Sunday, April 05, 2009

Becky's Filling in the Gaps 100 Challenge


A

Almond, David. Skellig.
Anderson, M.T. Feed.
Anonymous. Arabian Nights.

B

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth. Lady Audley's Secret.
Brashares, Ann. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Burney, Fanny. Cecilia.
Burney, Fanny. Evelina.
Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Sower.

C

Cabot, Meg. The Princess Diaries (Book 1)
Chabon, Michael. The Yiddish Policemen's Union.
Choldenko, Gennifer. Al Capone Does My Shirts
Collins, Wilkie. Moonstone
Collins, Wilkie. The Woman in White

D

Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders
Defoe, Daniel. Roxana.
Dessen, Sarah. Dreamland.
Dessen, Sarah. Keeping the Moon.
Dessen, Sarah. Someone Like You.
Dessen, Sarah. That Summer.
Dessen, Sarah. This Lullaby
Dessen, Sarah. The Truth About Forever.
Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield.
Dickens, Charles. Little Dorrit.*
Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist.
Dickens, Charles. Our Mutual Friend.*
Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities.

E

Edgeworth, Maria. Belinda.
Eliot, George. Adam Bede
Eliot, George. Daniel Deronda.
Eliot, George. Felix Holt.
Eliot, George. Middlemarch.
Eliot, George. The Mill On The Floss.
Eliot, George. Romola.

F

Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion.
Fielding, Henry. Joseph Andrews/Shamela .
Fielding, Henry. Tom Jones.
Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary.
Flewelling, Lynn. The Bone Doll's Twin.

G

Gaskell, Elizabeth. Cranford.
Gaskell, Elizabeth. Mary Barton.
Gaskell, Elizabeth. North and South.
Gaskell, Elizabeth. Ruth.
Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

H

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Haggard, H. Rider. She.
Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.
Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land.
Henkes, Kevin. Olive's Ocean.
Heyer, Georgette. The Black Moth*
Heyer, Georgette. The Convenient Marriage.
Heyer, Georgette.The Corinthian.
Heyer, Georgette. Devil's Cub.
Heyer, Georgette. Faro's Daughter
Heyer, Georgette. Frederica.
Heyer, Georgette. Friday's Child
Heyer, Georgette. The Grand Sophy*
Heyer, Georgette. Sylvester: Or the Wicked Uncle.
Heyer, Georgette. The Talisman Ring.
Heyer, Georgette. These Old Shades.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks On A Road.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Mules and Men.

I
J

Johnson, Angela. The First Part Last.

K

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees.
King, Stephen. The Stand.

L

Lawrence, D.H. Lady Chatterley's Lover.*
Lawson, John. Witch Ember.
Lennox, Charlotte. The Female Quixote.
Lester, Julius. To Be A Slave.
Lewis, Matthew G. The Monk.
Lewis, Sinclair. Main Street.

M

McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonflight
McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonquest.
Miller, Walter. A Canticle for Leibowitz

N

Niffenegger, Audrey. The Time Traveler's Wife.

O

Oliphant, Margaret. Hester.
Oliphant, Margaret. Miss Marjoribanks.
Orczy, Baroness. The Scarlet Pimpernel

P

Pearce, Philippa. Tom's Midnight Garden.
Plum-Ucci, Carol. The Body of Christopher Creed.
Pratchett, Terry. Nation.

Q
R

Radcliffe, Ann. The Italian.
Radcliffe, Ann. The Romance of the Forest.
Richardson, Samuel. Clarissa.
Richardson, Samuel. Pamela.


S

Sand, George. Indiana.*
Scalzi, John. Old Man's War.
Scalzi, John. Zoe's Tale.
Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row
Steinbeck, John. East of Eden.
Steinbeck, John. Grapes of Wrath
Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men.
Steinbeck, John. Sweet Thursday.

T

Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina.
Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace.
Trollope, Anthony. Barchester Towers.
Trollope, Anthony. Can You Forgive Her?
Trollope, Anthony. He Knew He Was Right.
Trollope, Anthony. Phineas Finn.
Trollope, Anthony. The Warden.
Trollope, Anthony. The Way We Live Now

U
V

Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five.
Von Ziegesar, Cecily. Gossip Girl (Book one)

W

Webster, Jean. Daddy Long Legs.
Webster, Jean. Dear Enemy.
White, T.H. The Once and Future King.

X
Y

Yonge, Charlotte Mary. The Daisy Chain.

Z

Zamyatin, Yevgeny. We.




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3 comments:

Debi 1:33 PM  

I am so very, very tempted to do this. I know I shouldn't, but man, what a fun list this would be to make!

Becky 2:28 PM  

Debi, I'd love to see what you'd have on your list. Even if you didn't officially, officially join...it would be cool to see.

Vasilly 8:43 PM  

I love your list! It took me hours to come up with my list. I'm hoping to read Skellig this week. Happy reading!

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