31 December 2008

New Year's Resolution kept!!!!

So, since I didn't have any New Year's Resolutions of my own last year, I stole Kristina's (of The Parselmouths) one to read 50 new books. NEW was the key word for me. I have a habit of rereading books like crazy. I'm sure I read way more than 100 books, since I know I read several books 3 times (books I'd already read before). So I really wanted to see if I could read 50 books that I hadn't read before. Some of these are books I had to read for school, but that doesn't mean I didn't read them. And I actually enjoyed all of them, so I figured I should count them--after all, I hadn't read them before! Anyway, this is my list:

1. Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
2. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
3. The Psychology of Harry Potter by Neil Mulholland
4. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
5. A Neverending Story by Michael Ende
6. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
7. Wife in the Fast Lane by Karen Quinn
8. Love and Freindship and other early works by Jane Austen
9. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
10. Oracle Quest by Lisa Wright Degroodt
11. Relic Quest by Lisa Wright Degroodt
12. Barrier Quest by Lisa Wright Degroodt
13. Charm Quest by Lisa Wright Degroodt
14. The Once & Future King by T.H. White
15. Oedipus by Sophocles
16. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
17. Le tour du monde en 80 jours* by Jules Verne
18. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
19. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
20. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
21. Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall
22. A Thousand Hills by Stephen Kinzer
23. Looking for Alaska by John Green
24. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
25. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
26. The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
27. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
28. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
29. Paper Towns by John Green
30. Jean de Florette* by Marcel Pagnol
31. All My Sons by Arthur Miller
32. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnosn, and Lauren Myracle
33. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
34. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
35. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
36. Harry, A History by Melissa Anelli
37. Cyrano de Bergerac* by Edmond Rostand
38. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
39. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
40. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
41. Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
42. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
43. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
44. Sold by Patricia McCormick
45. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
46. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
47. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
48. Land Quest by Lisa Wright Degroodt
49. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
50. Bliss by Lauren Myracle
*The french version =]

And, I am close to finishing The Two Towers. (I'd only read the Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring for fear of destroying my dad's 50 year old copies....) We'll see if I finish it before midnight tonight! *wink*

Later, I'm going to write a reflection of 2008. But...for now, if anyone is reading this, tell me about your new year's resolutions, whether you kept them, and about any new books you read! Cheers! DFTBA!

1 comment:

Violet said...

Really great idea! I have to do that! Not too late to start this year.