Poodlerat's List

1: Juvenile and Young Adult Fantasy

  1. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  2. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
  3. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
  4. Freaks: Alive, on the Inside! by Annette Curtis Klause
  5. The Spell of the Sorcerer’s Skull by John Bellairs
  6. The Mansion in the Mist by John Bellairs
  7. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

2: Direct Sequels to Books I’ve Read
(second books only—later books in a series don’t count)

  1. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
  2. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  3. Scardown by Elizabeth Bear
  4. Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz
  5. The Demon and the City by Liz Williams
  6. Mollie Peer by Van Reid
  7. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
  8. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

3: From North Africa and the Middle East

  1. The Sand Child by Tahar ben Jelloun (Morocco)
  2. In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar (Libya)
  3. Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih (Sudan)
  4. The Yacoubian Building by Alaa el-Aswany (Egypt)
  5. Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt)
  6. I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti (Palestine)
  7. Look for Me by Edeet Ravel (Israel)
  8. The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmeena Khadra (Afghanistan)

4: Classic Works of Science Fiction
(x-over with Sci-Fi Classics Challenge)

  1. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  2. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  3. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
  4. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  5. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
  6. Ringworld by Larry Niven
  7. Gateway by Frederik Pohl
  8. Hyperion by Dan Simmons

5: Books by Agatha Christie I’ve Never Read
(x-over with the Anything Agatha Challenge)

  1. Murder in Mesopotamia
  2. Sparkling Cyanide (or Remembered Death)
  3. Crooked House
  4. Ordeal by Innocence
  5. The Pale Horse
  6. Elephants Can Remember
  7. Come, Tell Me How You Live
  8. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

6: The Mary Russell Series by Laurie R. King
(re-reads, in preparation for the release of #9, The Language of Bees, in 2009)

  1. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
  2. A Monstrous Regiment of Women
  3. A Letter of Mary
  4. The Moor
  5. O Jerusalem
  6. Justice Hall
  7. The Game
  8. Locked Rooms

7: Contemporary Fantasy

  1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  2. Widdershins by Charles de Lint
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
  5. Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton
  6. Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
  7. Little, Big by John Crowley
  8. Blood Debt by Tanya Huff

8: Classic Works of Fantasy
(x-over with Fantasy Classics Challenge)

  1. Little, Big by John Crowley
  2. Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner
  3. Beauty by Robin McKinley
  4. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  5. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
  6. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  7. The Dunwich Horror and Other by H.P. Lovecraft
  8. Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny

Posted by Poodlerat at 3/05/2008 09:38:00 PM


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