Sunday, November 29, 2015

2016 Reading Challenges: Hard Core Re-Reading

Title: Hard Core ReReading
Host: You, Me, and A Cup of Tea (sign up)
Duration: January - December 2016
# of Books: I'm signing up for Level 2, 16-25 books

Books Reread in 2016
  1. Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery. 1908. 448 pages. [Source: Bought]
  2. Anne of Avonlea. L.M. Montgomery. 1909. 304 pages. [Bought]
  3. Anne of the Island. L.M. Montgomery. 1915. 272 pages. [Source: Bought]
  4. Much Ado About Nothing. William Shakespeare. 1599/2004. SparkNotes. 256 pages. [Source: Bought]
  5. Persuasion. Jane Austen 1818/1992. Knopf Doubleday. 304 pages. [Source: Bought]
  6. A Midsummer Night's Dream. William Shakespeare. 1596. 181 pages. [Source: Library]
  7. The Fellowship of the Ring. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1954/1965. Houghton Mifflin. 423 pages. [Source: Bought]
  8. The Two Towers. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1954/1965. Houghton Mifflin. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]
  9. Return of the King. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1955. 590 pages. [Source: Bought]
  10. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain. 1884. 327 pages. [Source: Library]
  11. The World of Winnie the Pooh. A.A. Milne. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. 1926. 353 pages. [Source: Library] 
  12. The City of Ember. Jeanne DuPrau. 2003. 270 pages. [Source: Library]
  13. Frog and Toad Are Friends. An I Can Read Book. Arnold Lobel. 1970. HarperCollins. 64 pages. [Source: Library]
  14. Frog and Toad Together. Arnold Lobel. 1972. HarperCollins. 64 pages. [Source: Library]
  15. Frog and Toad All Year. An I Can Read Book. Arnold Lobel. 1976. HarperCollins. 64 pages. [Source: Library]
  16. Days with Frog and Toad. An I Can Read Book. Arnold Lobel. 1979. HarperCollins. 64 pages. [Source: Library]
  17. Bedtime for Frances. Russell Hoban. Illustrated by Garth Williams. 1960/1996. HarperCollins. 32 pages.
  18. Bread and Jam for Frances. Russell Hoban. Illustrated by Lillian Hoban. 1964/1992. HarperCollins. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  19. A Birthday for Frances. Russell Hoban. Illustrated by Lillian Hoban. 1968/1995. HarperCollins. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  20. Best Friends for Frances. Russell Hoban. Illustrated by Lillian Hoban. 1969/1994. HarperCollins. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  21. A Bargain for Frances. Russell Hoban. Illustrated by Lillian Hoban. 1970/1992. HarperCollins. 64 pages. [Source: Library]
  22. Not Without My Daughter. Betty Mahmoody. 1987. 432 pages. [Source: Library]
  23. Alas, Babylon. Pat Frank. 1959/2005. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. 323 pages. [Source: Bought]
  24. Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury. 1953/1991. Del Rey. 179 pages. [Source: Bought] [dystopia, science fiction]
  25. Bleak House. Charles Dickens. 1852-1853. 912 pages.  [Source: Bought]
  26. Matilda. Roald Dahl. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. 1988. 240 pages. [Source: Library]
  27. Life As We Knew It. Susan Beth Pfeffer. 2006. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 352 pages. [9 hours, read by Emily Bauer] [Source: Review copy]
  28. Cyrano de Bergerac. Edmond Rostand. Translated by Lowell Blair. 1897. 240 pages. [Source: Library]
  29. Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare. 1601. 220 pages. [Source: Library]
  30. Interrupting Chicken. David Ezra Stein. 2010. Candlewick. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  31. The Day You Were Born. Evelyn Swetnam. Illustrated by Muriel Wood. 1971. 30 pages. [Source: Bought]
  32. Ballerina Bess. Dorothy Jane Mills and Dorothy Z. Seymour. 1965. 25 pages. [Source: Bought]
  33. The Crate Train. Dorothy Z. Seymour. 1966. 25 pages. [Source: Bought]
  34. Between Shades of Gray. Ruta Sepetys. 2011. Penguin. 352 pages. [Source: Library] 
  35. The Journey That Saved Curious George. Louise Borden. 2016. HMH. 96 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  36. My Cat Copies Me. Yoon-duck Kwon. 2007. Kane/Miller. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  37. Turtle in Paradise. Jennifer L. Holm. 2010. Random House. 177 pages. [Source: Library]
  38. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson. 1886. 144 pages. [Source: Library]
  39. Half Magic. Edward Eager. 1954/2016. HMH. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  40. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain. 1876. 225 pages. [Source: Bought]
  41. Anne of Windy Poplars. L.M. Montgomery. 1936. 288 pages. [Source: Bought]
  42. Anne's House of Dreams. L.M. Montgomery. 1919. 227 pages. [Source: Bought]
  43. Anne of Ingleside. L.M. Montgomery. 1939. 274 pages. [Source: Bought]
  44. Rainbow Valley. L.M. Montgomery. 1919. 256 pages. [Source: Bought]
  45. Rilla of Ingleside. L.M. Montgomery. 1921. 277 pages. [Source: Bought]
  46. The Knife of Never Letting Go. Patrick Ness. 2008. Candlewick. 479 pages. [Source: Library]
  47. The Ask and the Answer. Patrick Ness. 2009. 536 pages. [Source: Library]
  48. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. Brandon Sanderson. 2007. Scholastic. 308 pages. [Source: Library]
  49. Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones. Brandon Sanderson. 2008. Scholastic. 322 pages. [Source: Library]
  50. Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia. Brandon Sanderson. 2009. Scholastic. 299 pages. [Source: Library]
  51. Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens. Brandon Sanderson. 2010. Scholastic. 294 pages. [Source: Library]

Some books I want to reread:
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
  • Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
  • Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
  • Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
  • Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
  • Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
  • Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
  • Les Miserables (The Wretched) by Victor Hugo 
  • Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
  • Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

2 comments:

Lois Johnson 10:34 PM  

I'm excited for you're upcoming re-reading year! These are some of my very favorites! I re-read the Anne of Green Gables series this last year and I fell in love with it all over again. I'm thinking I'll be re-reading the Lord of the Rings this next year because it's been a couple years and I'm just craving a re-read!

Inês Valadas 3:48 PM  

I have tried to read the Tolkien ones for a hundred times now! It's not that they are bad, they're great but I don't like when books have a lot of description, I am constantly getting distracted! Think I am gonna sign up for the challenge too!
Gonna follow your blog, liked it a lot!
Check out mine, if you can, I am starting it: artdvivre.blogspot.com

See you later :)

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