Friday, January 02, 2009

To Be Read Challenge 2009

It took me forever, but I've finalized my To Be Read Challenge 2009 list. I wasn't sure how to decide which would be on my actual list and which would be alternates since completing any twelve would fulfill the challenge, so I first included books I already have at home, then the ones I think I'm most likely to find and read, and then the rest are alternates.

The List!

The Amber Spyglass
- Philip Pullman

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men - Lundy Bancroft

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Gravity's Rainbow
- Thomas Pynchon

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus: Volume 1
- Joss Whedon and Others

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy - Samantha King

American Gods: A Novel - Neil Gaiman

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs

I, Robot - Isaac Asimov

The Alternates!

Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell

The Daily Coyote: A Story of Love, Survival, and Trust in the Wilds of Wyoming - Shreve Stockton

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
- Sudhir Venkatesh

The Call of the Cthulhu
- H.P. Lovecraft

On the Road
- Jack Kerouac

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
- Hunter S. Thompson

The Day the Earth Stood Still and other SF Novellas -
Harry Bates

Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
- Bart D. Ehrman


Abi said...

Oh I loved The Amber Spyglass, and American Gods, which is one of my favourite recent books!

Naked *tsheeeew* that's the noise of it flying over my head ;)

Reading rocks :D

Abi said...

(PS I, Robot and Frankenstein are also brilliant.... they were two of my favourite childhood books!)