Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cannonball Reading List

Hey you guys! Cannonball Read starts in one month! Woohoo! Are you ready? In case anyone out there was losing sleep at night trying to figure out what I am going to read, I have included a reading list of what I will be reading and reviewing. This is not all of them and this list could easily change according to my mood/ attention span/ alcoholism.

I have read some of these books before but it has been a while. So long, in fact, that my feeble old lady brain has long since forgotten almost everything about them. So now I am going to reread them and do a proper review.

This is not the order they will be read, this is the order I can remember them. These are all books I have at home now (I have a book buying problem). Books can be added or taken away from this list whenever I want to, so suck on that:

  1. The Wild Things – Dave Eggers
  2. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  3. The Long Walk – Stephen King
  4. Bag of Bones – Stephen King
  5. Cujo – Stephen King
  6. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
  7. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  8. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  9. Paint it Black – Janet Fitch
  10. Lit – Mary Karr
  11. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
  12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larson (no, I have not read this yet)
  13. The Girl who Played with Fire – Stieg Larson
  14. Beginners Greek – James Collins
  15. Publish this Book – Stephen Markley
  16. Invisible Monsters – Chuck Palahniuk
  17. The Men Who Stare at Goats – Jon Ronson
  18. Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane
  19. Patient Zero – Jonathan Maberry
20 - 26. The Dark Tower Series – Stephen King (I have read them all once before but this is really a series that needs to be read again)

27 – 33. Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling (yep, I am reading them all again. I am pretty pumped about it)

And I have 19 yet to be determined. Remember, I am open to suggestions as long as they don’t involve emo vampires or women who “find” themselves by finding a peen.

Feedback? Suggestions? Support? Ridicule?


Jason said...

Artie Lang, "Too Fat to Fish" .... oh yea ...first.

Stacey Garrett said...

And Jason chiming in with the only book he has ever his life.

Jason said...

It really is... no lie.

The Mean Beene said...

Devil in the White City
Room: A Novel-I haven't read it yet but I hear it's good
Those Who Save Us
Sarah's Key-this one and TWSU is about living in Europe during the Holocaust
Water for Elephants
The Red Tent (fiction story about Biblical times)
The Handmaid's Tale-excellent/scary book
You Had Me At Woof (I cried for 2 chapters, but it's cute)

Stacey Garrett said...

Thank you, Morgan. Tish has Water for Elephants and I have been meaning to borrow it, I just haven't gotten around to it.

And I have heard about The Red Tent. It sounded interesting if I am recalling correctly.

If YOU cried, I will bawl. Hard.

The Mean Beene said...

True, you will probably bawl. My eyes were swollen the next day. You Had Me At Woof got a really good write up in People Magazine.

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