Project Fill in the Gaps

Alright y’all, mostly I’m not a challenge person. Mainly because once I am assigned a book or feel pressure to read it…all desire to do so flies out the window.

But, I’ve decided to make an exception for Project Fill in the Gaps. Basically, you make a list of 100 of the books that have thus far fallen through the cracks. Popular fiction, classics…the guidelines as far as that goes are fairly loose. But – once you make your list, you have 5 years to read them. (I’m starting in July of 2011.)

Thanks to April of Good Books & Good Wine and Ashley of Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing for inspiring me to start and then (gradually…eventually….finally) complete my Project Fill in the Gaps list.

project fill in the gaps

1. Middlemarch by George Eliot
2. The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow
3. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (which, I’d like to add, is possibly the biggest book I’ve ever owned)
4. To Dance With Kings by Rosalind Laker
5. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
6. Roots by Alex Haley
7. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
9. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
10. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

11. Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith (my review)
12. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
13. The Unabridged Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
14. Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt (my review)
15. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip
16. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
17. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
18. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer  Bradley
19. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
20. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart (my review)

21. Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
22. Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon
23. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
24. Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling
25. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
26. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
27. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
28. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
29. Washington Square by Henry James (my review)
30. Paper Towns by John Green

31. The Shining by Stephen King (my review)
32. The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
33. 1984 by George Orwell
34. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
35. Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore
36. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
37. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
38. Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
39. Duma Key by Stephen King
40. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

41. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
42. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
43. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
44. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
45. Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
46. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
47. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Gay
48. The Giver by Lois Lowry
49. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
50. The Second Mrs. Gioconda by E.L. Konigsburg

51. Bride to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
52. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
53. Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson
54. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (my review)
55. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell(my review)
56. Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
57. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
58. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
59. The Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
60. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

61. The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
62. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
63. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
64. A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede (my review)
65. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
66. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
67. Black Ships by Jo Graham
68. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
69. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (my review)
70. Eva Underground by Dandi Mackall (my review)

71. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
72. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
73. On Writing by Stephen King
74. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
75. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
76. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
77. Animal Farm by George Orwell(my review)
78. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
79. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
80. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

81. Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian
82. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (my review)
83. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
84. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (my review)
85. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
86. Magic for Marigold by L.M. Montgomery
87. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
88. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
89. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
90. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston

91. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
92. Arsene Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
93. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
94. Matilda  by Roald Dahl
95. The History of Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
96. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (my review)
97. Daughter of the Game by Tracy Grant
98. Timeline by Michael Crichton
99. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
100. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Project Fill in the Gaps Books Read: 45/100