Thursday, 18 February 2010

Literary Challenge, zee overview.

This will be a pain to write down, but here is a list of all the books I have. Note the following: borrowed books are in green, and entries marked with an * are the english version of that particular novel. The striked ones are obviously the ones I've already read (the ones with a link pointing to a blog post and with a note saying "read on LC" are the ones pertaining to this challenge). Also, titles will be on the right and authors on the left.

1984 - George Orwell*
A Casa e o Cheiro dos Livros - Maria do Rosário Pereira
A Causa das Coisas - Miguel Esteves Cardoso
A Laodicean - Thomas Hardy*

A Queda Dum Anjo - Camilo Castelo Branco [read on LC]
A Tela Humana - Saki [short story compilation, no idea about the english title]
American Hero - Larry Beinhart*
Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman*
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Aparição - Vergílio Ferreira
Assassin's Touch - Laura Joh Rowland*
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Cartas a Sandra - Vergílio Ferreira [read on LC]
Confessions of a Mask - Yukio Mishima*
Contos do Gin-Tonic - Mário Henrique Leiria
Daisy Miller- Henry James [read on LC]
Death in Venice - Thomas Mann
Death in the Clouds - Agatha Christie*
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams*
Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories  - Bram Stoker
Dubliners - James Joyce*
Era bom que trocássemos umas ideias sobre o assunto - Mário de Carvalho 
Fanny Owen - Agustina Bessa Luís
Fazes-me Falta - Inês Pedrosa
Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett*
Halloween Party - Agatha Christie*
Histórias Extraordinárias - Edgar Allen Poe [short story compilation, no idea about the english title]
Hocus Pocus - Kurt Vonnegut*
Homely Girl - Arthur Miller
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Light in August - William Faulkner
Manhã Submersa - Vergílio Ferreira
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden*
Memorial do Convento - José Saramago
Mort - Terry Pratchett*
Mulher: enigma psico-sexual - Pierre Vachet
Native Tongue - Carl Hiaasen*
Nightfall - Isaac Asimov
Ninguém Morre Sozinho - Daniel Sampaio
O Anjo Ancorado - José Cardoso Pires
O Barão - Branquilho da Fonseca [read on LC]
O Dia Cinzento (antologia) - Mário Dionísio
O Existencialismo é um Humanismo - Vergílio Ferreira
O Mistério da Estrada de Sintra - Eça de Queiróz e Ramalho Ortigão [read on LC]
Olhos nos Olhos - Júlio Machado Vaz
Os Mares do Sul - Manuel Vázquez Montalbán [read on LC]
Os Meus Problemas - Miguel Esteves Cardoso
O sono, modo de usar - Dra. Françoise Delormas [no idea who gave me this one]
Romeo And Juliet - William Shakespeare
Silas Marner - George Eliot*
Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Sourcery - Terry Pratchett* [read on LC]
Stupid White People - Michael Moore
Sócrates, um filósofo bastardo - F. Cabral Pinto
The Big Four - Agatha Christie*
The Call of the Wild - Jack London [read on LC]
The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde
The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett*

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde - Oscar Wilde*
The Cradle Will Fall - Mary Higgins Clark
The God of Mischief - Paul Bajoria*
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Greatest Show on Earth - Robert Rankin*
The Gun Seller - Hugh Laurie*
The Horse and His Boy - C.S. Lewis*
The Island of Doctor Moreau - H.G. Wells
The Kreutzer Sonata - Leo Tolstoy
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis*
The Loved One - Evelyn Waugh
The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis*
The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
The Princess - D.H. Lawrence [read on LC]
The Printers' Devil - Paul Bajoria*
The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane*
The Thirteen Problems - Agatha Christie *
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders - Marshall Browne*
Todos os fogos o fogo - Julio Cortázar
Tom Sawyer, Detective - Mark Twain [read on LC]
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
Tudo o Que Temos Cá Dentro - Daniel Sampaio
Werther - Goethe

(thanks, Alphabetizer, for making this so much easier on me)

As you can't see, I haven't got that many books to begin with. Also, the bulk of those (mainly the short stories and a few books by portuguese authors) are my mother's and not mine, but since she doesn't really want them, they have made my shelf their new home. So, my goal this year is to get them all down, but I know I will have big hurdles (like Werther and Olhos nos Olhos, both of which I started by then got bored and never finished). All in all, I think I can read most of these even though, in a month and a half, I only read 2 books. Let's see how it goes.