Zara’s Bucket List Sunday: 03.25.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez

Keeping my 50-book pledge for 2012

The savvy readers at The Savvy Reader have motivated hundreds of book lovers again this year by calling out a 50-Book Pledge in 2012.

This is my first time pledging to anything other than my marriage vows ten years ago, so as you can see, I mean business.

50-books kinda business.

Here are my 50 hopefuls for this year:

1. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan – READ

2. The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht – OWN, TO READ

3. The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay – OWN, READ

4. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward – OWN, TO READ

5. The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar – OWN, TO READ

6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – OWN, READ

7. Tell It to the Trees by Anita Rau Badami – TO READ

8. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – OWN, TO READ

9. The Antagonist by Lynn Coady – OWN, READ

10. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt – OWN, TO READ

11. 11/22/63 by Stephen King – TO READ

12. The Free World by David Bezmozgis – TO READ

13. In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood – OWN, TO READ

14. Mordecai: The Life & Times by Charles Foran – OWN, TO READ

15. Killdeer by Phil Hall – TO READ

16. The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock – TO READ

7. The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq – TO READ

18.  An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy – TO READ

19. Why Men Lie by Linden MacIntyre – OWN, TO READ

20. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – OWN, TO READ

21. American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar – TO READ

22. Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers – TO READ

23. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan – TO READ

24. The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai – TO READ

25. Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki – OWN, TO READ

26. Better Living Through Plastic Explosives by Zsuzsi Gartner – TO READ

27. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver – TO READ

28. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman – TO READ

29. Some Ether by Nick Flynn – TO READ

30. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion – TO READ

31. The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories by Don Delillo – TO READ

32. The Best American Poetry 2011 ed. David Lehman – TO READ

33. Printmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Govier – TO READ

34. An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer – TO READ

35. Carry the One by Carol Anshaw – TO READ

36. The Flowers of War by Geling Yan – TO READ

37.  The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey – TO READ

38. Floating Like the Dead: Stories by Yasuko Thanh – TO READ

39. History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason – TO READ

40.  The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen – TO READ

41. Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson – TO READ

42. The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol – TO READ

43. The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy – TO READ

44. The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood – OWN, READ

45.  Swamplandia! By Karen Russell – TO READ

46. The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak – TO READ

47.  All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson – TO READ

48.  The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam – TO READ

49. Folk by Jacob MacArthur Mooney – TO READ

50. Ossuaries by Dionne Brand – TO READ




Zara Alexis

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