JonahofArc's 75 Book Challenge For 2012!
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Ha... only 75? I'll take this down easily!
Any suggestions on pretty much ANYTHING would be great, from YA books to movies to see.
I'm Interested in Archeology, Egyptology, fantasy, and sci-fi. Children books are.. okay... but YA books would be preferred.
Here's my list!
In Darkness, Death by Dorothy Hoobler
Kane Chronicles Book 3 by Rick Riodan
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Flush " "
Scat " "
Castle in the Sky by Diana Wayne Jones
MockingJay by Suzanne Collins
The Yellow Submarine by The Beatles
Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abby - Still Reading
Dragon Sea by Frank Pope
The only book I have read on your list is MockingJay. Any you especially liked to recommend to me?:)
Yes! I don't know if you have seen the Anime "Howl's Moving Castle" but the book the movie was based off of is by Dianna Wayne Jones, who also wrote "Castle in the Sky". Another good one is Dragonwings, the story of a Chinese boy that comes to America to work with his father in the west. It's like an immigration story, same time period, but different side of the world.
Some Egyptian YA that I absolutely loved:
The golden goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw would have to be one of my top 3 YA titles ever read. It's the story of a boy, Ranofer, in ancient Egypt, whose father had him apprenticed to a goldsmith until he died. Now he's the de facto property of his half brother... There are tomb robbers, mysteries and lots of cool stuff about the goldsmithing business in the ancient world.
Mara, Daughter of the Nile by the same author.
Also, The Lost Queen of Egypt by Lucile Morrison, about Tutankhamon and his queen, daughter of Akhenaten. Really made me curious about the whole Amarna era.
There's a trio of novels that are aimed more at adults but I would think would still be readable at YA level, by Pauline Gedge, about the fall of the Hyksos occupiers and the foundation of the 18th dynasty. It's a trilogy; the first is The Hippopotamus Marsh. Impeccably researched.
Looks like you are a fellow fan of Carl Hiassen, Jonah. I think he's an underrated wrtier, myself, so I'm always happy to see other people who appreciate him. His adult books are pretty good, too!
Thanks Jonah! I will definitely look for those books at my library!
Yea, I'm not a HUGE fan of environmentalist books, but he puts spins on his books that I like. If you like Carl Hiassen, the Monkey Wrench Gang I would also suggest to you!
Yes, I've read all three of them, The Serpents Shadow just came out if you didn't already know! I like pretty much all of Rick Riordan's books, I even have all of the Percy Jackon Books signed by him!
Thanks guys! I've requested most of the books from the library already!
Hi Jonah - welcome to the group. I lived in Egypt for a year in the 1980's (yep I'm ancient too) and the place and its people are fascinating. In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh is about visiting modern Egypt. The books of Christian Jacq are great reads about ancient Egypt and there are plenty of em.
It looks like the Christian Jacq books will keep you busy for awhile. Watch out for Chatterbox - she's dangerous with book recommendations. Your list of books to be read will grow quickly.
Paul - Awesome! That's where I want to live and work after I get my P.HD in Archeology. I'll spend 20 years there, get rich, get a house and Dubai, and retire to be a college professor. My list of Egypt books is ever growing!
Mom - Probably, I have this GIANT list right now of things to read, just a couple more added in i guess!
Jonah, I'm glad you are getting lots of book recommendations. This group will keep you busy! I'll be reading The Cairo Trilogy by Maguib Mahfouz sometime this year. The first book is Palace Walk. I'll let you know more about it when I get it read.
>15: Those are some excellent goals. I wish you the best of luck with them, especially the "get rich" part. I know your family will enjoy visiting you in Egypt.
Jonah, great goals!!!! I am going to earn a medical degree, discover the cure to cancer, and then be really rich and buy a villa in the south of France:)
Jonah / Callia - I still have my own dreams for the future - they have been modified somewhat from dreams of world domination to the aim of being the boss in my own household!
Paul- yep me and my friends plot to take over the world! We call it the Jacksonian Empire. We have our own facebook page and everything. I'm official songwriter/poet/speech writer
and ruler of all the Americas.
Sure! We are still dividing up all sections, I'll see what I can do :D
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Arguing With Idiots by Glen Beck
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? Richard Maybury
World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today " "
Did I mention I like political books?
Nice haul, Jonah! Did you like The Woman in Black? I've never read it.
No you didn't, but that's really cool! My favorite books are WWII books.
The Woman in Black was AMAZING! It had a old time classical ghost story feel to it. Im going to see the movie tonight or tomorrow!
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