Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crystal's Fill-in-the-Gaps List

PROGRESS: 05/100

1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
2. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
3. Kill Her Again by Robert Gregory Browne
4. Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. The Whole Truth by David Baldacci
7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
10. Marley & Me by John Grogan
11. Silas Marner by George Eliot
12. The Shack by William P. Young
13. The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
14. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
15. Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
16. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
17. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
18. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
19. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
20. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
21. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
22. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
23. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
24. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
25. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
26. A New Earth by Eckert Tolle
27. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
28. The Last Lecture by Randy Paush
29. Henderson and Rain King by Saul Bellow
30. Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
31. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
32. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
33. Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor
34. Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
35. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
36. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
37. Persuasion by Jane Austen
38. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
39. Emma by Jane Austen
40. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
41. Lady Susan by Jane Austen
42. Atonement by Ian McEwan
43. Simply Perfect by Mary Balogh
44. My Antonia by Willa Cather
45. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
46. Crazy Love by Francis Chan
47. A Genie in the House of Saud: Zubis Rises by K. F. Zuzulo
48. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
49. Drum Roll by Ernest Hemingway
50. Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
51. Power Play by Joseph Finder
52. The Syndicate by Jon F. Merz
53. Company Man by Joseph Finder
54. High Crimes by Joseph Finder
55. Black Hole by J. P. Daly
56. The Devil Inside by Jenna Black
57. The Devil You Know by Jenna Black
58. The Devil's Due by Jenna Black
59. Speak of the Devil by Jenna Black
60. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A. S. King
61. Rowan of the Wood by Christine & Ethan Rose
62. Bite Me! by Melissa Francis
63. The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay
64. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs [Mercedes Thompson Series]
65. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs [Mercedes Thompson Series]
66. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs [Mercedes Thompson Series]
67. Even by Andrew Grant
68. Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist's Memoir by Daniel Tomasulo
69. The Chimney Sweeper's Boy by Barbara Vine
70. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
71. Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
72. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
73. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
74. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
75. Good Grief by Lolly Winston
76. FIrefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
77. The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano
78. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
79. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
80. Anything by Ann Tyler
81. Dracula by Bram Stoker
82. State of Fear by Michael Crichton
83. Congo by Michael Crichton
84. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Drumas
85. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
86. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
87. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
88. 20,000 Leaues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
89. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
90. On the Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin
91. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
92. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon
93. Little Wars by H. G. Wells
94. Some Chistmas Stories by Charles Dickens
95. The Breach by Patrick Lee
96. Lilith by George MacDonald
97. All Things Considered by G. K. Chesterton
98. The Vicar's Daughter by George MacDonald
99. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
100. The Poetics by Aristotle


Nancy said...

Wow, Crystal what a great variety of books! I'm glad you too have The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano on your list too. I loved his idea of exploring the disruption of identity that might be caused by growing up in Witness Protection.

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott was funnier than I expected it to be. She talks to her reader as if we were drinking coffee together at her kitchen table. This is one of those rare books that seems to never actually make it back into the bookcase. It's always floating around on the couch or my desk somewhere.

I'm looking forward to reading about your progress here.

Crystal Posey said...


This should be a very wide variety. I hit 48 on my own and was stuck. I resorted to asking people on twitter, finding books by authors I follow on twitter, I even looked up books represented by agents I follow on twitter (gotta love that twitter), and I stole from all your lists. ;) That's probably why we have the same book listed.

I listed Bird by Bird because in the last two months I have seen it on more than three blogs, and it still seems to keep popping up.

I start To Kill A Mocking Bird today. Gotta get that one out of the way. So people stop looking at me like I have the plague.

Happy reading!

Backfence said...

Crystal: I especially liked your "Anything by Anne Tyler"! I share your sentiments. I especially liked The Accidental Tourist (NOT, mind you, the movie! Hated that!) and St. Nobody. Love her quirky characters.

Good luck in your quest.