I challenge you to take a picture every day of one book you want to read.
It doesn’t have to be artsy or anything, just a picture of a book you want to read.
Maybe label it: Bucket to-read list.
If you don’t have the book you want to read, then just use a picture from Goodreads, Amazon, google, etc.
I want to start doing this because we all live by the images we find via outside sources, specifically libraries, bookcases, and people reading—why not add in your own experiences into the world of books here on tumblr?
You can submit pictures via my blog here.
Or, just add the picture to your blog and tag it as #book bucket list.
I’m going to start doing this tonight, will you be participating?
A list of books that I want to read and accomplish before the year ends.
(in no particular order)
- The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
- From The Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant - Alex Gilvarry
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
- Name Dropper - Emma Collins
- The Girl Who Chased The Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
- Where Children Sleep - James Mollison
- After The Quake - Haruki Murakami
- The Elephant Vanishes - Haruki Murakami
- Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and Japanese Psych - Haruki Murakami
1Q84 - Haruki Murakami The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin
- Gabriel’s Inferno - Sylvain Reynard
- Let it Snow - Maureen Johnson, John Green and Laura Myracle
- Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto - Chuck Klosterman
- Intentional Dissonance - Iain S. Thomas
- The General in his Labyrinth - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The House of Hades - Rick Riordan
The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker Crank - Ellen Hopkins Glass - Ellen Hopkins Fallout - Ellen Hopkins
- The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
- The Collosus: And Other Poems - Sylvia Plath
- The Unabridged Journal of Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath, Karen V. Kukil
- Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
- Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold This Is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
Now Reading: Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella
Book Bucket List.
A walk to remember The Hunger Games trilogy Lorien Legacies Matched The Lovely Bones My Sister’s Keeper The Girl who was on Fire Looking for Alaska Will Grayson, Will Grasyon The Fault in our Stars Flipped Walking Through the Wardrobe 1984 twilight saga.
- Heaven is for Real
- The Infernal Devices
The Mortal Instruments
The Perks of being a Wallflower A Kiss in Time Bridge to Terabithia Ella Enchanted The Chronicles of Narnia Percy Jackson and the Olympians
- The Time Traveler’s Wife
Alice in Wonderland The Notebook Safe Haven Message in a Bottle The Power of Six
- Inkheart trilogy
- The rest of the HP series. I have only read the first 2 books.
I have struck those that I have read/bought. You could suggest some, if you want.
The Woman in White
The Woman in White was a pleasant surprise, and I found myself pretty well engrossed in the story, and staying up late to read way past my bedtime, lol. It’s one of the earliest examples of detective fiction, and has a paranoid atmosphere with an intricate plot, told through varying viewpoints, some more dependable than others.
One of the main characters, the love interest’s sister, is probably one of the most compelling characters I’ve read from 19th century literature, believable and strong. She pushes herself to the full extent that her position as a gentlewoman of poor means, little resources, intelligence and strength of character allows. The love interest herself is less interesting, as is her lover. I have to say, the aforementioned sister has a SERIOUS case of rom-com best friend syndrome—out of the running for being the leading lady due to being ‘ugly’, but by far way more interesting and vital than the lovely one herself. That aside, the antagonists in this novel were so fun to hate, honestly; I found myself wanting to smack some of them.
The book is a little long, but doesn’t really fall prey to the things that make a lot of Victorian novels drag on— i.e. endless depictions of furniture, clothing, geography; that made it a quicker read than anticipated.
Recommend: Yes, especially to people who liked Jane Eyre/Pride & Prejudice. (the only two 19the century books that seem to be really popular on their own nowadays.)
Bechdel: Pass! The friendship & love between the two main female characters is steadfast, and they are both fully realized people. The novel is actually kind of progressive in its attitudes towards women—it’s definitely critical of the idea that women aren’t in control of their own affairs, and presents a MC as definitely capable as any other man and a formidable adversary. The book falters a little overall—‘what a woman can endure, and a man can resolve.’ It is a product of its times, though, so I think it’s fairly good as far as that.
Diversity: Written by a white British male. No POC characters, some slightly offensive language briefly describing a character’s appearance.
Deserve its place: As far as I’ve read now, I’d say yes.
Book bucket list
Books I really wanna read and i need to post about because otherwise I’d forget:
Nobody’s Princess (1&2) (Princesses of Myth) [Paperback]
Esther Friesner (Author)
She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Not one to count on the gods—or her looks—to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with steely determination and a sassy attitude. That same attitude makes Helen a few enemies—such as the self-proclaimed “son of Zeus” Theseus—but it also intrigues, charms, and amuses those who become her friends, from the famed huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi.
In Nobody’s Princess, author Esther Friesner deftly weaves together history and myth as she takes a new look at the girl who will become Helen of Troy. The resulting story offers up adventure, humor, and a fresh and engaging heroine you cannot help but root for.
Esther Friesner (Author)
Nefertiti may be the dutiful daughter of a commoner, but her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. And she’s the kind of girl who acts first, and apologizes later whenever she witnesses injustice or cruelty. But she is also extraordinarily beautiful. And news of her striking beauty and impulsive behavior attracts the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who sees Nefertiti as an ideal pawn in her desire for power. Even though Nefertiti is taken from her beloved family and forced into a life filled with courtly intrigue and danger, her spirit and mind will not rest. She continues to challenge herself and the boundaries of ancient Egyptian society.
Esther Friesner offers readers another fresh new look at an iconic figure—blending historical fiction and mythology in a thrilling concoction.
Book bucket list Summer 2013
1. Perks of Being a Wallflower
2. The Fault in Our Stars (reread)
4. Catching Fire
5. The Great Gatsby (reread)
6. Paper Towns
7. Crushed (Pretty Little Liars #13)
8. Silver Linings Playbook
9. Something Jodi Picoult has written in the last 4 years, because it’s been a while
10. Your spanish textbook, because school Amanda.
11. Finish Ellen’s book you started last semester and haven’t touched since
12. Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar
13. Bossypants (when I get it back from a certain one of my followers)
14. More to come…
Book Bucket List
The Hunger Games Catching Fire Mockingjay
- The Hobbit
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Two Towers
- The Return of the King
Angels and Demons
- The DaVinci Code
- The Lost Symbol
- The Kite Runner
- A Thousand Splendid Suns
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- The Girl Who Played with Fire
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest
- A Game of Thrones
- A Clash of Kings
- A Storm of Swords
- A Feast for Crows
- A Dance with Dragons
- The Winds of Winter
- A Dream of Spring
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
- Life, the Universe and Everything
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
- Mostly Harmless
- And Another Thing…
- The Magician’s Nephew
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
- The Horse and His Boy
- Prince Caspian
- The Voyage of Dawn Treader
- The Silver Chair
- The Last Battle
- Perks of Being a Wallflower
- Looking for Alaska
- The Fault in Our Stars
- Old School
A Tale of Two Cities
- The Alchemist
- Flowers for Algernon
- Phantom of the Opera
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Pride and Prejudice
The Secret Life of Bees
- A Christmas Carol
- The Help
- The Picture of Dorian Grey
- The Great Gatsby
- Eat Pray Love
- Life of Pi
- Les Miserables
- 19 Minutes
- The Grapes of Wrath
- Sense and Sensibility
- Wuthering Heights
- The Lovely Bones
- Jane Eyre
- Fight Club
- The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
- The Crucible
- Book Thief
- Animal Farm
- A Clockwork Orange
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven
- House of Leaves
- The Silver Linings Playbook
- This Side of Paradise
- The Beautiful and Damned
- Tender is the Night
- The Love of the Last Tycoon
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- The Adventures of Oliver Twist
- David Copperfield
- Great Expectations
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- The Prince and the Pauper
- The Gilded Age: a Tale of Today
- Gone With the Wind
- The Time-Traveler’s Wife
- Anne of Green Gables
- Crime and Punishment
- The Princess Bride
- Of Mice and Men
- The Secret Garden
- Little Women
- Water for Elephants