Speculative books…

Writing on lined paper, reading at the library.

Look what I have found!

If you read my previous post, you will know that I was looking for a book which was speculative.  A speculative book.  And so I searched for “speculative books”!  And there you have it.


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Pile them on the list

I am going to add a challenge to myself – to read as many Sweet Valley Twins books as possible on the journey of my 100 books in one year challenge.  Here are my early choices:

46. Evil Elizabeth by Francine Pascal and Jamie Suzanne (This one is a chiller!)

47. Against the Rules

48. The Haunted House

49. Sneaking Out

50. Buried Treasure

51. Keeping Secrets

52. Playing Hooky


53. The Centre of Attention

54. Claim to Fame

55. Left Behind

Does anyone else like the Sweet Valley books? 😀 I think they are so great, they have a wonderful dated feel to them, and they are a really nice length!


The great thing is that these books are written for enjoyment and fun.


  1. The Book Theif
  2. Captain Correlli’s Mandolin
  3. Jude the Obscure
  4. Atonement
  5. The Great Gatsby
  6. The Talented Mr Ripley
  7. Code Name Verity
  8. The FitzOsbornes at War (The Montmaray Journals #3) by Michelle Cooper
  9. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  10. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  11.  Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  12. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  13. The Hobbit
  14. The Lord of the Rings
  15. 1984
  16. Goliath
  17. Chicago
  18. Hamlet
  19. The Goldfinch
  20. The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
  21. The Book of Speculation
  22. Space Drifters – The Emerald Enigma
  23. Speculative Realism
  24. The Unwritten
  25. Winter Tide
  26. The Stand
  27. Dawn
  28. Racing the Dark
  29. The Icarus Girl
  30. Salt Fish Girl
  31. Dragon Sword and Wind Child
  32. Redemption in Indigo
  33. Wind Follower
  34. Mindscape
  35. The House of shattered wings
  36. The book of Joan
  37. The Backworlds
  38. Pride and Prejudice
  39. War of the Worlds
  40. Journey to the Centre of the Earth

That’s what I’ve got so far, and I plan to add some books from the Gilmore Girls reading list!

  • 41.  The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
  • 42.  A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • 43.  Something by Dawn Powell – I’m not reading her complete novels, that seems like overdoing it to me.
  • 44.  Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • 45.  Ulysses by James Joyce


The books in question

  1.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. 19063

So I think I will add

2. Jude The Obscure

3. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,

4. Atonement

and 5. The Great Gatsby

to my list.  So you can see how seriously I take this selection process.  I just love reading, and I think I will just try to read every book ever written.

6. Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1) by Elizabeth Wein

7. The FitzOsbornes at War (The Montmaray Journals #3) by Michelle Cooper

8. Middlemarch by George Eliot
9.  I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

10. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

11. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell