Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fill in the Gaps Project

 Project Fill-in-the-Gaps was created by Editorial A** back in 2009. She got the idea from a friend who had made a list of books she had always wanted to read but hadn't yet had the chance to, some classics and some more contemporary. Since then many bloggers have joined in this endeavor making their own lists.

I've been really conscious the last couple months about what I've been reading and why. Also, since I'm starting my "family library" I thought I'd also start reading some of those classics and other books I plan on collecting. So I thought this would be a great way of keeping myself focused and organized. This challenge starts now and I have 5 years to read all these books. Wish me luck!

My list:

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban by J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
6. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
7.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
8. Dracula by Bram Stoker
9. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
10. Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
11. Persuasion by Jane Austen
12. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
13. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
14. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
17. Mistwood by Leah Cypess
18. Cut by Patricia McCormick
19. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
20. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
21. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
22. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
23. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
24. Messenger by Lois Lowry
25. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
26. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
27. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
28. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
29. Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
30. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
31. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
32. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
33. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
34. Fables by Aesop
35. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
36. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
37. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
38. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
39. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
40. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
41. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
42. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
43. Time Quake by Kurt Vonnegut
44. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
45. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
46. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
47. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
48. Coming Up for Air by George Orwell
49. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
50. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
51. Night by Elie Wiesel
52. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
53. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
54. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
55. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
56. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
57. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
58. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
59. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
60. Ashfall by Mike Mullin
61. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
62. Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
63. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
64. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
65. Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
66. Zombies vs. Unicorns
67. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
68. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
69. Alanna by Tamora Pierce
70. In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
71. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce
72. Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce
73. Metamorphosis & Other Stories by Franz Kafka
74. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
75. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
76. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
77. Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
78. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
79. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
80. The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Conner
81. Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
82. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
83. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
84. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
85. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
86. The Diary of Anne Frank
87. Skinny: A Novel by Diana Spechler
88. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
89. Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
90. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
91. A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix
92. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
93. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
94. Powerless: The Synthesis by Jason Letts
95. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
96. Bake Sale by Sara Varon
97. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
98. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
99. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
100. The Pearl Wars: Skyship Academy by Nick James

Progress: 0/100


  1. Oooh, you've got some great reads on this list - you're in for a treat :) Will these all be first-time reads for you?

    Harry Potter, Alanna, Little House, Uglies, Anne of Green Gables - some of my all-time favourite series. You only included the first Anne book on your list - how about the rest of the series?

    Dracula by Bram Stoker - brilliant book. I especially loved the writing style.

    Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott - I've read this more times than I can count :)

    Mistwood by Leah Cypess - A refreshing change from the 'popular' fantasy.

    Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
    Heidi by Johanna Spyri
    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Love all of these :)

    The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin - Oooh yes! Love this!

    Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron - I was very pleasantly surprised by this. There was a tad more Vicki than Dewey in it though, but it's still charming.

    The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh - Very different from what I had expected, but excellent!

    The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - One of my favourite classics :)

    1. Except for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone these are all new reads for me. Thanks for chiming in with your favourites! I feel like I really missed out on some great childhood reads and so many classics that still have cultural references (Dracula, Hamlet). One I know I want to get to very soon is Little Women. I definitely want to read the whole Anne series (and Little House) but wanted to leave a bit more room for other reads on the list.

    2. Have you already read "Little House in the Big Woods" (book 1) since you added "Little House on the Prairie" (book 2) to your list?

    3. Oops. No I haven't, I made a mistake with that one! I would have totally read the wrong book. I'm going to change that. Thanks!

  2. No problem! :) It's a mistake many people make because the series as a whole (not to mention the TV series) is called "Little House on the Prairie", so I figured I'd better make sure you knew it wasn't actually the title of the first book in the series ;)


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