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Sarah Dessen Mini-Challenge hosted by Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews will be for the year 2009. It begins January 1, 2009, and goes through December 31, 2009.

The goal of this challenge is to read TWO of her books. (Audio books are welcome.)

My 2 books for this challenge are:

1. Lock and Key

2. Just Listen

I might also read a few more if I am able to find them at my bookstore.

Here is my book list for 2009 YA Book Challenge hosted on J.Kaye’s Book Blog.

1. Lock And Key -Sarah Dessen

2. The Goose Girl – Shannon Hale

3. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume

4. Geek High – Piper Banks

5. Story Of A Girl – Sara Zarr

6. Before I Die – Jenny Downham

7. Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

8. The Forest Of Hands And Teeth – Carrie Ryan

9. Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

10.13 Little Blue Envelopes – Maureen Johnson

11.Percy Jackson And The Olympians :Lightning Thief -Rick Riordan

12.Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Sea Of Monsters – Rick Riordan

Some of these I have read long time back and plan to read again and some are new to me.So wish me luck..


The real fun part of the Fill In The Gap 100 Project was selecting the books for which I had to clean up and dig out my book shelves.It proved to be a great experience ,as I found so many books that I wanted to read from a long time but had kept them out of reach.So the task completed ,I am putting up my list which has books from almost all genre.

1. The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

2. We Were The Mulvaneys- Joyce Carol Oates

3. BirdSong-Sebastian Faulks

4. Katherine- Anya Seton

5. The Wind In The Willows –Kenneth Graham

6. Away-Amy Bloom

7. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

8. The Dante Club-Matthew Pearl

9. Finding Grace-Alyssa Brugman

10. Lady Susan –Jane Austen

11. Mailman –J Robert Lennon

12. Sophie’s Choice-William Styron

13. Crime And Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky

14. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

15. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society – Mary Ann Scaffer

16. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

17. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

18. While I was Gone-Sue Miller

19. Stuart Little- E B White

20. To Kill A Mocking Bird –Harper Lee

21. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

22. Kafka On The Shore-Haruki Murakami

23. What The Body Remembers- Shauna Singh Baldwin

24. Kaddish for a Child Not Born- Imre Kertész

25. The Stone Diaries-Carol Shields

26. A Very Long Engagement-Sebastien Japrisot

27. The Zoo Keeper’s Wife-Diane Ackerman

28. The Story of A Marriage – Andrew Sean Greer

29. Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay

30. Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela

31. November Rain – Al Raines

32. A Lesson Before Dying-Ernest J Gaines

33. A Short History of Nearly Everything-Bill Bryson

34. The Cider House Rules –John Irving

35. Ivanhoe -Sir Walter Scott

36. The Great Gatsby- Scott Fitzgerald

37. Grapes Of Wrath-John Steinbeck

38. War and Peace -Leo Tolstoy ( re read)

39. Prizes-Erich Segal

40. Marley And Me –John Grogan

41. The Host-Stephenie Meyer

42. The Bone Setter’s Daughter-Amy Tan

43. Autumn Of the Patriarch-Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44. Catch-22 –Joseph Heller

45. A Brief History Of Time-Stephen Hawking

46. Atlas Shrugged –Ayn Rand

47. Unaccustomed Earth-Jhumpa Lahiri

48. Two Lives-Vikram Seth

49. Illusions-Richard Bach

50. A Passage To India- E M Forster

51. Canterbury Tales-Geoffrey Chaucer

52. Silas Marner- George Eliot

53. Beloved-Toni Morrison

54. The Poisonwood Bible-Barbara Kingsolver

55. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie

56. Thank You, Jeeves- P.G.WoodHouse

57. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

58. Purple Hibiscus- Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

59. The Trial-Franz Kafka

60. Doctor Zhivag0-Boris Pasternak

61. A Death In The Family-James Agee

62. Great Expectations-Charles Dickens

63. All Quiet On The Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

64. Famished Road-Ben Okri

65. God Of Small Things- Arundhati Roy

66. The Sound And The Fury –William Faukner

67. Ender’s Game-Orson Scott Card

68. Remembrance Of Things Past- Marcel Proust

69. Good Earth –Pearl S Buck ( re read)

70. The Road –Cormac McCarthy

71. Dark Roots-Cate Kennedy

72. The Stranger-Albert Camus

73. Change of Heart-Jodi Picoult

74. No Country for Old Men- by Cormac McCarthy

75. The House of Mirth -by Edith Wharton

76. Lottery- by Patricia Wood

77. Before I Die -Jenny Downham

78. The Member of the Wedding- by Carson McCullers

79. A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man-James Joyce

80. The Hours –Micheal Cunningham

81. Wives and Daughters-Ekizabeth Gaskell

82. Black Beauty-Anna Sewell( re read)

83. 2001 Space Oddyssey – Arthur C Clarke

84. The Talented Mr Ripley-Patricia Highsmith

85. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance-Robert Pirsig

86. Slaughterhouse Five -Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

87. Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury

88. Final Diagnosis- Arthur Hailey ( re read)

89. I, Claudius –Robert Graves

90. The Story of A Marriage – Andrew Sean Greer

91. The Reader-Bernhard Schlink

92. Song Of Solomon-Toni Morrison

93. Tales Of Sevastopol –Leo Tolstoy

94. Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales

95. Phantom Of The Opera-

96. Little Dorrit-Charles Dickens

97. Lock And Key-Sarah Dessen

98. The Guide-R.K.Narayan

99. Malgudi Days –R.K.Narayan

100.Daughter Of Fortune-Isabel Allende

centurieschallengemostpleased01I am seriously on a reading spree..I have signed up for Centuries Challenge hosted by Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews.

This is my list for the challenge:

Iliad by Homer (800 -700 BC)

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (1386)

Girl With A Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier ( set in 17 th century)

Vanity Fair by William Thackeray (1847)

Wish me luck

Books Read In 2007

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