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Fill in the Gap Project

So today I was browsing through some blogs. I was trying to update my bookmarks bar on Google Chrome by taking away some blogs and adding them to my Google Reader account. As I was reading through some posts, I heard about this Filling the Gaps project. Essentially, you take 100 books you have been meaning to read and you try to read them in 5 years. The challenge originally started in 2010 and was suppose to go until 2015, but I am starting late. And as a seriously slow reader, I am going to tweak this challenge to fit my needs. I am going to have it so that I can go through this challenge until 2020. I might have to change some of the books, due to the fact that I don’t own all of them. However, I am going to try to stick as closely to this list as is possible. Have any of you all done this challenge? If so, what books do you have listed as books to read?

1 Watermelon –   Marian Keyes
2 The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
3 The Twin Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien
4 The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien
5 Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
6 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
7 Emma – Jane Austen
8 The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
9 Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
10 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
11 War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy
12 The Time Travelor’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
13 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
14 The Pact – Jodi Picoult
15 North and South – Elizabeth Glaskell
16 The Weight of Silence Heather Gudenkauf
17 A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
18 Soccernomics – Simon Kuper
19 The Queen’s Mistake – Diane Haeger
20 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
21 The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson
22 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Stieg Larsson
23 Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
24 Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
25 Midnight Sun – Stephenie Meyer
26 One for the Money – Janet Evanovich
27 Crime & Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
29 Black Ted Dekker
30 Red – Ted Dekker
31 White – Ted Dekker
32 Green – Ted Dekker
33 The Widow of the South – Robert Hicks
34 Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
35 Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella
36 The Help – Kathryn Stockett
37 The Abstinence Teacher – Tom Perrotta
38 Heidi – Johanna Spryi
39 Stardust – Neil Gaiman
40 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Seth Grahme-Smith
41 Sex With the Queen – Eleanor Herman
42 Pretty Little Liars – Sara Shepard
43 Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder – Joanne Fluke
44 Lost in a Good Book – Jasper Fforde
45 The ABC Murders – Agatha Christie
46 Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry
47 Messenger – Lois Lowry
48 Under the Dome – Stephen King
49 Secrets of the Tudor Court – D.L. Bogdan
50 Wish – Alexandra Bullen
51 The Traitor’s Wife – Susan Higginbotham
52 While My Sister Sleeps – Barbara Delinsky
53 Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
54 Dying for Chocolate – Diane Mott Davidson
55 Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities – Alexandra Ribbins
56 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
57 Briar Rose – Jane Yolen
58 People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks
59 The 19th Wife – David Ebershoff
60 After – Amy Efaw
61 The Duchess – Amanda Foreman
62 Escape – Carolyn Jessop
63 His Favorite Wife – Susan Ray Schmidt
64 Rebel Angels – Libba Bray
65 The Sweet Far Thing – Libba Bray
66 Scarlett Alexandra Ripley
67 Rhett Butler’s People – Donald McCaig
68 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke
69 Left Behind – Tim LaHaye
70 The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
71 The Rose Labryinth – Titania Hardie
72 The South Was Right – James Ronald Kennedy
73 A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
74 New Spring – Robert Jordan
75 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
76 The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
77 City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
78 Princess Academy – Shannon Hale
79 The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen
80 Shades of Grey – Jsaper Fforde
81 Gone –  Michael Grant
82 Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
83 The Book of Spells – Kate Brian
84 The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
85 The Judas Strain – James Rollins
86 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Seth Grahme-Smith
87 Ominious – Kate Brian
88 The Eye of the World – Robert Jordan
89 The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
90 The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger
91 The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
92 Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult
93 The Tenth Circle – Jodi Picoult
94 The Long Walk – Stephen King
95 When Heaven Weeps – Ted Dekker
96 The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
97 Hunger – Michael Grant
98 Lies – Michael Grant
99 Plague – Michael Grant
100 The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

I will update the list with books that have been completed approximately once a month, though it may not be as often as that if none of the books have been read. None of the books that have been listed are books that I have read before, though there were a few books that I have started but never finished. I look forward to participating in and completing this challenge. Some of these books have been on my TBR for three or four years. In a few years, I might update the list or add another 50 or so books with ones that have come out since and I want to read. Anyway, good luck to anyone who is competing in this project. Give me the link to your blog and I will look forward to seeing how you progress in your own list!

 
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