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2006 50 Book Challenge (for my own reference):
-Girls and Boys, Lynda Barry
-Kindred, Octavia Butler
-My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki - never eating beef again.
-Bastard Out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison
-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
-Paul Moves Out, Michel Rabagliati
-The Clouds Above, Jordon Crane
-Tricked, Alex Robinson
-War for the Oaks, Emma Bull
-The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Aimee Bender
-Without a Net: Growing up Working Class and Female, Michelle Tea, ed.
-Fray, Joss Whedon
-A Women's Liberation: A Choice of Futures By and About Women, Connie Willis and Sheila Williams, eds.
-Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness, Bryan Lee O'Malley
-Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, Walter Mosley
-Ptolemy's Gate, Jonathan Stroud
-Reaching Up to Manhood (PUKE), Some dude who can't write and believes in god and crap, Geoffrey something
-Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, Blume of course
-The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier - PS: dude wrote the word "speeded," which incidentally is not a word.
-Thirsty, M.T. Anderson
-Tenderness, Robert Cormier
-Banana Sunday, Colleen Coover
-Monkey Vs. Robot, James Kochalka
-The Case of the Missing Marquess, Nancy Springer
-Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, Ted Naifeh
-Geography Club, Brent Hartinger
-Kissing Chaos, Volume 1, Arthur Dela Cruz
-Geisha, Andi Watson
-Sabriel, Garth Nix
-Mom's Cancer, Brian Fies
-Days Like This, J. Torres
-King Dork, Frank Portman
-Jason and the Argobots, Vol. 1, J. Torres - Oni Press really has no good kids comics...
-The Awakening, Neal Shaffer - ...and their adult books are basically shitty too. At least there is Scott Pilgrim
-Inuyasha Vol 1, You can shut your mouth and go straight to hell, don't judge me!
-Lirael, Garth Nix
-A Really Super Book About Squirrels, Graham Roumieu
-Ojo, Sam Keith
-Monkey vs. Robot and the Crystal of Power, James Kochalka (superstar)
-Stiff, Mary Roach
-Memoirs of a Bookbat, Kathryn Lasky
-Shug, Jenny Han
-The Polysyllabic Spree, Nick Hornby
-Black Hole, Charles Burns
-Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
-Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Chris Ware
-Manstealing for Fat Girls, Michelle Embree
-Issac the Pirate, 1. To Exotic Lands, Christophe Blain
-The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane, Marthy Cannary Burke
-Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Mary Roach
-Abhorsen, Garth Nix
-Issac the Pirate, 2. To the Capital, Christophe Blain
-Lost at Sea, Bryan Lee O'Malley
-A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl, Tanya Lee Stone
-I Like You, Amy Sedaris
-I Hate Valentines Day, by my super celebrity friend crush, Bennett Madison
-Be More Chill, Ned Vizzini
-Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls, Bennett Madison
-Fly by Night, Frances Hardinge
-The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter
-Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
-The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman (reread)
-The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman (reread)
-The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman (reread)
-City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau
-Like a Hole in the Head, Jen Banbury
-Jennifer Government, Max Barry
-Egg Story, J. Marc Schmidt
-Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed?, Liz Prince
-Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto
-Poor Sailor, Sammy Harkham
-WE, Grant Morrison
-They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books, David Rose
-Lost Girls, Alan Moore
-Zorro, Isabel Allende
-The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party, M.T. Anderson
-Dairy Queen, Catherine Gilbert Murdock
-Maus, Art Speigelman
-An Abundance of Katherines, John Green
-Virgin: The Untouched History, Hanne Blank
-Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman
-The Road, Cormac McCarthy
-Willful Creatures, Aimee Bender
-Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (reread)
-Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, J.K. Rowling
-Rust and Bone, Craig Davidson
-Angry Young Spaceman, Jim Munroe
-Gaudy Night, Dorothy L. Sayers
-The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark
-Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
-Daisy Miller, Henry James
-Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
-Apollo's Song, Osamu Tezuka
-Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh (reread)
-Briar Rose, Jane Yolen
-The Summer Tree, Guy Gavriel Kay
-The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, Nancy Springer
-Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
-The Wandering Fire, Guy Gavriel Kay
-The Darkest Road, Guy Gavriel Kay
-Devil in the Details, Jennifer Traig
-Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together, Brian Lee O'Malley
-The Plain Janes, Cecil Castellucci
-Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn, Hannah Holmes
-Specials, Scott Westerfeld
-Demo, Brian Wood
-The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte


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