Reading List

I’m on a mission – nay, a quest – to read 30 new books before my 30th birthday in August 2014.

Here’s my list so far, complete with links to the books I’ve finished and reviewed:

  1. The Golem and The Jinni by Helene Wecker
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain
  3. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  5. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  6. Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb
  7. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  8. The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
  9. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – suggested by Andrew C
  10. Inferno by Dan Brown
  11. White Horse by Alex Adams – suggested by Bree E
  12. This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers – suggested by Bree E
  13. The Maze Runner by James Dashner – suggested by Bree E
  14. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris – suggested by Bree E
  15. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore – suggested by Bree E
  16. Next by Michael Crichton – suggested by Bree E
  17. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro – suggested by Bree E
  18. My Lobotomy by Howard Dully – suggested by Sheila M
  19. Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson – suggested by Blake L
  20. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali – suggested by Dani T
  21. On the Farm by Stevie Cameron – suggested by Dani T
  22. Under the Bridge by Rebecca Godfrey – suggested by Dani T
  23. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman – suggested by Anita
  24. The Girls by Lori Lansens – suggested by Brie
  25. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – suggested by Brie @ Eat Books
  26. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving – suggested by Brie @ Eat Books
  27. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb – suggested by Brie @ Eat Books
  28. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt – suggested by Brie @ Eat Books
  29. Still Alice by Lisa Genova – suggested by Brie @ Eat Books
  30. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – suggested by Andrew C
  31. Filth by Irvine Welsh – suggested by Michael C
  32. Acid House by Irvine Welsh – suggested by Michael C
  33. Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut – suggested by Michael C
  34. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut – suggested by Michael C
  35. The Story of O by Pauline Reage
  36. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce – suggested by Patty M for book club
  37. The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay – suggested by Andrew C
  38. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – suggested by Brie @ Eat Books for book club
  39. Matthew Flinders’ Cat by Bryce Courtenay – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  40. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  41. Lost and Found by Alan Dean Foster – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  42. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  43. Genesis Code by John Case – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  44. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  45. The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  46. Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  47. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  48. In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  49. Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  50. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok – suggested by the Wrimosaurs
  51. Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt – suggested by the Wrimosaurs

Though my list is now “complete”, I’m always looking for book suggestions.

Tell me, friends, which books have changed your lives (or given you the perfect distraction from your lives)? Which books do I just have to read this year?

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