Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fill in the Gaps, Project 100 List

I had been seeing a lot of people blogging about their lists for the "Fill in the Gaps 100 Project" and (of course) had to find out what all the buzz was about. Basically it's just making a list of 100 books you want to read/should read and finishing them up within 5 years. Yep FIVE years. Ya got time people, why not join? Go HERE for more details.

Now most of the lists that are up are pretty ambitious. These readers are serious about getting some fantastics classics read in the next five years, some have a sprinkling of romance, others some YA. Mine? I took a veeeerrry casual approach. These are literally all books that I really want to read, and think I actually WILL read. I could list every classic there I think it would be great for me to read all those, but I know I never will. My list also has a lot of books that will be good knowledge for my career, that I feel I should have a knowledge base for when recommending books to kids and parents. There is a bunch of non-fiction that I want to get to, as well as some adult titles that have been recommended over and over and I've never picked up. A couple are the end of a series that I just haven't gotten to and one is a re-read that I know will never be picked up if I don't commit somewhere.

If you want to participate, follow the link above, and let me know where your list is...I would love to see what others are reading!!

My Project 100:

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
5. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
6. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
8. The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
9. Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
10. Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
11. Wild Roses by Deb Caletti
12. The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti
13. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
14. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
15. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
16. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
17. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
18. My Recycled Pets by Randi Berger
19. Fifteen Legs by Bonnie Silva
20. Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacie O'Brien
21. Pawprints of Katrina by Cathy Scott
22. Not Left Behind: Rescuing the Pets of New Orleans by Best Friends Animal Society
23. Dog Culture: Writers on the Character of Canines by Ken Foster
24. Bandit by Vicky Hearne
25. Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls
26. Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Weiss
27. Leftovers by Laura Weiss
28. Once Upon a Crime by Michael Buckley
29. Magic and Other Misdemeanors by Michael Buckley
30. Tales From the Hood by Michael Buckley
31. The Everafter War by Michael Buckley
32. The Letters by Sean Hanzelik
33. The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee
34. Alabama Moon by Watt Key
35. The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
36. The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
36. The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
38. The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
39. Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
40. Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements
41. Things That Are by Andrew Clements
42. Frindle by Andrew Clements
43. Mercy by Jodi Picoult
44. Memoirs from a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
45. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
46. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
47. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
48. The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
49. Hoot by Carl Hiaason
50. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
51. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull
52. Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull
53. Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull
54. Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
55. The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
56. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
57. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
58. The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld
59. So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
60. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
61. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
62. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
63. Living Like Ed by Ed Begley
64. Green Christmas by Jennifer Basye Sander
65. Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano
66. Wake up and Smell the Planet by Grist Magazine
67. Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World by Rita Gelman
68. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
69. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
70. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
71. A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict by John Baxter
72. The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
73. The Mysterious Adventures of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
74. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
75. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
76. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
77. The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
78. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
79. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
80. Ever by Gail Carson Levine
81. Princess Ben by Catherine Murdock
82. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
83. The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller
84. Letters from the Inside by John Marsden
85. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
86. Marked by P.C. Cast
87. Betrayed by P.C. Cast
88. Chosen by P.C. Cast
89. Untamed by P.C. Cast
90. Hunted by P.C. Cast
91. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
92. The Alchemyst: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
93. The Magician: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
94. The Sorceress: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
95. One Month to Live: 30 Days to a No-Regrets Life by Kerry and Chris Shook
96. One Year to an Organized Life by Regina Leeds
97. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
98. America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money by Steve and Annette Economides
99. A Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
100.An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore


CeeCee said...

Wow! You have a great list. All of you should win a prize for the patience to list 100 books. I must admit, five years is a doable goal.

Becky said...

I love your list, Amanda. I think it is doable :) I do have mine too heavy on classics. :)

Amanda said...

Yes, but you actually READ them Becky!! I don't read them...always say I will and I won't!

Charlotte said...

I envy you, getting to read some of these for the first time!