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Friday, June 3, 2011

Announcing The LOST Books Perpetual Challenge


I was a LOST groupie, so I was very excited to stumble upon this challenge! It is being hosted by Amy and Heather on its own dedicated blog.

If you were a LOST fan, you know that the books featured in the show often played important parts of the story.

Here are the details of the perpetual challenge:

Now that LOST is over, we have more time than ever to reflect on what it all meant! Therefore, Heather and I are pleased to announce that we'll be keeping the LOST Books Challenge Blog and we're introducing the perpetual challenge.

LOST was a literary show. The writers and creators based so much of the show on the history of great stories as told through books. They named their characters and episodes after literary giants. They seamlessly wove books into many scenes and left us all to ponder what it all meant.

And while the show is over, the speculation around LOST lives. There's still so much to think about and many theories that can be formed...therefore we still find value in reading the many books mentioned on LOST.

Here are the details of the challenge:

1)This is a perpetual challenge--which means there's no end in sight! You have plenty of time to read the books mentioned on LOST. It starts for you the moment you sign up!

2) You can choose books from the LOSTpedia Book List, the LOST book club on ABC, or the LOST books list on DarkUFO. Feel free to look in other places as well!

3) Sign the Mister Linky below with your blog url if you have one, if not with just your name or twitter handle. You can follow us on Twitter at @LOSTreading. Please also consider posting about the challenge on your blog so that others can learn about it!

4) Email lostbookschallenge@gmail.com to be added as a contributor to this blog. You can post your reviews in their entirety here on this blog or a snippet with a link back to your blog.

5) You can also post other items and notes of interest to LOST fans.

6) Have fun! There's no end date so this should be a fun way to revisit our favorite show again and again!

If you want to join me in the LOST challenge, click HERE.

Here is the list of books:
  1. Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The by Mark Twain
  2. After All These Years by Susan Isaacs
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  4. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  5. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  6. Bad Twin by Laurence Shames
  7. Bluebeard by Charles Perrault
  8. Book of Laws by Manu
  9. Holy Bible, The
  10. Brief History of  Time, A by Stephen Hawking
  11. Brothers Karamazov, The by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  12. Caravan of Dreams by Idries Shah
  13. Carrie by Stephen King
  14. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  15. Christmas Carol, A by Charles Dickens - read 4 Jan 2013
  16. Chosen, The by Chaim Potok
  17. Chronicles of Narnia, The by C.S. Lewis
  18. Coalwood Way, The by Homer Hickam
  19. Dark Horse by Tami Hoag
  20. Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, The by Stephen King
  21. Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three, The by Stephen King
  22. Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands, The by Stephen King
  23. Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah, The by Stephen King
  24. Dirty Work by Stuart Woods
  25. Epic  of Gilgamesh, The by Gilgamesh
  26. Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor
  27. Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
  28. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  29. Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
  30. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  31. Fountainhead, The by Ayn Rand
  32. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  33. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  34. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salmon Rushdie
  35. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  36. High Hand by Gary Phillips
  37. Holy Qur’an, The
  38. Hotel by Arthur Hailey
  39. I Ching
  40. Invention of Morel, The by Adolfo Bioy Casares
  41. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
  42. Island by Aldous Huxley
  43. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  44. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  45. Kings of Love: The Poetry and History of the Ni’Matullahi Sufi Order by Nasrolla Pourjavady and P.L. Wilson (translators)
  46. Lancelot by Walker Percy
  47. Langoliers by Stephen King
  48. Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov
  49. Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
  50. Little Prince, The by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  51. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  52. Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett
  53. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  54. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  55. Moon Pool, The by A. Merritt
  56. Mysteries of the Ancient Americas: The New World before Columbus by Robert Dolezal
  57. Mysterious Island, The by Jules Verne
  58. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  59. Oath, The by John Lescroart
  60. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, The by Ambrose Bierce
  61. Odyssey, The by Homer
  62. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  63. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  64. On Writing by Stephen King
  65. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  66. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
  67. Outsiders, The by Susan E. Hinton
  68. Pearl, The by John Steinbeck
  69. Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
  70. Rick Romer’s Vision of Astrology by Rick Romer
  71. Roots by Alex Haley
  72. Separate Reality, A by Carlos Castaneda
  73. Shape of Things to Come, The by H.G. Wells
  74. Sheltering Sky, The by Paul Bowles
  75. Shining, The by Stephen King
  76. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  77. Stand, The by Stephen King
  78. Stone Leopard, The Colin Forbes
  79. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  80. Survivors of the Chancellor, The by Jules Verne
  81. Tale of Two Cities, A by Charles Dickens
  82. Third Policeman, The by Flann O’Brien
  83. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  84. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  85. Turn of the Screw, The by Henry James
  86. Ulysses by James Joyce
  87. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  88. Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
  89. Valis by Philip K. Dick
  90. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  91. What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
  92. Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The by L. Frank Baum
  93. Wrinkle in Time, A by Madeleine L'Engle

I am going to keep track of my progress below:
  1. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  2. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
  3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Christmas Books, Book #1)
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #1)  
  5. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
  6. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)

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