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1jcmontgomery
Edited: Mar 28, 2009, 3:17am Top

As 9 overlaps are allowed, I will be reading 72 books total as part of this challenge - at least I hope so.

**Historical Fiction**
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Archivist's Story by Travis Holland
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
READ A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal
READ Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
READ March by Geraldine Brooks

**On TBR Shelf > 12 Months**
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Rock Orchard by Paula Wall
Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

**Award Winners**
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (2003 Pulitzer)
The Hours by Michael Cunningham (1999 Pulitzer)
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (1997 Pulitzer for Biography or Autobiography)
Empire Falls by Richard Russon (2002 Pulitzer)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2008 Pulitzer)
Independence Day by Richard Ford (1996 Pulitzer)
The Known World by Edward P. Jones (2004 Pulitzer)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (1988 Pulitzer)
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulz (1994 Pulitzer)

**Fantasy, Horror, or Supernatural**
Women of the Night by Various
Frankenstein by Marry Shelley
Fledgling by Octavia Butler
Classic Ghost Stories by Various
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
READ Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
READ Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

**Classics**
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Ann Porter
Old Man by William Faulkner
Cloud, Castle, Lake by Vladimir Nabokov

**On A Whim (List subject to change...a lot)**
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
The Rule of Four by Caldwell and Thomason
The Jungle Law by Victoria Vinton
One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
East of the Mountains by David Guterson
Nation by Terry Pratchett
What I Was by Meg Rosoff
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

**Non-American Authors**
READ The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008 Pulitzer) by Junot Diaz
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Quentin's by Maeve Binchey
Love In the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

**Blogger or LibraryThing Recommended**
READ The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Pie Society by Shaffer & Barrows
The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
In The Woods by Tana French
Paper Towns by John Green

**On the 1001 Books Before You Die list **
READ The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Middlesex (2003 Pulitzer) by Jeffrey Eugenides
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
American Pastoral (1998 Pulitzer) by Philip Roth
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Color Purple (1983 Pulitzer) by Alice Walker

2karenmarie
Nov 6, 2008, 1:57pm Top

Your 999 looks a bit like my 888 with the Award Winners, Classics, and 1001 Books categories! Good luck. I still have 18 to go on 888 and may not make it either, but hey! Books is books and life is good.

See you around.

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