I have a long list of books on my shelves that I’ve never read. By making myself a specific list of books to read for the next three months, hopefully I will be able to get through them.

Here’s what I want to read by the end of the year:

  • Deck the Halls by Nicholas Sparks
  • Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allen Poe October 18
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes November 7
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult September 26
  • The Quickie by James Patterson October 2
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire October 14
  • Stiff by Mary Roach December 19
  • The Lake House by James Patterson November 19, 2008
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini November 14, 2008
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold November 28, 2008
  • The Purpose Driven Life December 8, 2008
  • The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel October 4, 2008
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • The Year of Yes by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich October 19, 2008
  • Harry Potter Book 4 by JK Rowling December 7, 2008
  • A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane October 18, 2008
  • Secrets of the Morning by by VC Andrews

It’s a long list but I have a feeling I can get through most, if not all of them by the end of the year.

Updated: Knowing that the list of books I want to read this year keeps growing, here’s the list of books read since this challenge began, that were not on my original list.

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (through dailylit.com)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (through dailylit.com)
  • The Marvelous Land of Oz (through dailylit.com)
  • Moll Flanders (through dailylit.com)
  • Dancing in My Nuddy Pants by Louise Rennison
  • Journals by Kurt Cobain
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
  • Influence by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen
  • santaKid by James Patterson
  • B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton
  • Away Laughing on a Fast Camel by Louise Rennison