Well, I haven't gotten very far. This has been a very interesting year, in Chinese proverb terms, and reading has SUFFERED. I seem to be finishing little, and even less of what was planned, but there is some progress, and I seem to be regaining spirit, time and page mileage lately. I might get there.



1- Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell (definitely docking it this year, it's been after me for ages)

2- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

3- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

4- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

5- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

6- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (another that pops endlessly)

7- Where the Sidewalk ends by Shel Silverstein

8- East of Eden by John Steinbeck

9- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

10- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

11- The Stand by Stephen King

12- Alice adventures through the looking-glass by Lewis Carrol (already read the first part)

13- Watership Down  by Richard Adams

14- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

15- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (we'll see if I can finish it this time)

16- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (are what I have for this one)

17- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

18- The Pillars of Earth by Ken Follet

19- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

20- Water for elephants by Sara Gruen

21- The Raven by Edgar Alan Poe

22- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

23- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover

24- The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

25- The Odyssey by Homer (I want to read the Iliad first)

26- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

27- The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

28- The Road by Cormac McCarthy

29- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (I'd never heard of this one, but my interest is peaked)

30- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyordor Dostoyevski

31- Siddhartha by Herman Hesse (*sigh* I might try to get over this unexplicable squeamishness I have about Hesse)

32- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

33- From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

34- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevski