Hello friends and fellow bookworms!
For those who have just recently joined me, I decided a couple of weeks ago that I would complete a challenge in 2017 called The Gilmore Girls Book Challenge on The Book Wench Blog .
Based on the lists of books referenced in Gilmore Girls, my goal is to read at least 15 books ( 12 from the original series and 3 from the Netflix revival) in 2017.
I have shortened the massive list to 30 books to choose from: 26 from the original series and 4 from the revival. While my goal is 15 (no need to start off crazy since I will be reading a ton of other books as well) I would love to read all 30 of my choices.
I just wanted to check in with every since 2017 is looming ever closer and share my list of 30 books. I am listing them in no particular order. I will read them as fancy strikes.
1: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
2: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3: The Art of War by Sun Tzu
4: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
5: Atonement by Ian McEwan
6: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
7: Beloved by Toni Morrison
8: Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
9: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
10: The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
11: Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
12: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
13: Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
14: Howl by Allen Ginsburg
15: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
16: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
17: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
18: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
19: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
20: On the Road by Jack Kerouac
21: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi ( I will read Lolita first, of course)
22: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
23: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
24: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch by Gregory McGuire
25: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
26: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
27: I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
28: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
29: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
30: Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
Any thoughts on my list? As always, I would love to have anyone join me! If you join, feel free to use the image above and the hashtag #thebookwenchgilmorebookchallenge
Will you be reading any of these books next year? Have you already read some of these books? What did you think?
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