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HomeInMyShoes 2012 Reading Challenge - The Lazy Dog


-- A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z --
-- 19-C 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
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A new year and a new challenge. I started out thinking I needed to read more variety so Id read at least one book from every decade since 1900. That seemed a little thin even for me who usually only reads twenty books a year. Then I thought about reading a pangram of author names and calling it The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog challenge or just The Lazy Dog Challenge. I switched it up from the pangram to just read a book by an author whose last name begins with ? for every letter of the alphabet. So there it is.

The books that are larger in the list are my top picks from the list. Books that I would highly recommend to others.

Required Books Remaining:
Spoiler:

none, woohoo!


The Books Read in 2012 List:
Spoiler:

1. 7p Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (1970s)
2. 6e Jack London, The Call of the Wild (1900s)
3. 6p William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1920s)
4. 8e Franz Kafka, The Trial (1920s)
5. 7e Masuji Ibuse, Black Rain (1980s)
6. 6p Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (2000s)
7. 5e James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1910s)
8. 9p John Steinbeck, Cannery Row (1940s)
9. 7p Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters (1990s)
10. 8e Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (2000s)
11. 7p Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey (1990s)
12. 7p Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy (1980s)
13. 5e Stanley Elkin, Van Gogh's Room at Arles (1990s)
14. 8p Gordon Neufeld, Hold on to Your Kids (2000s)
15. 6p Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain (1980s)
16. 8e Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1960s)
17. 8e Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere (2000s)
18. 7p James Gleick, The Information (2010s)
19. 6e Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (19th C)
20. 7e Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2010s)
21. 9e Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1990s)
22. 8e Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (2000s)
23. 8p Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1960s)
24. 7p Catherynne M. Valente, The Labyrinth (2000s)
25. 8e Richard Matheson, I Am Legend (1950s)
26. 6p Nomi Aldort, Raising Our Children Raising Ourselves (2000s)
27. 5p Arlene G. Taylor, The Organization of Information (2000s)
28. 8p John Updike, Rabbit, Run (1960s)
29. 7p Dave Bidini, Tropic of Hockey: My Search for the Game in Unlikely Places (2000s)
30. 7p Kenzaburo Oe, A Personal Matter (1960s)
31. 7p Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (1930s)
32. 9p Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (2010s)
33. 7p Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight (2010s)
34. 7p Paul Quarrington, Whale Music (1990s)
35. 9p Andrea Resmini & Luca Rosati, Pervasive Information Architecture (2010s)
36. 6p R.K. Narayan, The Guide (1950s)
37. 8e Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke ha ha ha (1990s)
38. 6p Luke Tredinnick, Why Intranets Fail and How to Fix Them (2000s)
39. 4e Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1920s)
40. 7p Steven Galloway, Ascension (2000s)
41. 9p Ray Bradbury, R is for Rocket (1960s)
42. 5p H.G. Wells, In the Days of the Comet (1900s)
43. 7p Ha Jin, The Crazed (2000s)
44. 8e Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters (1980s)
45. 7p Terry Pratchett, Pyramids (1980s)
46. 8p Sarah Selecky, This Cake is for the Party (2000s)
47. 8p Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction 1970s)
48. 7p Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (2000s)
49. 6p Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind (2000s)
50. 8p Neil Gaiman, Stardust (1990s)
51. 7p Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl (2000s)
52. 7p Diane Duane, So You Want to Be A Wizard (1980s)
53. 7p Robert Lynn Asprin, M.Y.T.H. Inc. In Action (1990s)
54. 7p Dave Bidini, On a Cold Road (1990s)
55. 6p Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010s)
56. 7p Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief (2000s)
57. 5p Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus (1990s)
58. 7p Robert Lynn Asprin, Sweet Myth-Tery of Life (1990s)
59. 7p E. Annie Proulx, Accordion Crimes (1990s)
60. 7p Robert Lynn Asprin, Myth-ion Improbable (2000s)
61. 7p Robert Lynn Aspring, Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. (2000s)
62. 8p Terry Pratchett, Making Money (2000s)
63. 8p Dave Bidini, Home and Away (2010s)
64. 8p Diane Duane, Deep Wizardry (1980s)
65. 9p Charles Stross, Halting State (2000s)
66. 7p Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (1990s)
67. 6p Jim Butcher, Storm Front (2000s)
68. 9p Paolo Bacigalupi, Pump Six and Other Stories (2000s)
69. 6e Russell Meek, The Madness of Hallen (2010s)
70. 7e Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures (1990s)
71. 5e Kelly Link, Magic for Beginners (2000s)
72. 8p Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archives (2000s)
73. 6p Chuck Palahniuk, Damned (2010s)
74. 5p Ismail Kadare, The Ghost Rider (1980s)
75. 7p Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (1990s)
76. 6p David Weinberger, Too Big to Know (2010s)
77. 8p Diane Duane, High Wizardry (1990s)
78. 8p Diane Duane, A Wizard Abroad (1990s)
79. 7p Yevgeny Zamyatin, We (1920s)
80. 7p Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards! (1980s)
81. 7p Douglas Coupland, Miss Wyoming (1990s)
82. 8e Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome (1910s)
83. 8e Diane Duane, A Wizard's Dilemma (2000s)
? = currently reading



Rating and Abbreviation Guide
Spoiler:

The arbitrary rating system:
9 Kill your neighbours to get a copy of this book.
8 Drive to your bookstore. NOW!
7 Definitely pick this up.
6 Pretty reasonable.
5 An option if you're stuck in the airport with no Internet access.
4 Meh.
3 I could have had a V8!
2 I can't believe the ink stuck to the paper.
1 Give your neighbours a copy in hopes of killing them.


Legend:

e e-book
p paper book


Last edited by HomeInMyShoes; 12-31-2012 at 11:04 AM. Reason: Update the lists
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