Monday, April 13, 2009

Filling In The Gaps 100 Project

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Duration: 5 years

Make a list of one hundred books you feel you should read/want to read/need to read. Reading 75% or over is considered a success, give yourself a gold star.

Books completed are highlighted or linked to reviews:

Stone's Fall by Iain Pears
A Mad Desire to Dance by Elie Wiesel
The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks
The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende
Ulysses by James Joyce
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Auto da Fe by Elias Canetti
The Houskeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
Ten Cents A Dance by Christine Fletcher
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
The Accordionist's Son by Bernardo Atxaga
The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch
Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire by David Mura
Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Grief by Andrew Holleran
Tula Station by David Toscana
Eclipse by Richard North Patterson
Plum Wine by Angela Davis
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. Lee
The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott
Breaking Lorca by Giles Blunt
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
The Believers by Zoe Heller
American Rust by Philipp Meyer
The Age of Orphans by Laleh Khadivi
Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth
Tinkers by Paul Harding
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
All Other Nights by Dara Horn
The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Etta by Gerald Kolpan
The Glister by John Burnside
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
North River by Peter Hamill
Winter Journey by Eva Figes
Summer World by Bernd Heinrich
Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth
Tightrope by Michael Karpan
The Cradle by Patrick Somerville
West With the Night by Beryl Markham
Memoirs of Geisha by Arthur Golden
East of the Mountains by David Guterson
Going Down South by Bonnie Glover
Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura
Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins
The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant by Michel Trembly
The Sailor From Gibraltar by Marguerite Duras
The Taker by Rubem Fonseca
The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall
The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
Black Cherries by Grace Stone Coates
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black
The Red and the Green by Iris Murdoch
Blood Orange by Drusilla Campbell
Yellowknife by Steve Zipp
A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear by Atiq Rahimi
Wandering Star by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio
Quarrel and Quandry by Cynthia Ozick
Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry
Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen by Larry McMurtry
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Possession by A.S. Byatt
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
The English Patient - Micheal Ondaatje
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
White Teeth - Zadie Smith
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
Under the Net - Irish Murdoch
The Italian Girl by Iris Murdoch


  1. I love your list. I joined the challenge too last week. Good luck!

  2. What a fun challenge! I'm going to have to take a closer look at it tomorrow. I can already see that I'm going to have a great time making my list.

  3. It's an ambitious challenge and list. Some the books on your list I have read and I will never want to read them again, ;) and some of them I have on my TBR pile waiting to be read.

  4. Wow, that's quite an undertaking! Good luck!

  5. Your list is fantastic! I'm in the midst of reading Stone's Fall, and have recently read A Mad Desire to Dance, and several others on your list.

  6. I love this! I could take all the TBR books from my various Must Read lists and create my own personal amalgamated list. Cool!

  7. Wow...that list looks daunting from this point! Best of luck! :)

  8. Great idea, and great list. you have some terrific reading ahead of you!



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