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Tara's 2015 '500 page' challenge

So once again, I epically failed at last year's 15 500 page books challenge, reading only 4 of the fifteen books I intended to read (but double on the previous year - woot woot!). So I'm having another go this year. I've deleted from the list the four books I did manage to read (The Diviners, The Girl who kicked the hornet's nest, American Gods, and The Lost Symbol - and don't forget Steve Jobs and This Charming Man from 2013) and added four new ones (Hard Choices, The Bridge, Son of a Witch, and Plain Truth).

I won't attempt to read in order. I'll just try and get them read!

I've not included authors etc here - just titles and numbers of pages

1. Hard Choices - 596 pages
2. The Bridge - 616 pages
3. Starcrossed - 514 pages
4. Helen of Troy - 606 pages
5. Fingerprints of the Gods - 719 pages
6. Gene of Isis - 621 pages
7. White Gold Wielder - 500 pages
8. Split Second - 597 pages
9. Middlesex - 529 pages
10. The Dragon Queens - 638 pages
11. State of Fear - 672 pages
12. God's Callgirl - 505 pages
13. House Rules - 532 pages
14. Son of a Witch - 501 pages
15. Plain Truth - 504 pages
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Book List 2

As Livejournal deems my previous entry too big, the list continues here!



  1. The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Volume 3: White Gold Wielder by Stephen Donaldson - 500 pages

  2. The Odyssey by Homer - 324 pages

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Books to read - the definitive, ever-growing, ever-changing list


The definitive list of books to read by Tara (blinger). Subject to change. Often. highlighted means there is still information outstanding


  1. Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir - 404 pages

  2. All the King's Women: Love, sex and politics in the life of Charles II by Derek Wilson - 373 pages

  3. The Final Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Volume 1: The Runes of the Earth by Stephen Donaldson - >>> pages

  4. The Final Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Volume 2: Fatal Revenant by Stephen Donaldson - 856 pages

  5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - 353 pages

  6. The Starter Wife by Gigi Levangie - 359 pages

  7. The Final Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Volume 3: Against All Things Ending by Stephen Donaldson - >>> pages

  8. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot - 308 pages

  9. Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot - 307 pages

  10. Queen of Babble gets Hitched by Meg Cabot - >>>> pages

  11. Jaded by Lucy Hawking - 248 pages

  12. Date Expectations: One Man's Voyage Through the Lonely Hearts by Paul Reizin - 301 pages

  13. First Impressions by Jude Deveraux - 340 pages

  14. A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo - 354 pages

  15. The Longest Way Home by Robert Silverberg - 213 pages

  16. Markham Thorpe by Giles Waterfield - 280 pages

  17. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld - 425 pages

  18. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - 280 pages

  19. Man of the Month Club by Jackie Clune - 336 pages

  20. Prey by Michael Crichton - 365 pages

  21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares - >>> pages

  22. The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted - 296 pages

  23. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares - >>> pages

  24. How to Meet Cute Guys - 251 pages

  25. Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares - >>> pages

  26. I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty - 420 pages

  27. Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares - >>> pages

  28. The Spell Book of Listen Taylor by Jaclyn Moriarty - 374 pages

  29. Misconceptions - >>> pages

  30. All American Girl by Meg Cabot - 232 pages

  31. The Crowthistle Chronicles: Book One: The Iron Tree by Cecilia Dart-Thornton - 421 pages

  32. All American Girl: Ready or Not by Meg Cabot - 215 pages

  33. Infidelity for First Time Fathers by Mark Barrowcliffe - 337 pages

  34. Cranberry Queen by Kathleen Demarco - 243 pages

  35. Desire: Awakening God's Woman - 381 pages

  36. The Spanish Bride: A novel of Catherine of Aragon by Laurien Gardner - 286 pages

  37. Phaic Tan: Sunstroke on a Shoestring by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner & Rob Sitch - 248 pages

  38. Troy by Adele Geras - 358 pages

  39. The Last Summer (of you and me) by Ann Brashares - 306 pages

  40. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - 435 pages

  41. Claudia: Daughter of Rome - 368 pages

  42. Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult - 434 pages

  43. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult - 353 pages

  44. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult - 455 pages

  45. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult - 477 pages

  46. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult - 484 pages

  47. Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner - 371 pages

  48. Raising Girls - >>> pages

  49. Raising Boys - >>> pages

  50. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - 447 pages

  51. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards - 401 pages

  52. The Black Madonna by Traci Harding - Book 3: The Mystique Trilogy - >>> pages

  53. She Went All The Way by Meg Cabot - >>> pages

  54. The Secret Life of Bees - >>> pages

  55. House of Night: Book 1: Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast - 348 pages

  56. House of Night: Book 2: Betrayed by P.C. and Kristin Cast - 375 pages

  57. House of Night: Book 3: Chosen by P.C. and Kristin Cast - 322 pages

  58. House of Night: Book 4: Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast - 411 pages

  59. House of Night: Book 5: Hunted by P.C. and Kristin Cast - 439 pages

  60. House of Night: Book 6: Tempted by P.C. and Kristin Cast - >>> pages

  61. House of Night: Book 7: Burned by P.C. and Kristin Cast - >>> pages

  62. House of Night: Book 8: Awakened by P.C. and Kristin Cast - 290 pages

  63. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown - >>> pages

  64. Alter Ego by Kathy Lette - 353 pages

  65. Mercy by Jodi Picoult - 400 pages

  66. Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman - >>> pages

  67. The Time Traveller's Wife - >>> pages

  68. Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult - >>> pages

  69. Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult - >>> pages

  70. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult - >>> pages

  71. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult - 460 pages

  72. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult - 418 pages

  73. Love in the Time of Cholera - >>> pages

  74. Tuesdays with Morrie - >>> pages

  75. Sense and Sensibility - >>> pages

  76. The Mediator: Grave Doubts by Meg Cabot - 204 pages

  77. The Mediator: Heaven Sent by Meg Cabot - 212 pages

  78. Missing You by Meg Cabot - >>> pages

  79. Princess Diaries 7 by Meg Cabot - >>> pages

  80. The Princess Diaries: After Eight by Meg Cabot - 228 pages

  81. Princess Diaries 9 by Meg Cabot - >>> pages

  82. Princess Diaries 10 by Meg Cabot - >>> pages

  83. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld - 370 pages

  84. Specials by Scott Westerfeld - 372 pages

  85. Extras by Scott Westerfeld - 417 pages

  86. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein - >>> pages

  87. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkein - >>> pages

  88. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkein - >>> pages

  89. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - >>>> pages

  90. Emma by >>> - >>> pages

  91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by >>> - >>> pages

  92. Romeo and Juliet by Wiliam Shakespeare - 242 pages

  93. Catch 22 by >> - >>> pages

  94. Memoirs of a Geisha by >>> - >>> pages

  95. Life of Pi by >>> - >>> pages

  96. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - >>> pages

  97. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer - >>> pages

  98. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer - >>> pages

  99. Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer - 343 pages

  100. Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer - >>> pages

  101. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer - >>> pages

  102. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by >>> - 388 pages

  103. Head over Heels by Jill Mansell - 346 pages

  104. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett - 249 pages

  105. It Sleeps In Me by Kathleen O'Neal Gear - 254 pages

  106. It Wakes In Me by Kathleen O'Neal Gear - 310 pages

  107. How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo - 357 pages

  108. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares - 318 pages

  109. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - 141 pages

  110. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen - 433 pages

  111. Rumours by Anna Godbersen - 423 pages

  112. Envy by Anna Godbersen - 405 pages

  113. Splendor by Anna Godbersen - 391 pages

  114. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones - 302 pages

  115. Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones - 285 pages

  116. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones - 328 pages

  117. A Certain Slant of Light by >>> - >>> pages

  118. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters - 392 pages

  119. The Guy Next Door by Meg Cabot - 374 pages

  120. The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold - 291 pages

  121. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory - 409 pages

  122. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory - 405 pages

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