Guest Post – Laini’s Giant To Be Read Pile!

The Lainibop Challenge!!


Inspired by BookElfLeed’s TBR challenge (here), Laini – one of our friends and occasional #MedusaLBC members – decided to gather up her own ‘To Read’ pile. She included every book that had been sat unread on her book shelves. 

While I’m not entirely sure she expected for the total pile to comprise of 1 3 0 books – Laini isn’t one to shirk from a challenge and so has set for herself the following mammoth task!

Lainibop will attempt to read all 130 books on the lower spreadsheet before she will allow herself to purchase or borrow any books(excluding her book club choices). 

If you fancy dropping her a line of commiseration or inspiration, say hi on twitter – @Lainibop

So far, she off to a good start. 
(We’ll be updating these as she goes along.) 

The Success Stories



Scorecard 02 – Books 6 – 10
Scorecard 01 – Books 1 – 5

 

The List of Intimidation

Books Still To Go 
No. TITLE AND AUTHOR
1 4th of July – James Patterson
2 Act of God – Graham Phillips
3 The Ambassadors – Henry James
4 The Angel of Darkness – Caleb Carr
5 The Arcadian Cipher – Peter Blake & Paul S. Blezard
6 As Time Goes By – Michael Walsh
7 The Best of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
8 Billy Straight – Jonathan Kellerman
9 Black Camelot – Duncan Kyle
10 Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature – Alberto Manguel
11 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
12 Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer
13 Candide – Voltaire
14 Carrie – Stephen King
15 The Castle – Franz Kafka
16 The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
17 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
18 Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) – Suzanne Collins
19 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
20 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
21 The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
22 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick
23 Destiny – Louise Bagshawe
24 Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell
25 A Dublin Anthology – Douglas Bennett
26 Erewhon – Samuel Butler
27 The Falcon Queen – Catherine Gaskin
28 The Mammoth Book of Fantasy – Mike Ashley
29 Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
30 Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said – Philip K. Dick
31 From the Earth to the Moon – Jules Verne
32 Full Dark, No Stars – Stephen King
33 Glitz – Louise Bagshawe
34 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
35 The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
36 Hamlet – Shakespeare
37 The Hippopotamus – Stephen Fry
38 The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
39 A History of Medieval Europe – R.H.C. Davis
40 A History of Women: Silences of the Middle Ages – Christiane Klapisch-Zuber
41 Hombre – Elmore Leonard
42 The Illiad – Homer
43 The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
44 The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1) – Suzanne Collins
45 Hungry Hill – Daphne De Maurier
46 In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
47 Inkdeath – Cornelia Funke
48 Inkspell – Cornelia Funke
49 Jamaica Inn – Daphne De Maurier
50 The Jewel of Seven Stars – Bram Stoker
51 A Kept Woman – Louise Bagshawe
52 Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
53 Lady Susan – Jane Austen
54 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemen – Laurence Sterne
55 Likely to Die – Linda Fairstein
56 The Return of the King – J.R.R Tolkien
57 Love’s Labour’s Lost – Shakespeare
58 Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquiz
58 Macbeth – Shakespeare
60 The Magdalene Legacy – Laurence Gardner
61 The Magician’s Guild – Trudi Canavan
62 The Maltese Falcon – Dashiel Hammett
63 The Marian Conspiracy – Graham Phillips
64 Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
65 Mary, Mary – Julie Parsons
66 The Mayor of Castorbridge – Thomas Hardy
67 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare
68 The Mill on the Floss – George Elliot
69 Minority Report – Philip K. Dick
70 Mockingbird – Walter Tevis
71 Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) – Suzanne Collins
72 Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
73 Monday’s Child – Louise Bagshawe
74 The Moses Legacy – Graham Phillips
75 The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
76 Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
77 Mutiny on the Bounty – John Boyne
78 New Tales of the Cthulu Mythos – Ramsey Campbell
79 Night of the Dragon – Richard A. Knaak
80 Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
81 Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less – Jeffrey Archer
82 Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
83 Oscar Wilde – Philippe Julian
84 Othello – shakespeare
85 The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
86 Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
87 Pamela – Samuel Richardson
88 Paradise Lost – Milton
89 Paradise Lost and it’s Critics – A.J.A Waldock
90 The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux
91 The Pianist – Wladyslaw Szpilman
92 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
93 The Quest – Wilbur Smith
94 The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
95 Salem’s Lot – Stephen King
96 Sandition – Jane Austen
97 Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
98 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
99 The Shrinking Man – Richard Matheson
100 Snow Wolf – Glenn Meade
101 Sophie’s Bakery of the Broken Hearted – Lolly Winston
102 A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
103 The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
104 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
105 The Giant Book of Terror – Stephen Jones
106 The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
107 A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
108 Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects – Christie Golden
109 The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
110 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
111 Trapped – Edmund Plante
112 Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stephenson
113 The Tudor Wife – Emily Purdy
114 Unnatural Exposure – Patricia Cornwell
115 Villette – Charlotte Bronte
116 Warlock – Wilbur Smith
117 The Watsons – Jane Austen
118 Wayward Girls and Wicked Women – Angela Carter
119 What Might Have Been – Benford & Greenberg
120 Wolfheart – Richard A. Knaak
121 Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
122 Women of the Wild West – Dee Browne

Say Hello to @Lainibop 

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Posted on April 15, 2012, in All Posts, Lainibop, LBC Book Reviews, LBC Challenges. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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