pastelzombie (pastelzombie) wrote in 50bookchallenge,


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01. In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami (3/5) (180 pages)
02. Audition by Ryu Murakami (4/5) (191 pages)
03. ZOO by Otsuichi (4/5) (257 pages)
04. Brave New World by Aldus Huxley (4/5) (270 pages)
05. A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut (4/5) (146 pages)
06. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (3/5) (302 pages)
07. Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk (3/5) (179 pages)

08. Now Face to Face by Karleen Koen (3/5) (734 pages)
09. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (5/5) (854 pages)
10. The Demon Trrapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver (3/5) (275 pages)

11. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskand (4/5) (205 pages)
12. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk (4/5) (293 pages)
13. Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres (5/5) (356 pages)
14. Love in the Time of Cholera by Garbiel Garcia Marquez (4/5) (358 pages)
15. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris (5/5) (96 pages)
16. Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami (5/5) (400 pages)

17. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald (4/5) (226 pages)

18. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (3/5) (650 pages)

19. One Rainy Night by Richard Laymon (3/5) (410 pages)
20. Harbour by John Ajvide Lindqvist (5/5) (500 pages)
21. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens (4/5) (400 pages)
22. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (4/5) (464 pages)
23. The Sorrow King by Anderson Prunty (4/5) (220 pages)
24. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (4/5) (287 pages)
25. Man Against the Future by Brian Young (4/5) (202 pages)
26. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (4/5) (240 pages)
27. Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker (4/5) (248 pages)

28. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (4/5) (1098 pages)
blurb from goodreads: Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847–48, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. Vanity fair refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations.

brief review:
This was my second whack at this book, the shear size makes it hard to finish before it's due at the library. Despite that, I really enjoy it. Becky Sharp make me happy, Amelia is kinda annoying but the love story between her and Dobbin is just awesome.

29. Guardians Inc.: The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain (3/5) (222 pages)
blurb from goodreads: GUARDIANS INC.: THE CYPHER is two stories in one. A glimpse into a multinational company that is in reality the oldest of secret societies, one that spans close to seven thousand years of existence, weaving in and out of history, guiding and protecting humanity from creatures and forces that most of us believe are only mythology and fairy tales.

The other is the story of Thomas Byrne, a young man thrust into secrets he shouldn’t be aware of and dangers he shouldn’t face but, that he ultimately will, for he is a Cypher. The only one who can steer humanity’s future.

The ultimate conspiracy theory is that Magic is real. Kept in check by technology but, every five hundred years the balance can shift and, if it does, technology will fail and those creatures we’ve driven into myth will come back with a vengeance.

To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future.

brief review:
It's a pretty good young adult book. My first real endeavor into magical realism since around elementary school I think, it was a nice breath of fresh air. full review here.

total books: 29
total pages: 9,813
Tags: asian lit, book review, classic, dystopia, futuristic, young adult

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