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: 359
  • How Many Remaining: 1870
  • Goal= 20%: 446
  • Need to read 87 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. Forward the Foundation
  129. Four Blondes
  130. Frankenstein
  131. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries #1)
  132. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

  133. Friend Of My Youth
  134. From Beirut to Jerusalem
  135. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle
  136. Gaudy Night

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

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

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

  166. The Hollow Hills
  167. Home Cooking

  168. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  169. How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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

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

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

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

  272. Rebecca

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

  283. The Robber Bride
  284. A Room with a View
  285. Royal Flash (The Flashman Papers, #2)
  286. Salt: A World History
  287. The Saturdays
  288. Second to None (Adam Bolitho, #1)
  289. The Shadow Rising
  290. The Shining (The Shining, #1)
  291. Sick Puppy
  292. Siddhartha
  293. Small World
  294. Snow Falling on Cedars
  295. Some Buried Cesar
  296. Song of Solomon

  297. Sons and Lovers

  298. The Southpaw

  299. Space Cadet
  300. Speaker for the Dead
  301. The Stand
  302. Stern Men
  303. Stones for Ibarra
  304. Straight Man
  305. Stranger in a Strange Land
  306. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)

  307. Superior Women

  308. The Sword in the Stone

  309. Sword of Honour

  310. A Tale of Two Cities
  311. Tales of the City
  312. That Night
  313. Then She Found Me
  314. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

  315. Things Fall Apart
  316. Think of England: A Novel
  317. Thus Was Adonis Murdered (Hilary Tamar, #1)
  318. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  319. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  320. Titus Groan
  321. To Kill A Mockingbird
  322. Tom Brown’s Schooldays
  323. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  324. Truman
  325. Trust me
  326. Tuck Everlasting
  327. The Turn of the Screw

  328. Turtle Moon
  329. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  330. The Two Towers
  331. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  332. Under the Beetle’s Cellar
  333. Until Proven Guilty

  334. Valley of the Dolls
  335. The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)
  336. The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)
  337. The Virgin Suicides
  338. War and Peace
  339. Way Station
  340. We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  341. West with the Night
  342. What the Buddha Taught
  343. When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware, #1)
  344. Wherever You Go, There You Are
  345. White Teeth
  346. Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping
  347. The Wide Sargasso Sea
  348. The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)
  349. Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers
  350. A Wild Sheep Chase
  351. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  352. Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)
  353. The Winter King
  354. The Wishbones

  355. The Woman Warrior

  356. Young Men and Fire
  357. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
  358. Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter
  359. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea