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So okay. I didn't really make any resolutions for this year. Basically, I said the "theme" of this year would be "More. Better. Accomplish." I want to do more, I want to do better, and then I can accomplish whatever. One of the things I want to do more is definitely write more. In Xanga, in my LJ, and in my paper journal. (So far, my [personal profile] embodiment project has been going strong!) I also want to read more. I want to read at least 50 new books this year. (And what I mean by 'new' is that I haven't read it before.) So far.. I've got a list of about 26 books. Here they are:
1. Girl With a Pearl Earring- Tracy Chevalier
2. In Her Shoes- Jennifer Weiner
3. Marie Antoinette- Antonia Fraser
4. Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
5. Stardust- Neil Gaiman
6. Son of a Witch- Gregory Maguire
7. Golden Compass- Phillip Pullman
8. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
9. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
10. Fellowship of the Ring- J.R.R. Tolkien
11. The Two Towers- J.R.R. Tolkien
12. Return of the King- J.R.R. Tolkien
13. The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien (The last two I've read before, but I haven't read since 6th grade.)
14. A Wizard of Earthsea- Ursula K. Le Guin
15. Tombs of Atuan- Ursula K. Le Guin
16. The Farthest Shore- Ursula K. Le Guin
17. Tehanu- Ursula K. Le Guin
18. Tales from Earthsea- Ursula K. Le Guin
19. The Other Wind- Ursula K. Le Guin
20. The Silver Chair- C.S. Lewis
21. The Horse and His Boy- C.S. Lewis
22. The Magician's Nephew- C.S. Lewis
23. The Last Battle- C.S. Lewis
24. Mirror, Mirror- Gregory Maguire
25. Bad Twin- Gary Troup
26. Headlong Hall- Thomas Earl Peacock
27. The Time Traveler's Wife- Audrey Niffenegger
28. The Memory Keeper's Daughter- Kim Edwards
29. Forever in Blue: Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood- Ann Brasheras
30. The Boleyn Inheritance- Phillippa Gregory
31. Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
32. The Emperor's Children- Claire Messud
33. The Five People You Meet in Heaven- Mitch Albom
34. The Subtle Knife- Phillip Pullman
35. The Amber Spyglass- Phillip Pullman
36. The Twentieth Wife- Indu Sundaresan (the last three suggested by Chelle).
37. The Bible (Suggested by Antwan.)

38. All The King's Men- Robert Penn Warren
39. Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides
40. Sophie's Choice- William Styron
41. The Brothers Karamazov- Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky
42. anything by G.K. Chesterton (My roommate suggested Orthodoxy, his autobiography.)
43. Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky and Constance Garnett
44. Gorgias- Plato (38 through 44 suggested by Ali aka [profile] juuzingekido. Thanks so much!)
45. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats- T.S. Eliot
46. Chronicles of Prydain- Lloyd Alexander (45 and 46 suggested by Allyson, my roommate)
47. Twilight- Stephenie Meyer
48. New Moon- Stephenie Meyer (47 and 48 I've been wanting to read, but had a brain fart about)
49. The Vampire Lestat- Anne Rice
50. Queen of the Damned- Anne Rice

So now I have 17 6 spots left. Any suggestions? List complete! Thanks to anyone who suggested books. If I finish all these (it's quite a list!), I'll open up suggestions for 10 more.

Here's to a great year.
Until we meet again,

August 2010

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