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Another Reading Challenge

Okay, one more entry about books this week, then it’s back to knitting.  How can I resist this challenge, given that my TBR mountain (and that’s mountain as in Everest)  is threatening to eat my entire house?

Read one I’ve-had-it-on-the-shelf-too-long book a month for each month in 2007.  Sounds reasonable…as long as I’m not required to read them in any sort of order.

Here’s my list:

1) The Impossibly — Laird Hunt

2) A Child’s Book of True Crime — Chloe Hooper

3) House of Leaves — Mark Danielewski

4) The Known World — Edward P. Jones

5) The Last Fair Deal Going Down — David Rhodes

6) Finding Betty Crocker — Susan Marks

7) Typhoid Mary — Anthony Bourdain

8) The Shadow of the Wind — Carlos Ruiz Zafon

9) The Geographer’s Library — Jon Fasman

10) Walking on Water — Randall Kenan

11) Liliane — Ntozake Shange

12) The Eyre Affair — Jasper Fforde

13) Bonus:  Cities of Gold — Douglas Preston

Being a girl who needs choices, I have to have a backup list.  What if I really hate some of the selections on the main list and can’t finish them?  What if I get moody and cranky and want something else (not that a thing like that would ever happen)?

1) My Sometime Sister — Norah Labiner

2) Dreams from My Father — Barack Obama

3) Pastries — Bharti Kirchner

4) Maker of Saints — Thulani Davis

5) The Voyage of the Narwhal — Andrea Barrett

6) The Crimson Petal and the White — Michel Faber

7) Intoxicated by My Illness — Anatole Broyard

8) Our Mutual Friend — Charles Dickens

9) Happiness — Will Ferguson

10) My Blue Dress — Bruce Maddox

11) The Jane Austen Book Club — Karen Joy Fowler

12) Mrs. Kimble — Jennifer Haigh

13) Tell Them It was Wonderful — Ludwig Bemelmans

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  1. * Batgirl says:

    Our Sometime Sister is amazing, as is her next one, Minitatures. I might move them up to the A list!

    Posted 12 years ago
  2. * Amy says:

    Shadow of the Wind is one that’s going on my list too! Maybe we should read it the same month.

    Posted 12 years ago
  3. * Amy says:

    Shadow of the Wind is one that’s going on my list too! Maybe we should read it the same month.

    Posted 12 years ago
  4. * Amy says:

    Shadow of the Wind is one that’s going on my list too! Maybe we should read it the same month.

    Posted 12 years ago


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