind
16. Blood of the Fold, Terry Goodkind
17. Temple of the Winds, Terry Goodkind
18. Soul of the Fire, Terry Goodkind
19. The last of the Renshai, Mickey Zucker Reichert
20. The Western Wizard, Mickey Zucker Reichert
21. Child of Thunder, Mickey Zucker Reichert
22. Breath and Bone, Carol Berg
23. Faith of the Fallen, Terry Goodkind
24. The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind
25. Beyond the Shadows, Brent Weeks
26. Fortress of Dragons, C.J. Cherryh
27. The Final Encyclopedia, Gordan R. Dickson
28. Lovelock, Orson Scott Card & Kathryn H. Kidd
29. Beyond Ragnarok,Mickey Zucker Reichert
30. The Children of Wraith, Mickey Zucker Reichert
31. The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
32. The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman
33. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman
34. Song of the Beast, Carol Berg
35. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, Douglas Adams
36. Into The Darkness, Harry Turtledove
37. Dark Lord of Derkholm, Diana Wynne Jones
38. Year of the Griffin, Diana Wynne Jones
39. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
40. Naked Empire, Terry Goodkind
41. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett
42. Mort, Terry Pratchett
43. Thieves of Time, Terry Pratchett
44. Interesting Times, Terry Pratchett
45. Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card
46. Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett
47. Lords and Ladies, Terry Pratchett
48. Jingo, Terry Pratchett
49. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett
50. Soul Music. Terry Pratchett

50 books reached on June 2.

51. Knee-deep in the Dead, Dafydd ab Hugh and Brad Linaweaver
52. The Glass Dragon, Irene Radford
53. Sabriel, Garth Nix
54. Lireal, Garth Nix
55. Abhorsen, Garth Nix
56. Dark Haven, Gail Z. Martin
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Postby Segovia » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:47 am

I am counting my school year as a whole.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
2. Night- Elie Wiesel
3. The Peral- John Steinbeck
4. Insomnia- Stephan King
5. When Bad Things Happen to Good People ( I forgot the author
6. The 7 habits of highly effective teens
7. Les Miserable- Vitor Hugo
8. Thinner - Stephen King
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
12. Romeo and Juliet- Skakespeare
13. Cartooning Fundamentals
14. Cutting edge fusion
15. Crash Course in Dynamic Comics
16. Things Fall Apart
17. Fullmetal Alchemist 2
18. Fullmetal Alchemist 3
19. Fullmetal alchemist 4
20. The Odyssey
21. FMA 1
22. FMA 5
23. FMA 6
24. FMA 7
25. FMA 8
26. FMA 9
27. FMA 10
28. FMA 11
29. FMA 12
30. FMA 13
31. FMA 14
32. FMA 15
33. FMA 16
34. FMA 17
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Postby Rooster » Mon May 11, 2009 10:24 pm

This is a good idea, but have you guys updated it since Feb?

Also, inspired by you I vow to read at least ONE book by the end of the year. I'm already half way through a Bill Bryson one, so that's good.

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Postby Hyperion » Mon May 11, 2009 10:42 pm

Rooster wrote:This is a good idea, but have you guys updated it since Feb?


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Re: 50 Books in 2009 Challenge

Postby Rooster » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:55 pm

What about now?

I've read three, and I'm actually reading a fourth! Who knew it could be so fun?

In other news, I miss having internet and cable.

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Re: 50 Books in 2009 Challenge

Postby Angstwolf » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:06 pm

I kinda wish I didn't have internet. Cable doesn't really matter, since I have it but literally never use it.

I've read like... four books this year? That number is painfully low, and I hope to rectify the situation by reading more in the coming year.

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Re: 50 Books in 2009 Challenge

Postby Hyperion » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:47 pm

And now 2009 is over. :|
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Re: 50 Books in 2009 Challenge

Postby sad jazz cantaloupe » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:48 am

Who's ready for a new one? should we start a new thread? I'll actually go for it this year.
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Re: 50 Books in 2009 Challenge

Postby Æron » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:29 am

Sure, why not?

I need to redeem myself.

Congratulations to Hyperion, the overwhelming victor and only one to cross the finish line. :lol:
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