Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
Challenge description read: "In 2010, TIME released their list of the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923 (the beginning of TIME). How many of these carefully-selected titles have you read? Challenge yourself to read through this list; finally read those books you were always meaning to, and discover titles that you may not have considered before.
There are 100 books in the reading list for this challenge and we will not be accepting requests to add more.
Good luck and happy reading!"
1984 George Orwell, Erich Fromm
The Adventures of Augie March Saul Bellow, Christopher Hitchens
All the King's Men Robert Penn Warren, Joseph Blotner
American Pastoral (American Trilogy, #1) Philip Roth
An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser, Richard Lingeman
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story George Orwell, Ann Patchett, Russell Baker, C.M. Woodhouse
Appointment in Samarra John O'Hara, John Updike
Are You There God? It's Me Margaret Judy Blume
The Assistant Bernard Malamud
Atonement Ian McEwan
At Swim-Two-Birds Flann O'Brien, William H. Gass
Beloved Toni Morrison
The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris/Goodbye to Berlin Christopher Isherwood
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) Raymond Chandler
The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West Cormac McCarthy
Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder, Russell Banks
Call It Sleep Henry Roth, Hana Wirth-Nesher, Alfred Kazin
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
The Confessions of Nat Turner William Styron
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen
The Crying of Lot 49 Thomas Pynchon
A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #1 - 3) Anthony Powell
The Day of the Locust Nathanael West, Alfred Kazin
Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather
A Death in the Family James Agee
The Death of the Heart Elizabeth Bowen
Deliverance James Dickey
Dog Soldiers Robert Stone
Falconer John Cheever
The French Lieutenant's Woman John Fowles
The Golden Notebook Doris May Lessing
Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
Gravity's Rainbow Thomas Pynchon
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Handful of Dust Evelyn Waugh
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
The Heart of the Matter Graham Greene
Herzog Saul Bellow, Philip Roth
A House for Mr. Biswas V.S. Naipaul
Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson
I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Claudius, #1) Robert Graves
Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
Light in August: The Corrected Text William Faulkner
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order), #1; The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronological Order), #2) C.S. Lewis
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov, Craig Raine
Lord of the Flies William Golding
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #1 - 3) J.R.R. Tolkien
Loving Henry Green
Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis, David Lodge
The Man Who Loved Children Christina Stead, Randall Jarrell
Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
Money Martin Amis
The Moviegoer Walker Percy
Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf, Maureen Howard
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz, Barry Miles
Native Son Richard Wright
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1) William Gibson
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey
On the Road Jack Kerouac
The Painted Bird Jerzy Kosiński
A Passage to India E.M. Forster, Oliver Stallybrass, Pankaj Mishra
Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov
Play It as It Lays Joan Didion, David Thomson
Portnoy's Complaint Philip Roth
Possession: A Romance A.S. Byatt
The Power and the Glory Graham Greene, John Updike
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom, #1) John Updike
Ragtime E.L. Doctorow
The Recognitions William Gaddis, William H. Gass
Red Harvest (The Continental Op, #1) Dashiell Hammett
Revolutionary Road Richard Yates
Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles
Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death Kurt Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
The Sot-Weed Factor John Barth
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
Sportswriter Richard Ford
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (George Smiley, #3) John le Carré
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston, Edwidge Danticat
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) Chinua Achebe
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
Tropic of Cancer (Obelisk Trilogy, #1) Henry Miller, Karl Jay Shapiro, Anaïs Nin
Ubik Philip K. Dick, Manuel Espin
Under the Net Iris Murdoch
Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry
Watchmen Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Barry Marx
White Noise Don DeLillo
White Teeth Zadie Smith
Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys
Lots of action, some melodrama and at 10% setting off for a road trip. Seems like a good breaking point for today.
If you care to join the read, booklikes bookclub is here.
How quickly the game is afoot, familiar players, new players …
Starts off five years since the end of the first book that was so full of just about everything. The merchants still in disarray and fearful after the attempted takeover by the thieves guilds, Haern and others creating bloodshed and disarray among the guilds.
If anything like the first in series, lots will be happening very quickly with the worldbuilding and politics just getting deliciously more complex with the turn of each page.
Care to join the read? Book club is here.
Second in the series.
I'm reading the Orbit published edition.
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I am terrible at self promotion. I feel queasy even doing this much.
But I'm screwing up my courage, because yes, this is my book and it fits a whole bunch of Halloween Bingo squares. (And if I do say so myself, it's a fun read, with no graphic violence or sex.) (And I never read the reviews!)
When Thomasina Ryder inherits her grandmother's house, she expects to quickly arrange for the sale of the estate. She soon learns the disposal of her legacy will be a more complicated process than she expected. And nothing could complicate matters more than the return into Thomasina's life of a forbidden love from the past.
The further she delves into the secrets of that past, the more she is made aware of something sinister and hidden, never to be spoken of even in whispers. She begins to suspect this secret is connected to the silent forms she has seen moving in the old house, from the corner of her eye or in the distorted reflection of a mirror. Then, as her investigations bear fruit, the shadows in the mirrors become more threatening.
Our intrepid couple are doing Viking heroics throughout one whatever-heim world after another on their quest.
Meanwhile, if anyone was worried about the goat from a previous book that was used in a prank to make someone think they did animal sacrifice:
Currently free for kindle, how about this cozy mystery for Halloween BINGO 2017? The "Darkest London" square wants "any mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book set in London."
Free or not, any other booklikes authors have books that would suit the BINGO squares?
These I already read. Fun cozy mystery ones with ghosts or other elements that work for the squares. Hardly deep, profound, erudite literature -- but fun reads by hybrid (traditional and self-published) authors.
I need more freebies downloaded like I need more cat fur on their favorite chair -- but, I'm snagging some as backup because might be useful for BINGO squares.
Don't forget to also check the booklikes deals by genre category for potential freebies. (Like http://booklikes.com/dailydeals/free/178/horror and http://booklikes.com/dailydeals/free/374/romantic-suspense ) And, of course, please support booklikes if buying new books from Amazon by using the link on the booklikes book page.
I downloaded (not read, not familiar with authors) these that fit one or more squares:
I would have downloaded this free mystery one except I boycott books (unless an already fave author) whose Amazon descriptions are buried by quoted praises: