Thursday, January 04, 2007

The 2007 50-book goal

So, I was unsuccessful in completing my goal of 50 books last year.

Big deal, you say. Well, I don’t like failing at things I genuinely try at. Last year’s 50-book goal was something I took very seriously for the first four months. Granted, it became obvious very soon that I would not be able to do it, because of a change in jobs, but it honked me off, even in November, as I still kept track of the books that I read, that I had fallen so short.

With that said, and hopefully soon forgotten, this year is another year where I will attempt the reading of 50 books. Fortunately, I have already finished one.

Without further ado (that’s right, ado, not adieu, not Cadieux, not adios, but ado) I present the candidates for the 2007 “50 books to be read”. Please note that his list is subject to wild fluctuations, depending on the availability of better books, or just books that I get more excited about.

The books:
King of Foxes - Raymond E. Feist
The Grand Design - John Marco
House of Chains - Steven Erickson
Child of the Grove - Tanya Huff
The Last Wizard - Tanya Huff
Exile's Return - Raymond E. Feist
Lord Valentine's Castle - Robert Silverberg
Prince of Shadow - Curt Benjamin
The Darkness that Comes Before - R. Scott Bakker
Ship of Magic - Robin Hobb
Mad Ship - Robin Hobb
Prentice Alvin - Orson Scott Card
Alvin Journeyman - Orson Scott Card
Prince of Dreams - Curt Benjamin
Gates of Heaven - Curt Benjamin
Farewell My Lovely - Raymond Chandler
Newton's Cannon - J. Gregory Keyes
Uther - Jack Whyte
The Darkness and The Dawn - Thomas B. Costain
GeoMancer - Ian Irvine
The Face of Apollo - Fred Saberhagen
A Canticle for liebowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr.
The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien
Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien
Runelords - David Farland
Brotherhood of the Wolf - David Farland
Wizardborn - David Farland
The Wounded Land - Stephen R. Donaldson
The One Tree - Stephen R. Donaldson
White Gold Wielder - Stephen R. Donaldson
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
The Summer Tree - Guy Gavriel Kay
The Wandering Fire - Guy Gavriel Kay
The Darkest Road - Guy Gavriel Kay
The Magi'I of Cyador - L. E. Modesitt Jr.
The White Order - L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Wellspring of Chaos - L. E. Modesitt jr.
The Demon Awakens - R. A. Salvatore
The Demon Spirit - R. A. Salvatore
The Thief Taker - T. F. Banks
The Emperor’s Assassin - T. F. Banks
Eye of the Labyrinth - Jennifer Fallon
Lion of Senet - Jennifer Fallon
The Long Orbit - Mick Farren
Battlefield Earth - L. Ron. Hubbard
The Waterborn - J. Gregory Keyes
BlackGod - J. Gregory Keyes
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Heroics for Beginners - John Moore
A Song for Arbonne - Guy Gavriel Kay
Protect and Defend - Richard North Patterson

51, you say? Oh, frickin’ well. It’s my goal, and I’ll do my OWN math, thank you very much.

Later: King of Foxes by Raymond E. Feist

1 comment:

El Cliff said...

Once more, a noble goal. I would guess I read...35-40 books last year. Not totally sure, though...could be more, could be less. I currently have a stack of 15 or so waiting to be opened (christmas was good to me this year), that I will gradually get to. Stupid work, and having to...work there, rather than read!