13 February, 2008

My Book Challanges:

As a commitment to reading a lot this next year and as a tiny motivator I have joined in on two book challenges. Our book club at Pretty Paper is just dandy, but I seem to get through the books way fast and wanted some inspiration to keep me reading. I also wanted to put some of the book club books on my lists so that I wouldn't have way too much to read. I will try to use each book in more than one list so that I am not overwhelmed, yes, I know my limits. I have selected two challenges for this year so far. I am deciding on my books for them, so here it goes!

The Chunky Chunkster Challenge:
(Consisting of large/massive good books)
1.) Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
2.) Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
3.)What is the What, by Dave Eggers
4.)Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
5.)The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
6.) Cat's Eye, by Margaret Atwood

My Year of Reading Dangerously Challenge:
(Consisting of books or authors that you were intimidated by previously)
1.)Franny and Zooey, JD Salinger
2.)Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
3.)Cat's Eye, by Margaret Atwood
4.)Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
Transformations, by Anne Sexton
6.) As I Lay Dying,
by William Faulkner
7.) The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret Lives of People in Love, by Simon Van Booy
Transformations, by Anne Sexton
Maus I and II, by Art Spiegelman
What is the What, by Dave Eggers


Trish said...

Yay! I'm glad you found some challenges. Careful--they are very addicting. :) I have had to use some very strict control this year!

I read Cat's Eye and As I Lay Dying last year (Atwood is one my favorite authors...Faulkner is fascinating to me, even if I struggled with As I Lay Dying).

bethany said...

Trish-thanks! I am so happy to have found out about this! You are right in that they are addictive, and then at the end of the year I will probably be a crazy-head! oh, well...at least it will encourage more reading, right!? but yes, i will take heed of your warning!

tricia said...

hey bethany, where are these challenges? are they web-based or did you make them up? if they are on the web, can you post the sites?
tanks bud. (h left off intentionally cause its fun to say like that.)