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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Guest Post - Laini's Giant To Be Read Pile!

I made this: Avid Reader at 8:00 am
The Lainibop Challenge!!

Inspired by BookElfLeed's TBR challenge (here), Laini - one of our friends and occasional #MedusaLBC members - decided to gather up her own 'To Read' pile. She included every book that had been sat unread on her book shelves. 

While I'm not entirely sure she expected for the total pile to comprise of 1 3 0 books - Laini isn't one to shirk from a challenge and so has set for herself the following mammoth task!

Lainibop will attempt to read all 130 books on the lower spreadsheet before she will allow herself to purchase or borrow any books(excluding her book club choices). 

If you fancy dropping her a line of commiseration or inspiration, say hi on twitter - @Lainibop

So far, she off to a good start. 
(We'll be updating these as she goes along.) 

The Success Stories


Scorecard 02 - Books 6 - 10
Scorecard 01 - Books 1 - 5


The List of Intimidation

Books Still To Go 

No. TITLE AND AUTHOR
14th of July – James Patterson
2Act of God – Graham Phillips
3The Ambassadors – Henry James
4The Angel of Darkness – Caleb Carr
5The Arcadian Cipher – Peter Blake & Paul S. Blezard
6As Time Goes By – Michael Walsh
7The Best of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
8Billy Straight – Jonathan Kellerman
9Black Camelot – Duncan Kyle
10Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature – Alberto Manguel
11Bleak House – Charles Dickens
12Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer
13Candide – Voltaire
14Carrie – Stephen King
15The Castle – Franz Kafka
16The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
17Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
18Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) – Suzanne Collins
19Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
20Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
21The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
22Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick
23Destiny – Louise Bagshawe
24Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell
25A Dublin Anthology – Douglas Bennett
26Erewhon – Samuel Butler
27The Falcon Queen – Catherine Gaskin
28The Mammoth Book of Fantasy – Mike Ashley
29Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
30Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said – Philip K. Dick
31From the Earth to the Moon – Jules Verne
32Full Dark, No Stars – Stephen King
33Glitz – Louise Bagshawe
34Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
35The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
36Hamlet – Shakespeare
37The Hippopotamus – Stephen Fry
38The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
39A History of Medieval Europe – R.H.C. Davis
40A History of Women: Silences of the Middle Ages – Christiane Klapisch-Zuber
41Hombre – Elmore Leonard
42The Illiad – Homer
43The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
44The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1) – Suzanne Collins
45Hungry Hill – Daphne De Maurier
46In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
47Inkdeath – Cornelia Funke
48Inkspell – Cornelia Funke
49Jamaica Inn – Daphne De Maurier
50The Jewel of Seven Stars – Bram Stoker
51A Kept Woman – Louise Bagshawe
52Lady Chatterley's Lover – D.H. Lawrence
53Lady Susan – Jane Austen
54The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemen – Laurence Sterne
55Likely to Die – Linda Fairstein
56The Return of the King – J.R.R Tolkien
57Love's Labour's Lost – Shakespeare
58Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquiz
58Macbeth – Shakespeare
60The Magdalene Legacy – Laurence Gardner
61The Magician's Guild – Trudi Canavan
62The Maltese Falcon – Dashiel Hammett
63The Marian Conspiracy – Graham Phillips
64Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
65Mary, Mary – Julie Parsons
66The Mayor of Castorbridge – Thomas Hardy
67A Midsummer Night's Dream – Shakespeare
68The Mill on the Floss – George Elliot
69Minority Report – Philip K. Dick
70Mockingbird – Walter Tevis
71Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) – Suzanne Collins
72Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
73Monday's Child – Louise Bagshawe
74The Moses Legacy – Graham Phillips
75The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
76Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
77Mutiny on the Bounty – John Boyne
78New Tales of the Cthulu Mythos – Ramsey Campbell
79Night of the Dragon – Richard A. Knaak
80Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
81Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less – Jeffrey Archer
82Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
83Oscar Wilde – Philippe Julian
84Othello – shakespeare
85The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
86Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
87Pamela – Samuel Richardson
88Paradise Lost – Milton
89Paradise Lost and it's Critics – A.J.A Waldock
90The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux
91The Pianist – Wladyslaw Szpilman
92Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
93The Quest – Wilbur Smith
94The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
95Salem's Lot – Stephen King
96Sandition – Jane Austen
97Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
98The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
99The Shrinking Man – Richard Matheson
100Snow Wolf – Glenn Meade
101Sophie's Bakery of the Broken Hearted – Lolly Winston
102A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
103The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
104Tess of the D'Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
105The Giant Book of Terror – Stephen Jones
106The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
107A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
108Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects – Christie Golden
109The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
110The Time Traveller's Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
111Trapped – Edmund Plante
112Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stephenson
113The Tudor Wife – Emily Purdy
114Unnatural Exposure – Patricia Cornwell
115Villette – Charlotte Bronte
116Warlock – Wilbur Smith
117The Watsons – Jane Austen
118Wayward Girls and Wicked Women – Angela Carter
119What Might Have Been – Benford & Greenberg
120Wolfheart – Richard A. Knaak
121Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
122Women of the Wild West – Dee Browne


Say Hello to @Lainibop 
The Challenge!

The Long List

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Say Hello to @Lainibop

Her To Be Read Challenge - The Countdown Begins!



Book 30 - ?
Book 29 - ?
Book 28 - Sexing the Cherries by Jeanette Winterson
Book 27 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Book 26 - Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
Book 25 - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Book 24 - From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
Book 23 - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Book 22 - Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffery Archer


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Table of Contents - Laini's Book Shelf

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