Friday, February 11, 2011

2011 Reading list is done

Finally, I have managed to put together my 2011 challenge reading list.  I went through so many websites compiling the to 10 Childrens books, Middle Readers, Young Adult, Plays, Poetry, and Classic Novels. I slipped a couple extras into some categories just because I love them. Maybe next year I will alter these lists for my picks only.  So here are the final lists:

Childrens Books:
1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
4. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
5. Harold & The Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
7. Corduroy by Donald Freeman
8. Curious George by H. A. Rey
9. Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss
10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi & Ron Barrett
11. If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Middle Reader:
1. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
3. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
4. Holes by Lewis Sachar
5. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
6. The
Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
7. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L. Engle
9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
10 Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Young Adult:
1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
2. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
5. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
6. Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
7. The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
8. Abhorsen (series) by Garth Nix
9. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
10. Graceling (series) by Kristin Cashore

1. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
2. A StreetCar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
3. Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett
4. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
5. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
6. Othello by William Shakespeare
7. MacBeth by William Shakespeare
8. The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
9. A Dolls House by Henrick Ibsen
10. Our Town by Thorton Wilder
11. Angels in America by Tony Kushner

1. A Dream within a Dream by Poe
2. If by Rudyard Kipling
3. She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
4. Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare
5. How Do I love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
6. The Road Not Taken by Frost
7. O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman
8. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
9. A Girl by Ezra Pound
10. Ode to Autumn by John Keats

With a couple extras ;)
Ode to Hope by Pablo Neruda (because I personally love this one)
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Death by John Donne
The Raven by Poe
Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats

Classic Novels:
1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
3. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
6. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
7. 1984 by George Orwell
8. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
9. Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen
10. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

And extras if I have time
11. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
12. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
13. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
15. Animal Farm by George Orwell
16. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
17. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
18. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
19. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
20. Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan

and for me – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Woohooo! Now I know what I am reading this year and just need to go on my used book store tour to track all of these titles down.

In the mean time I will be working on my already huge stack of to be read books!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hunkered Down with my Nook

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted in a month and a half. Guess it has been a busy couple of months. Since we are in the depths of winter I have been a reading fool since the first of the year! Already up to about 20 books, well on my way to 100 for the year :D

So while it is blustering and snowing out side I am hunkered down with a stack of unread books and my Nook.
Niko seems perfectly content to snuggle up and relax with me.

I haven't forgotten my challenge set forth last year.  I am still compiling my lists and will hopefully have two more lists done over the next few days.  I still haven't gone on my Used Book Store Crawl, it has been post-poned due to all the nasty winter storms, but it has been rescheduled for some time next month.

I hope you have all been enjoying your books from Christmas ;)