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My 50book Challenge

I tried starting this a few months back, but that didn't work out :P.
So I officially start today, and my challenge ends December 1st, 2010.
The first thirty books on the list are books I own. Half I have read and will reread, and the other half I never got around to reading, but I made a promise to myself that I would read all the books I have before buying and borrowing from a library.
My favorite authors are Milan Kundera, Fred Alan Wolfe and Allen Ginsberg (but have none of him on my list..hmmm).
I'm into psychology, mysticism, quantum physics, shamanism, sci-fi of which can be applied to life, the beatnik culture... the 60's especially, and classic works (if not only to be able to say...been there, read that...or swoon over the work like millions before me).
My list is as flexible as the books availability to me. I'm poor, haha. And have library fines (lame, i know i know). And I loveeee thrift store/used book store finds !!

Oh, and I enjoy interesting people, interested in similar things as me. Feel free to add me, I'm pretty friendly :)

~ Sarah Marie

I'm trying to put the list behind a cut, if it doesn't work at first, I apologize and will work on it until it's hidden :). I don't have much luck with cuts !!


1. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
2. Days With Frog and Toad- Arnold Lobel
3. His Divine Grace - A.G. Bhaktivedania Swani Prabhupada
4. The Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac
5. The Eagle's Quest - Fred Alan Wolfe
6. The Holographic Universe - Michael Talbot
7. The American Night - Jim Morrison
8. Teachings from the Mani Retreat - Lama Zopa Rinpoche
9. Mirror of Wisdom - Teachings on Emptiness - Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen
10. The Art of Dreaming - Carlos Castenada
11. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
12. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
13. Mushroom Wisdom - Martin W. Ball
14. Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig
15. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs - Chuck Klosterman
16. Learning to Love yourself - Sharon Wegsheider-Cruse
17. The Self Matters & The Self Matters Companion - Dr. Phil
18. World Mythology - Rosenberg (McGraw Hill)
19. Mental Dynamics - Finley
20. Taking the Quantum Leap - Fred Alan Wolfe
21. Towards a New Brain - Litvak & Senzee
22. Chaos - James Gleick
23. The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield
24. The Tenth Insight - James Redfield
25. The Divine Matrix - Gregg Braden
26. Rock n Roll - The Famous Lyrics - Buchanan
27. World Mythology - The Illustrated Guide - Willix (Oxford)
28. All About Vegetables (Ortho Book Series)
29. What to Expect When Expecting - Murkoff
30. What to Expect - The First Year - Murkoff
31. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
32. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
33. The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
34. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
35. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
36. Animal Farm - George Orwell
37. American Psycho - Bret Easton Hills
38. Trainspotting - Irvine W
39. Fight Club: A Novel - C Palahniuk
40. Lolita - Vladimi Nabokov
41. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe
42. Food of the Gods - Terence McKenna
43. Diary of a Drug Fiend - Aleister Crowley
44. The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time - Hunter S. Thompson
45. Intelligence Agents (Future History) - Timothy Leary
46. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
47. Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel - Kurt Vonnegut
48. Prozac Nation: Young & Depressed in America - Elizabeth Wurtzel
49. 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl - Daniel Pinchbeck
50. Go Ask Alice - Anonymous

Alternates &/Or Extras:

51. The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time - Fred Alan Wolf
52. Laughable Loves - Milan Kundera
53. Tao Te Ching - Lao Tsu
54. A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead - Dennis Mcnally
55. The Tibetan Book of the Dead - Padma Sambhava
56. The Rum Diary: A Novel - Hunter S. Thompson
57. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
58. Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey Into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism - Daniel Pinchbeck.
59. I Am America (And So Can You!) - Stephen Colbert
60. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
61. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
62. Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo
63. Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
64. The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams
65. A Clockwork Orange - A Burgess
66. The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching - Terence Mckenna
67. The Politics of Psychopharmacology - Timothy Leary
68. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
69. Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
70. The Illuminati Papers - Robert Anton Wilson

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