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thegirlmostlikelyto has written 22 entries about this goal

2009 SUCKED!

I read very little and was pretty dissatisfied with the overall state of my life. I hope to rekindle my love of reading and the voracity with which I read before. I will read 50 books in a year. I’ll be starting on January 1st, 2010.



2009 so far:

1. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
2. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
3. After Dark by Haruki Murakami
4. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
5. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
6. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
7. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
8. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

I really need to start reading more!



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1. Winesberg, Ohio: Sherman Anderson
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare
3. House of the Scorpion: Nancy Farmer
4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. King John: William Shakespeare
6. Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
7. Love, Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
8. Inexcusable: Chris Lynch
9. Richard II: William Shakespeare
10. Bronx Masquerade: Nikki Grimes
11. Sold: Patricia McCormick
12. Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston
13. Looking for Alaska: John Green
14. Slam: Nick Hornby
15. Boy Girl Boy: Ron Koertge
16. Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
17. The Crying of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Sherman Alexie
19. Gordon Yamamoto and The King of the Geeks: Gene Yang
20. Whale Talk: Chris Crutcher
21. American Born Chinese: Gene Yang
22. Born to Rock: Gordon Korman
23. An Abundance of Katherines: John Green
24. Dance, Dance, Dance: Haruki Murakami
25. V.: Thomas Pynchon
26. Ragtime: E.L. Doctorow
27. Snow Crash: Neal Stephenson
28. Bridget Jones’s Diary: Helen Fielding
29. Pattern Recognition: William Gibson
30. Paper Towns: John Green
31. Oryx and Crake: Margaret Atwood
32. Women: Charles Bukowski
33. On the Road: Jack Kerouac

I’d like to re-read The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, but that’s a pretty hefty read, especially with there only being a few weeks left in the year. Looks like I’m gonna fall short of 50 this year. :(



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1. Winesberg, Ohio: Sherman Anderson
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare
3. House of the Scorpion: Nancy Farmer
4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. King John: William Shakespeare
6. Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
7. Love, Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
8. Inexcusable: Chris Lynch
9. Richard II: William Shakespeare
10. Bronx Masquerade: Nikki Grimes
11. Sold: Patricia McCormick
12. Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston
13. Looking for Alaska: John Green
14. Slam: Nick Hornby
15. Boy Girl Boy: Ron Koertge
16. Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
17. The Crying of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Sherman Alexie
19. Gordon Yamamoto and The King of the Geeks: Gene Yang
20. Whale Talk: Chris Crutcher
21. American Born Chinese: Gene Yang
22. Born to Rock: Gordon Korman
23. An Abundance of Katherines: John Green
24. Dance, Dance, Dance: Haruki Murakami
25. V.: Thomas Pynchon
26. Ragtime: E.L. Doctorow
27. Snow Crash: Neal Stephenson
28. Bridget Jones’s Diary: Helen Fielding
29. Pattern Recognition: William Gibson
30. Paper Towns: John Green

Currently reading Choke: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk and re-reading Looking for Alaska by John Green. BECAUSE I’M MEETING JOHN GREEN IN 4 DAYS!!!



Whoa, I'm halfway there!

1. Winesberg, Ohio: Sherman Anderson
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare
3. House of the Scorpion: Nancy Farmer
4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. King John: William Shakespeare
6. Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
7. Love, Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
8. Inexcusable: Chris Lynch
9. Richard II: William Shakespeare
10. Bronx Masquerade: Nikki Grimes
11. Sold: Patricia McCormick
12. Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston
13. Looking for Alaska: John Green
14. Slam: Nick Hornby
15. Boy Girl Boy: Ron Koertge
16. Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
17. The Crying of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Sherman Alexie
19. Gordon Yamamoto and The King of the Geeks: Gene Yang
20. Whale Talk: Chris Crutcher
21. American Born Chinese: Gene Yang
22. Born to Rock: Gordon Korman
23. An Abundance of Katherines: John Green
24. Dance, Dance, Dance: Haruki Murakami
25. V.: Thomas Pynchon

Working on Ragtime by Doctorow.

I’m really hoping I can pull through on this! I need to start reading novels over the weekends again!



Untitled

1. Winesberg, Ohio: Sherman Anderson
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare
3. House of the Scorpion: Nancy Farmer
4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. King John: William Shakespeare
6. Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
7. Love, Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
8. Inexcusable: Chris Lynch
9. Richard II: William Shakespeare
10. Bronx Masquerade: Nikki Grimes
11. Sold: Patricia McCormick
12. Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston
13. Looking for Alaska: John Green
14. Slam: Nick Hornby
15. Boy Girl Boy: Ron Koertge
16. Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
17. The Crying of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Sherman Alexie
19. Gordon Yamamoto and The King of the Geeks: Gene Yang
20. Whale Talk: Chris Crutcher
21. American Born Chinese: Gene Yang
22. Born to Rock: Gordon Korman
23. An Abundance of Katherines: John Green
24. Dance, Dance, Dance: Haruki Murakami

Working on V. by Thomas Pynchon.



Untitled

1. Winesberg, Ohio: Sherman Anderson
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare
3. House of the Scorpion: Nancy Farmer
4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. King John: William Shakespeare
6. Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
7. Love, Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
8. Inexcusable: Chris Lynch
9. Richard II: William Shakespeare
10. Bronx Masquerade: Nikki Grimes
11. Sold: Patricia McCormick
12. Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston
13. Looking for Alaska: John Green
14. Slam: Nick Hornby
15. Boy Girl Boy: Ron Koertge
16. Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
17. The Crying of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Sherman Alexie
19. Gordon Yamamoto and The King of the Geeks: Gene Yang
20. Whale Talk: Chris Crutcher
21. American Born Chinese: Gene Yang
22. Born to Rock: Gordon Korman
23. An Abundance of Katherines: John Green

Working on Speaking with the Angel edited by Nick Hornby.



Untitled

1. Winesberg, Ohio: Sherman Anderson
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare
3. House of the Scorpion: Nancy Farmer
4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. King John: William Shakespeare
6. Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
7. Love, Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
8. Inexcusable: Chris Lynch
9. Richard II: William Shakespeare
10. Bronx Masquerade: Nikki Grimes
11. Sold: Patricia McCormick
12. Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston
13. Looking for Alaska: John Green
14. Slam: Nick Hornby
15. Boy Girl Boy: Ron Koertge
16. Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
17. The Crying of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Sherman Alexie
19. Gordon Yamamoto and The King of the Geeks: Gene Yang
20. Whale Talk: Chris Crutcher
21. American Born Chinese: Gene Yang
22. Born to Rock: Gordon Korman

And I’m working on An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.



Untitled

1. Winesberg, Ohio: Sherman Anderson
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare
3. House of the Scorpion: Nancy Farmer
4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. King John: William Shakespeare
6. Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
7. Love, Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
8. Inexcusable: Chris Lynch
9. Richard II: William Shakespeare
10. Bronx Masquerade: Nikki Grimes
11. Sold: Patricia McCormick
12. Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston
13. Looking for Alaska: John Green
14. Slam: Nick Hornby
15. Boy Girl Boy: Ron Koertge
16. Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
17. The Crying of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Sherman Alexie
19. Gordon Yamamoto and The King of the Geeks: Gene Yang
20. Whale Talk: Chris Crutcher
21. American Born Chinese: Gene Yang

Hopefully finishing The Bluest Eye tonight. And then I have NO idea what to read! I have like 201981234 choices!



Untitled

1. Winesberg, Ohio: Sherman Anderson
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare
3. House of the Scorpion: Nancy Farmer
4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. King John: William Shakespeare
6. Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
7. Love, Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
8. Inexcusable: Chris Lynch
9. Richard II: William Shakespeare
10. Bronx Masquerade: Nikki Grimes
11. Sold: Patricia McCormick
12. Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston
13. Looking for Alaska: John Green
14. Slam: Nick Hornby
15. Boy Girl Boy: Ron Koertge
16. Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
17. The Crying of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Sherman Alexie
19. Gordon Yamamoto and The King of the Geeks: Gene Yang
20. Whale Talk: Chris Crutcher

Whale Talk was one of the saddest books I’ve ever read…and I loved it; I learned a hell of a lot from that book. God, I love YA Literature.

I’m working on American Born Chinese by Gene Yang and STILL working on The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.



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