Book Lust Challenge

Over 10 years ago I was challenged to read all the books in Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust 1 & 2.  Since then it has evolved to include all four of the books in the series: Book Lust, More Book Lust, Book Crush, and Book Lust To Go.  There were rules to follow:

  • I do not have to re-read books read before Jan. 1, 2005
  • I only need to read the titles listed.  If she mentions a series, I just read those titles mentioned or the first book in series.
  • Large multi-volume titles like the Encyclopedia Brittanica, do not need to be read.

Here are the details of how I am doing so far for just Book Lust (let’s not even touch the others yet):

  • How Many Books Listed: 2229
  • How Many Read: 347
  • How Many Remaining: 1882
  • Goal= 20%: 446
  • Need to read 99 more to get to this goal

Here are the books I have read:

  1. 1805 (Nathaniel Drinkwater, #6)
  2. The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay, #1)
  3. A’ is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1)
  4. About a Boy
  5. Adam Bede
  6. Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies (Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order, #11)
  7. Aeneid

  8. The African Queen
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1)
  10. The Age of Innocence
  11. Alice, Let’s Eat: Further Adventures of a Happy Eater

  12. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
  13. American Pastoral
  14. Amsterdam
  15. Anil’s Ghost

  16. Animal Dreams
  17. Animals
  18. Anna Karenina
  19. Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
  20. As I Lay Dying

  21. Artemis Foul
  22. At Weddings and Wakes
  23. Atonement
  24. The Awakening
  25. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
  26. Bang the Drum Slowly
  27. Banner in the Sky
  28. Bee Season
  29. Behind the Scenes at the Museum
  30. Bellwether

  31. Beloved
  32. Beowulf
  33. The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr Norris/Goodbye to Berlin

  34. The Big Sleep
  35. A Bigamist’s Daughter
  36. The Birthday Boys
  37. Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon, #6)
  38. Bloodlines (A Dog Lover’s Mystery, #5)
  39. Blue Diary
  40. Blue at the Mizzen

  41. The Bonfire of the Vanities
  42. The Book Borrower
  43. The Bridegroom: Stories
  44. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
  45. A Brig of War (Nathaniel Drinkwater, #3)
  46. The Brothers K
  47. The Brothers Karamazov
  48. Caddie Woodlawn
  49. Caroline’s Daughters
  50. Carrie
  51. Cat’s Eye
  52. Catch as Cat Can (Mrs. Murphy, #10)
  53. Catch-22
  54. The Catcher in the Rye
  55. The Cement Garden
  56. Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses
  57. Charming Billy
  58. Cheaper By The Dozen
  59. Child of My Heart
  60. Children of the Mind
  61. The Christie Caper (Death on Demand, #7)
  62. The Chosen

  63. Claws and Effect (Mrs. Murphy, #9)
  64. Cod
  65. Cold Mountain
  66. The Color Purple
  67. Colours Aloft! (Richard Bolitho, #18)
  68. The Complete Sherlock Holmes
  69. A Confederacy of Dunces
  70. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
  71. The Corrections
  72. Crime and Punishment
  73. The Crimson Petal and the White
  74. Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1)
  75. Cryptonomicon
  76. Daring to Dream

  77. Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb
  78. The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, #11)
  79. The Diary of a Young Girl
  80. Death Comes for the Archbishop
  81. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
  82. The Dinosaurs Of Waterhouse Hawkins
  83. The Dive From Clausen’s Pier
  84. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  85. A Drinking Life: A Memoir
  86. Dreaming in Cuban

  87. The Drowning Season
  88. Dubliners

  89. Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
  90. Eating People is Wrong
  91. Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 1, 1884-1933

  92. Ella Minnow Pea
  93. Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
  94. Ender’s Shadow
  95. Enduring Love
  96. English Passengers
  97. Everything Is Illuminated
  98. Everything that Rises Must Converge
  99. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
  100. An Eye of the Fleet (Nathaniel Drinkwater, #1)
  101. The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
  102. The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
  103. F is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone, #6)
  104. Fahrenheit 451
  105. Families and Survivors
  106. Farmer Giles of Ham
  107. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
  108. Fer-de-lance

  109. Fifteen (First Love, #1)
  110. Finding the Dream

  111. The Fire Next Time
  112. Flags of Our Fathers
  113. Flash for Freedom! (The Flashman Papers, #3)
  114. Flashback (Anna Pigeon, #11)
  115. Flashman (The Flashman Papers, #1)
  116. Flashman and the Angel of the Lord (The Flashman Papers, #10)
  117. Flashman at the Charge (Flashman Papers, #4)
  118. Flashman and the Dragon (The Flashman Papers, #8)
  119. Flashman and the Mountain of Light (The Flashman Papers, #9)
  120. Flashman and the Redskins (The Flashman Papers, #7)
  121. Flashman and the Tiger (The Flashman Papers, #11)
  122. Flashman in the Great Game (The Flashman Papers, #5)
  123. Flashman’s Lady (The Flashman Papers, #6)
  124. Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us
  125. Flint
  126. Flying Colours (Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order, #8)
  127. Forrest Gump
  128. Four Blondes
  129. Frankenstein
  130. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries #1)
  131. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

  132. Friend Of My Youth
  133. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle
  134. Gaudy Night

  135. Gift From the Sea
  136. The Gilded Dinosaur: The Fossil War Between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science
  137. Ginger Pye (The Pyes, #1)
  138. The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing
  139. Girls’ Poker Night
  140. The Golden Bowl

  141. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
  142. Gone with the Wind
  143. The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
  144. Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)
  145. Good Night, Willie Lee, I’ll See You in the Morning
  146. The Grapes of Wrath

  147. A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley, #1)
  148. The Great Hunt
  149. Great Expectations
  150. The Great Gatsby
  151. Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence
  152. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
  153. Handmaid of Desire
  154. Hatchet
  155. The Haunting of Hill House
  156. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
  157. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  158. Hilary Knight’s The Twelve Days of Christmas
  159. Hilda and Pearl: A Novel
  160. His Dark Materials
  161. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
  162. The Hobbit
  163. Holding the Dream

  164. The Hollow Hills
  165. Home Cooking

  166. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  167. How Stella Got Her Groove Back

  168. Huckleberry Finn
  169. Hunting Season (Anna Pigeon, #10)
  170. I Don’t Know How She Does It
  171. I Know This Much Is True
  172. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
  173. I, Robot
  174. The Iliad
  175. Illumination Night
  176. In The Gloaming
  177. In the Last Analysis (A Kate Fansler Mystery #1)
  178. Interview with a Vampire
  179. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
  180. The Intuitionist
  181. Jack Maggs
  182. The James Joyce Murder (A Kate Fansler Mystery #2)
  183. Jane Eyre
  184. Japanese by Spring
  185. The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1)
  186. John Adams

  187. The Joy Luck Club
  188. Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: The Beauty Supply District
  189. Kidnapped
  190. The Killer Angels
  191. Kim
  192. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
  193. The Last King of Scotland

  194. Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest
  195. Like Water for Chocolate
  196. The Little White Horse
  197. Little Women (Little Women, #1)
  198. Longitude
  199. Lord of the Flies
  200. Lord of the Rings
  201. Lost
  202. Love in the Time of Cholera
  203. The Love of a Good Woman: Stories
  204. Love, Loss, and What I Wore
  205. The Lovely Bones
  206. Lucky Jim
  207. Lucky You
  208. Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

  209. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
  210. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
  211. Mariner’s Compass (Benni Harper, #6)
  212. Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin, #1)
  213. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
  214. Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
  215. Memoirs of a Geisha
  216. Men Giving Money, Women Yelling: Intersecting Stories
  217. Meridian
  218. The Metamorphosis
  219. Midnight’s Children
  220. The Mineral Palace
  221. The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break
  222. Miss Lonelyhearts
  223. The Mists of Avalon
  224. The Moffats
  225. Moo
  226. A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1)
  227. Mother of the Bride: The Dream, the Reality, the Search for a Perfect Dress
  228. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
  229. Mrs. Dalloway
  230. My Ántonia
  231. Naked to the Waist
  232. Native Speaker
  233. Nemesis
  234. Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
  235. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #1)
  236. The Odyssey
  237. Of Human Bondage
  238. The Old Curiosity Shop
  239. On the Road
  240. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  241. One Hundred Years of Solitude
  242. Open Secrets
  243. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
  244. The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
  245. Oscar and Lucinda
  246. The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
  247. Out on a Limb (Claire Malloy, #14)
  248. Outlander
  249. A Passage to India
  250. The Patron Saint of Liars
  251. Paying the Piper (Elizabeth MacPherson, #4)
  252. Pictures from an Institution
  253. The Poisonwood Bible
  254. The Polar Express
  255. Possessing the Secret of Joy
  256. The Postman Always Rings Twice
  257. Prelude to Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #1)
  258. Pride and Prejudice
  259. Q Is For Quarry (Kinsey Millhone #17)
  260. The Quiet American
  261. Rag and Bone
  262. Ramage (The Lord Ramage Novels, #1)
  263. Ramage & the Rebels (The Lord Ramage Novels, #9)
  264. Ramage at Trafalgar (Lord Ramage, #16)
  265. Rates of Exchange
  266. The Reader

  267. Rebecca

  268. The Red Badge of Courage
  269. The Red Scream
  270. The Remains of the Day
  271. Remembrance of Things Past: Volume I – Swann’s Way & Within a Budding Grove
  272. Remembrance of Things Past: Volume II – The Guermantes Way & Cities of the Plain
  273. Remembrance of Things Past: Volume III – The Captive, The Fugitive, & Time Regained
  274. The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)
  275. The Return of the King
  276. Richard Bolitho, Midshipman
  277. The Road from Coorain

  278. The Robber Bride
  279. A Room with a View
  280. Royal Flash (The Flashman Papers, #2)
  281. Salt: A World History
  282. The Saturdays
  283. Second to None (Adam Bolitho, #1)
  284. The Shining (The Shining, #1)
  285. Sick Puppy
  286. Siddhartha
  287. Small World
  288. Snow Falling on Cedars
  289. Song of Solomon

  290. Sons and Lovers

  291. The Southpaw

  292. Space Cadet
  293. Speaker for the Dead
  294. The Stand
  295. Stern Men
  296. Stones for Ibarra
  297. Straight Man
  298. Stranger in a Strange Land
  299. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)

  300. Superior Women

  301. The Sword in the Stone

  302. Sword of Honour

  303. A Tale of Two Cities
  304. That Night
  305. Then She Found Me
  306. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

  307. Things Fall Apart
  308. Think of England: A Novel
  309. Thus Was Adonis Murdered (Hilary Tamar, #1)
  310. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  311. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  312. To Kill A Mockingbird
  313. Tom Brown’s Schooldays
  314. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  315. Truman
  316. Trust me
  317. Tuck Everlasting
  318. The Turn of the Screw

  319. Turtle Moon
  320. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  321. The Two Towers
  322. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  323. Under the Beetle’s Cellar
  324. Until Proven Guilty

  325. Valley of the Dolls
  326. The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)
  327. The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)
  328. The Virgin Suicides
  329. War and Peace
  330. We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  331. West with the Night
  332. What the Buddha Taught
  333. When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware, #1)
  334. Wherever You Go, There You Are
  335. White Teeth
  336. Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping
  337. The Wide Sargasso Sea
  338. The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)
  339. Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers
  340. A Wild Sheep Chase
  341. Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)
  342. The Wishbones

  343. The Woman Warrior

  344. Young Men and Fire
  345. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
  346. Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter
  347. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea