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50 Book Challenge 2008: Pt I

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Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
"Third time attempting to read this and by the end of the first few chapters I loved Dickens' characterization of Pip. Thoroughly gripping and enjoyable."
Supernatural: Witch's Canyon
Supernatural: Witch's Canyon
"Sometimes you just need a nice easy read and this provided it. Infinitely better than Nevermore."
Supernatural: Nevermore
Supernatural: Nevermore
"Passed the time but the characterization of both Sam and Dean was completely off. Good idea that just didn't achieve it's potential."
Demon Lord of Karanda (The Malloreon)
Demon Lord of Karanda (The Malloreon)
"3rd of the Mallorean series. I'm really struggling to finish this second set of books. It's great having all the old characters from the Belgariad back for another go but the storyline's a bit 'meh'."
Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text (Oxford World's Classics)
Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text (Oxford World's Classics)
"Had to read this for my OU course. Pleasantly surprised that it wasn't half as difficult as I'd expected."
Fathers and Sons (Oxford World's Classics)
Fathers and Sons (Oxford World's Classics)
"Another for the OU course. Took me an age to finish so I didn't even bother doing the coursework on it."
New Moon: 2 (Twilight Saga)
New Moon: 2 (Twilight Saga)
"Oh yeah, I'll give anything a try. Such simple reading I could've written it myself but I still enjoyed it in a cheesy way."
No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men
"Bought on a whim after hearing many great things but I just didn't "get" it."
The Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth
"Read this behemoth in just over a week, surprising myself because the characters were just so interesting and well written."
Doctor Who: Made of Steel
Doctor Who: Made of Steel
"I feel so guilty counting this but it IS a Quick Read - I read it in the bath in one sitting."
Torchwood: Another Life
Torchwood: Another Life
"Again, I am a sucker for all things Torchwood."
Torchwood: Trace Memory
Torchwood: Trace Memory
"Definitely my favourite TW so far."
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
"I usually steer well clear of anything even vaguely related to Sainsbury's Bestsellers shelf but this was highly recommended and I loved it."
Making Money (Discworld Novels)
Making Money (Discworld Novels)
"Bit of a re-hash of Lipwig's former adventures in Going Postal, which is a shame because I loved most of Pratchett's latest ones."
The History of Love
The History of Love
"Quite nice but it sort of passed me by."
After Dark
After Dark
"Slightly disturbing and thoroughly weird, just as any good Murakami should be."
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
"LOVED IT"
Storm Front: The Dresden Files Book One
Storm Front: The Dresden Files Book One
"I had much higher expectations for this after a friend recommended the series but it was gripping enough to finish in a couple of days."
Torchwood: Slow Decay
Torchwood: Slow Decay
"All that talk of food made me feel queasy."
Anansi Boys
Anansi Boys
"Confirmed my suspicions that Neil Gaiman is, in fact, a living genius."
Anything Goes: The Autobiography
Anything Goes: The Autobiography
"Went against my own self-professed hatred of autobiographies for this one and I'm so glad I did. Nearly peed myself laughing at points."
Torchwood: The Twilight Streets
Torchwood: The Twilight Streets
"Another nice easy read."
American Gods
American Gods
"Can I marry Neil Gaiman?? Damn, too late."
The Color Purple
The Color Purple
"Re-reading for my OU course. Not as good second time around."
Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death
Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death
"Only reading after 'Time Traveller's Wife' but really good. Short, but good."