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Old 12-17-2011, 06:23 PM   #20
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By completion date:

January
★★☆☆☆ 1) Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse, 260 pp.
★★★★★ 2) Leaves of Grass First Edition by Walt Whitman, 195 pp.

February
★★★★★ 3) Leaves of Grass Deathbed Edition by Walt Whitman, 304 pp.
★★★★☆ 4) Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 347 pp.
★★★★☆ 5) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 167 pp.

March
★★☆☆☆ 6) Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, 232 pp.

April
★★★☆☆ 7) Turn, Magic Wheel by Dawn Powell, 209 pp.
★★★☆☆ 8) The Princess Bride by William Goldman, 276 pp.
★★★☆☆ 9) The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton, 8 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 10) The Discourager of Hesitancy by Frank R. Stockton, 5 pp.
★★★★☆ 11) The Iliad of Homer translated by Richard Lattimore, 605 pp.
★★★★☆ 12) A Companion to the Iliad by Malcolm M. Willcock, 287 pp.
★★★☆☆ 13) The Eternal Husband and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 260 pp.
★★★★☆ 14) A Room with a View by E. M. Forster, 207 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 15) A View without a Room by E. M. Forster, 2 pp.
★★★☆☆ 16) Sylvie and Bruno Complete by Lewis Carroll, 407 pp.

May
★★★☆☆ 17) A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, 847 pp.
★★★☆☆ 18) Homer's Odyssey, A Companion by Peter Jones, 237 pp.

June
★★★★☆ 19) The Odyssey of Homer translated by Richard Lattimore, 409 pp.
★☆☆☆☆ 20) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, 245 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 21) Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey, 476 pp.

July
★★★☆☆ 22) My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway, 13 pp.
★★★☆☆ 23) Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, 307 pp.

August
★★★★★ 24) Middlemarch by George Eliot, 830 pp.
★★★☆☆ 25) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 408 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 26) Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll, 58 pp.
★★★☆☆ 27) The Annotated Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner, 138 pp.
★★★★☆ 28) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, 259 pp.

September
★★★☆☆ 29) A Thousand Miles Up the Nile by Amelia Edwards, 475 pp.
★★★☆☆ 30) Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, 588 pp.
★★★☆☆ 31) Aeneid by Virgil, translated by Frederick Ahl, 537 pp.

October
★★★★☆ 32) The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling, 495 pp.
★★☆☆☆ 33) Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw, 55 pp.
★★★☆☆ 34) Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 87 pp.
★★★★☆ 35) A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll, 100 pp.
★★★☆☆ 36) The Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll, 38 pp.
★★★★★ 37) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, 1070 pp.

November
★★★★☆ 38) The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, 1096 pp.
★★★★☆ 39) Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, 430 pp.

December
★★★☆☆ 40) We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 215 pp.


My goal is to read 13,000 pages, divided into 50 trackable sections of 260 pages each, including 13 pre-selected books and all 2012 MR book club selections that I haven't already read.

Detailed:
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Ratings Key:

1 Star - Disliked
2 Stars - So-so
3 Stars - Good
4 Stars - Excellent
5 Stars - Favourite



I'd like to read around 50 books this year, but want to count by pages, so I estimated general pages per book to be around 260, and then multiplied by 50 to reach 13,000 pages as a goal.

I'll count by sections of 260 pages each, so my goal is 50 of those.

I divided the books I want to read for this challenge into three sections - 13 pre-selected books, around 24 MR book club selections and around 13 other books of my choosing, which altogether equal around 50.



The 13 pre-selected books from my TBR list, all chosen at the same time, with completed books greyed:

Ulysses by James Joyce
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Annotated Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner
Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded by Lewis Carroll
Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll
A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll
The Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll




The book club selections, in order of selection:

Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Turn, Magic Wheel by Dawn Powell
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Eternal Husband by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
A Thousand Miles Up the Nile by Amelia Edwards
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton


Others chosen throughout the year, in order of selection:

The Iliad of Homer, translated by Richard Lattimore
The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton
The Discourager of Hesitancy by Frank R. Stockton
A Companion to the Iliad by Malcolm M. Willcock
The "other stories" from The Eternal Husband and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky
A View without a Room by E. M. Forster
The Odyssey of Homer translated by Richard Lattimore
Homer's Odyssey, A Companion by Peter Jones
Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
Aeneid by Virgil, translated by Frederick Ahl
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses by Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman



My 2011 list can be found here.

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