Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Towards 100 books in 2007

Remember my resolution to manage 50 books this year?
It's the end of May and already I've hit 48!

Hebat! Not quite, my read list is peppered by floozy (but fun!) little black dresses and lots of kiddie books. Both types are a couple of hours read each, some even less, so I think I'm cheating by putting this into my book-count. But it makes me feel good to see the number rising, so...

Little Black Dresses
1) Spirit Willing Flesh Weak [Julie Cohen]
2) Blue Christmas [Mary Kay Andrews]
3) How to Sleep with a Movie Star [Kristin Harmel]
4) Singletini [Amanda Trimble]
5) Step on it, Cupid [Lolerai Mathias]
6) Accidentally Engaged [Mary Carter]
7) Hex and the Single Girl [Valerie Frankel]
8) She'll Take It [Mary Carter]
9) The Balance Thing [Margaret Dumas]
10) The Men's Guide to Women's Bathroom [Jo Barrett]
11) Mounting Desire [Nina Killham]
Book Count: 48 - 11 = 37

1) Just So Stories [Rudyard Kipling]
2) The Wizard of Oz [L. Frank Baum]
3) The Secret Garden [Frances Hodgson Burnett]
4) Pinocchio [Carlo Collodi]
5) Emil and the Detectives [Erich Kastner]
6) Charlotte's Web [E. B. White]
7) Peter Pan [J.M. Barrie]
8) Mary Poppins [P. L. Travers]
9) Pippi Longstocking [Astrid Lindgren]
10) Wind in the Willows [Kenneth Grahame]
11) The Weirdstone of Brisingamen [Alan Garner]
12) A Book of Nonsense [Edward Lear]
13) And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street [Dr Seuss]
14) Where the Wild Things Are [Maurice Sendak]
15) The Little Prince [Antoine De Saint-Exupery]
16) A Wrinkle in Time [Madeleine L'Engle]
17) Tom's Midnight Garden [Philippa Pearce]
18) Anne of Green Gables [L.M. Montgomery]
19) Little Women [Louisa May Alcott]
20) Winnie-the-Pooh [A. A. Milne]
21) Grimms' Fairy Tales [Brothers Grimm]
22) Dr Dolitte [Hugh Lofting]
23) The Human Comedy [William Saroyan]
24) The Color of Magic [Terry Prachett]
25) The Happy Prince and Other Stories [Oscar Wilde]
26) Black Beauty [Anna Sewell]
27) Heidi [Johanna Spyri]
Book Count: 37 - 27 = 10!
* Some book in this list are must-read classics, but they are still kiddie books, ya

My Actual Read List
1) My Family and Other Animal [Gerald Durell]
2) The Master and Margararita [Mikhail Bulgakov]
3) Paula [Isabel Allende]
4) Lord of the Flies [William Golding]
5) The Stepford Wives [Ira Levin]
6) Wuthering Heights [Emily Bronte]
7) Things Fall Apart [Chinua Achebe]
8) Surfacing [Margaret Atwood]
9) The Handmaid's Tale [Margaret Atwood]
10) Confessions of an Old Boy [Kam Raslan]

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